From the Cinematographer: Creating Captivating Shots for Sci-Fi Film, Jonathan

Exclusive Interviews Monday, November 5, 2018
Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein's mysterious science-fiction flick Jonathan is heading to a cinema near you on November 16. The film follows the titular Jonathan, played by Ansel Elgort, who goes to bed after work each day, at midday, and then wakes up in the morning to a video of the second half of his day. We talked to Zach about his favorite shots from the film, what it's like working with his crew and an even more in-depth look behind the film.

Trick Digital regarding bloody VFX work on breakout indie horror You Might Be the Killer

Exclusive Interviews Friday, October 19, 2018
Breakout indie horror, You Might Be the Killer, which premiered Saturday, October 6 on Syfy, also recently premiered at the Fantastic Fest and is based on an infamous Twitter exchange between authors Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig. A killer is on the loose at Camp Clear Vista and head camp counselor Sam needs help. Covered in blood, he calls his best friend Chuck, and they try to piece together clues to figure out who the masked killer is, only to draw an unexpected conclusion.

How to Make Your Scripts More Attractive to Potential Producers

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Writing a script can be an extremely daunting task - especially when almost every project has started a that very point, with words on paper. Or on a screen if you're typing. Sure, once production starts, it can really make a script come to life on screen, but all productions are led by the script and knowing how to craft a really incredible one is a sought after skill.

Producer & Cinematographer Brandon Riley Takes a Bite Out of Retro Horror with New Film Slice

Exclusive Interviews Monday, October 8, 2018
A new film, now available on VOD and in select theaters right in time for Halloween, “Slice” from A24 and director Austin Vesely, follows some of the best supernatural beings we know and love - from ghosts and witches to werewolves. One of the main factors that went into crafting the look for the film is cinematographer Brandon Riley, best known to audiences as the cinematographer of HBO’s “The Shop” and several of Chance the Rapper's music videos. We talked to Riley about his work on the film, A24, working with Austin and Chance and more.

How the "Searching" Editors Created a Thriller That Never Left the Computer Screen

Exclusive Interviews Monday, September 17, 2018
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, Searching proves just how powerful technology has become by bringing viewers into the story through the lens of one MacBook and iPhones. The editors used Adobe Premiere Pro to craft a suspenseful narrative of a father searching for his missing daughter under the unique confines of FaceTime conversations, iMessages, Google searches and live-streamed news. Editors Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick shared their experience working on the film, its challenges and upcoming projects.

Spotlight: Sports Broadcaster Mark Butler Uses Calrec Audio for Major Projects

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, September 6, 2018
In his sports broadcasting career, he has mixed every major sport and traveled all over the world doing it. He worked on the Fox NFL pregame show in Kabul Afghanistan, which he mixed on a Calrec Zeta. He has worked six Olympics (most for NBC), 17 Super Bowls, five World Series, two Stanley Cups, Cricket matches, NASCAR, Indy Car Racing, Goodwill Games in Russia, Great Outdoor Games, X Games, Golf’s U.S. Open, PGA Championships and 25 consecutive years of MLB and NFL games.

Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski Portrays the Human Core in the Remake of the 1973 Film "Papillon"

Exclusive Interviews Friday, August 31, 2018
A remake of the 1973 film of the same name, Papillon tells the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker who, after wrongly convicted of murder, must escape the infamous French prison colony of Devil’s Island. The film tells a thrilling, brutal story of survival as the characters fight both the elements and the encroaching effects of isolation-induced insanity. Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski shares his process in shooting the film, and how he dealt with the elements to find the emotional human core at the center of the story.