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The Creators Behind the Surreal VFX in HBO Max’s ‘The Flight Attendant’

Exclusive Interviews Friday, February 19, 2021
Greg Anderson and John Miller, VFX supervisors for the upcoming HBO Max series The Flight Attendant. The series follows Cassie, a flight attendant played by Kaley Cuoco, who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.

Quantum accelerates authentic storytelling at Idarado Media

Director's Cut Thursday, February 18, 2021
Based in Sun Valley, Idaho between the Sawtooth and Smoky mountain ranges, production company Idarado Media is perfectly located to capture the thrill of the great outdoors against breathtaking views of the surrounding unspoiled landscape. Founder and DP Cory Smith founded the company after 15 years at performance sunglasses and goggles maker Smith Optics.

DP Carissa Dorson safely captures a unique late night talk show for “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”

Director's Cut Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Lilly Singh is a comedian, talk show host, and actress, who rose to fame as a YouTube star in which she chronicled her thoughts and daily activities. In 2019, replacing Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC released A Little Late with Lilly Singh, which recently started its second season. Ditching the traditional television studio, the daily half-hour talk show is produced at a house in Los Angeles following production protocols and safety guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is shot by Director of Photography Carissa Dorson (It’s a Party, CollegeHumor) with a mix of AU-EVA1, LUMIX GH5S, and GH5 cameras.

"Yearly Departed" Editor Kelly Lyon on Working Remotely & Green Screen-Heavy Process

Exclusive Interviews Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Yearly Departed is a series of eulogies for the year 2020, where a lineup of all-women comedians will deliver everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything in between that we’ve “lost” in 2020. After a year of societal upheaval, plague, murder hornets and banana bread, Yearly Departed will give 2020 the huge send-off it deserves, from some of the world’s funniest women. Yearly Departed is an Amazon Original Comedy Special that is produced by an extraordinary group of women including Bess Kalb (Writer, EP), Rachel Brosnahan (EP), Paige Simpson (EP), Samantha Ressler (EP), Nathalie Love (EP), and as well as Done + Dusted’s Katy Mullan and David Jammy, both EPs. The special is directed by Linda Mendoza (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready)

Designing the World of Emily Dickinson in Apple TV’s ‘Dickinson’ Season 2

Exclusive Interviews Monday, February 15, 2021
I am Neil Patel, a production designer based in New York City. I was born in Wales and immigrated to the US as a child where my Indian father and English mother practiced medicine. I studied art and architecture as a student and began my career as a theatrical scenic designer. I designed sets for Broadway, Off Broadway, Opera and in many countries including India, Japan, UK, Italy and Spain. I always loved film and was able to start working as a production designer when writers I knew from the theater invited me to design their film and TV projects. This includes Warren Leight and Neil LaBute. Warren asked me to design In Treatment for HBO when it came to New York, and that began my crossover into production design.

How to Travel with Production Gear: A Complete Guide

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, February 12, 2021
Working in the film, modeling, or entertainment industry as a photographer or a camera person requires travel all the time. If your job involves traveling with production gear from one location to another frequently, it can be daunting and even stressful. Filming equipment is costly, and even the slightest bit of damage may prevent it from operating correctly. With that in mind, here is a useful guide that should help you protect your production gear while traveling.

An Inside Look at the Inauguration: Being a Part of History

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, February 11, 2021
As far as historical events in the United States go, the Presidential Inauguration is perhaps the most treasured and honored of traditions. There is so much at stake and a lot of pressure to “ get it right” That said we recently had the opportunity to talk with Sascha Kunze, Broadcast Services Director, MRMC. MRMC was tasked with providing Robotic heads, Nikon cameras, and lenses on the central tower, a most strategic camera position.

Video editing project coming up? Consider these points to make it better.

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, February 11, 2021
Video editing is a time consuming process and to edit something good you'll need someone with experience, decent footage and creativity. Anyone can edit shots to a piece of music and upload it to social media but once you want to tell a story and keep peoples attention, you'll need to consider a few things when planning your video edit. When it comes to media production in this day and age there is no right or wrong, just ones that end up good and ones that end up bad.

From A to Z: How to Get Your Micro-Budget Feature in Front of as Many Eyeballs as Possible

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, February 10, 2021
My name's Marcus Mizelle, writer, director and producer of industry satire Actor For Hire. To get our movie to a sustainable place and with a very limited amount of money to work with required a very specific set of adjustments and expectations from the very beginning. We had $50K to spend on the entire thing which had to cover prep, shooting, post, marketing and delivery. The overall objectives with this project were to 1.) raise the career profiles of all involved, 2.) tell an authentic yet colorful story of a struggling actor in Hollywood, and 3.) increase chances of return on investment with a creative campaign and low overhead.