5 Ways to Create and Sustain a Film Community

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, December 26, 2022
People often get the wrong idea when it comes to money and the film business. We hear about films making millions of dollars and assume that everyone working in entertainment is Scrooge McDuck rich. Spending afternoons swimming laps in their vault of money. Like all industries, there is a lot of money at the top followed by everyone else struggling to make ends meet. That’s why film communities are so important, be it on-line or in person events, whether you’re planning on making a film or just an avid cinephile. The arts run on these communities to foster new talent and create work for audiences to enjoy, because no one makes a movie alone. Watch any awards ceremony and listen to the list of ‘thanks’ given out during each speech.

Erik Messerschmidt, ASC on Creating Stunning Visuals for Anticipated Korean-War-era Feature, Devotion

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, December 14, 2022
For the upcoming major motion picture Devotion – the anticipated Korean War-era feature film based on the acclaimed book and directed by J. D. Dillard, starring Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Joe Jonas, and Thomas Sadoski - award-winning director of photography Erik Messerschmidt, ASC leveraged his decades of experience to create stunning visuals that entwine narrative, action sequences, landscape, and compelling insights into the human condition.