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    Making TV: Yasu Tanida - Starting The Blacklist

    It took 19 days to shoot the one-hour pilot for The Blacklist. Typically, pilots require more time to shoot than the remaining episodes from a show’s first
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    Making Commercials: Stardust - Psychedelic Tech

    If you have seen “Samsung Galaxy, London Collage,” the commercial that launched the latest Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone and Samsung Gear smartwatch, you
  • 4K Cinematography: 4K Your Way

    Thanks to the brilliant work of Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonas with Gravity, television set companies showed off content befitting the beauty of their 4K
  • Getting the Most from Renting Gear

    Today’s market is filled with camera systems, from the Canon C300 to the ARRI Alexa XT, and cinematographers demand even more camera and lens options. That
  • Is Filming with a ‘Model Helicopter’ Legal?

    At NAB, Cinegear and probably every studio you care to name, people in the industry are talking about the great work someone they know is doing with a
  • Spotlight: East and South

    Once again, we shine our Spotlight around the country, looking for people doing interesting work in film and television production, animation, commercial
  • Production Music in the Multi-Screen Universe

    When perusing the offerings of production music companies, large and small, it’s easy to find those that are adding a new library or two, striking up a
  • Cinematography: History of Cinematography

    The seemingly continual barrage of press releases, blog posts, and reviews about new digital cinematography cameras often emphasize their revolutionary new
  • NAB 2014 Preview

    Panasonic will introduce two new VariCams at NAB. One is a 4K VariCam with a new super 35mm MOS image sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture.
  • Cinematography: ASC Awards – Dean Cundey

    The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) held its annual awards banquet on February 1, 2014 and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Dean
  • Cinematography: 3D: The 2014 Playbook

    If you went to the CES extravaganza in Las Vegas this year, you would have seen the world of 3D everywhere. My excursion onto the exhibit floor began as it
  • Cinematography: Richard Rawlings - ASC Awards

    Richard Rawlings, ASC, was honored at the annual American Society of Cinematographers banquet this year for his career body of work in television. Rawlings
  • Cinematography: Expanded Cinematography

    During the last few years, the role of imagery in films became much more pronounced and very distinct from the imagery of the end of the 20th century. New
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    There are few industries that have been impacted by technology more than film and video. From new ways to make them to new ways to show them, the market
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    Digital Discussions: Getting on Screens Everywhere

    The buzzword is “second screen,” but that doesn’t really tell the tale. Producers are looking at many more than two screens to show their work.
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    Making TV: Shooting Homeland

    Before beginning work on season three of Homeland, cinematographer David Klein, ASC, asked the show’s executive producer and writer, Alex Gansa, “Who do I
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    Making Commercials: Lighting Up The U.S.

    The National Football League unveiled a new treatment for its iconic copyright logo during the playoff games in January.
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    Virtual? Real? Can we tell?

    We’ve all seen the results of computerization in film and video production. Post is often done completely in the computer; virtual effects (VFX) dominate
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    From the Editor: Behind The Scenes of My Favorite Movies

    Recently, while watching the bonus material on my Blu-ray copy of Star Trek Into Darkness, it struck me how lucky we are to have the opportunity to see how
  • Writing The Perfect Track

    Like the rest of the production and post world, the market for original music has turned with the tides, has ebbed and flowed, and has shifted here and