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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 tRead more...

Making TV: Shooting Homeland

Before beginning work on season three of Homeland, cinematographer David Klein, ASC, asked the show’Read more...

Making TV: Shooting Lawyers

Some television shows want you to forget about the camera and focus on the emotional contact among tRead more...

Making TV: Shooting TV Scenes That Stand Up To The Movies

Television cinematographers look to feature films for inspiration – not today’s feature films so mucRead more...

Making TV: Cameras And Characters

Television dramas always evolve, especially during the first two years. Showtime’s House of Lies reaRead more...

Making TV: Making Grimm Faces

Marshall Adams shoots Wesen monsters. But he is not a Grimm. Working with visual effects experts, GrRead more...

Making TV: Shooting The Dark Side

Many critics call Scandal ridiculous but then recommend it, saying that it is also great fun. Part oRead more...

Making TV: Playing With Fire: When fire breaks out on Chicago Fire, it's real

Fires – real fires – rank as major characters in Chicago Fire. Director of Photography Lisa Wiegand Read more...

Making TV: Shooting ‘MacGyver Medicine’

Royal Pains chronicles the exploits of Dr. Hank Lawson, a concierge doctor for the rich and poor in Read more...

Making TV: Leverage

In Leverage, the hour-long TNT comedy/drama that began its third season January 13 at 10 p.m., a ganRead more...

Making TV: The Buddha

In the countryside of modern India, many people live just as their ancestors lived 2,500 years ago. Read more...

Making TV: Need To Know

With newspapers and news publications failing across the country, who knows what the next generationRead more...

Making TV: The Final Home Run

It was an irresistible project for Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Shoot a television show aboRead more...

Making TV: The Sport of Shooting Adventure-Sports Stories

Last May, a veteran team comprised of a DP and 11 camera operators, many with pedigrees from NFL FilRead more...

Making TV: Scratch a Magazine, Find a Production Opportunity

While most print magazines struggle to sell enough advertising to live on these days, a handful of pRead more...

Making TV: Character Shows

At first glance, Blue Bloods looks like a cop show. And it is. But it is at least as much about the Read more...

Making TV: Mr. Sitcom

Meet the Director of Photography responsible for cooking up Wilson's non-head shots in each Home ImpRead more...

Making TV: Creating A Sitcom Look — Donald Morgan, ASC - Part 2

Successful television shows find compelling cinematic looks. A pilot introduces the idea for the serRead more...

Making TV: Disintegrating Into Civil War – METAphrenie

What’s it like to go to war? The History Channel’s two-hour movie, Gettysburg, tries to make you undRead more...

Making TV: The Long Road To Prohibition

Walpole, N.H.-based Florentine Films worked for more than three years to produce Prohibition, the fiRead more...

Making TV: Re-Inventing Hawaii Five-O

In a world of failed remakes, Hawaii Five-O is making it. The remake of the original hit cop show thRead more...

Making Commercials: Making Digital Connections

Aiming to expand its customer base to individuals and small businesses, app-maker Mobile Roadie has Read more...

Making TV: Crazy Fast Shooting

Necessary Roughness, USA Network’s take on sports psychology, rolls out the couch for the New York HRead more...

Making TV: Fun With Cars, Bombs And Spies

Have you ever seen a car driven off of the top floor of a parking garage and crash into a store acroRead more...

Making TV: Let There Be Light

Body of Proof is a crime drama with a different look and feel. The stories are different because theRead more...

Making TV: Filming Castle

If you’re a fan of Castle, the popular ABC police drama, you may have noticed that the show’s terrifRead more...

Making TV: Putting Flesh on the Bones

Bones is a murder mystery/comedy/drama starring Emily Deschanel as the brilliant and socially awkwarRead more...