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November/December 2013

The issue covers the work of top-notch editors’ work on commercials. Also featured: mobile production and production companies in the Southeastern United States.

Spotlight: The South

Spotlight: The South

Little Rock, Ark.-based 360° Filmworks provides clients with video production, post-production, animation, visual effects, writing, and photography services. Working primarily in commercials, the company began life as an in-house service provider for an ad agency. 360° Filmworks is led by Arkansas native, Tommy Walker.Read more...

Goin’ Mobile

Goin’ Mobile

Few places in the United States can compare with Hawaii for scenic beauty. As a filming location, it can provide almost every environment a director will call for. Well, maybe not an “old New York” street, but that’s why there are sound stages in Hollywood. And one of the best ways to convey that scenic beauty is by incorporating aerial shots in your film.Read more...

Hot Spots: Cutting Commercials

Hot Spots: Cutting Commercials

Santa Claus hitches Qualcom’s Snap the dragon to his sleigh for a turbo-charged ride, the Aflac duck finally gets motivated in his physical therapy, homeowners act on the “Let’s Do This” home improvement message from The Home Depot, a young woman learns the secret to escaping the zombie horde...Read more...

From the Editor: Behind The Scenes of My Favorite Movies

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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 our favorite movies are made.Read more...

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

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 much as yesterday’s.Read more...

Making Commercials: The Story of Maria’s Awesomeness

Making Commercials: The Story of Maria’s Awesomeness

You don’t see many television commercials for museums aiming to connect you to the institution’s mission to discover, interpret and disseminate knowledge about human cultures, the natural world and the universe.Read more...

Inside View: Porchlight

Inside View: Porchlight

An interview with Kristen Forrest, executive producer at Porchlight in Nashville, Tenn. • www.porchlight.tvRead more...

Digital Discussions: Shooting Kids Shooting Golf

Digital Discussions: Shooting Kids Shooting Golf

W. C. Fields reportedly said, “Never work with animals or children. They’ll upstage you every time.” That wasn’t the situation with a recent documentary by Josh Greenbaum titled, The Short Game.Read more...