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September / October 2013

The September/October issue features stories on new LED lighting, original music production and recent film and television production in the Western states.

The West

The West

The western states, as a whole, are filled with more scenery than people. There are, of course, pockets of population that skew that logic – Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas, and a few other cities – and they tend to be very urban areas, filled with views that can be found in cities east or west. But the grandeur of the land away from the cities is what attracts film makers from all over the world.Read more...

Writing The Perfect Track

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 there – now possibly to a point where clients again see the value of expanding a budget to include that perfect, signature score.Read more...

Digital Discussions: Why Where

Digital Discussions: Why Where

Why do you shoot a film or video project in a certain location? Naturally, if the subject is a Las Vegas casino heist, there might be a strong reason to shoot in Las Vegas. But many outdoor-focused films can literally be shot in any state where they have…well, where they have outdoors.Read more...

From the Editor: The Walking Dead Returns

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This unexpectedly successful show about a zombie apocalypse has become a pop culture phenomenon, spawning a talk show (AMC’s Talking Dead), video games and board games, a web-only series, a fan-produced podcast, and a convention.Read more...

Making TV: Shooting Lawyers

Making TV: Shooting Lawyers

Some television shows want you to forget about the camera and focus on the emotional contact among the characters. The Good Wife is a show like that.Read more...

Inside View: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Inside View: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Interview with Randy Wachtler, President & CEO of Warner/Chappell Production Music.Read more...

Making Commercials: Luxury Made From The Land

Making Commercials: Luxury Made From The Land

A recent spot for RAM’s Laramie Longhorn Truck pretends not to tell a story. It is a series of animated iconic images from 19th century Texas juxtaposed with the RAM truck.Read more...