Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Editor Pietro Scalia on Cutting The Martian

The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, is more science "faction" than fiction, as Damon referred to it during a recent TV interview, a visually arresting, funny, sometimes goofy but mostly gripping film … more »

Brooklyn Bike Co

Built for Brooklyn

Crooked Letter Films conceived and shot this :90 spot for the Brooklyn Bicycle Co., makers of city and dutch bikes in New York, with AJA's Cion production camera. Cinematographer Benjamin Garst, who had never used the camera before, says he found … more »


High-Octane Camera Wrangling on Mad Max: Fury Road

Some say the genius of George Miller's dystopian Mad Max franchise lies in the uniqueness of its genre-blending vision, equal parts post-apocalyptic morality tale, classic Western, and biker film on steroids. Others point to each film's relentless action, where the … more »

Shade VFX Names Lisa Maher Executive Producer

Shade VFX, a film and television visual effects facility with offices in LA and New York, has just named Lisa Maher executive producer. Maher was formerly business development executive at Shade. She will oversee work in the studio's offices in Santa … more »

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Going Off Grid to Archive the Planet in 4K

Olivier Chiabodo is a French doctor turned television presenter on a far-reaching yet specific mission: to diagnose, maintain and potentially heal the contours and biodiversity of the planet as one would a human patient. The director of The Explorers Network, … more »

Robin Thwaites Steadicam training

Learn Steadicam from the Masters

Want to fly like the pros who have captured some of cinema's most memorable Steadicam shots in Skyfall, Thor, Edge of Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, Shaun of the Dead and Harry Potter? Tiffen said it will bring together veteran Steadicam operators including Peter … more »

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Pro Sound Effects to Give Schools a Free Semester of Access

Brooklyn-based Pro Sound Effects is offering the first 50 schools to apply by September 15 free unlimited access to 50,000 of its royalty-free sound effects for use in their non-commercial films, videos, audio productions, apps or other creative projects during the … more »


Panasonic VariCam 35 Wins HPA Engineering Award for 4K Imager

The Hollywood Post Alliance announced that it will honor Panasonic with its 2015 Engineering Award for the 4K imager the company developed for its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The HPA award, which will be given during the organization's tenth annual gala on … more »


A Smart Summer Sequel: The Inner Life of the Cell 3.0

Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology developed BioVisions, a collaborative lab of scientists, teaching faculty, students and multimedia experts, to better visualize—and virtualize—the biological processes their students were learning about in the classroom. Their first project, "The Inner … more »


Cinematographer Rob Hardy, BSC, on Ex Machina

Director and screenwriter Alex Garland's exquisite corpse of a film, Ex Machina, assembles its shape-shifting images and fluid perspectives with the deft hand of a talented novelist-turned-filmmaker. Produced by DNA Films/A24 Films, Garland's directorial debut tells the story of a reclusive tech CEO … more »