Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Five Questions: Little Minx’s Los Perez

Award-winning filmmakers Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez often use a vibrant mix of color, music and dance to tell their stories, whether short films, music videos or quirky commercial spots for international companies like Pepsi, Adidas, L'Oreal and Toyota. The prolific directing duo … more »

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DP Ben Davis on Camera Choices for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Before Ben Davis began shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, he sat down with a pencil and paper and meticulously planned out how he'd light the film. "With a floor plan and a pencil in … more »

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Charting a Course for an Avid 4K Finish

In an effort to protect some of the last wild places in the world's oceans, National Geographic launched Pristine Seas, a series of expeditions and affiliated research to locate, assess and ultimately shelter those waters most at risk. The first … more »

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Las Vegas 1962

With NAB fading in the rear-view mirror, take a longer look back at a home movie shot in Vegas by an early adopter-enthusiast of 16mm Kodachrome film. The vivid archive of a city transformed was edited by Chicago-based colorist Jeff Altman, … more »