Category Archives: Creativity

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Some Girl(s) Bows on Big Screen and Small

Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer and shot by director of photography Rachel Morrison, Some Girl(s) premiered in theaters on June 28 but simultaneously became Vimeo's first exclusive full-length narrative feature to stream on its three-month-old Vimeo-on-Demand service. The film, written … more »


Focus on White House Down

Perhaps no filmmaker has been more closely associated with VFX-enabled destruction than Roland Emmerich, the director of large-scale disaster movies that include such apocalyptic scenarios as Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012. White House Down, which recreates … more »

Five Questions: ASC President Richard Crudo

Cinematographer Richard Crudo, who served three terms as president of the American Society of Cinematographers from 2003 to 2005, is back at the helm of the organization this year, following the annual election by the ASC's Board of Governors. Crudo, … more »


Randy Coonfield on Grading the Red-Shot Revival of Arrested Development

For die-hard Arrested Development fans, the long-awaited new season of Netflix's "Semi-Original Series" wasn't so much a blast from the past but a delectable smorgasbord of known but newly mutating parts. The beloved cast has gotten older and wilder, show … more »


DP Alex Buono on Saturday Night Live‘s Evolving 4K Workflow

While 4K and high-frame-rate recording are making slow but steady inroads in feature filmmaking, the higher-resolution format has been a harder sell to television networks who still broadcast in HD, one-fourth the resolution of 4K. But with the coming wave … more »

Richard Crudo Returns to ASC Presidency

The American Society of Cinematographers announced the results of its annual election, renaming Richard Crudo to the post of president. Crudo had previously served three consecutive terms as ASC president, beginning in 2003. Others named today as officers include Vice … more »


Taking 5.1 Temp Mixes Even Farther for Star Trek Into Darkness

It may be tempting to phone in your temporary audio mixes during the editing process. But what if you could create full 5.1 temp mixes — not simple placeholders — while you cut, letting sound and picture inform each other … more »


VFX Artist Dylan Cole’s Otherworldly New Picture Book

When he was a kid, Dylan Cole was always drawing. Looking back, he figures his biggest influence at the time was Star Wars—a fact that could not have escaped his mom, whose Mother’s Day cards were always decorated with the … more »


Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey on Cutting Star Trek Into Darkness

Editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon have come a long way with director/screenwriter/producer J.J. Abrams. The trio has been working together since Alias, and Markey has edited all of Abrams's television series, including Felicity and Lost, for which she won … more »

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Q&A: Ntropic’s Nate Robinson on Marco Brambilla’s Creation [Megaplex] 3D

If you've ever been to New York's Standard Hotel, you've seen the work of Marco Brambilla, a New York-based video artist originally from Milan. Civilization, the first in the three-part [Megaplex] video series that continued in 2010 with Evolution [Megaplex] … more »