60-Second Q&A: Tony Croll, Freelance Reality-TV Director/DP
Croll has served as a freelance director, supervising producer and director of photography (DP) on a long list of reality TV productions.
Redrock M2 lens adapter
Redrock Microsystems, LLC, makes cinema accessories for indie filmmakers on a budget. Its new M2, a prosumer-priced 35mm cinema lens adapter
Sony's Second Offering In Its PRO HDV Lineup Is The HVR-A1U. This camcorder is squarely aimed at the budget HDV'er, and for the price is a surprising offering. I recently had the opportunity to work with
LaCie Biggest S2S
LaCie offers a new five-bay RAID tower geared toward video editors, boasting capacity of up to 2.5 TB and sustained transfer rates of 187 MB/s. The system comes bundled with LaCie's SATA II 3 Gb/s PCI-X Card
FX Brings the War Home with Over There
With the debut of Over There, the new military drama from executive producer Stephen Bochco, Hollywood-based war scenes will co-exist for the first time with the images shot by embedded photojournalists. To
Menace in Motion in ABC’s The Night Stalker
Because of the subject matter - a reporter investigates mysterious, nocturnal crimes - it was essential for DP Clark Mathis to make the night come alive in ABC's new series The Night Stalker.
Setting In-Camera Looks on Fox’s Reunion
For DP Adam Kane (ABC's Grey's Anatomy) and director Jon Amiel (Entrapment, The Man Who Knew Too Little), establishing a distinct look and feel for each time period depicted in the flashback-heavy
Giving the Pentagon a
Face-Lift on E-Ring
Due to strict security measures, NBC's Pentagon drama E-Ring was denied access to shoot on location. However, the Bruckheimer production was permitted a walkthrough a week before shooting began...
That 70s Horror Show
Turns out the metal group White Zombie was just Rob Zombie's first big idea. His gigs have included art director, P.A., music video director, animator and horror-comic impresario.
InnoView ( Nieuwegein, the Netherlands) introduced the Artech Digital Stop Motion System, which it claims produces moving images at 4K resolution for time-lapse and stop-motion applications. The Artech uses a