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Herzog MasterClass

Take a Filmmaking Master Class with Werner Herzog This Summer

Throughout his prolific, provocative and famously independent career, Werner Herzog has brought a probing, operatic intensity to each of his films. The 73-year-old director of Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man and nearly 70 other features and documentaries, "has … more »

American Honey

Winners and Losers at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

In the U.S., mainstream coverage of the Cannes Film Festival focuses on the celebrity-strewn red carpet outside screenings of high-profile titles like Woody Allen's Cafe Society, Steven Spielberg's The BFG, Jodie Foster's Money Monster and Shane Black's The Nice Guys. But the heart and soul … more »

Horace and Pete's

Spotify, OTT, The Rugby Channel and the Problem (?) of Peak TV

It's official: the newest outlet for TV series is Spotify, which today launched a slate of original programs that include both documentary-style shows about music and a Tim-Robbins produced mockumentary series set in the world of aspiring EDM superstars. It's further evidence … more »

MLB Network MAM

Now That’s a Changeup: MLB Network’s Offsite Infrastructure

One of the most daunting challenges in the media industry is media management for a major sports organization. Think about the amount of content flowing in on a daily basis during the season, when as many as 15 Major League … more »

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Off the Beaten Path: NAB Day Three

On Wednesday, I tried a step-tracking app on my phone to see how much I actually walked around NAB, and by the time I hit the shuttle bus for the ride back to the hotel, I was just under 4 miles. (Walking … more »

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Off the Beaten Path: NAB Day Two

So Tuesday I was back wandering the halls of NAB.  I meant to start it at our Studio Prime Awards — but due to a stuck Coca-Cola semi blocking the shuttle bus exit I missed them. I started in the the front of South Hall … more »

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Off the Beaten Path: NAB Day One

While most NAB reports will take you to pretty much the same info on cameras and related gear or major NLE updates, I'm going to be looking at some of the things that generally not as “sexy” but important for you … more »

Reunited Guardians Vol 2

5 Reasons Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s 8K Workflow Kicks Butt

Beyond fans clamoring for new plot and character details, many industry eyes turned to the current production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 after Red and the film's director, James Gunn, revealed in January the film is one of the first … more »

Anamorphic prime lenses comparison chart

Find the Right Anamorphic Glass with Tom Fletcher’s Detailed Listings

Another year, another crazily detailed chart from camera guru Tom Fletcher. Following his exhaustive camera tracker, he turns his efforts to anamorphic prime lenses. The document lists and compares the current array of anamorphic lenses — in an assortment of 22 different … more »

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The 10 Best Backstage Oscar Soundbites

After Academy Award-winners hear their names called and trek up to the stage to receive their statuettes, they meet the Oscars press in a question-and-answer ritual backstage. The mood is still giddy, but winners get the chance to speak in a little … more »