Category Archives: Films and Filmmakers

68 articles found

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 »

Son of Saul 35mm

Shot on 35: Why Film Matters for Son of Saul

The harrowing Son of Saul, a drama that covers a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer, a Hungarian Jew being held prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, is a heavy favorite to win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar … more »

Karen Allen in Raiders of the Lost Ark

Seven Stories About the Late Douglas Slocombe, BSC

With the death of British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, BSC, who passed away today at the age of 103, the film industry has lost one of its longest-lived DPs. Slocombe got his start in the industry in the run-up to World … more »

The Birth of a Nation (2015)

Sundance 2016 By the Numbers

The flurry of snowflakes and press hype surrounding Park City, UT, may be soon slowing to a halt, but the reach and influence of the Sundance Film Festival will last long into the coming year. Here are a few interesting factoids … more »

Scarlett Johansson and Josh Brolin in Hail, Caesar!

Roger Deakins Says Shooting Film Is “Over”

Kodak won't be sending Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, CBE, any valentines this year — not following comments he made to Variety reporter Kristopher Tapley about his aversion to shooting 35mm film. "It's fine," he responded when asked about his anxiety level when shooting … more »

960_bowie-tesla

David Bowie’s Best Movies and Music Videos

The passing of David Bowie this weekend came as a huge shock to the entertainment industry — but not as much of a surprise to Bowie himself, who seems to have spent the bulk of his last year planning his exit, … more »

4K Ultra HD

Your Low Budget 4K Shoot

When it comes to filmmaking, technology is evolving fast, and I'm ready to take another look at my recent proclamation that filming in 4K should be avoided. Developments are occuring so quickly in video that low budget 4K is starting to make … more »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D conversion

Panavision Built Custom Star Wars Lenses for DP Dan Mindel

Monday morning brings a new perspective on all the work that went into shooting Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Panavision reveals that it designed a new set of lenses for cinematographer Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC, to use on the film. … more »

heart-of-a-dog

Five Personal Filmmaking Tips from Laurie Anderson

One of the most distinctive films on the festival circuit this year was Heart of a Dog, a 75-minute documentary in which performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson remembers the life and death of her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. The film … more »

plantec-organized

Surviving Your Directorial Debut

​I've been working on this piece for a while. It turns out a lot of people go into film production thinking it's going to be a piece of cake, or feeling they know what they're up against. For a first … more »