Category Archives: Films and Filmmakers

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Which Way to the Set? Film Shoots by the Numbers, from California to Canada and the U.K.

This week, the nonprofit film-permit office Film L.A. released its annual feature-film production study, tracking locations used for production and post of 109 U.S. theatrical releases by the six major Hollywood studios (Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony and 20th Century Fox) … more »

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 »

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 »


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 »