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On Friday, the chief executive of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. unveiled his latest China film project — Tibet Code, an Indiana Jones-type adventure story based on a wildly popular series of recent Chinese novels set in 9th-century Tibet.
Pfister has lensed every Nolan flick to date, but now that he's embarking on his own directorial career with Transcendence, someone else will have to get behind the camera for the Batman moviemaker, and it appears he's found his man.
People are more afraid of looking stupid than they are of losing money. So offer people information that gives them comfort – the EIS tax rebate, film credit, expert endorsements, market endorsements, past film successes in the same budget area and genre etc. If the film stinks, at least they don’t look stupid.
As part of a gimmicky marketing strategy, Amazon is soliciting feedback from viewers to help them decide which shows should be turned into series. Judging from the pilots though, traditional TV execs have little to worry about—at least for now.
While Sony didn’t announce any large sensor cameras at NAB 2013 as some had speculated, they did show off some concept 4K DSLR-type cameras with heavy-duty positive lock mounts that may or may not find their way into the hands of shooters.
I was terribly nervous the first time I secured a camera to a jib and watched it swing into the air. All sorts of thoughts raced through my head: were the bolts tight enough? Were they the right bolts? What if the safety line fails? How much does the camera cost if it plummets to the ground?