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Podcast: Matthew Libatique, ASC, on Straight Outta Compton

The ongoing box-office roll of director F. Gary Gray’s hardscrabble look at the pioneering and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A. in the movie Straight Outta Compton since its mid-August debut has been one of this year’s big motion-picture stories. And it … more »


High-Octane Camera Wrangling on Mad Max: Fury Road

Some say the genius of George Miller's dystopian Mad Max franchise lies in the uniqueness of its genre-blending vision, equal parts post-apocalyptic morality tale, classic Western, and biker film on steroids. Others point to each film's relentless action, where the … more »


Podcast: Director Ken Kwapis on A Walk in the Woods

After considering several directors over the decade that he spent acquiring, developing, shelving, and then re-considering producing and starring in the film adaptation of author Bill Bryson’s 1998 book, A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford finally settled on film and … more »

Show Me a Hero

How They Did It: Recording the Aural Chaos of Show Me a Hero

If you watched the first two hours of HBO's new miniseries Show Me a Hero last night through a decent sound system, you heard some seriously noisy city council meetings. Created by The Wire's David Simon and directed by two-time Oscar-winner Paul … more »


A Smart Summer Sequel: The Inner Life of the Cell 3.0

Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology developed BioVisions, a collaborative lab of scientists, teaching faculty, students and multimedia experts, to better visualize—and virtualize—the biological processes their students were learning about in the classroom. Their first project, "The Inner … more »


How Pixar’s Inside Out Models Real-World Filmmaking Tools

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out takes place in the outside world where 11-year-old Riley and her parents live, and in the inside world, which takes place largely in Riley’s mind. Pixar tells the interconnected stories simultaneously. We see how emotions affect Riley, … more »


Podcasts from the Front Lines: Editor Roger Barton on Terminator Genisys

Over the years, film editor Roger Barton has carved out a fruitful niche cutting high-octane, big-action, visual effects-loaded Hollywood extravaganzas. Indeed, his resume is chock full of Transformer pictures (three to be exact), along with Star Wars: Revenge of the … more »


RV’s LatLong Viewer Built by The Mill for 360-Degree Review and Approval

Shotgun announced new details of the experimental LatLong Viewer, a custom VR Shader included in version 6.2 of Shotgun RV. It turns out that the LatLong Viewer was developed at The Mill, which needed a review and approval solution for 360-degree … more »


Podcasts from the Front Lines: John Schwartzman, ASC, on Jurassic World

Irony wrapped in serendipity surrounds the fact that cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC, ended up shooting Jurassic World in collaboration with director Colin Trevorrow under the watchful eye of the man who created the dino-franchise—producer Steven Spielberg, director of the original … more »


Deluxe Debuts VR Services with “Neuro” Short at E3

Deluxe debuted its work on "Neuro," a five-minute "immersive film" created for virtual reality headsets, at E3 in Los Angeles, as a showcase for new technology and services the company is offering to VR and immersive content developers. The film, which employed … more »