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Bling Digital on Fast Indie Workflow for Sundance Fave Whiplash

Last year, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s short film “Whiplash,” a drama about the relationship between a young jazz drummer and his intimidating music teacher, won the shorts competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on that success, Chazelle, along with producers … more »

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Kevin Tent on Cutting Nebraska

In his latest film, director Alexander Payne has returned to About Schmidt country and the wide open spaces of his native Nebraska, this time in black-and-white. Nebraska, which opens on November 22, traces one man's quest—on foot, with his thirty-something son … more »

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Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi on Directing Katy Perry in “Roar”

Motion Theory directors Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi didn't have to travel far to turn megapop star Katy Perry into the queen of the jungle for her latest single, "Roar." Transforming a portion of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and … more »

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Some Girl(s) Bows on Big Screen and Small

Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer and shot by director of photography Rachel Morrison, Some Girl(s) premiered in theaters on June 28 but simultaneously became Vimeo's first exclusive full-length narrative feature to stream on its three-month-old Vimeo-on-Demand service. The film, written … more »

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Focus on White House Down

Perhaps no filmmaker has been more closely associated with VFX-enabled destruction than Roland Emmerich, the director of large-scale disaster movies that include such apocalyptic scenarios as Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012. White House Down, which recreates … more »

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Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey on Cutting Star Trek Into Darkness

Editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon have come a long way with director/screenwriter/producer J.J. Abrams. The trio has been working together since Alias, and Markey has edited all of Abrams's television series, including Felicity and Lost, for which she won … more »

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Cinematographer Claudio Miranda on Oblivion and Life of Pi

Already well-known for his work with director David Fincher, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, cinematographer Claudio Miranda saw his career reach a new peak this year with an Oscar win for Life of Pi, which he shot in stereo … more »

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Apple Adds 4K Sony F55 Support to Final Cut Pro X

Apple made a new update to FCP X available for download today, bringing the version number to 10.0.8. Sony shooters are likely to be happiest with this version, which adds support for Sony's new XAVC codec, which was introduced last … more »

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ARRI Announces New Alexa XT Camera Line-up

ARRI revamped its line of Alexa digital cinema cameras this week with the new Alexa XT series. The company says the XT cameras (the letters stand for "Xtended Technology") will replace all of the previous Alexa models except for the … more »

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Shooting Zero Dark Thirty: 10 Tidbits from the Trenches

With awards season running at full throttle, much ink has been spilled about the political implications of Zero Dark Thirty. The controversy has nearly overshadowed director Kathryn Bigelow's pulse-quickening achievement in translating the boots-on-the-ground details of the CIA's long-running manhunt … more »