Location Shooting

Wicked Love Starts Production in Oklahoma

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office with producers Kristofer McNeeley of Marvista Entertainment and Stacia Crawford of SaigeBelle Films, are pleased to announce the start of production of the feature film Wicked Love in Oklahoma City and Guthrie, Oklahoma. The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, administered by OF+MO, and will commence principal photography on July 25.

Creating a 4K Master for Quality

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:29 -- Nick Dager

Director/DP Hal Long had a challenge. “The producers (including Bill Rogin and Cole Klapman) are committed to having a 4K master for residual use,” Long said. “And for season two, I wanted a 4K camera that would deliver better color accuracy and separation.” Long, a longtime user of Panasonic P2 cameras said that was why both seasons of Gunny Time were shot and finished in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders.

Embracing the Elements On Location

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:13 -- Nick Dager

The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries modern day TV western JL Ranch spent this past winter shooting on location in Kentucky presenting director Charles Robert Carner and DP Kris Kimlin with an array of often-unexpected challenges. Facing snow, rain, mud, and temperatures ranging from -11°F to +50°F Kimlin relied heavily on his Cooke S4/i lens package consisting of 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm focal lengths on an Alexa digital camera. “We didn’t expect the elements, so we had to embrace them,” said Kimlin.

Crafting a Classic New York Romance

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

Post work for director Rebecca Miller’s new romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, currently in wide release from Sony Pictures Classics, was a labor of love for Technicolor PostWorks New York. A long-time supporter of independent film, the facility furnished suites and systems to picture editor Sabine Hoffman and her crew. It also provided resources for dailies processing, editorial finishing, color grading, sound mixing and deliverables. The project involved months of concentrated effort, spanning pre-production through the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Stillwater to Begin Filming in Oklahoma

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

Slightly Distorted Productions, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced production of the upcoming feature film Stillwater to be filmed entirely in Oklahoma. The production will utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO and commence principal photography on May 14 in Stillwater.

Runaway Begins Production in Oklahoma

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

Principal photography has begun on Runaway, a feature film from producer Mike Leahy of Strike Accord in association with Gatlin Returns. The film, which will utilize the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate administered by the Oklahoma Film and Music Office will be shooting in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area including Luther and Coyle.

The Spring: Single Camera VR

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 13:54 -- Al Caudullo

I recently worked as a camera operator on a VR feature called The Spring. The first question of many questions that I had for Greg Passmore, owner of Passmore Labs, Austin, Texas was, “When you are shooting a 3D 360 degree VR movie in a cave where at times you are perilously close to the top of the caves due to the water level, where do you position the crew?” His reply threw me off guard. He said, “Anywhere I want.” It was then that he told me he was shooting with one Red Epic camera. The question then was, how?

Dishoom Wraps in Abu Dhabi

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:34 -- Nick Dager

The Bollywood feature Dishoom has wrapped in Abu Dhabi after six weeks of filming facilitated by twofour54. With a final count of 38 filming days, Dishoom is Abu Dhabi’s longest feature filming project to date and is due for release in July this year. The cast and crew arrived in Abu Dhabi in January to begin a non-stop schedule of filming at 30 different locations including Ferrari World, Nurai Island, Emirates Palace, Yas Waterworld, Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Liwa Dessert, with the final scenes shot yesterday on Reem Island. In February, Sajid Nadiadwala, owner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and executive producer of Dishoom, visited the set and praised the diversity of locations that Abu Dhabi offered.

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