When Saturday Night Live film unit cinematographer Alex Buono decided to share his knowledge of the industry – in a big way – with a 31-city educational tour he calls The Art of Visual Storytelling, the first pieces of equipment he chose for his travel package were OConnor heads.
For the first in a series of quirky national spots for the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, cinematographer Gavin Fisher decided to use the Blackmagic camera, Canon lenses, and his trusty Sachtler Ace M for support.
When Florida-based director/cinematographer, John Deeb isn’t shooting spots for high-profile clients such as Hard Rock Hotels or Disney, he likes to expand the limits of his creativity with music videos like a recent one for indie rocker Matt Pond. To shoot Love to Get Used, a song off Pond’s new album, The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand, Deeb got to experiment with different techniques not always viable on commercial productions.
MTI Film has added Net Brains, a Houston-based systems integrator focused on Mexico and other Latin American markets, to its international reseller network. Net Brains will market and support MTI Film’s Cortex line of workflow solutions to broadcasters and film and television producers in its territory. It will also market Correct DRS, MTI Film’s film restoration platform.
Petrol Bags introduces the Deca Large Lightweight Audio Bag (PS617).
JVC Professional Products Company says it will ship its new PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité and RS‑840UD Reference Series 4K 84-inch LCD monitors this month.
Cinematographer Trevor Forrest recently shot the genre-bending Grabbers, which opens in the United States July 19. Grabbers is a throwback to classic sci-fi monster movies with a comedic twist.
In the 1990s The Shooting Gallery produced some of the hottest indie films, including Sling Blade (an Academy Award for Billy Bob Thornton), You Can Count On Me starring Mark Ruffalo (Academy Award nomination) and a series of projects with now-famous actors, producers and directors. Not long ago, director/producers Whitney Ransick and Bob Gosse, along with DP/producer Gil Gilbert and his co-DP Derek Wiesehahn, chronicled the rise and fall of this industry icon in Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery.
The Camera Store supplied five Skquattro pedestals and additional support equipment for a live stereoscopic broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake from St Petersburg. Starring Yekaterina Kondaurova, the Swan Lake 3D Live Special Event was relayed on June 6 from the Mariinsky Theatre to cinema audiences in more than 50 countries around the world.
Recently DP Tom Guilmette took on an assignment at the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, nicknamed Home of the World’s Worst Weather. Guilmette was hired to capture video of meteorologists and observers working during the brutal Mt. Washington winter. The footage will be used in the Mt. Washington Observatory Museum that’s due to open summer 2014