Shooting in northwest Chicago, within an old 1900s box warehouse for Lauren Santee’s music video, Let Down, provided some challenges for producer/director Kevin Otterness.
Production & Post-Production
Documentarian Bill Fenster — based in Phoenix, Arizona — is currently chasing Arizona gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal around the state for a new documentary.
SIM Digital recently provided production and post-production equipment, services and support for the debut season of Spun Out, a new multi-camera sit-com from CTV and Project 10 Productions.
Facing Fear is first-time director Jason Cohen’s powerful documentary short about the unlikely friendship between a former neo-Nazi and the gay man he victimized decades earlier. Kent Pritchett of Colorflow performed final color grading for the doc, which recently made its world premiere at Outfest Los Angeles where it won the Audience Award. Facing Fear is scheduled for a theatrical run at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, August 9-15.
A director of photography for the past two decades, David Klein, ASC, has shot movies and television shows using numerous film and digital formats. “Every motion-picture film stock has its own look,” he said, “and that’s true of every digital cinema camera as well.”
One solution to a common challenge of independent filmmaking is to use multiple cameras to ensure scene coverage – especially of action scenes – to ideally save time and money. Unfortunately, because camera manufacturer settings vary, the end result can be contrasting images depending on which camera is used. This was the case with the new action sci-fi thriller Alien Hunger. Producer Jack Tucker, and editor Nancy Brindley Bhagia, had concerns in how the “horror look” would be created in the film due to lighting issues within some of the footage.
Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in-house production team has created several award-winning videos about the round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world.
Kamerawerk is producing Bubble Beatz's No Sleep, a story-driven music video using not only 4K acquisition but a complete 4K 60 frame per second production pipeline including cameras, editing, color grading and finishing.
Deluxe Digital Cinema has installed Europe’s first Barco Auro 11.1 multi-channel movie soundtrack creation system at its Deluxe Soho production facility in London.
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have named the 2013 recipients of the Kodak Student Scholarship Awards and Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards, which were selected by a panel of judges led by award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. This year’s winners represent film schools in Mexico, Africa, Germany and the United States