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April 13, 2021, 08:52 AM
When John Lennon was asked in 1975 why so many adults disliked rock and roll, calling it the ‘devil’s music’, he replied: ‘I always thought that it’s because it came from Black music.’ Reflecting on the past 400 years of white supremacy in the United States, including the recent attempted insurrection at the US Capitol in January 2021, I often wonder what Lennon would say of us today. Would he tell us to ‘Imagine there’s no heaven’ or would he sing ‘Stand by me’? Would he c...#rhythm#sound#philosophy
March 29, 2021, 08:45 AM
One of the finer comforts in life is settling in to binge-watch some old sitcoms. Maybe you’ve got some tea. Maybe you’re panini-pressed under a weighted blanket. But one thing’s for sure (or at least, it’s very likely): the title card of your binge-du-jour is probably yellow. Gilligan’s Island? Yellow. Taxi? Yellow. Laverne & Shirley? Cheers? M*A*S*H? All yellow, baby.#color theory#tv#yellow
March 19, 2021, 09:43 AM
Don’t reach for the silk doublet or the overabundant bowl of grapes just yet. Chiaroscuro isn’t that fancy. At its most basic, the term describes the use of high contrast lighting to simulate depth on a 2D surface. The word even contains its own definition: “chiaro” means light, and “oscuro” means dark. Easy peasy.#color#cinema#history#cinematography
March 18, 2021, 23:25 PM
As a culture, Indians has always drawn a thick line between goals and greed. While aspirations may have been limitless, ambitions filtered through the lens of prioritization and practicality had always been limited. We had been tutored and trained to believe that the ultimate mantra in life was to seek contentment in what you had versus feeling deprived of what you did not. We are made to believe that no human being could desire to have everything in life. We were asked to set our sights on a fe...#health slippers
February 4, 2021, 21:01 PM
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its nominees in three categories of the 2020 Student Heritage Awards competition. The awards are one of many programs designed by the organization to support a new generation of talent in the early stages of their cinematography careers.#cinematography
January 13, 2021, 17:33 PM
In the vast history of film and video, there’s perhaps no cinematic or editing technique more recognizable or powerful than the montage. Movie-lovers like us see it in cheesy hits from the 1980s and 1990s like Bloodsport and Dirty Dancing. We see it in critically acclaimed art films like The Godfather and Citizen Kane. We even see its classical roots in Battleship Potemkin (1925) and recreated and homaged in The Untouchables (1987).
January 12, 2021, 23:09 PM
A killer treatment can land you HUGE jobs and attract awesome clients. I’ve spent the last few years putting together 100+ treatments.#film#director#images#treatment
January 7, 2021, 14:27 PM
I’ve mentioned before that one of the best books on screenwriting I’ve read is actually about editing: “In the Blink of an Eye”, written by the esteemed Walter Murch. Here is a nice video (18 minutes long), a PowerPoint presentation with Murch talking about the “three fathers of cinema”: Beethoven, Flaubert, Edison.
December 22, 2020, 15:51 PM
Visualization services company, OPSIS, recently called on VFX Legion to lend its talents to Songbird, director Adam Mason's dystopian thriller from producer Michael Bay. As the film’s primary visual effects vendor, OPSIS integrating Legion into its team, remote company's experience and ‘deep bench’ of home-based senior talent.#vfx#cgi#compositing#animation#previs#visualization services#postvis
December 7, 2020, 17:12 PM
Staying informed and networking within the media industry has never been more vital, or more difficult. Being aware of this challenge, IBEW Local 1200’s business manager Geoff Turner created an opportunity for broadcast engineers and product manufacturers to have the important conversations that typically happen at trade shows and in-person events.#webinar#tsl products#broadcast audio
Editor Sam Rice Edwards joins us from the UK to discuss his work on the Youtube documentary Life In ...
Gordon sits down with Marco Capalbo to discuss editing for Werner Herzog and crafting Fireball: Visi...
Editor Mikeel Nielsen and Sound Designer Nicolas Becker discuss creating the film The Sound of Metal...
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