Valerian: Luc Besson’s hero drives a Lexus

Valerian: Luc Besson’s hero drives a Lexus

Valerian, the film, picks the comic series from 1967 and mixes it with a promise of the future: the Skyjet vehicle designed by Lexus for a world set 700 years in the future. Time to look at Luc Besson’s love and a dream which started half a century ago. The first trailer from Valerian and […]

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This Art Of The Shot: “13 Reasons Why” Director of Photography Andrij Parekh

Andrij

Andrij Parekh is an NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA in 2001) trained cinematographer. It was there that he was nominated for the 1998 Eastman Excellence in Cinematography Award, apprenticed on “The Yards” (2000) with Harris Savides, and received the 2001 & 2003 ASC Heritage Awards.  When I researched the over twenty features Andrij shot I […]

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My multitrack crossgating audio workflow to eliminate crosstalk

My multitrack crossgating audio workflow to eliminate crosstalk 3

Perhaps the most efficient way to resolve the problem of crosstalk in multiple microphone recordings is to use a good mixer with automatic capabilities, like the ones from Audio Technica, Behringer, Shure and Sound Devices. With those automatic mixers, the individual’s microphone who is not speaking is attenuated until s/he begins to talk. They react […]

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Pictar One: a camera grip for your iPhone

Pictar One: a camera grip for your iPhone

Launched recently, the Pictar One camera-grip is the ideal companion for your iPhone, if you use it a lot to take photos. Finally, there is something to hold your smartphone like a real camera. Although the iPhone camera has significantly increased in quality with each new model, the physical design of the phone has remained […]

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