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Filmmaker Friday with Fiorella Occhipinti

Filmmaker Friday with Fiorella Occhipinti

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

One of Theo Van de Sande most recent films was the second edition of the Bill Bob Thorton film “Bad Santa 2.” The forever crass sequel found it…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING WITH PETE GILL

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING WITH PETE GILL

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

I’m constantly experimenting with common lighting setups and trying to make them better. There is no more common lighting setup than that of the talking head interview. Here…

Flicker: Why On-Set Monitors Fail Us

Flicker: Why On-Set Monitors Fail Us

While working as a young second camera assistant on a film TV series in the 1990s, I noticed the DP set the camera shutter to 144 degrees (1/60th of…

Stop working for free!

Stop working for free!

It’s becoming more and more frustrating lately seeing all the people posting online looking for people to work for free.  With the price of editing systems (we’re going…

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

An Insider’s Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking

An Insider’s Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

ART OF THE SHOT: The DP of “The Fosters” Kees Van Oostrum, ASC

ART OF THE SHOT: The DP of “The Fosters” Kees Van Oostrum, ASC

He is the current President of the American Society of Cinematographers and at times he shoots on the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K for  Freeform/ABC “The Fosters.&#8221…