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A Year in the Water [DEMO REEL]

Just the Cut

It's not a secret. I know that I am young to the game but I feel that I've had the best chance possible to make it in this tumultuous business. I went the film school route. Learning from working pros with titles like SOC and A.S.C. behind their name...Read More

The Ladder: Hollywood’s Chain of Command

Chris Collins / Get Lit / Production

By: Chris Collins I came to Los Angeles with dreams of filming big names like Johnny Depp and Hugh Hefner. I wanted to see my cinematographer heroes like Roger Deakins and Chivo Lubeski. I was gonna make it! I’d get an internship in a camera rental house and learn everything about every camera. I’d get a job as an AC, and I’d be able to fix anything that went wrong. If the camera went...Read More

DON’T MUG ME OFF…

@MNS1974 / Cameras

As you probably know by now, I’m a limey Brit scumbag, delivering my posts from across the Atlantic and occasionally the odd bit of slang slips in from these fair shores. We Brits seem to have a capacity for linguistic creativity that puts other anglophone nations to shame. We did invent if after all. If you really want to know what creativity is put down your DSLR and come hang out in South East...Read More

FOCUS

@MNS1974

Thought for the day: if it’s not in focus, it’s shit. Well, we have DSLRs to thank for removing the validity of this statement. Never has the cause of great lensmakers like Zeiss (the sharper the lens the more we’re prepared to pay for it) been so undermined by a vein of filmmaking in which what’s out of focus is almost of greater value than what’s in focus. Bokeh bokeh. Bollocks. This whole issue...Read More

In case you missed it

Just the Cut

Are you an editor on a Final Cut Pro workflow? Do you handle a lot of HDSLR footage? Then the new Canon E1 EOS Log & Transfer plug-in should be your new best friend. Read More

When Short Film Won’t Quit – interview with Jacob Migicovsky

Production

Jake was pregnant. His man-baby was a short film that ended up being titled Waiting For a Stranger. The film is a 50's period piece set in England, in which a lonely woman--Anne--becomes intrigued in a murder that happens right under her nose. This leads her into the world of an interesting and mysterious stranger, which threatens to jeopardize her life as she knew it, including her only joy--her young son. Read More

Quick Take: Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly Basic.

Cameras

Here is a Quick Take on the Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly. This is a very simple but effective tool to add motion to your shots. It is the smoothest slider I have ever used. It is also very well made. The crew over at Kessler does a fantastic job of machining. They are also super responsive with their customers. I highly recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a slider....Read More

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