Director Mars Callahan wanted top-tier talent in front of the camera for his screwball comedy What Love Is, and he raised enough money to land names like Cuba Gooding Jr., Anne Heche and Sean Astin, but there was a hitch: he'd have to shoot the entire feature film in one week. He...
JVC introduced the world to HDV acquisition with its GY-HD10U camcorder in 2003. While revolutionary for the industry, the small camcorder and its single CMOS chip had somewhat limited capabilities.
You can expect far more from JVC's GY-HD100U. Part of the company's ProHD lineup (think HDV with added functionality),
InDigEnt's Puccini for Beginners is a different kind of film, in part because the filmmakers made use of Sony's XDCAM system to shoot it. InDigEnt was founded to leverage low-cost digital technology and realize projects that would likely not get the financing necessary to be studio productions....
Awesome: I F***in' Shot That! may well be the first (though probably not the last) music documentary inspired by a teenager's Web posting. The film also marks another first: it was shot entirely by audience members. The feature-length project documents the sold-out, final night of the Beastie Boys' To the 5 Boroughs...
Audiences watching Lars von Trier's Manderlay may, at first, wonder if they've wandered into a playhouse instead of a movie theater. The sets are sparse--in fact, for the most part, they're missing entirely. Within a few minutes, however, they will likely have forgotten that minor technicality.
Sony's HVR-A1U camcorder records HDV at 1080/60i, as well as DVCAM and DV, on Mini DV cassettes. Sony recommends that you use DigitalMaster (PHDVM-63DM) Mini DV videotape; it's more expensive, but it's formulated to meet the demands of MPEG-2 compression used in HDV applications. (The A1 adopts the MP@H-14 compression
Robert Primes, ASC, and Rick Maguire, ASC, have a few things in common: They've each had long, successful careers as directors of photography, they currently shoot alternate episodes of ABC's Night Stalker series and they both use Panavision's Genesis cameras to do it. But beyond that, the two are very different kinds
Produced by Sundance Channel, Grey Goose Entertainment and commercial/documentary production company @radical.media, Iconoclasts is a documentary television series that brings together innovators—from fields including film and television, architecture and design, fashion, food, music and sports—to explore their shared
Into the Blue, a thriller set on the ocean and underwater at exotic locales including the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, was directed by John Stockwell (Blue Crush) and stars Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious) and Jessica Alba (Honey). Into the Blue depicts a paradise vacation turned nightmare. After four young
The finishing touches of Warner Bros.' Duma were completed during digital intermediate timing sessions with Director Carroll Ballard at LaserPacific in Hollywood. Duma is an adventure story that revolves around the relationship between a boy and an orphaned cheetah rescued in the wilds of Africa.
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