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‘American Sniper’ Cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC to Speak at NAB Show 2015

‘American Sniper’ Cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC to Speak at NAB Show 2015

Academy Award nominee and ‘American Sniper’ cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC will appear in a conversation at NAB Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in April. The session, “Heroes, Legends and ‘American Sniper’: A Conversation With Tom Stern” is the Keynote Presentation of the Creative Master Series (CMS) and ...

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Abel Cine Celebrates 25 Years with Open House

Abel Cine Celebrates 25 Years with Open House

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, or if you plan on visiting in or around October 18th, then you may want to stop by Abel Cine to attend their 25th Anniversary Open House.  The day will feature multiple seminars, raffles, food, drinks, and of course, the chance to connect ...

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Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Tour, A Truly Once In A Lifetime Event

Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Tour, A Truly Once In A Lifetime Event

A collaboration between Shane Hurlbut and tour/masterclass masters MZed, the Illumination Experience Tour “delivers an intense educational experience about the fundamentals of cinematography”.

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Blackmagic Day LA – BMPC 4K Update, Audio Histogram, & More

Blackmagic Day LA – BMPC 4K Update, Audio Histogram, & More

When we attended the Blackmagic Day in Burbank last week we were able to speak with Blackmagic’s Tina Eckman about the event, the recent run of firmware updates and what the latest firmware update means for the other Blackmagic Cameras.  

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Blackmagic Design Firmware Update, Live Seminar Coming to New York

Blackmagic Design Firmware Update, Live Seminar Coming to New York

Yesterday we attended Blackmagic Design’s live seminar in Los Angeles and it was, in a word, amazing. Between the wonderful presenters and the quality of the manufacturers in attendance it was an excellent place to learn about Blackmagic products and how they work within the industry. The attendees were also ...

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Are the Blackmagic Cameras Right for You?  See For Yourself!

Are the Blackmagic Cameras Right for You? See For Yourself!

Live Seminars To Be Held In Los Angeles & New York Blackmagic Design is holding two live seminars in the coming weeks that will feature “hands on demonstrations of the company’s newly announced NAB 2014 products”, such as the Blackmagic URSA and Studio Camera. The demonstrations will also include their “complete ...

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The Writers Store Documentary Film Class This May 17th With Kevin Knoblock

The Writers Store Documentary Film Class This May 17th With Kevin Knoblock

Those in the Los Angeles area have a great opportunity to join veteran documentarian Kevin Knoblock (Border War, Nine Days That Changed The World) for a 7 hour documentary film workshop.

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Get Schooled by Oscar Winning Scribe, Edward Saxon and The Writers Store

Get Schooled by Oscar Winning Scribe, Edward Saxon and The Writers Store

The Writers Store recently announced a new mentoring program entitled, “A Producer’s Guide to Navigating Your Screenwriting Career.”  It’s an eight-session online education course with Edward Saxon, producer of acclaimed films Silence of the Lambs, Adaptation and Philadelphia, will begin Friday March 7th.

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Back to School at Filmtools: Lighting Control with Philip Schwartz & Grip-Talk with Matthews Studio Equipment!

Back to School at Filmtools: Lighting Control with Philip Schwartz & Grip-Talk with Matthews Studio Equipment!

Filmtools invites students of all ages and experiences to attend their Back to School Event! Cinematographer Philip Schwartz will be here to talk about standard lighting control and Matthews Studio Equipment will be giving an interactive presentation of parts of their “Grip-tionary” with the audience.

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THR:  Roundtable: 5 Top Cinematographers on Why 3D Is ‘Unnecessary,’ Refusing to Give Advice to Actors and Film vs. Digital

THR: Roundtable: 5 Top Cinematographers on Why 3D Is ‘Unnecessary,’ Refusing to Give Advice to Actors and Film vs. Digital

This is a great video and article from The Hollywood Reporter. THR gathered 5 of the best cinematographers to discuss the realities of the job, working with directors, shooting on water and the problem with having too many monitors on set.

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