Trials, Tribulation And Technology
Menthol comes to life with the help of Kickstarter, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and digital distribution
Digital technology has invaded nearly every facet of film production, not only in production and postproduction, but also in how films are conceptualized and financed.
Sony’s F65 captures a clear and present terror for the Evil Dead remake
Arriving amid a spate of slasher films inspired by the success of John Carpenter's Halloween, 1981's The Evil Dead took form initially as a short film called Within The Woods.
DP Sean Porter uses filmic techniques to shoot the Sundance digital feature It Felt Like Love
Filmmaking entered his life as much as a necessity to stay sane as it was something that he enjoyed doing.
The Jazz Age
Cinematographer Simon Duggan, ACS, displays decadence in three dimensions for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's prescient 1925 portrayal of an America transitioning from humble agrarian roots to a rapacious capitalism.
I Want My VOD
Gravitas Ventures wants to reinvent film distribution
Gravitas Ventures doesn't tell their clients what to do; they ask them what they want.
All Creatures Are Great And Small
Using RED EPICs and 3ality rigs, cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel and digital previs company The Third Floor create colossal images for Jack the Giant Slayer
Giants have been with us always—in the annals of fantasy storytelling, that is.
America’s biggest and best film festival tries to remain relevant in a changing industry
For independent film, it's the best of times and the worst of times.
In the first of our series of profiles on the new generation of leading creative professionals, HDVP talks with cinematographer Laura Merians about how she layers both practical and VFX into her work
Laura Merians recently returned from Iceland, where she shot a music video with the internationally popular Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
Cinema Lens Special
ARRI and Carl Zeiss unveil Master Anamorphic lenses
Anamorphic lenses have been around a long time, and for filmmakers and cinematographers looking to give their films a true epic look and feel, they're often the go-to choice.
Hold That Tiger
Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, helps bring an “unfilmable” book to the big screen for Life of Pi
Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a lyrical, poetic, cinematic version of the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, who famously declared the source material "unfilmable."
For Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer Greig Fraser expose the secret mission to capture Osama bin Laden
It's sad, but true: Women directors rarely get any Oscar® love, but that all changed in 2009 thanks to The Hurt Locker, the Iraq War bomb-squad drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow, when the nail-biting, suspenseful underdog shut out the biggest gorilla in the room, James Cameron's Avatar, the top-grossing movie in history.
To Middle Earth …And Back Again
RED and 3ality Technica help director Peter Jackson bring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to life
Filmmaker Peter Jackson fulfilled a longstanding dream when tackling J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but his greatest achievement wasn't just a matter of completing the grueling project, or even winning Director and Best Picture Oscars® for the third film in the cycle.
With the help of Light Iron and the RED EPIC, Don Burgess, ASC, safely lands director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight
It's been quite a while since Oscar®-winning director Robert Zemeckis, who has focused his energy on animated projects over the past decade, has made a live-action film.
Men Of Action
Bandito Brothers charges forward
The pros behind Bandito Brothers have a unique skill set—cofounder and director Scott Waugh is a former stuntman and action commercial director, CEO and creative director Mouse McCoy was a world-class motocross bike racer and then a world-class director and technology entrepreneur, and CTO and director Jacob Rosenberg is a technology geek and was a skateboard filmmaker who never learned what "No" meant.