Casting A Deadly Spell

M. David Mullen, ASC, opts for organic 35mm visuals to highlight the horror in The Love Witch, a tribute to ’60s Technicolor melodramas that features a witch using magic to make men fall in love with her
M. David Mullen, ASC, opts for organic 35mm visuals to highlight the horror in The Love Witch, a tribute to ’60s Technicolor melodramas that features a witch using magic to make men fall in love with her
Prior to its limited release in November, The Love Witch spent several months on the worldwide festival circuit, in that time amassing kudos and cheers for its innovative visual style and fresh spin on genre storytelling. The titular character (played by Samantha Robinson) uses various incantations and potions to invoke her magic to find a true and... Read more

Aliens: The Set Photography

A 30th anniversary, behind-the-scenes look at the making of James Cameron’s classic feature film
A 30th anniversary, behind-the-scenes look at the making of James Cameron’s classic feature film Aliens
In a classic moment from Aliens, the facehugger attacks Ripley, wrapping its tail around her throat. Cameron wanted the creature to be able to do exactly as he wanted, so two working props were built. “Aliens: The Set Photography” delivers both nostalgia and a plethora of insightful, high-quality images shot during the making of the film.... Read more

Daniel Hashimoto And YouTube Star Action Movie Kid Do Doctor Strange

Behind-the-scenes video breakdown on how the editor of the Action Movie Kid series on YouTube used Red Giant Trapcode Particular and the Red Giant Universe suite of plugins to create a Doctor Strange effect on their home video
Editor Daniel Hashimoto And YouTube Star Action Movie Kid Doctor Strange Followed Up With Star Wars Rogue One
Fun stuff from YouTube-star Action Movie Kid, son of editor Daniel Hashimoto, known for interjecting a variety of pop-culture, sci-fi and fantasy effects into their daily video-lives. His behind-the-scene breakdown on the Red Giant plugin toolset he used is fascinating, in this case, employing the $399 Trapcode Particular and other effects from Red... Read more

Nike Scores Big With “The Switch”

New work boldly goes where the brand has never gone before, with a sweeping six-minute film starring football legend Cristiano Ronaldo that marks the company’s longest-ever commercial
Nike Scores Big With “The Switch”
A new Nike ad is always a big deal, and the latest spot released in conjunction with Euro 2016 is no exception. “The Switch” is a sweeping global epic, a stylish and ambitious new ad touted as the longest brand film ever created by Nike. The film pairs global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo with 16 other professional players, plus a 16-year-old... Read more

Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC: Following The Calling

Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC: Following The Calling
Russell Carpenter ASC discusses his work on The Calling with commercial and documentary director Tyler Stableford using the Canon EOS C700, flagship of the Cinema EOS line of filmmaking video cameras
HDVP was on site at The ASC Clubhouse for the Hollywood debut of the Canon Cinema EOS C700, new flagship in their filmmaking camera line, with the premiere of The Calling, shot by award-winning filmmakers Tyler Stableford and Russell Carpenter, ASC. With additional projects starting to shoot now, Carpenter employed two promo C700 camera systems on a... Read more

Decoding The Apocalypse

The effects-driven show Aftermath follows the rise of supernatural creatures, massive storms and earthquakes that signal the beginning of Armageddon
The new Syfy series Aftermath was shot by Jon Joffin, ASC, who cut his teeth on the original run of The X-Files. VFX supervisor Mark Savela tapped various freelance artists, including Creative Post veteran Derek Grime, to bring supernatural creatures to life, all seemingly harbingers of a coming apocalypse.
The new Syfy series Aftermath was shot by Jon Joffin, ASC, who cut his teeth on the original run of The X-Files. VFX supervisor Mark Savela tapped various freelance artists, including Creative Post veteran Derek Grime, to bring supernatural creatures to life, all seemingly harbingers of a coming apocalypse. Jon Joffin, ASC, has seen his career come... Read more

Shooting Quarry For Cinemax — Mayhem In Memphis

Quarry is a new crime drama from Cinemax, a pulpish stroll through post-Vietnam America featuring a traumatized Marine forced into a criminal organization as a reluctant hitman
Mayhem In Memphis
Based on a long-running series of hard-boiled novels by Max Allan Collins (The Road to Perdition), the new Cinemax series Quarry follows Vietnam vet Mac Conway, played by Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), through his tough re-entry into low society in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Haunted by memories of his war experiences, Conway’s homecoming... Read more

Netherworld — Stranger Things on Netflix

The Duffer Brothers depict a creepy realm deep beyond our own in the Netflix original drama Stranger Things
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In Reagan-era America, a young boy goes missing in the woods, and shortly thereafter, a girl with extraordinary mental powers is found. A nearby government facility seems to have a hand in both occurrences, and obstinate officials there drive the boy’s mother (played by Winona Ryder), his friends and local law enforcement on separate courses to uncover... Read more

Flying High

High Maintenance moves to HBO while maintaining its web series roots, keeping wry humor alive on ALEXA Mini and a mix of Canon, Fujinon, Cooke and vintage Super Baltar lenses
High Maintenance moves to HBO while maintaining its web series roots, keeping wry humor alive on ALEXA Mini and a mix of Canon, Fujinon, Cooke and vintage Super Baltar lenses
Developed by wife-and-husband team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance follows a cannabis dealer on wheels, The Guy, who delivers pot to the human mosaic that is New York City. Originally released as a Vimeo web series, HBO picked up the show with six new episodes. The series was shot by DPs Dagmar Weaver-Madsen, Charlie Gruet and Brian... Read more

Masters Of FX

An informed read on the state of the art in cinema VFX from the artists who got us here
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Phil Tippett adds final touches to the Rancor puppet seen in Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi. Once upon a time, “making of” books on movies were more the exception than the rule. For aficionados of the silver screen, pickings were even slimmer; in 1970, there was a thick paperback released entitled The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001:... Read more

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Cinematographer Terrence Hayes lights a fluorescent Mexico on the RED DRAGON with Kowa anamorphic lenses for Happy Birthday
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A FAST-MOVING, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants thriller, Happy Birthday is the story of Brady Baxter, taken on a drug-fueled, death-defying journey through Mexico after discovering his girlfriend is cheating on him. The film marks Casey Tebo’s feature directorial debut, a natural evolution for the talented Massachusetts native, who started out directing... Read more

Pump It Up!

A global commercial campaign for Reebok’s ZPump Fusion 2.0 shoes features effects-driven work by German-based design studio weareflink
Pump It Up!
Reebok is world-renowned for its Pump technology, an inflatable feature in coveted shoes released to the public back in 1989. It was the first line of athletic sneakers with an internal inflation mechanism, a unique-fitting cushion located in the shoe’s tongue to provide a firm lock around the wearer’s foot. One of the biggest moments in Reebok’s... Read more
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