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Terry Gilliam’s 1968 ‘Storytime’ now on Vimeo!

Terry Gilliam went on to direct such great films as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Brazil” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (to name just a few), but he began his career primarily as an animator. Before moving to England he was a strip cartoonist on Help! magazine, and then after making his trip across the pond one of […]

“The Art of Steadicam” from Refocused Media

Posted by on March 11, 2013 in News | 0 Comments

Refocused Media has put together an homage video to the 50 “best” shots made possible since the Steadicam was invented by Garrett Brown in the early 1970’s, based on the database compiled at SteadiShots.org. It’s a fun video, and makes you realize how much more is possible with the invention of the Steadicam. The Art of Steadicam from Refocused Media […]

Film-versus-digital documentary ‘Side by Side’ now streaming on Netflix..

If you’re even a little interested in the debate about the respective merits of film and digital cinematography, you should take a look at Christopher Kenneally and Keanu Reeves’s 2012 documentary Side by Side on Netflix this weekend. The movie saw a limited theatrical release last year, and is already out on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, but now there’s […]

Growing Our Own is awarded Special Jury Award for Human Rights at the Oxford Film Festival!

We had a BLAST at this years Oxford Film Festival showing ‘Growing Our Own!‘ And were super honored and excited when Growing Our Own was awarded  the Special Jury Award for Human Rights! Thank you Oxford Film Festival! #OxFF13!    

The Cure, Tim Pope, and Lego

Posted by on February 20, 2013 in News | 0 Comments

Director Tim Pope did a lot of music videos for The Cure, “around 37” in fact. I always was intrigued by his work: it’s lushness and tonality, as well as their fantastical imaginative ways of telling a story (the swinging camera for Inbetween Days! The herk-jerky sped up/slow down of Neil Young’s “Wonderin’”!) They were pretty much the perfect creative […]

This – looks very interesting! Finding Vivian Maier.

Finding Vivian Maier. In 2007 Chicago 26-year-old real estate agent (and president of the Jefferson Park Historical Society) John Maloof walked into an auction house and placed a $380 bid on a box of 30,000 prints and negatives from an unknown photographer. Realizing the street photographs of 1950s/60s era Chicago and New York were of unusually high quality he purchased […]

Hot out of the Avid! MSO Bravo IV TV Spot! – Beethoven’s Sixth!

Hot out of the Avid! The penultimate spot in the 2012/13 MSO season! MSO Bravo IV – Beethoven’s Sixth! Thanks again to Matthew Beall at TRiNiTiFX for the CG, Jeff Pedigo, Billy Browne at WAB Partners , and Sam Watson at Sam Watson Music for the sound recording & mixing!    

An Oral History of “Pulp Fiction”

Posted by on February 13, 2013 in News | 0 Comments

From Vanity Fair “Gladstein remembers Jackson’s audition: “In comes Sam with a burger in his hand and a drink in the other hand and stinking like fast food. Me and Quentin and Lawrence were sitting on the couch, and he walked in and just started sipping that shake and biting that burger and looking at all of us. I was […]

“2001”-HAL 9000 was Built Using a Nikkor 8mm f/8 Lens

Posted by on February 11, 2013 in News | 0 Comments

This made me kind of happy in a geeky way this morning. The full scale mockup of HAL 9000 from “2001: A Space Odyssey” was built using a Nikon Nikkor 8mm f/8 fisheye lens as it’s glowing red “eye”. The article from petapixel.com goes on to say that interestingly enough, The 8mm lens wasn’t used to shoot HAL’s POV shots. […]

Archives Friday! Paul Moak Auto TV Campaign 2004

  We literally just stumbled accross this campaign on an old hard drive that was forgoten about, until yesterday… The brain child of Keith Fraser at Maris West Baker Advertising, the Paul Moak Auto 2004 TV Campaign was simple and effective. It won multiple awards at teh 2005 ADDYs.