When Kyle Camarillo was selected for the ReDirect skateboard filmmaking competition sponsored by Red Digital Cinema and famed skate park, The Berrics, he chose to film his entry with Freefly Systems’ MōVI M10 camera stabilizer. “We’ve always skated alongside the skateboarder to capture footage, so keeping the camera steady is what we always strive for,” Camarillo says. “Using the MōVI perfected that as well as opened up new doors.”
On Saturday, August 9th, Rooftop Films and Storm King Art Center will co-present a special night of short films sited among the sculptures and meadows of the Art Center. This first-ever film ramble features films screened on five separate screens. Walking from one screen to the next under an August super moon, audience members are invited to discover beautifully curated collections of new short films
Final post-production for Hunter of Invisible Game, the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
The Boxtrolls, the new stop-motion/CG animated film from Laika, the studio behind the Oscar-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, will screen out of competition at the 71st Annual Venice Film Festival on August 31st.
Equatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature Manos Sucias (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. Filmed completely on location, Manos Sucias is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region
The Digital Cinema Society, Adorama Pro and ARC Rentals are hosting a discussion on indie film finance and distribution August 6 at Adorama’s store 42 West 18th Street in New York.
Defenders of Life is the first fictional portrayal of this indigenous community of Costa Rica. Igor Darbo feels strongly that this story needs to be told. It is the story of the Ngobe people, an indigenous community of Costa Rica, covering their lives, community, culture and struggles. Darbo, a resident of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, is in the process of making the first fiction feature film with and about the Ngobes.
When planning the post-production phase for her film Movie Night, Anne McCarthy turned to Burbank-based AlphaDogs, having worked with them previously. “I now use AlphaDogs exclusively after they were able to fix a problem I had on a past project in just 24 hours. I knew my film would be in good hands and would not have risked taking it anywhere else,” said McCarthy.
The $4 million Wonders of the Arctic 3D natural world epic marks Science North's fifth IMAX production in conjunction with Lickley and Chicago’s Giant Screen Films. The 42-minute film, which focuses on the effects of climate change to the Arctic environment and the impact on humans and animals, such as the resilient Inuit peoples and Polar bears that reside there, has been distributed in more than 100 theatres around the world.
Director Josh Greenbaum’s acclaimed feature documentary The Short Game is now available on Netflix and DVD. The movies profiles eight talented and engaging young competitors at The World Championships of Junior Golf, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and at their homes in various countries around the world (South Africa, the Philippines, France, China, the United Kingdom and the United States). Filming with the help of 18 Cinema EOS C300 cameras and a variety of lenses from Canon. The Short Game included everything from traditional documentary-style visits to the homes of the eight young golfers for character-based footage, to extensive tournament coverage.