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Zephyr Benson Overcomes Many Obstacles in Feature Debut

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 15:57 -- Nick Dager

The movie’s budget was ultra-low, the shooting schedule just 21 days, and the studio mostly the mean streets and cramped tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Add a first-time director/screenwriter who is also portraying the film’s main character, and it was clear that making Straight Outta Tompkins presented multiple challenges.

Venture 3D Used Signiant Media Shuttle on Metallica Film

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:28 -- Nick Dager

Venture 3D used Signiant’s Media Shuttle as its primary file transfer solution during production of Metallica’s latest cinematic venture, Metallica: Through the Never, which premiered in Imax 3D on September 27 and will premier in theaters everywhere on October 4.

Working Lean and Mean with the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:34 -- Nick Dager

It was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution was to rely on the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.

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