By the time last year when cinematographers Greig Fraser and Oren Soffer were signed to work on the feature film The Creator, director Gareth Edwards had already spent more than a year doing test shoots and location scouting. Edwards said he used that time as the opportunity to envision the look of the film. He went to Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nepal. He said, “Our whole plan was just to go to the greatest locations in the world, because the cost of a flight is way less than the cost of building a set.” Considering the budget of just over $86 million, the filmmakers utilized guerrilla filmmaking methods by having very few crew members and natural lighting on set for select on-location scenes, and limited sound recording. I recently spoke via email with Soffer to learn more about how The Creator was shot.
CineSeason, an immersive two-day event taking place October 6-7 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is designed to provide aspiring filmmakers, content creators and enthusiasts with a comprehensive learning experience in various aspects of cinematic filmmaking, and the opportunity to join industry experts in discussing the latest technologies, trends and solutions in digital cinema, broadcast, and video ahead of the fourth edition of the Riyadh Season.
Arts Alliance Media has extended its software partnership with the prestigious San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain to enable Producer and Screenwriter to manage all content and scheduling for a ninth consecutive event.
Angel Studios, the distributor behind this summer’s surprise hit movie Sound of Freedom, has just announced its debut anime-influenced series, Gabriel and the Guardians, an epic fantasy anime-influenced series set in the enchanting world of Ara, where celestial beings, mortals, and dark giants collide in a battle for destiny and light.
Tokyo Laboratory, headquartered in the Chōfu section of Tokyo and doing business as Togen, has announced that it will shut down at the end of November after 68 years in business. The company added that after the end of October, it will dispose of any unclaimed film originals still in its possession. Thus, the company is working toward returning all film originals to its clients.
Cooke Optics has announced the launch of the SP3 range of full-frame prime lenses for mirrorless cameras that. The T2.4 range features five focal lengths, a choice of user-changeable mounts and is of small, lightweight yet robust construction.
What its makers say is the first Australian feature film to be entirely shot using virtual production is set for release internationally next month. Mercy Road is an unrelentingly tense psychological thriller from Tracks director John Curran.
As part of the 80th annual Venice International Film Festival sunning though September 9 at Venice Lido, in Italy, the mobile phone company Infinix introduced its latest edition to the Infinix Zero Smartphone series, the Infinix Zero 30 5G and the flagship Zero Book laptop. The introduction was part of the panel session New Image, New Lifestyle. Cinema in the New Media, Capture Your Own Story.
Cineverse has entered into a new partnership with Maverick Entertainment Group, an independent channel offering Black indie cinema, to launch a new video-on-demand channel called Maverick Black Cinema. The deal is a direct reflection of Cineverse's mission to be a curated streaming home for independent film and filmmakers.
Sphere Entertainment today announced that on September 1, internationally renowned media artist Refik Anadol will become the first artist to utilize the Exosphere, the fully programmable LED exterior of Sphere in Las Vegas, as an immersive canvas, debuting an AI Data Sculpture created exclusively for Sphere called Machine Hallucinations: Sphere