One of DP/colorist Gavin Fisher’s on-going assignments is a series of commercials for Adult Swim Network.
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.
A.K. Strom, director of the upcoming science fiction thriller The Watchers, says that with the latest advances in camera technology and digital effects, it is now possible for even the smallest, low-budget indie films to have realistic CGI.
“In the true tradition of independent film, Cold Turkey is a dialogue- and character-driven movie,” explained director of photography Lucas Lee Graham. “We wanted an intimate, personal look with a really shallow depth of field and nice portraiture so that the visual emphasis would be on the characters and what they were doing.”
The Short Game about competitive junior golfers around the world was shot with Canon’s C300 digital cinema camera.
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities to shoot – hills, architectural variety, Mother Nature’s beauty – and the inevitable fog. That fog was something that could have hampered photographer Alex Pitt’s recent time-lapse shoot.
Director of photography Jon Nelson, owner of Production Hero in Orange County, California, recently acquired a new Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio (Model ZK4.7x19) Premier PL Mount cinema-style zoom lens
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to Night Moves, directed by acclaimed American independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt.
Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced today a partnership with Tugg to release live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, Let Me Out theatrically in three U.S. cities simultaneously for one night only on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm. Let Me Out is the first Korean independent film released back-to-back in both Korea and the U.S. and is distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Entertainment, a Group 1200 Media company, based in Flower Mound, Texas.
Being a pioneer in any field is at the very least daunting, but imagine if what you are doing not only deals with a taboo topic of the era, but could also earn you some time in jail? In the documentary film I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives Of Wakefield Poole audiences are given an inside look into the life of overlooked gay liberation and independent film pioneer, Wakefield Poole.