DroneShield – Drone detection and prevention

By Matthew Allard ACS

With the ever-increasing amount of drones filling our skies there was always going to be a need for companies to come up with solutions to help monitor and deal with…

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10 Famous Directors Who Were Fired from a Movie Set

By Kevin Ding

The creative process in film is a complicated one. A movie set is essentially a battleground; a clashing of egos which hopefully would result in something great. The cast and crew helps the director carry out his or her vision, and the collaboration is what makes it work.

However, this isn’t the case all the time. Especially in big-budget productions, the director isn’t the only one calling the shots. Financiers, big stars or producers have the final say on major decisions. Here is a list of directors who were fired and replaced because of a multitude of disagreements.

1. Marshall Neilan, James Whale (Hell’s Angels)
Replaced by: Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes is one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century American history. Before he became the influential aviator and famed industrialist, he started out in 1920s Hollywood as a film producer. Hell’s Angels was going to be his 5th feature, and was planned to be a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan.

Principal photography began on October 31st, 1927, but Neilan resigned less then a month in because of the overbearing lack of freedom Hughes’ gave him. Luther Reed and Edmund Goulding were chosen at some points, but when The Jazz Singer brought sound into the motion picture business, Hughes wanted to incorporate that into his own film.

To direct his talkie, Hughes hired theatre director James Whale to film the talking scenes and decided to take on the aerial dogfights himself. Hell’s Angels was going to be Whale’s film debut (who would go on to become an influential horror director with works like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Old Dark House & The Invisible Man), but Howard Hughes became more and more ambitious. He took control, and it was clear → continue…

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10 Directors Who Were Fired from a Movie Set

By Kevin Ding

The creative process in film is a complicated one. A movie set is essentially a battleground; a clashing of egos which hopefully would result in something great. The cast and crew helps the director carry out his or her vision, and the collaboration is what makes it work.

However, this isn’t the case all the time. Especially in big-budget productions, the director isn’t the only one calling the shots. Financiers, big stars or producers have the final say on major decisions. Here is a list of directors who were fired and replaced because of a multitude of disagreements.

1. Marshall Neilan, James Whale (Hell’s Angels)
Replaced by: Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes is one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century American history. Before he became the influential aviator and famed industrialist, he started out in 1920s Hollywood as a film producer. Hell’s Angels was going to be his 5th feature, and was planned to be a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan.

Principal photography began on October 31st, 1927, but Neilan resigned less then a month in because of the overbearing lack of freedom Hughes’ gave him. Luther Reed and Edmund Goulding were chosen at some points, but when The Jazz Singer brought sound into the motion picture business, Hughes wanted to incorporate that into his own film.

To direct his talkie, Hughes hired theatre director James Whale to film the talking scenes and decided to take on the aerial dogfights himself. Hell’s Angels was going to be Whale’s film debut (who would go on to become an influential horror director with works like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Old Dark House & The Invisible Man), but Howard Hughes became more and more ambitious. He took control, and it was clear → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

The Disaster Artist DP Brandon Trost on this weeks Go Creative Show Podcast

By Matthew Allard ACS

The Disaster Artist DP Brandon Trost talks to host Ben Concoli on this weeks Go Creative Show Podcast. Brandon has been credited as one of the driving forces behind the…

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CES 2018: DJI’s first handheld gimbal announced. Ronin-S PLUS updated Osmo Mobile 2

By Erik Naso

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas DJI introduced two new handheld gimbals. The Osmo Mobile 2 is an updated mobile phone gimbal, and the other a new entry. The Ronin-S…

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75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Show – January 7, 2018

By Olivia Gleichauf

Started by the nonprofit Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944, the Golden Globe Awards honor the best in film and television. There are 25 awards to be given in total – 14 for movies and 11 for television. At 8PM ET, celebrities will join each other at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California […]

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National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala – January 9, 2018

By Olivia Gleichauf

Since 1909, this group of film enthusiasts, professionals, young filmmakers, academics, and students have been supporting film, domestic and foreign, as both art and entertainment. Together they view over 250 films including studio, independent, foreign-language, animated, and documentary selections. The selected winners are then presented their award at their annual awards gala held at the […]

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Industry Master Calendar Jan. 7, 2017

By Olivia Gleichauf

Welcome Below The Line Subscribers, Firstly, I would Like to thank everyone for their advice, comments, and words of praise for the Industry Master Calendar news weekly email. It’s so encouraging to hear from you all, and I can only hope that we will live up to your expectations. Please continue to reach out so […]

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2018 PSIF Festival Dinner and a Movie – January 8, 2018

By Olivia Gleichauf

Among the other amazing events in the Palm Springs International Film Festival is the classic date night – Dinner and a Movie! This Monday watch Constructing Albert, a behind-the-scenes look at the life of an ambitious restaurateur, Chef Albert Adrià, as he puts his experience with famed restaurant elBulli in the past and sets off […]

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 The Alienist–  Exhibit At Paley Center In Los Angeles From January 13

By Staff

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA PRESENTS TNT’S The Alienist: From Sketchbook to Screen The Exclusive Exhibit will Feature Costumes, Photography, Art Pieces, and More from the New, Highly-Anticipated TNT Limited Series Exclusive Los Angeles Engagement Opens to the Public on Saturday, January 13, 2018 The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will take visitors […]

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DJI Reveals New Handheld Stabilizers at CES 2018 – Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S

By Yossy Mendelovich

DJI is aiming straight at the mobile & DSLR/mirrorless market with two new single-handed stabilizers. Meet Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S, both of which will be presented at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Osmo Mobile 2 – an improved handheld smartphone camera stabilizer

The Osmo Mobile 2 has a lightweight design, a built-in three-axis gimbal and supports pivoting between landscape and portrait orientation (by the two-way mobile clamp). DJI’s SmoothTrack technology detects how you are moving the camera and compensates, so it becomes a smoother, more “cinematic” shot. On top of that, user experience has been improved and all the controls where simplified, DJI claims it’s now more similar to operating “a professional camera”.

Design that supports switching between landscape and portrait orientation

According to DJI, one of the main advantages is the battery life that goes up to 15 hours, since the Oslo Mobile 2 is equipped with more powerful built-in battery system. That is a significant achievement comparing to 5 hours in the original Osmo Mobile’s battery.

The product has also some cool capabilities shooting various styles like panoramic, time-lapse, motionlapse, hyperlapse, slow-mo and Zoom Control, which is pretty neat. Zoom Control is a built-in zoom slider that lets you completely operate your smartphone camera from the handle with more fluid, cinematic zoom.

For more info, checkout product’s web page.

Ronin-S – DJI’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras

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November CIPA Sales Numbers Are In, Year-Over-Year Slightly Up

By Canon Rumors CIPA sales numbers for November 2017 have been released, and show another decline in shipments when compared to 2015 and 2016. The marketshare for mirrorless cameras remains at about 35% of total ILC segment. This number hasn’t moved all that much over the last year or so. While Sony continues to develop and release cutting … → continue…

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How Long Should It Take to Lockdown a Location? – The Ask Alex Show 007 – Indie Film Hustle

By Alex Ferrari

How Long Should It Take to Lockdown a Location?  Today’s Guest is Emel Saat. WATCH MORE IFH TV Watch the IFH Film School Breakdown Film’s Most Important Directors: The Directors Series IFH Podcast on YouTube IFH TV Micro-Budget Case Study: This is Meg Sundance Film Festival Interviews Online Filmmaking & Screenwriting Courses SPONSORS BlackBox –…

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“… A Running Dialogue Between Past and Present Notions of Screen Culture”: Jeff Reichert, Damon Smith and Eric Hynes on Room H.264

By Scott Macaulay

In 1992, in the Hotel Martinez at the Cannes Film Festival, where Steven Spielberg’s E.T. was the closing night film, German auteur Wim Wenders set up a stationary 16mm camera in a room on the sixth floor and asked a succession of directors to film themselves answering a single question: “Is cinema becoming a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?” Respondents ranged from yes, Spielberg, to Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michelangelo Antonioni, and topics covered included film vs. television, the rise of blockbuster “sensation-oriented” cinema, and the evolving theatrical experience. […] → continue…

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DJI introduces Ronin-S stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras

DJI has announced the Ronin-S, its first single-handed stabilizer designed for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

It will be available in two frame sizes (referring to the frame that holds the camera), one for mirrorless cameras such as the Sony Alpha system and Panasonic GH series, and another for larger DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark IV. Additionally, the 3-axis gimbal is fully compatible with both in-camera and in-lens stabilization systems.

DJI tells us that it put a lot of work into making the system easy to use. It comes with a tripod that screws into the base, allowing the Ronin to stand upright on its own while rigging the camera, axis locks to prevent gimbal movement during setup, and a calibration process that it describes as quick and easy. Also included is a feature called Push Mode, activated in the Ronin app, that allows users to tune settings like pan and tilt while the Ronin-S is still turned on, eliminating the need to shut down the system to make these adjustments.

The Ronin app also provides a number of features designed to automate complex camera moves. These include CamAnchor, which allows you to set designated camera positions and toggle between them, Panorama and Hyperlapse tools, and also DJI’s ActiveTrack technology. SmoothTrack enables you to adjust gimbal responsiveness on each axis, along with the ability to save profiles for later use.

The Ronin app also provides a number of features designed to automate
complex camera moves

The Ronin-S includes dedicated control buttons for both camera and gimbal, including the ability to quickly toggle between settings, activate recording on the camera, and adjust camera position using the built-in joystick.

The Ronin-S is also compatible with some very useful accessories, including a focus dial with built-in screen that can be used as a follow-focus (primarily on Sony → continue…

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