2018 Society of Camera Operators Awards Winners

By Staff

President’s Award Meryl Streep Governors Lifetime Achievement Award John Bailey, ASC Distinguished Service Lifetime Achievement Award Denny Clairmont Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award John Connor Mobile Camera Platform Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Dan Pershing Still Photographer Lifetime Achievement Award JoJo Whilden Technical Achievement Award Stuart […]

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Hollywood’s Grueling Hours

By tonycosta100@gmail.com (Tony Costa)

Hollywood's Grueling Hours

The long working hours per day has been one of the IMAGO concerns for many years. The subject comes and goes in America where the long hour system began and was exported to the rest of the world. The competitive production budgets forces people to work insane hours putting their safety at risk and health. IMAGO is preparing to held soon a Conference about Working Conditions. IMAGO has been doing several initiatives about the subject that can be seen here http://www.imago.org/index.php/social-dialogue.html and Haskell Wexler ASC who is no longer amongst us has offered to IMAGO (no one in America wanted to publish it) his documentary “Who Needs Sleep» you can watch it here. The documentary has been seen by 72 thousand viewers.

Now as article signed by by Anita Busch in the online Magazine Dealine, returns to the subject with n article entitled:
Hollywood’s Grueling Hours & Drowsy-Driving Problem: Crew Members Speak Out Despite Threat To Careers
It’s been four months since Riverdale actor KJ Apa crashed into a lamp post after a long day of shooting, giving rise to questions about long hours on movie and TV sets and the dangers of what is known as “drowsy driving.” Actors, actresses and crew members now are speaking on the record about the dangers of long hours and sleep deprivation and are asking the film and television industries to finally do something about it.

Many who spoke to Deadline said they had been told by others on set to keep quiet, something that has been steadily changing since camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed on a live train track “set” during the filming of Midnight Rider in 2014 and more so now and since the #MeToo movement has erased some of the fear of speaking up.

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2018 Scientific and Technical Awards

By Eli Williams

Scientific and Technical Awards – February 10, 2018 The Sci-Tech Awards presentation has become a highlight of the Academy’s Award season. This awards show honors the men, women, and companies whose innovations and discoveries have contributed in significant ways to motion pictures. Honorees are celebrated two weeks prior to the ceremony. This year, it is […]

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Industry Master Calendar February 4, 2018

By Eli Williams

Welcome Below The Line Subscribers, Several events are taking place this week. Starting our week off is the Oscar Nominee Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 5th. A few days after that the BAFTA and Visual Effects Society Awards final voting closes. February 10th is a very busy day. The ASC Open House […]

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30th Annual USC Scripters Awards

By Eli Williams

30th Annual USC Scripters Awards – February 10, 2018 The Scripters Awards celebrates screenwriters and the adaptation of the written word. This black-tie event will take place at the University of Southern California, Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. The Grand Reception is at 6:30 pm, and the Dinner starts at 7:30 pm. Chaired by USC […]

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ARRI annuncia la videocamera Alexa LF con risoluzione 4.5K

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ARRI al BSC Expo ha presentato la nuova ALEXA LF e le lenti SIGNATURE PRIME un sistema completo di produzione cinematografica a largo formato per soddisfare i requisiti di produzione moderni, offrendo una libertà creativa senza precedenti. Il sensore A2X della ALEXA LF ​​non è nuovo, visto che si basa su due sensori ALEV-III uniti verticalmente, è un po’ più

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DJI Mavic Pro II To Get 1″ Sensor?

By Canon Rumors The rumors are picking up steam for DJI’s Mavic Pro II, and from what we see, the biggest upgrade will be a 1″ image sensor, which would go a long way in making the drone a better stills tool. Rumored Specifications: 1″ CMOS sensor with 28mm lens 4820 mAh battery with 35 minute flight time … → continue…

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Patent: The Mirror Box Isn’t Dead Yet

By Canon Rumors Canon has filed a patent at the USPTO for a new mirror box design. This new mirror box adds speeds and a reduction in bounce. There are a lot of parts to a mirror box assembly, and it’s easy to see how the remove of this complex system could greatly reduce the cost of production … → continue…

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The right tool: why one photographer brings only an iPhone to document his trips to Nepal

Chitwan National Park, Nepal. iPhone 8 Plus in HDR mode.
Photograph by Robert Rose

Robert Rose has operated the Brant Photographers portrait studio in Bellevue, WA for almost 35 years. He is an active member and past president of the Bellevue Rotary Club, a service organization and part of Rotary International. In 2006, he founded The Rose International Fund for Children (TRIFC.org), a nonprofit aimed at helping children and young adults with disability in Nepal. Also, he’s my dad.

The emotional and storytelling potential of a powerful image remains as strong as ever, regardless of the tools used.

At least once a year, dinner at my parents’ is a bittersweet affair as dad prepares to embark on another six-week (or longer) trip to Nepal. During these trips, he’ll lead tour groups whose members have raised funds for TRIFC, he’ll check in on project sites and, most importantly, document the positive impact that TRIFC is having on some of Nepal’s most vulnerable youth.

His documentary camera of choice these days? An iPhone 8 Plus.

This came up as we were chatting about DPReview’s recent iPhone X review, and I couldn’t help but be a bit bemused that my dad, a man who built much of his portrait business decades ago with a Hasselblad 500C, was using a phone for all of his documentary travel work.

But the more we talked about it, the more I became interested in – and began to appreciate – how the phone is really the perfect tool for the job he’s trying to do these days.

The transition

iPhone 8 Plus in portrait mode. Photograph by Robert Rose

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Aputure addresses the LS C300d green fringe issue with a user replaceable glass filter

By Erik Naso

The Aputure LS C300d when first introduced had a lot of people excited. It’s very bright and very flexible with the Bowens mount. Add the fresnel attachment and it’s capable of…

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DGA Winners 2018

By Staff

FIRST TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR Jordan Peele, Get Out (Universal Pictures) Peele’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit) First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit) Second Second […]

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2018 Annie Awards Winners

By Staff

Best Animated Feature COCO Pixar Animation Studios Outstanding Achievement, Directing – Animated Feature Production COCO Pixar Animation Studios Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Outstanding Achievement, Directing – TV/Broadcast Production DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular! Walt Disney Television Animation Dave Wasson, Eddie Trigueros, Alonso Ramirez-Ramo Best Animated […]

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