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Cutting Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Cutting Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Accomplished Swedish editor Dino Jonsäter follows the clues to edit the notoriously complicated story, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," his first Hollywood film.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
LOOK Effects meets The Muppets

LOOK Effects meets The Muppets

Anthony 'Max' Ivins, Visual Effects Supervisor and Co-Owner, LOOK Effects, was responsible for on-set supervision as well as overseeing LOOK Effects' 3D animation and compositing on The Muppets. Take a look with Creative COW at what was at stake working with the Muppet legacy, using bluescreen because your main actor is green, working on a merry-go-round, and planning complicated VFX shots.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg: Supervising Sound Editors

Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg: Supervising Sound Editors

Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg are celebrating 23 years together as a supervising sound editor team at Soundelux in Hollywood, a collaboration that includes the 2008 Academy Award for their work on "The Bourne Ultimatum." Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Karen and Per about their path to becoming top Hollywood supervising sound editors, how they work as a team and the challenges and joys of working in feature film sound.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
4K DI on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

4K DI on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Re-teaming with director David Fincher after their successful collaboration on The Social Network, Michael Cioni and the team at Light Iron built 5K workflows for real time, full resolution post for Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The running time of the 4K print is 2:38, creating a data size larger than six 2K features combined. Cioni and Light Iron co-founder Ian Vertovec spoke to Creative COW's Debra Kaufman about how working that way in real time is even possible, working with David Fincher, and what frame sizes larger than 4K mean for all of us.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Steven Fierberg, A.S.C.

Behind the Lens: Steven Fierberg, A.S.C.

Steven Fierberg, A.S.C. is well known for the pilot for the new ABC hit Once Upon a Time, for Entourage, and the movies Love and Other Drugs and Secretary but this A.S.C. cinematographer was the artist behind the lens on many titles, including the pilot of How to Make it in America, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, and Rage, the groundbreaking Sally Potter-directed cell phone movie. Look behind the lens with Creative COW.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Douglas Trumbull Sees a Better Filmgoing Future

Douglas Trumbull Sees a Better Filmgoing Future

Douglas Trumbull first won acclaim with the visual effects for such groundbreaking features as "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and his own "Silent Running," but with the invention of Showscan in the late 1970s, he became the godfather of high-frame rate cinema. This pioneering innovator sees a better filmgoing future.

Feature, People / Interview
Douglas Trumbull
Cinematography
Solving Creative Problems Creatively

Solving Creative Problems Creatively

Pioneers of 5D workflows, Bandito Brothers is focused on workflow, period. What the client wants, the client gets, regardless of platform.

Feature, People / Interview
Jacob Rosenberg
Cinematography
Deluxe Entertainment Purchases Dolby Monitors

Deluxe Entertainment Purchases Dolby Monitors

After conducting extensive testing of a variety of reference monitors, Deluxe has acquired multiple units of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 for installation in their Company 3 Santa Monica and EFILM Hollywood locations.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Sony F3 with S-LOG Shoots Ghost of Goodnight Lane

Sony F3 with S-LOG Shoots Ghost of Goodnight Lane

The Sony F3 with the S-LOG option uses its 35mm chip to shoot 4:4:4 RGB with 13.5 stops, for a picture so good it's scary. Here's a report from the very first feature shot with it.

Feature
Jonny Revolt
Cinematography
Douglas Trumbull Honored by SMPTE

Douglas Trumbull Honored by SMPTE

With over 45 years of pioneering work in visual effects photography and innovative motion picture technology advances, it's easy to see why Douglas Trumbull was honored with the 2011 SMPTE Presidential Proclamation. Over the years, he's graced the industry with inventions such as Showscan, breathtaking artwork for multi-plane and fisheye photography, and so much more. Read on for more about this stunning list of achievements driven by a creative force of unparalleled talent.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Sony Digital Cinema Reaches Out to Smaller Exhibitors

Sony Digital Cinema Reaches Out to Smaller Exhibitors

With the digital transition still underway for American theaters, a new plan from Sony Digital Cinema is aimed at helping smaller exhibitors get in the game.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Film Fading to Black

Film Fading to Black

ARRI, Panavision and Aaton have all quietly ceased production of their film cameras to focus exclusively on the design and manufacture of digital cameras. Film? Fade to black.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Emerging Cinematographers Feted by ICG

Emerging Cinematographers Feted by ICG

At the Directors Guild of America, the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) held the 15th Emerging Cinematographer Awards, a gala event to celebrate the work of ten up-and-coming cinematographers, eight of who won awards and two of whom received honorable mention.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
The Sony F65 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera

The Sony F65 CineAlta Digital Cinema Camera

The latest member of the Sony CineAlta family of digital cinema cameras is the F65. One of the hottest cameras at NAB 2011, new details include pricing and availability, as well as a closer look at its impressive and unique features, including a rotary shutter option, and full support for IIF-ACES workflows.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Bobby Bukowski, Cinematographer

Behind the Lens: Bobby Bukowski, Cinematographer

Bobby Bukowski offers an inside look at one of the first features shot with ARRI Alexa ProRes, and how the camera completely reshaped the cinematographer's approach to 360-lighting. Bobby also talks about the DP's role as one of the characters on a set where actors don't rehearse, and preparation is the key.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Remembering Takuo Miyagishima, Panavision Innovator

Remembering Takuo Miyagishima, Panavision Innovator

Takuo Miyagishima was both the spirit of Panavision and the creator of innumerable camera, lens and accessory inventions that include Primo anamorphic lenses, Panaflex camera system and the Super Panatar projection lens. This tribute illuminates some of the accomplishments of this imaging innovator, and the influence he has had on over 50 years of filmmaking.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: David Moxness, cinematographer

Behind the Lens: David Moxness, cinematographer

Award-winning cinematographer David Moxness, CSC has made a name for himself most recently in his work on FRINGE, a mystery/thriller about an FBI agent who works to solve strange crimes with an institutionalized scientist who works on "the fringe" of accepted science. In addition to FRINGE, whose new season premieres on September 23, Moxness also recently shot the miniseries The Kennedys. Among the series' 10 Emmy nominations is one for Best Cinematography, Moxness' first Emmy nod; Moxness also took home a Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy) for Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series. He previously won the American Society of Cinematographer's award in 2007 for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV Series for an episode of Smallville, and has been nominated for numerous Canadian Society of Cinematography Awards and Leo Awards. Debra Kaufman spoke to Moxness about his most recent work.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
VFX Soup: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

VFX Soup: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

If you've been captivated by the dashing Jack Sparrow ripping through the streets of 18th Century London on a flaming coal cart, you have Cinesite London to thank for that rollicking and truly convincing ride, as they nail a 200-shot blue-screen carriage chase. Debra Kaufman goes "Behind the Lens" and interviews Cinesite Visual Effects Supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp for the details about how Cinesite rose to the challenge.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: City of Life and Death

Behind the Lens: City of Life and Death

In City of Life and Death, director Lu Chuan took on an historic topic of great sensitivity in China: the Nanjing Massacre (also known as the Rape of Nanjing). During in a six-week period beginning in December 1937, invading Japanese soldiers overtook the city of Nanjing and raped and massacred an untold number of civilians. In his film, Lu Chuan took the daring step of humanizing Japanese soldiers, as well as the Chinese characters, an artistic decision that brought him much criticism in China. Join Debra Kaufman and cinematographer Cao Yu in an exclusive interview on how the shades of suffering, survival and death were captured on film.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Film Style Slow Motion in Digital Times

Film Style Slow Motion in Digital Times

In this article, David Battistella, respected filmmaker and Creative COW contributing editor and forum host, inspired by questions frequently asked in the COW forums, offers a guide to understanding and re-creating film style slow motion.

Feature
David Battistella
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: White Collar with DP Russell Lee Fine

Behind the Lens: White Collar with DP Russell Lee Fine

Russell Lee Fine is the cinematographer of the USA Network hit series White Collar, and has also directed several episodes, including the third season premiere on June 7, 2011. He and Creative COW Associate Editor Debra Kaufman spoke on the eve of the premiere about Russell's work as both DP and director.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Restoring Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver in Sony 4K Digital Cinema

Restoring Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver in Sony 4K Digital Cinema

As a landmark in American film history celebrates 35 years, Sony Pictures Entertainment leads a cutting-edge 4K restoration for Blu-ray and limited theatrical re-release. Debra Kaufman joins the COW team with an exclusive in-depth article describing the restoration of Taxi Driver in Sony 4K Digital Cinema for its 35th anniversary.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Charting Your Camera

Charting Your Camera

One of the industry's most respected specialists offers some tips on how to use camera calibration charts and vectorscopes to make your camera images the best they can be.

Feature
Gary Adcock
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Paul Cameron, ASC

Behind the Lens: Paul Cameron, ASC

"Henry's Crime", described by DP Paul Cameron, ASC as a "fable of sorts...with a folkloric beauty" is the topic as Debra Kaufman interviews Paul Cameron. Facing challenges such as limited budget, a short shooting schedule, difficult lighting and -20 degrees Fahrenheit weather all add to the mystique of a film playing out in a "classics style" storybook effect and elegant cinematography. Join Paul and Debra for a look behind making this fascinating tale come to life.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Silverdraft Mobileviz rolls out

Silverdraft Mobileviz rolls out

Previz and VFX to go offers new options for filmmakers. Debra Kaufman visited the new Mobileviz trailer Hollywood and experienced the "first super-computer-powered digital and visual effects (VFX) studios-on-wheels."

Feature, Project
Debra Kaufman
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