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DP Sherry McCracken on Shooting the Low-Budget Independent Feature, American Gothic

Sherry McCracken, DP for the upcoming independent feature American Gothic, came to cinematography later in life. She grew up taking photographs, operated her own portrait business and worked in local television, but then she turned to IT because she felt…  Read more

By Apr 17, 2017

Using Interviews and Animation to Bring the Sniper Documentary Tower to Life

The documentary Tower recounts the day in 1966 that a sniper on the University of Texas Tower killed 14 people and wounded dozens more. The film includes archival footage, interviews with those who were present and animated recreations of the event.…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2017

Podcast: Alix Lambert Interviews Westworld Stunt Coordinator Mike Watson

Mike Watson photographed by Alix Lambert

In one of our occasional Filmmaker podcasts, director, artist and writer Alix Lambert interviews here stunt coordinator Mike Watson, whose work can be seen on HBO’s Westworld, which has its season finale tomorrow night. In addition to Westworld, Watson’s over…  Read more

By Dec 3, 2016

Just Let Go Already! 12 Takeaways After Making the Microbudget Feature, The Purple Onion

The Purple Onion

After four years of working on my first feature film, The Purple Onion, it’s now ready and available online. You can read two earlier articles on Filmmaker where I chronicle the filmmaking process here. Dtill, my nurturing of this film…  Read more

By Nov 22, 2016


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