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How to Shoot a Film in a Global Pandemic

On the set of 18 1/2

If you’re going to get stuck shooting a film in a global pandemic, it helps if you’re already pretty much self-quarantined in a beach resort and living off product-placement steak, wine and coffee. That’s the situation I found myself in…  Read more

By Aug 3, 2020

The Sin of Nora Moran, True Colors, The Carole Lombard Collection: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

The Sin of Nora Moran

Shifting points of view, complicated flashbacks, elaborate optical effects and a fluid approach to objective reality are not typically characteristic of American movies released in the early sound era, which makes Phil Goldstone’s 1933 picture The Sin of Nora Moran…  Read more

By Jul 31, 2020

Why We Made A Show With An All Black Women Cast And Crew

The Retreat

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-present, centuries-long war on Black bodies, I’m writing to you about a niche, indie webseries called The Retreat. Why?  Because it’s our show, and it matters.  When the protests simmer,…  Read more

By Jul 29, 2020

Live Streaming with the ATEM Mini Pro

ATEM Mini Pro in a studio

In the early days of the global shutdown, even before the canceled NAB would’ve taken place, Blackmagic Design had some product announcements that ended up being very appropriately timed: Updates to their Pocket Cinema cameras and the ATEM Mini, and…  Read more

By Jul 29, 2020


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