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Air Rights: Shooting with Drones, the Fine Print

An aerial view of the Chattooga River in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of John Latenser.

In 2010, Eric Austin made a bold choice. The Texas-based father of three quit his day job as a sales rep to focus solely on his side hustle, flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—commonly known as drones. He had a three-month…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

The Future of iPhone Filmmaking with FiLMiC Creator Neill Barham

Four camera angles displayed on the iPhone with FiLMiC Pro

Since Sean Baker’s Tangerine hit the scene as the first feature film shot on iPhone, more filmmakers have embraced mobile production as a viable filmmaking tool. Steven Soderbergh shot Unsane and High Flying Bird on an iPhone 8. Claude Lelouch…  Read more

By Oct 9, 2019

Lens Flair

Bradford Young and Neil Fanthom first forayed into edgier glass during their collaboration on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fanthom, Arri’s director of technology at the time, worked with Young, the acclaimed cinematographer of Arrival, Selma and A Most Violent…  Read more

By Jun 19, 2019

Day For Night on The Dead Don’t Die: Director Of Photography Frederick Elmes Shoots Jarmusch’s Zombies

Fred Elmes

Fred Elmes invited me to a DI Theater at Harbor Picture Company, a post-house bustling around the corner from Film Forum, to talk about his work on Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. There was just an hour left of…  Read more

By Jun 17, 2019


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