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Killers of the Flower Moon

Tyler Perry believes that generative AI could soon drastically reduce location filmmaking. He recently announced plans to pause an $800 million expansion of his Atlanta-based studio complex, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “I no longer would have to travel to locations.…  Read more

By Mar 18, 2024

Las Cruces Days

Two women stand against a white wall, their shadows cast into slight relief.Sasha Calle and Lío Mehiel in In the Summers

Alessandra Lacorazza’s In the Summers is a film of moments spread across years—moments quiet and seemingly insignificant, as well as larger events whose significance is downplayed at the time only to be properly understood years later. It’s the story of…  Read more

By Mar 18, 2024

Did You See (and Hear) That? Why Home Viewing Can Be Dark and Inaudible

A television displaying na image during daytime with of a man on a dark beach in a living room.Photo by Devan Scott

If the most frequently used pejoratives for contemporary films—“dim,” “muddy,” “inaudible”—are to be believed, we’ve entered a literal dark age of cinema, with cinematographic and sonic tools pushing filmmakers to ever-greater depths of audiovisual obscurity. For more than a decade,…  Read more

By Mar 18, 2024

Progress in Small Steps: Camera and Lighting Technology Trends in 2023

Filming Gareth Edward's The Creator in Thailand with Sony FX3. ©Disney

Commercial theatrical projection for most folks is an afterthought. A DCP gets loaded into a playout server, sound levels checked, curtains adjusted, and everything is good to go. This testifies to the efficacy of the two-decade old DCP (Digital Cinema…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

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