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American Ninja Warrior - Season 10Television’s most heart-pounding action comes from an obstacle-course road show, better known as (cue the announcer) American Ninja Warrior! Anyone who’s been in the control room during a live sports broadcast – college or pro football, the March Madness basketball tournament, an MBL game – can sniff the air of professionalism that breathes through every […]
Author: David Geffner
Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:11 pm
MINDHUNTERVisualizing the daring and often scary world of David Fincher requires new technologies and processes rarely attempted in series television.   In the Season 1 finale of Netflix’s MINDHUNTER, a disturbed FBI Agent, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), bursts wildly from a hospital room, as a handheld camera gives chase. The move begins as shaken as […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: April 18, 2018, 11:30 pm
stevenSurfing Chaos Part 1 Emerging technology is a wave perpetually rolling across the entire spectrum of the media entertainment ecosystem. In this two-part series, I’m exploring the shifts in that ecosystem with Howard Lukk, a top technologist who is now the Standards Director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) after being […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: April 1, 2018, 9:30 pm
Rachel Morrison, ASCRachel Morrison, ASC, claws into the cinematic debut of the history-making African-American superhero Black Panther. It’s only with some hyperbole that one can say the level of anticipation for writer/director Ryan Coogler’s new superhero feature, Black Panther, is extremely high, and why not? The film includes a bevy of “first ever.” Starting with the source material […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: February 28, 2018, 8:14 pm
steven“#Time Is Now” I have always made it a goal to include women and people of color on my crews, but that’s hardly been an easy ask. One time (in another country that shall go nameless), I was interviewing potential crewmembers for a project. I mentioned to a man who was applying to be a […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: February 1, 2018, 8:17 pm
sundanceheaderBuckle up for the biggest, baddest, bravest Sundance yet, as ICG filmmakers (who account for more than half of all the shorts/features in the fest this year) dump a blizzard of daring and innovation on Park City. By David Geffner. All photos courtesy of The Sundance Institute unless otherwise noted.  Sundance 2018 holds the promise of being the most diverse […]
Author: David Geffner
Posted: January 12, 2018, 8:29 pm
steven“What Dreams Are Made Of” In our professional lives as cinematographers, camera operators, assistants, DIT’s, still photographers and publicists, there’s nothing more satisfying than completing a successful day’s work on a project that any of you as crewmembers might experience. It’s hard work – always. But when it’s done well, and the job includes a […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: January 1, 2018, 8:15 pm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)

Photo: Film Frames Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm

©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.The penultimate episode of cinema’s greatest franchise has arrived. So which is more surprising?: who really are The Last Jedi’s heroes and villains, or its indie creators with an edgy new vision? You’d have to go back to Shakespearean literature to find a more tangled family tree than that in Star Wars, the epic sci-fi adventure series sprung from […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:53 pm
steven“Problem Solved…” No matter what production we’re working on, or what job classifications we belong to, our jobs as Local 600 members always consist of solving problems. And one of the great methods of problem solving is by deductive reasoning. As I learned so many years ago in college, you identify and define the problem and […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: December 1, 2017, 8:14 pm
The Voice - Season 12NBC’s hit reality performance series is a dream come true for any young vocalist, and that excitement is just as palpable for the large Guild camera team behind the scenes. Every singer has the desire to be heard; every budding star craves someone to support his or her dreams. And for those fortunate enough to […]
Author: EDITOR
Posted: November 9, 2017, 7:23 pm


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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cinematographer: Mihai Malaimare Jr.
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A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Posted: July 2, 2017, 2:00 am
Director: Spike Lee
Cinematographer: Elliot Davis

A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.
Posted: July 2, 2017, 1:44 am
Director: David Ayer
Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov
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Plot kept under wraps.
Posted: July 2, 2017, 1:19 am
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Cinematographer: Jody Lee Lipes
A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Posted: July 2, 2017, 1:15 am
Director: Dermott Downs, Ralph Hemecker, Jesse Warn, Glen Winter, Millicent Shelton, Rob Hardy, J.J. Makaro, Stefan Pleszczynski, John F. Showalter, Michael A. Allowitz, David Nutter, Steve Shill, Kevin Tancharoen, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Armen V. Kevorkian, Kevin Smith, Rachel Talalay, David McWhirter, Larry Shaw, Douglas Aarniokoski, John Behring, Nick Copus, Thor Freudenthal, Wendey Stanzler, Stephen Surjik, C. Kim Miles, Antonio Negret, Alice Troughton, Tom Cavanagh, Harry Jierjian, Alexandra La Roche, Nina Lopez-Corrado, Gregory Smith
Cinematographer: C. Kim Miles, Stewart Whelan, Jeffrey C. Mygatt, Glen Winter, Jan Kiesser, Bruce Worrall, Craig Wright, Ronald Richard
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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
Posted: July 2, 2017, 1:08 am
Director: Aaron Schoenke
Cinematographer: Joey Rassool, Chase Langely, Aaron Schoenke
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Machinima and Bat in the Sun's web series "Super Power Beat Down" takes two super-powered legends and makes them battle! Experts Marisha Ray, Jennifer Wegner, Damian Beurer and Andy Liegl ...
Posted: July 2, 2017, 1:05 am
Director: Pitof
Cinematographer: Jean-Pierre Sauvaire, Jean-Claude Thibaut
Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ...
Posted: July 2, 2017, 12:54 am
Director: Michael Kallio
Cinematographer: George Lieber

A tragic love story/psychlogical thriller, Hatred of a Minute, is the story of a medical transcriptionist that becomes a serial killer because of his physically and mentally abusive past. ...
Posted: July 2, 2017, 12:24 am
Director: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, but the queen learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 11:40 pm
Director: Diego Bonuccelli
Cinematographer: Diego Bonuccelli, Katia Cirrincione
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Because of gambling Dario risked everything, his belongings, his job and also his life. Forced to be indebted to "Santo", a ruthless local usurer, he will find himself in a sequence of fatal and terrible events.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 11:17 pm
Director: Anthony Minghella
Cinematographer: John Seale
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 11:10 pm
Director: Liz Garbus
Cinematographer: Igor Martinovic

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
Posted: July 1, 2017, 11:06 pm
Director: Michael Tully
Cinematographer: Wyatt Garfield

A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 11:03 pm
Director: John Cassavetes
Cinematographer: Lionel Lindon

Ghost is an idealogical musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer, Jess ...
Posted: July 1, 2017, 10:58 pm
Director: Martin Campbell
Cinematographer: Phil Meheux
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Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 10:52 pm
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cinematographer: Dean Cundey

A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 10:40 pm
Director: James Napier Robertson
Cinematographer: Denson Baker
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
Posted: February 1, 2017, 12:13 pm
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Cinematographer: Italo Petriccione

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Posted: February 1, 2017, 11:54 am
Director: Bruce W. Moore
Cinematographer: Bruce W. Moore
Roshtalivik Fultz was an average guy working as a web designer, till one day Dr. Franz chooses him to be the test subject for Experiment X. Dr. Franz does everything in his power to force ...
Posted: February 1, 2017, 11:52 am
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cinematographer: Barry Markowitz

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Posted: January 14, 2017, 8:48 pm
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Cinematographer: Guillaume Schiffman
A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.
Posted: January 14, 2017, 11:21 am
Director: Chad Hartigan
Cinematographer: Sean McElwee
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The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.
Posted: January 14, 2017, 1:39 am
Director: Shane Carruth
Cinematographer: Troy Dick

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Posted: January 13, 2017, 1:01 am
Director: Mark Waters
Cinematographer: Theo van de Sande

An adventure with Santa impersonator Willie Stokes.
Posted: January 12, 2017, 11:28 pm
Director: David Frankel
Cinematographer: Maryse Alberti

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 9:19 am
Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Cinematographer: Martin Ahlgren, Neville Kidd

ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories ...
Posted: January 11, 2017, 12:55 am
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cinematographer: George Richmond
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A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Posted: January 10, 2017, 9:47 pm
Director: Dick Amos, John Tracy, Dick Krown, James Field

An all new Variety show with Mickey Mouse and some new friends.
Posted: January 10, 2017, 9:42 pm
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cinematographer: Greig Fraser

Posted: January 8, 2017, 11:03 pm
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cinematographer: John L. Russell

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:38 pm
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Cinematographer: Kenji Takama
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:34 pm
Director: James Burrows, Phill Lewis, Michael McDonald, David Trainer, Mark Roberts, Victor Gonzalez, Melissa McCarthy, Stephen Prime, Jason Alexander, Joel Murray
Cinematographer: Gary Baum, Gary Palmer
A couple meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 2:21 am
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cinematographer: Uta Briesewitz

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 12:21 am
Director: James Hastings
Cinematographer: Francis Cousins

Raymond's 5 is a story following a middle aged man, "Raymond" who has been told he has just 30 more days to live. Raymond goes on a journey around the country visiting the 5 people he feels he has done the most wrong by in his life.
Posted: January 8, 2017, 12:14 am
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cinematographer: Bradford Young
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A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.
Posted: January 5, 2017, 2:17 am
Director: Michael Yaroshevsky
Cinematographer: Glauco Bermudez, Michael Yaroshevsky
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Part travelogue, part séance, Death Valley Superstar is an elegy for Mark Frechette, a non-actor whose actions in life mirror a film role. He remains suspended between stardom and oblivion,...
Posted: January 5, 2017, 2:00 am
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Director: Kain Baigent
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A CBX will never make a race bike
Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:50 am
Director: Henry Hobson
Cinematographer: Lukas Ettlin
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A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:32 am
Director: Oren Moverman
Cinematographer: Bobby Bukowski
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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:21 am
Director: Danny Boyle
Cinematographer: Alwin H. Küchler
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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:52 am
Director: Jon Favreau
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique
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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, a billionaire engineer creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 11:30 pm
Director: David Yates
Cinematographer: Henry Braham
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 11:24 pm
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Cinematographer: Michael Barrett
Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 4:45 am
Director: Richard Bakewell, Lale Arpaci
Cinematographer: Chun Ming Huang
A good mother would never hurt her children, at least not intentionally.
Posted: November 27, 2016, 10:51 pm
Director: Carroll Ballard
Cinematographer: Caleb Deschanel

A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.
Posted: November 26, 2016, 11:38 pm
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cinematographer: John Alcott

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Posted: November 26, 2016, 10:22 pm
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