Interview with Mike Vogel: Heaven’s Rain

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How did you get involved with the project? MV-A good friend of mine was friends with Brooks so he told me his story right when I was filming Blue Valentine. I got back… Continue reading

Writing 101: Creating Characters with Character.

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A famous author once said that writing is basically telepathy, and it’s so true. I’ll explain in a bit, so get ready for chapter two. When you’re writing a story, you want the… Continue reading

Writing 101: Getting Started!

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“Gather round, yous chillun’: ol’ papa pooey has a tale ta tell yins.” O.K., so that’s not the best example of writing out there, but it does hit a few key ideals, at… Continue reading

Broadcast camera, field durability: Sony PMW-500

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New to pre-order on most digital cinema websites (think B&H or Samy’s DV) is Sony’s new bombshell of a camera, and we can’t wait to put it through it’s courses. It’s their PMW-500… Continue reading

Tomato, tomahto. Or is it Tomatoe?

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The phone rings. I answer and the guy says hi and wants to know how we like the new monitor we had recently bought. I look around the room and for the life… Continue reading

Our Camera, our friend: the JVC GY-HD100

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It’s sad to see the things that once were essential for survival laying casually in a corner collecting dust. One of our more work-horse type cameras, a JVC GY-HD100, is just such a… Continue reading

Casting 101: Agencies

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Local TV commercial spots are easily recognized as soon as the cross fade occurs from the nationally syndicated spots to the local. Usually, big wide pans of the store location with a voice… Continue reading

Filming, editing and more: an intern’s view.

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My name is Kiarra, and I am a graduating senior majoring in A/V. This quarter I am attending I’AMedia Productions as an intern. In school I’ve been trained how to create silent films,… Continue reading

Fanfare for new movie as it hits Columbus

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The event is meant to mirror a real Hollywood movie premiere, with a red carpet full of photographers, an exclusive film screening, and reception, or after-party, with the stars of the film. During… Continue reading

How to fail with a smile on your face.

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So you want to be in film, eh? Make movies? Write a blockbuster? Maybe you’re an editor; an After Effects pro. You’re in marketing, you say? Budgets and expense reports? Well, you can… Continue reading