Filmmaker Friday featuring James McKenzie


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With hundreds of jobs and opportunities, breaking into the entertainment industry can be a unique experience for anyone who decides to try to make a career as a filmmaker. From pitching an idea, casting, shooting, editing and screening there are countless ways to be involved in the creative process. This week we had a chance to speak with James McKenzie who is a Director of Photography within the commercial production world. This is what he said:

Photo of James McKenzie

What is your name and where are you from?

James McKenzie: My name is James McKenzie. I grew up in Iowa but I’ve

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RED Camera with 18.5mm lens

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ART OF THE SHOT: “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” DP Kristy Tully


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With production credentials like these: “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?” “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA”, and “The ACLU Freedom Files”  is it clear why director Janice Engel connected with Director of Photography Kristy Tully for her documentary “Raise Hell: The life and times of Molly Ivins.” The sometimes camera operator for episodic shows like “Big Little Lies“, “I Love Dick,” and “Transparent” brought her history as a gaffer as well as her deep production experience to the film.

“Raise Hell” is the story of Molly

Kristy Tully
Kristy Tully
Kristy Tully

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Blackmagic RAW Added to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K


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Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update which adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic RAW, a revolutionary next-generation codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. Blackmagic RAW is a more intelligent format that gives customers stunning images, incredible performance, cross-platform support, and a free developer SDK.

With Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update, customers using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K now have the ability to record images using Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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Every Best Cinematography Oscar Winner from 1929 to 2019


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The 2019 Oscars are just a day away now. If you’d like a dose of visual inspiration, check out this 10-minute video by Burger Fiction. It steps through every single film that won the “Best Cinematography” Oscar over the past 90 years, from 1929 to 2018 (and 2019 nominees as well).

Here’s a complete list of the films seen and the brilliant cinematographers behind them:

  1. Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927/28) – Charles Rosher & Karl Struss
  2. White Shadows In The South Seas (1928/29) – Clyde De Vinna
  3. With Byrd At The South Pole (1929/30) – Joseph T. Rucker

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Blackmagic Design Partners with the USC School of Cinematic Arts


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Blackmagic Design announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts to provide Blackmagic hardware and software to the School over three years. The products will be used by USC students studying filmmaking and post-production, while broadcast production students will now have the opportunity to work with UltraHD in the school’s television station, Trojan Vision.

USC

Through the partnership, Blackmagic Design will provide URSA Broadcast cameras and URSA Mini Pro Cinema cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switchers, ATEM Camera Control Panels, HyperDeck Studio Pro recorders and Resolve Micro and Resolve Mini Panels.

“Blackmagic is known

USC
USC

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Boycott the Oscars


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Boycott the Oscars?

There’s been some chatter (depending on whom you watch/read) about the “Academy” deciding to award 4 categories during the commercial times.

I’m pretty shocked they would decide that Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup and Hair Styling, and Live Action Short would be able to be done off camera.

They did say these 4 categories would be ‘rotated’ with other categories every year… but it seems pretty lame to me.

And so is Jem Scofield:

What do you think?

I can’t say i’m boycotting because frankly I haven’t watched in years 🙂

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