In the short film Cooking Up a Storm, edited by Lucas Harger, the process of preparing a meal is imagined as an analogue for a storm. It’s a clever concept, but the execution is what puts this project over the top. The cinematography is beautiful, the sound design is spot on, and the editing is a
What’s the point of being a filmmaker if you don’t try something ridiculously challenging every once in a while? For cinematographer Kate Arizmendi, once in a while happened earlier this year when director Phillip Lopez asked her to shoot an ad for Tyler Ellis’ handbag line that would appear on Vogue.com. The ad was set in
Chayse Irvin, CSC, is a renowned cinematographer whose CV spans commercials, short narratives, music videos, and feature films. He has lensed projects for music legends like Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé — most recently her visual album, Lemonade, which Rolling Stone called visually “stunning.” Here are a few of his frames. [image_with_animation image_url="826" alignment="center" animation="None" border_radius="none" box_shadow="none" max_width="100%"] 'LEMONADE'
Next month, National Geographic will premiere Mars, a six-part series created by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. The show is a narrative exploration of what could soon be a reality: the colonization of Mars ⎯ mankind’s giant leap into life as an interplanetary species. Mars is a big step not only for the network, but also for
Cinematographer Todd Martin is always scouting. Every exotic location he finds himself in, every perfect patch of forest — it’s all being logged on the off chance that such a place will one day come in handy. He was even scouting during this interview while riding a ferry to an island off of Maine. For
The aptly named Zapruder Films operates out of a house just off the trendy Queen Street West in Toronto. With Criterion movie posters plastered on just about every square inch of wall space, shelves of DVDs arranged chronologically, and a Nintendo 64 in the living room, it feels more like a film student’s dorm room than a
Statues are the object metaphor at the heart of Carved in Mayhem. I wanted to draw on the idea that we are all shaped by our surroundings — of which many elements stand beyond the reach of our control — and ultimately create a depiction of being sculpted by fate. Including statues in the film, then,
Jonny Mass and Edward Khoma of Abandon Visuals believe that someday enough will be enough. Someday the resolution of digital cameras will reach a state of perfection. But while we might not be there yet, we are well on our way. And with RED’s latest innovation, the 8K HELIUM S35 sensor, we’ve never been closer. To test
To Those Who Doubt is a short film shot in ultra slow-motion and set almost entirely underwater. A passion project by the talented team at Evolve, it contains some of the most striking underwater footage we’ve ever seen. The film was so technically challenging, the script (a charge to overcome uncertainty and jump off high platforms)
We spend a lot of time looking through our catalog. A lot. In fact, most of our team has the footage nearly memorized. This makes it so much more amazing that the films you created for the Filmsupply Challenge made us completely forget we were seeing our content. You made it your own, and for that, we applaud you.