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Intro image for article AbelCine Delivers Cinematic Multi-Cam for Dreamforce Hybrid Live Event
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Dreamforce is the annual conference for Salesforce, the customer relationship management (CRM) software service, held in San Francisco. Established in 2003, Dreamforce is a yearly event designed to unite the global developer community and share success stories. Due to the health and travel restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 2021 Dreamforce was reconceived as a hybrid event with some in-person attendees and a massive streaming audience.
Intro image for article A Conversation with "Old Henry" Cinematographer John Matysiak
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I recently sat down with cinematographer John Matysiak to discuss his experience shooting the tense and beautiful western Old Henry. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talked about his creative inspirations, as well as his technical approach to the film, which was captured on the ARRI ALEXA Mini.
Intro image for article DP Lucas Gath on Creating Two Distinct Looks for “Rap Sh!t” with the Sony VENICE & Extension Unit
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Recently, we asked Cinematographer Lucas Gath about his work on Rap Sh!t and how the Sony VENICE and the VENICE Extension Unit (informally, known as “Rialto”) helped him create two different looks for the show. The new HBO comedy series from executive producer Issa Rae follows two women trying to make it as a rap group in Miami.
Intro image for article Creating a Hybrid Look for "The Daily Show" with Sony VENICE
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Given the inordinate amount of change that rattled every industry with the arrival of COVID, the entertainment industry had to pivot as well, while continuing to provide entertainment for a world that was on lockdown. No longer allowed to be out in the world, programs like The Daily Show with Trevor Noah strove to continue to bring the world to viewers at home.
Intro image for article Adele’s One Night Only: Cinematic Multi-Cam with Sony VENICE and AbelCine
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AbelCine recently supported the live recording of pop sensation Adele’s One Night Only television special, which aired simultaneously on CBS and Paramount+ in November 2021. Directed by Paul Dugdale, who received the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement (Variety – Specials) the live-to-tape concert special debuted new material from the hit singer’s latest album, 30.
Intro image for article AbelCine x RDM Interview: Virtual Production
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In this in-depth interview, AbelCine Director of Education Jeff Lee sits down – virtually – with director Greg Robbins and DP Chris Fanning of RDM to talk about their work in the world of virtual production.
Intro image for article Chapman University Looks to the Future with Virtual Production Technology
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Chapman University is a private research university located in Orange, California. It encompasses ten schools and colleges, including the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, which has been recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world. To better adapt to today's changing production needs, the team at Chapman developed a new curriculum around virtual production, including the installation of an LED wall on one of their sound stages.
Intro image for article Deploying & Supporting Remote Camera Kits for the 2021 Golden Globes
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At this point in time, audiences have become accustomed to the idea of award shows incorporating some version of remote or virtual collaboration, especially as travel restrictions keep much of the talent at home. So when Dick Clark Productions chose to reunite the Emmys producing team for this year's Golden Globes and reached out to Mike Nichols, AbelCine Business Development Manager, our previous experience with the remote camera and lighting kits proved invaluable. We were able to build, set up, deliver, and remotely control a number of identical "drop kits" that were delivered to various nominee locations across the country.
Intro image for article American Utopia: A Conversation with Ellen Kuras, ASC
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Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Ellen Kuras, ASC to discuss her work as the cinematographer on David Byrne's American Utopia, a concert film directed by Spike Lee.