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Intro image for article 4K Multi-Cam on Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
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For Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, TV legend David Letterman teams up with fascinating global figures for in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions. Season 2, featuring guests such as Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, and Tiffany Haddish, was recently released. DP Cameron Barnett worked closely with AbelCine's rental teams on both coasts, along with technical production firm TV Tech Managers, to make it happen.
Intro image for article Jax Media Chooses ALEXA LF for Colin Quinn's CNN Special
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Comedy is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of CNN, but when the cable news network decided to do something different on Memorial Day, it was comedian Colin Quinn they turned to. In the hour-long special that aired at the end of Memorial Day Weekend, Quinn performed a version of his recent off-Broadway show, Red State Blue State. To produce the special, CNN turned to Jax Media, the production company behind Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Intro image for article DP Chris Teague Shoots Netflix's Russian Doll on RED Cameras
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One of the buzziest shows in recent months has been Netflix's Russian Doll, which follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) as she is stuck reliving the same night in a time loop. Most of the show was shot on location in New York, and DP Chris Teague worked closely with the AbelCine rental team on the planning that went into creating the show's look.
Intro image for article RiTE Media Captures a Full Format Adventure with the ALEXA LF & Leica Thalias
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DP Colin Quinn of RiTE Media recently completed filming Grobb, a sci-fi adventure shot on location in the Great Plains of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. To capture the action and sweeping landscapes, the production chose the ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica Thalia Primes. In this conversation, he discusses the project, how he arrived at this camera and lens package, and his impressions of how it performed in the field.
Intro image for article Anything for the Story: Talking Docs with DP Matt Porwoll
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You may be familiar with Matt Porwoll from last year's Behind the Lens blog series, but did you know he's also an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer who used to work in the AbelCine rental department? It's true! Luckily for us, Matt enjoys sharing what he's learned about the technical aspects of his craft. Recently, we had the chance sit down for an in-depth discussion on his current favorite gear.
Intro image for article Ironclad & AbelCine Behind the Scenes
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Ironclad is a team of storytellers and artists dedicated to bringing a creative vision to life. We've been working closely with them on a recent project of theirs, where they had some specific needs for their fast-paced shooting schedule.
Intro image for article Last Chance U: Ready for Anything On (and Off) the Field
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When elite athletes with difficult pasts want to turn their lives around for another shot at achieving their dreams, where do they go? Last Chance U. The Netflix series, which debuted in 2016, gives an intense look inside the world of junior college football, following the stories of players and coaches both in the classroom and on the field.
Intro image for article For DP Tom Bergmann, Travel Leads to Inspiration
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For cinematographer Tom Bergmann, inspiration can come from anywhere, but especially from his world travels. As a documentary filmmaker and DP, he embraces his experiences as a still photographer and combines them with his narrative storytelling ability.
Intro image for article Production Challenges Are No Match for Alexander Hankoff & YELLOW
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Everyone has an idea for their great passion project, but it takes a certain level of commitment to turn that idea into reality. For director and DP Alexander Hankoff, his short film Yellow was something he knew he wanted to make and it was his (along with his team's) creativity that made it possible.