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Intro image for article Production Challenges Are No Match for Alexander Hankoff & YELLOW
Client Profiles
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.
Intro image for article Derek Frankowski and IDX Capture NHL Action
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Derek Frankowski is a director and cinematographer who has specialized in shooting sports and wildlife for commercial clients and documentaries for close to 20 years. For his latest project, Derek shot a commercial with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. With the fast-paced nature of the NHL and action sports, Derek had to be prepared for any challenges that came his way. Derek was kind enough to discuss how he tackled some of these challenges and how he has been getting it done for all of these years.
Intro image for article Jonathan Barenboim Stays Flexible with the Canon C300 Mark II
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Jonathan Barenboim is a director and cinematographer; sometimes, depending on the project, he's both simultaneously. On his latest project, for a series called The Table launching later this summer, he was tasked with bringing to life short documentaries highlighting the human side of the unemployment crisis in the US. Because of the documentary nature of these pieces, he had to be ready to travel quickly and shoot in varied locations, all with the same basic camera setup. Jonathan was kind enough to answer a few questions about how he pulled it all off.
Intro image for article Behind the Scenes: Red Bull Goes Anamorphic for "Chain Reaction"
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Red Bull Media House is no stranger to epic footage. In one of their recent videos, Chain Reaction (which you can watch above), Director Nicholas Schrunk and his team had to find a way to capture multiple, specifically-timed stunts on a tight shooting schedule and in a remote location.
Intro image for article Tom Zweibel Takes It to the Net with Sony FS7 & AbelCine Accessories
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The Knicks may not be having their most winning season this year, but the video being created by Tom puts the team at the top of the league. Tom shoots court-side play, where following quick action is an obvious necessity. A couple of years ago, AbelCine helped him put together a custom solution for his small DSLR with a shoulder rig and follow focus system. This year, Tom wanted to step up his game with a higher-end solution for greater quality and flexibility.
Intro image for article DP Steve Holleran Goes Handheld & Anamorphic for "The Land"
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For Steve Holleran, a camera has always been a means to capture the beauty of the world. From commercials to documentaries to shorts and music videos, he has always focused on images that tell compelling stories. For his latest project, indie feature The Land, he teamed up with Steven Caple Jr., a friend of his from his USC MFA Production Program days.
Intro image for article Using Phantom to Capture the Beauty of Dance
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Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns and his longtime cinematographer Buddy Squires recently premiered their new documentary, American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History, in honor of the ABT's 75th anniversary. Indiewire recently sat down with the the two Abel clients for an in-depth talk about the production, including their use of slow motion photography.
Intro image for article Discussions of Technology and Craft at AbelCine's 25 Year Event in LA
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Last month we celebrated our 25th anniversary as a company with a party at our LA location. Over 400 people attended the event, which included raffles, a silent auction, a Phantom Photo Booth, lunch and a bar, as well as a number of panel discussions on different topics, from technology to craft.
Intro image for article DP Phil Lott Pairs ALEXA Plus 4:3 & Hawk Anamorphics for Kelly & Cal
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Phil Lott is quite the triple threat - as a cinematographer, director, and showrunner, he has been working in the industry for over two decades. Phil has extensive credits in television, and while he enjoys the medium, his most recent project is an indie feature called Kelly & Cal.