Defending the data: loaders become data wranglers

In Digital filmmaking, protecting the data from each shot is now a key responsibility of the camera department. Instead of loading film stock, the second assistant cameraman’s primary function is now of data wrangler.

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18 Animated movies submitted for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – which awards the Oscars – has received 18 qualifying submissions for best animated feature.  Amongst the qualifying rules are that the  films must have a majority of animated characters;  animation must factor into 75% of the film; and the films must run for a minimum of seven consecutive…

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It’s official: Bond 23 is ‘Skyfall’

At a press conference on Thursday, director Sam Mendes introduced the cast of the 23rd James Bond movie – and confirmed its title Skyfall. Daniel Craig returns for the 3rd time as the hardly shaken, never stirred agent 007. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and  Judi Dench.

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