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Understanding Grids

Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | January 09, 2015

Today we are shooting at the YouTube Space for the first time. It’s a wonderful facility with great equipment and helpful people. I have been looking forward to shooting here for some time and today is the day! We are going to shoot a film noir shot using grids on strobe heads... Read More


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Using a Tilt-Shift Lens for Focus Control

Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | March 20, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are shooting out at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Here we will look at the process of using a Tilt-Shift lens for focus control.

Before we break into the lighting lesson, we will talk about how the Tilt-Shift lens works and how we... Read More


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Getting MoCap Schooled

Senior Technologist Eric Furie Gives Me a Tour of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Motion Capture Lab

By Vince Gonzales | March 07, 2014

I got a chance to speak with Eric Furie at USC's Robert Zemeckis Center and had a tour of their state of the art Motion Capture Lab located at the School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.  Eric is the Senior Technologist... Read More


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An Optical Printer’s Movie Magic

A Conversation with Bill Conner at Deluxe Labs

By Vince Gonzales | December 30, 2013

I got a chance to chat with optical printer magician, Bill Conner working at Deluxe Labs in Los Angeles.  Bill gave me the insider tour of the optical lab he runs and the skinny on his prized toy, the Producers Service Model 102.  This is a film tool that has helped restore some of... Read More


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Industrial Color Brands: The West Side Story, Part 2

A Conversation with Business Director and General Manager Joann Gambino

By Vince Gonzales | September 21, 2013

In part two of my article on Industrial Color Brands I visit the “Best Coast” location headed up by Business Director and General Manger Joann Gambino.  I sat down with Joann at the Culver City location and talked about Industrial... Read More


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Industrial Color Brands: Servicing a Modern Digital Industry, Part 1

A Conversation with Founder and CEO Steve Kalalian

By Vince Gonzales | July 22, 2013

Leisurely scanning the archives of the Production Paradise website, an eye popping black and white Guess ad caught my eye shot by fashion photographer, Alix Malka and finished by New York based studio, Industrial Color.  My interest piqued, I... Read More


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Alien Skin Exposure 5

The new version of Exposure is a major upgrade with many new features.

By Tom Bol | July 07, 2013

In the early years of my photography career, I shot volumes of Velvia 50 and Provia 100. I knew any landscape I shot with Velvia 50 would be saturated and rich, you could also feel the tones and textures in the shot. Naturally when I started shooting digital, I attempted to duplicate... Read More


Photographer’s Dream Clothing from 5.11 Tactical

Photographer’s Dream Clothing from 5.11 Tactical

Look great with practical, tactical clothing

By Sara Frances | April 17, 2013 Our jobs as general practitioners of photo and video require comfortable, durable stylish dressing. Recently Karl and I discovered the 5.11 Tactical clothing line, which fits absolutely every venue we work in from country club formal to 4-wheel rough terrain and dirt.


Mobility... Read More


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Working The Red Carpet

"Game of Thrones" Premiere at The TCL Chinese Theatre

By Vince Gonzales | March 29, 2013

Publicists, executives, starlets- oh my.  I covered the recent red carpet for the upcoming season premiere of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" at the TCL Chinese Theatre and after party at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.  As a contributor to FilmMagic and... Read More