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Transcend the technology

Transcend the technology

November 4, 2013

William B. Demeritt III October 21st, 2013 Filmmakers have warned of the “death of film” for a long time, even before I got started in the business. Rather, I think back then, film wasn’t

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What is a camera operator?

What is a camera operator?

June 18, 2013

William B. Demeritt III June 12th, 2013 I think I started in film school wanting to direct. As time went on, I realized I was missing a great many skills required of a director,

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Seduced and Abandoned – “The Little Rig That Could…”

Seduced and Abandoned – “The Little Rig That Could…”

June 13, 2013

Cannes. A name that instantly evokes imagery of sunny beaches, fabulous wealth, and of course movies. Lots and lots of movies. It is the home of, arguably, the most legendary, certainly the oldest, film

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Indie film and Kickstarter: Survival in the time of the celebrity pet project

Indie film and Kickstarter: Survival in the time of the celebrity pet project

May 6, 2013

William B. Demeritt III May 3rd, 2013 In the 1994 movie “With Honors”, Montgomery Kessler (played by Brendan Fraser) decides to completely rewrite his senior thesis after realizing the negativity and cynicism with which

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Who will be left?

Who will be left?

March 8, 2013

William B. Demeritt III February 25th, 2013 I promise, I’ll write my next blog post about operating camera. However, for this one, it’s about the Oscars and the industry. Today, social media is abuzz

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I do not fear technology. I fear reluctance to adapt. I fear those who use fear.

I do not fear technology. I fear reluctance to adapt. I fear those who use fear.

February 24, 2013

William B. Demeritt III February 22th, 2013 “I think the time of overlap between theater and home television viewing of entertainment is near it’s end.” -Me I’m working on a project on the side

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20k films – Steadicam Blew Our Minds! Let us Repeat…

20k films – Steadicam Blew Our Minds! Let us Repeat…

February 1, 2013

by 20k films Steadicam Blew Our Minds! Let us Repeat… 20K Films’ Photographer/Director, Logan M Futej and I (Owner/Director, Laura Zinger) recently took a Steadicam training with Steve O., the Central Regional Manager for

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Assigning emotions through the camera

Assigning emotions through the camera

January 9, 2013

William B. Demeritt III January 8th, 2013 In filmmaking, we experiment a lot with the audience’s emotions. In less daring instances, we safely assign emotions to each scene, almost like paint-by-numbers: the couple finally

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What would MacGyver do?

What would MacGyver do?

December 19, 2012

by Matt Scott WHAT WOULD MACGYVER DO? (the glidecam lives on!) One thing I’ve come to realize is that it’s important to focus on the result, rather than the tools you can’t (yet) afford

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Some of the bravest people I’ve met

Some of the bravest people I’ve met

November 30, 2012

William B. Demeritt III November 19th, 2012 I just wanted to wax philosophically for a moment. I used to joke a few years ago that when you work in film, people are amazingly uninterested

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