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Respect the Process – or RIP: the rehearsal

Respect the Process – or RIP: the rehearsal

November 28, 2012

William B. Demeritt III November 15th, 2012 The other day on set, I’m flying a RED Epic and grabbing the slate before we start a take, and I momentarily ponder the slate: why do

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Equipment costs money: devaluation of gear/labor in the industry

Equipment costs money: devaluation of gear/labor in the industry

November 6, 2012

William B. Demeritt III October 9th, 2012 I’ll admit here that I will speak freely about things I’m fairly acquainted with and blend them with hypotheses, assumptions and broad strokes that I won’t necessarily

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Rates and the industry: favors, loyalty, and conjuring numbers.

Rates and the industry: favors, loyalty, and conjuring numbers.

November 5, 2012

William B. Demeritt III August 29th, 2012 I work a lot of non-union gigs, and while I am gathering my days to join Local 600 (hopefully by October, I’ll be in), I hope that

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Daggers in my eyes: 3D spectacle and human evolution

Daggers in my eyes: 3D spectacle and human evolution

November 3, 2012

William B. Demeritt III August 27th, 2012 Yesterday, I attended the SOC General Meeting at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where we had 2 guest speakers: a doctor at CHLA discussing stereopsis from a medical/human

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Are we dreaming? Imagination and cinema

Are we dreaming? Imagination and cinema

October 30, 2012

William B. Demeritt III August 8th, 2012 When I first decided to get into filmmaking, I was first drawn to the notion of helping people dream. As filmmakers, we help bring our director’s vision

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Uncanny valley and medium: is digital “too real”?

Uncanny valley and medium: is digital “too real”?

October 29, 2012

William B. Demeritt III July 23th, 2012 I don’t think I can manage to write this post without somehow stepping into the argument of film vs. digital acquisition for motion picture filmmaking. Personally, I

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Favorite shots: “Michael Clayton”

Favorite shots: “Michael Clayton”

October 27, 2012

William B. Demeritt III July 12th, 2012 When people discuss Steadicam, they often go straight to the iconic shots that define our craft without going any further. They talk about Larry’s “Goodfellas” shot without

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The “Uncanny Valley”, success of CGI, and the human storyteller

The “Uncanny Valley”, success of CGI, and the human storyteller

October 26, 2012

William B. Demeritt III June 11th, 2012 In the June 2012 issue of International Cinematographer’s Guild Magazine, Garrett Brown was interviewed about his work as a cameraman and his revolutionary invention, the Steadicam. In

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Myths of handheld and Steadicam time-saving vs. dolly, sticks and planning…

Myths of handheld and Steadicam time-saving vs. dolly, sticks and planning…

October 25, 2012

William B. Demeritt III May 29th, 2012 We should never make aesthetic choices based on economic choices. However, with the economy and industry we work in, we sometimes have to make aesthetic choices based

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Hiring a Steadicam Operator

Hiring a Steadicam Operator

October 24, 2012

William B. Demeritt III May 24th, 2012 Note: this is the first 2 pages of an evolving document I plan on editing, changing, and adding to as time goes on. This reflects my current

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