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  • Revisiting Gordon Parks
    Recently TCM played two of the Gordon Parks films, Shaft (1971) and The Super Cops (1974). Both held up very well and you could see many creative influences they had on other early 70’s movies […]
  • The 30th anniversary of Jim Henson and Muppet*Vision 3D
    Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Jim Henson. I was working on Muppetvision 3D at Imagineering when he died. I was so excited that Disney was buying the Muppets. I think that Jim Henson was another Walt Disney
  • Here We Go Again: The Digital Cinema Revolution Begins
    Happy Birthday to George Lucas! As we know George was a big proponent of the use of digital technology in cinema. When I worked at Sony in the 1990’s, we were on the cutting edge of using digital cameras for cinematography.
  • Kubrick, Pudovkin’s Film Technique and Eisenstein
    Kubrick: I read Eisenstein’s books at the time, and to this day I still don’t really understand them. The most instructive book on film aesthetics I came across was Pudovkin’s Film Technique, which simply explained that editing was the aspect of film art form which was completely unique, and which separated it from all other art forms.

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#Flashback: In this archival AC cover story, cinematographer Dean Cundey, ASC (Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing) discusses shooting Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), detailing his close collaboration with ILM and Disney animators. The cinematographer would go on to apply this experience to such films as Jurassic Park, Casper and The Flintstones. Full story: #TBT

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