Tag Archives: NUAT

Liz’s Cinematography 101: So Many Facets!!!

[All right. Something exciting. Our Director of Photography, Elizabeth Nelsen, is going to begin a weekly series JUST on Cinematography to delve deeper into the subject introduced by Sam Sullivant here and here. Stay tuned for awesomeness.] In this post, … Continue reading

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Heroes: Cinema and the Military

Today, I’m breaking from what we have been doing, instruction and continued updates on the progress of our movie, to address something very important. Hope you bear with me. Movies and films have been filled with military figures and have … Continue reading

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Cinematography vs Videography: Part 2

[Ah, yes. Sam’s long-awaited follow up. A great primer on the nitty gritty of cinematography, but as he says, this is just the beginning. It is so much more than “The Rule of Thirds” and “4-Point Lighting.” But walk before … Continue reading

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CREW SHIFT: Elizabeth Nelsen to DP

All right, so as I’ve said MANY times before, filmmaking is crazy time consuming. Unfortunately, that means that sometimes things need to change if things are going to get done. That said, there’s been a change in our crew. Sam … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen: Who Makes Up A Film Crew?

It occurred to me that I’ve been announcing crew members for a couple weeks, and that while most people reading this blog are probably filmmakers who know what these jobs are, there may be some who have no idea and … Continue reading

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Putting Out Fires: The Art of Assistant Directing

[This week is Assistant Directing. Eric Sandefur does a great job, so I’m just going to hand it over to him. –BB] To be frank, if my job were to extinguish legitimate flames I should have never been hired. Luckily … Continue reading

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CREW ANNOUNCEMENT: AD, Gaffer, AC, Key Grip

Some more key members have joined up. Very exciting. Eric Sandefur – Assistant Director Eric Sandefur graduated from Compass College of Cinematic Arts and moved out to Los Angeles for an internship. During school he worked on numerous projects, including … Continue reading

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Picking a Fight: The Basics of Fight Choreography

[This blog is a day late. You can blame Sam first, and then Nicholas. They’re both lazy bums…] [Um, yeah, this is Ben’s ghost. Nicholas just killed Ben with his thumb while Sam filmed the violence with artistic brilliance. Before … Continue reading

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Cinematography vs Videography: What’s all the buzz about digital filmmaking?

This week I’m having Director of Photography and Producer Sam Sullivant talk about cinematography, his first in a two part series. Over the next few weeks I’ll be having more department heads talk about their fields. If you have any … Continue reading

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Too Many Cooks: Indie Film Necessary Evil #2

Irony. You gotta love it. While Necessary Evil #1 was all about how in independent film you tend to be doing everything yourself, Necessary Evil #2 is almost the exact opposite. And yet, both are painfully true. Film is the … Continue reading

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