Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Big Name Filmmakers Come to Kodak’s Rescue, Push Deal to Save Motion Picture Film

Quentin Tarantino has been a long-time supporter of motion-picture film, and public critic of digital filmmaking.

One of the last vestiges of the Kodak of old, the one part of its film division not sold off in 2012, is the company’s motion picture film business. But even that is in trouble, and might be taking its dying breaths right now if it wasn’t for some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers coming to the rescue. Read more…

Photog Creates Unique Save-the-Dates by Mimicking Popular Movie Posters

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What started as soon-to-be-wed couple’s idea to recreate a single movie poster quickly turned into a creative collection of awesome save-the-dates when Dave Dicicco and Rachael Batts employed the services of friend and Nashville-based wedding photographer Andres Martinez. Read more…

BTS: Recreating Iconic Hollywood Portraits Using Photographers As Models

Photographers Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze recently took a unique approach to recreating some of the classic Hollywood portraits of days gone by. Using a group of extremely talented female photographers, Bryce and Kunze had these lovely ladies act as models for the recreations. Read more…

You Hate My Job: A BTS Look at The Life and Routine of a Paparazzi Photographer

In a new series of videos put together by Marketplace, You Hate My Job goes around and documents the occupations that often get a bad rap and are overall disliked by most of humanity. The first in the series follows a profession that is, without a doubt, one of the most hated (and possibly misunderstood) by the entire photo community: Paparazzi. Read more…

Hunger Games & Jurassic World Decide to Go Analog in Increasingly Digital Industry

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At a time when digital production workflows are becoming more and more ubiquitous within Hollywood, the news of a director utilizing an analogue workflow on a big production always seems to strike a chord with those who appreciate the aesthetic and feel of film.

Thankfully, for those of you who do enjoy such news (myself included), two major directors are choosing film over even the highest-of-res digital for their upcoming (and already released) blockbusters. Read more…

Masterful Mashups Reveal How Similar the Celebrities of Today are to the Stars of Old

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It turns out the rich, famous and powerful of today bear a striking resemblance to the rich, famous and powerful of yesteryear — at least if you trust the photo series Iconatomy by George Chamoun and the followup series Then & Now by Marc Ghali. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Woman Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles After Photographing Panhandlers

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A young woman was fatally stabbed last night after photographing homeless men holding offensive signs while begging in Hollywood.
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Actor Jeff Bridges Plays Photographer on Hollywood Movie Sets

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Actor Jeff Bridges has been nominated for six Academy Awards for his work on the silver screen. In 2010, he walked away from the award ceremony clutching a statuette after winning the Best Actor prize for his role in Crazy Heart.

When he’s not playing various characters in front of a camera, Bridges is well known for his interest in being behind the camera. He often serves as an unofficial behind-the-scenes photographer on Hollywood movie sets, documenting what things look like from an actor’s perspective.
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‘Shopped Stills From Action Movies, with Guns Replaced with Thumbs-Ups

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Here’s a lighthearted dose of humor to get you through the workday: Thumbs & Ammo is a humorous new photo blog with a tagline that says, “Real tough guys don’t need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude.” Each image in the ongoing blog is a movie still or poster from a famous flick, with the action heroes’ guns replaced with thumbs-ups.
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Paparazzi, Photographers’ Rights, and the Right to Live a Dignified Life

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Paparazzi photography is a topic that has come up quite a bit in recent days, with most of the stories putting the camera wielders in a pretty bad light. Joerg Colberg over on Conscientious has a thought provoking piece on how photographers’ rights seem to be trumping basic human decency — with the blessing of our culture.

I am not going to actually show the photograph I am going to write about. [It] shows a young woman in the center of the frame who is surrounded by six male figures [...] five are photographers. They’re photographers we call paparazzi. The young woman – actress Sienna Miller – is caught “mid-action”: Her posture looks defensive, her arms are raised, in particular her right one, as if to defend herself from the paparazzo at the left edge of the frame whose gaze is centered on her [...] The activities that produce photographs like the one I am talking about here are widely accepted.

If you did not know anything about paparazzi your impression might be very different: A young woman surrounded by young men, in a very defensive posture, looking terrified – that’s imagery we usually attribute to assault, to the presence of physical or emotional violence [...] Does our right to make or take any photograph really trump people’s right to live dignified lives?

Meditations on Photographs: A Terrified Young Woman Surrounded by A Group of Male Photographers by an unknown paparazzo [Conscientious]