Matthew Goodman, Erin Ranney & Mark Sharman / Wildlife Cinematography

WILD THINGS As natural history production explodes, programmers are looking to connect audiences with wildlife in new ways. Three wildlife cinematographers shooting with RED cameras share the techniques and technology they use to capture the natural world. It just might be the golden age of natural history programming. BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and Discovery, the traditional homes of wildlife documentaries, are being … Read more

Inside Disney+’s Secrets of the Whales

The opening shot of a bubble rising to the surface of the ocean lasts 24 seconds. “This is the breath of a giant,” informs Sigourney Weaver’s narration. “Not just any giant – but a sleeping one.” The shot tilts down and we see a forest of sperm whales as still as statues underwater.   It’s an astonishing, beautiful and fascinating glimpse into … Read more

September 2018: “The Jane Goodall of Cinematography”

The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams LEAD IMAGE: Ellen Kuras, captures Jane, National Geographic’s documentary on Jane Goodall, in Tanzania. Credit: National Geographic L.A. has always been a town filled with self-congratulations – though D.C. gives it … Read more

May 2018:
Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama

Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: The Chapman Leonard Diversity Panel headed by (l-r): John Newby ASC, Donald A. Morgan, Patrick Cady ASC (c/o Chapman Leonard) We’re in the midst of that “advent calendar”-like season between NAB … Read more

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