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The Gold Room: Pitch Perfect 2

The Gold Room: Pitch Perfect 2

October 13th, 2014

When I reached Bob Bates, he was in Baton Rouge working on Pitch Perfect 2 with cinematographer Jim Denault, ASC. The project is a musical comedy is being directed by Elizabeth Banks. My conversation with Bob covered the unique challenges on Pitch Perfect 2, as well as production incentives and their impact, and the pace of technological change.→ Read more

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SUMOLIGHT: A light that can take the heat

SUMOLIGHT: A light that can take the heat

September 17th, 2014

The heat of a Baghdad summer, peaking at 47°C, is tough on a passively cooled LED light, but the new Sumo100 kept on shining for the CBS Evening News crew, which was fortunate. “As the Iraqi security forces had seized most of our kit the week earlier I was heavily reliant on what remained, and could not afford anything to fail,” explained lighting cameraman Scott Munro.→ Read more

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