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Erik Messerschmidt - Fantastic Four

April 17th, 2015

I reached Erik Messerschmidt in New Orleans, where he is working with cinematographer Matthew Jensen, ASC on The Fantastic Four. The project is their first collaboration. Prep began in February and shooting started in May. I asked Erik about working with a DP for the first time on a complex and expensive project, in an incentive state.→ Read more

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Why Your Film Needs a Good Gaffer: Watch How Lighting Changes a Face

May 1st, 2015

Here’s a hypnotic video showing the importance of film lighting. Watch as this woman — yes, this is just one woman — finds her features altered as the lighting shifts around her. The plans of her face move, the vibe she projects alters, and the genre of film she’s in morphs from drama to horror to comedy.→ Read more