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Sequential Frame

Sequential Frame

Part two of our interview with the great Billy Badalato, Jr., is just a few short days away! 

These are just a few of the things you'll hear in part two: Questionable John Woo impersonations, what it's like shooting on a moving train from a moving helicopter, who wins a budgets-vs.-creative battle in the studio system - or budgets and efficiency vs. safety - how our guest climbed the ladder in production, the answers to questions like Why are we still waiting to shoot? Why are studios the way they are? What goes into the machinery of studio financing? ...and how Billy knew he had finally made it in the business when no one would sit with him at lunch.  All that, and more, this Tuesday on Cinematic Immunity!

Close Encounters of the Chicago Kind

Close Encounters of the Chicago Kind

Next week on Cinematic Immunity, Steven Poster, president of the International Cinematographers Guild; I.A.T.S.E. local 600, the union representing camera workers and film publicists across the United States. 

Two Drink Minimum, Three Drink Perfection

Two Drink Minimum, Three Drink Perfection

Comedian Carrie Gravenson stopped by the International Cinematographers Guild Local #600 New York office in June to tell Cinematic Immunity her story of being an up-and-coming stand-up comic, touring North America and living in NYC.  

Carrie, a native New Yorker from Sunnyside, Queens - just like 33% of the Cinematic Immunity team - co-produces The Tomfoolery Hour, a popular monthly comedy showcase in New York City, and can be found traveling the country with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour, which has performed in over 40 cities across North America and was recently featured on CW San Diego 6. 

Camera Reloads!

Camera Reloads!

Next week on Cinematic Immunity, our conversation with Douglas C. Hart, veteran 1st AC and author of The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook (Focal Press; 1996), continues with more insightful, entertaining and personal stories that you won't hear anywhere else.  

You may think Doug had to be talked into doing our interview, but instead, he asked us - many, many times - just when his show was going to happen. We finally relented, and the man generously proceeded to talk for three hours straight before we finally had to pull the plug and head back to the hotel...

Focusing on Technique

Focusing on Technique

We sit down with the focus puller that wrote the big red book on being a 1st AC, Doug Hart.  Learn more about his story and experiences on Tuesday, August 12 when we release the Doug Hart Episode on Cinematic Immunity. Meanwhile, check out this page to see his full bio.