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Pro Tips for Shooting Better B-Roll

The Transom Online Workshop asked videographer/director Slavik Boyechko, of the PBS series INDIE ALASKA, to walk us — also slide, pan, tilt, and rack focus us — thru the mysteries of making beautiful B-Roll visuals for feature stories. –TOW Start with your wide lens. When you arrive at your location, before you meet your subject, quickly Read MoreRead More

Who Needs Sleep? A Documentary on Sleep Deprivation in the Film Business

A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. Focusing in particular in the film industry. Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a Read MoreRead More

Brendan O’Connell is Blocking The Bread Aisle

Artist Brendan O’Connell creates impressionistic paintings of Walmart interiors – “finding beauty and significance in what are throw away moments for everyone else” The Atlantic: How did you come to make this documentary? Julien Lasseur and Jamie Thalman: Julien had been in touch with O’Connell about doing a film project around his Walmart series. The Read MoreRead More

A Unique and Kinetic Profile of Illustrator and Designer James White

Designer James White spent a decade working for other agencies before he founded Signalnoise, a one-man design studio in Nova Scotia. He was determined to explore his own aesthetic: “Fascination, wonder, and imagination made visual.” The move was creatively productive and financially lucrative. But when he decided to dedicate a year to his passion project—taking Read MoreRead More

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