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The Blackmagic Cinema Camera in a News Environment

Brian Hallett talks about how he uses the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in a tight-deadline news environment. I am the Creative Services Sr. Writer/Producer for the NBC affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee.  Every spot we produced for over a year was shot on my personal Canon 60D.  Now, the poor camera looks like it’s been to combat Read MoreRead More

Quentin Tarantino: “I’m Shutting Your Butt Down”

How do you break through the white noise of Entertainment News? With a catchy title and and a little bit of drama – Quentin Tarantino and the cast of Django Unchained (Samuel L Jackson did it here) seem to be playing a complacent media masterfully as witness in this confrontational interview with Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy.Read More

News Corp. Blackmailed Artists Into Working For Free

Yesterday we posted an article about how CNN fired editors and photojournalists because amateurs will work for free. Today to be “fair and balanced” we bring you an article on how Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp. and FOX News, basically blackmail artist Charlotte Church into working for free.Read More

Frontline: Kill/Capture

Behind the strike that killed Osama bin Laden on May 1st was one of the U.S. military’s best kept secrets: an extraordinary campaign by elite U.S. soldiers to take out thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. A six-month investigation by FRONTLINE has gone inside the “kill/capture” program to discover new evidence of the program’s impact — and its costs.Read More

“Spin” Footage you were never supposed to see.

Filmmaker Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of social control to distort and limit the American public’s perception of reality.Read More

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