Post Category: Industry

ARRI Releases SkyPanel Firmware 4

04.11.2018 Industry


The recently released SkyPanel Firmware 4 brings new controls to the SkyPanel, and adds even more versatility and control to an already powerful piece of equipment. The new firmware released by ARRI includes ten brand new features to expand the capabilities of the SkyPanel. The Skypanel Firmware 4 offers the following features for advanced control including:…
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Behind the Scenes of Spike Jonze’s Apple Ad

03.23.2018 Culture, Industry


Apple’s recently released a short film “Welcome Home” directed by Spike Jonze. Starring FKA Twigs, the ad portrays a disgruntled city dweller whose dull apartment comes to life thanks to her Apple HomePod device. Her room lights up, stretches and morphs into a virtual playground of shape and color. The key point of the production…
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Anyone Else Getting Tired of Superhero Movies?

03.23.2018 Culture, Industry


We can all agree that an occasional superhero movie is worth watching. Recognizable characters, top-of-the-line visual effects, and simple plots that are easy to follow make for a pleasant risk-free movie night experience for everyone. But how many of these movies is too much? Let’s take a look at how we ended up with the…
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Film Locations You Didn’t Know Were in New Jersey

03.12.2018 Culture, Industry


There are hundreds of movies that are based or shot in New Jersey – but you would have never guessed these movies were shot in the Garden State. Check out these iconic scenes from Hollywood blockbusters that feature our home state of NJ! I Am Legend Remember the ending of the movie, where Will Smith…
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Oscars – My Best and Worst Best Pictures

03.02.2018 Culture, Industry


This Sunday we’ll engage in yet another bout of entertainment industry self-lauding. We’ll watch as the rich and famous strut their stuff down the Hollywood red carpet, extolling their excellence to each other early and often, as we sit on our couches in pajamas, wondering perhaps what we might be wearing if ever we were…
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New Jersey Film Revitalization with Tax Credits

02.14.2018 Industry


There is a new New Jersey Film Tax Credit bill being negotiated and making its way into the state legislature. Titled ‘Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act’, the bill will provide in-state productions with a 30 percent tax credit for qualified film production expenses. If approved, the bill will go into effect on July…
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Superbowl LII 2018 Commercial Previews

02.02.2018 Featured, Industry, Trends


The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots this Sunday in Super Bowl LII. The televised sporting event draws over a hundred million viewers each year. While the game may be the main event, it’s not the only competition on the screen. The Super Bowl is that one special time of the year viewers actually want to watch…
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The Future of Film Production in New Jersey

New Jersey has been the backdrop for hundreds of films and productions, many of which are familiar to audiences nationwide. The Garden State boasts a wide range of neighborhoods and shooting locations, which have accommodated everything from Blockbuster titles like ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ to television series such as ‘The Sopranos’ and…
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Making Art Away From Somewhere

11.16.2017 Industry


We traipsed around Los Angeles for a week, my wife’s pregnant belly growing rounder with each passing day. Finally, two years after our marriage, we decided to take a honeymoon and for the first time, I found myself in one of my favorite cities on Earth without an agenda. I had no band behind me,…
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Behind The Scenes: ‘Mindhunter’

11.09.2017 Industry


Netflix debuted a new psychological thriller this year with Mindhunter, a crime drama based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The series was directed by David Fincher and follows a FBI hostage negotiator as he dives into the minds of serial killers and their behaviors.