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    Oscar-Winning DP Haskell Wexler Calls 'Midnight Rider' Death 'Criminal Negligence,' Calls for New Safety Standards

    Following the tragic death of crew member Sarah Jones on the set of "Midnight Rider," two time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler called her death an act of "criminal negligence" and called for better safety standards on film and TV sets, Deadline.com reports.

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    Crew Member's Death Prompts Investigation Into 'Midnight Rider;' Production Suspended

    Cast members of "Midnight Rider" are being released and told that they will be called back at a future date -- though the future of the troubled production remains in question given the questions swirling around crew member Sarah Jones' accidental death.

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    Investigation Into Sarah Jones' Death Continues as Industry Asks: 'Why Didn't Anyone Say 'No?''

    Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was killed last week when she was struck and killed by a train while working as a second camera assistant on the new Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider." As Jones is mourned, her death has drawn attention to the potentially dangerous situations crew members face and the ne...

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    Sarah Jones' Death Highlights Dangers Crew Members Face on Set

    Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, lost her life last week when she was struck and killed by a train while working as a second camera assistant on the new Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider." Now film and TV productions are honoring her memory.

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    Veteran DP Phedon Papamichael on the Future of Cinematography and Finally Netting an Oscar Nomination

    Academy Award nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael has worked with directors such as Alexander Payne, Roger Corman, Wim Wenders and George Clooney. He talks to Indiewire about his recent work on "Nebraska" and "Monuments Men."

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create the Illusion of Space Flight on a Low Budget

    Self-taught filmmaker Joey Shanks, who produces a weekly series for PBS Digital Series about DIY special effects for low-budget productions, highlights the illusion of space flight in his latest video.

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    Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is Now The Cheapest 4K Pro Camera on the Market

    Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now shipping and with a new low price of $2,995.

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    The Cinematography of 'The Ipcress File' and The 'Frame Within the Frame'

    Los Angeles-based film editor Vashi Nedomansky writes about visual effects, low budget filmmaking and editing techniques on his blog. Recently, he wrote about the innovative cinematography in Sidney J. Furie's spy thriller "The Ipcress File."

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    Here's What This Year's Top Cinematographers Shot On

    We're still right in the thick of awards season, and will be until the Oscars finally roll out on March 2. Tomorrow sees ASC Awards, which have come to represent a yearly status quo update on the film vs. digital debate.

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    Why Can't America's Heartland See Itself on the Big Screen?

    Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" neatly summarizes the relationship that contemporary Hollywood films commonly have to the vast, diverse American landscape. The city is where things happen: where news is made and disseminated, where heroes and villains can stage their big coming out, and where people an...

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