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    Watch: 'The World's End' Director Edgar Wright Shares 'The Art of Close-Ups'

    In an interview with /Film, Edgar Wright reveals his secrets on the art of close-ups, specifically referencing his acclaimed comedy "Shaun of the Dead." The conversation was later turned into an 8 minute 30 second video essay with scenes from Wright's film.

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    How to Shoot HD, Create Art & Not Be Overwhelmed - Tips For The Non-Professional Yet Enthusiastic Videographer”

    How to Shoot HD, Create Art & Not Be Overwhelmed - Tips For The Non-Professional Yet Enthusiastic Videographer”

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    Will 2014 Be the Year That Smartphone Filmmaking Goes Mainstream?

    The smartphone, particularly Apple's iPhone, is revolutionizing moving-image making.

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    How'd They Shoot That? Here's the Cameras Used By the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers

    We asked this year's crop of Sundance filmmakers and cinematographers what cameras they shot on and here are their responses.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Choose the Right Lens

    The choice between prime lenses and zoom lenses has been always been a difficult one for professional DPs and amateurs alike. Filmmaker Noam Kroll provides some useful tips.

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    How I Shot That: Confronting Dangerous Townspeople While Shooting Sundance Documentary 'The Overnighters'

    Documentaries accepted into the Sundance Film Festival often hold an air of prestige, but the actual shoots are seldom as beautiful as the footage appears on screen. Few of the Sundance 2014 cinematographers can claim such a difficult production as Jesse Moss, whose past work includes "Speedo: A Dem...

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    How I Shot That: High Contrast Lighting in the Sundance Zombie Romance-Comedy 'Life After Beth'

    Cinematographer Jay Hunter spoke to Indiewire about the zombie romantic-comedy "Life After Beth", the directorial debut of "I Heart Huckabees" co-writer Jeff Baena and an entry in the Dramatic Competition of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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    How I Shot That: Filming Sundance Family Drama 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

    With an impressive list of credits already to his name that includes "The Messenger" and "Arlington Road," cinematographer Bobby Bukowski comes to Sundance with another acclaimed film and discusses the many challenges of pulling off "Infinitely Polar Bear," a family drama directed by Maya Forbes and...

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    Sundance Cinematographers Name Their Favorite DPs: Roger Deakins, Gordon Willis and More

    As part of our "How I Shot That" series, Indiewire asked Sundance cinematographers to list their favorite directors of photography.

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    How I Shot That: Shooting an Action Sequence in Two Days for Sundance Noir 'Cold In July'

    Cinematographer Ryan Samul talked to Indiewire about shooting "Cold In July", a noir-thriller starring Michael C. Hall as a small-town man who shoots a burglar in his house, becoming a local hero but provoking the man's vengeful ex-con father (Sam Shepard).

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