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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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    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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