Film Students Form Longshot Collective as a Response to Covid-19

The Longshot Collective, a group of film students are embracing the new normal. As a result of COVID’s impact on their universities, they opted to take the fall semester off and form a collective to shoot a film instead. The group consists of eight students (all seniors) from three top US film schools: Wesleyan University, NYU Tisch and USC.  Their original […]

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Director Kirsten Johnson Documents Raw & Personal Netflix’s Dick Johnson Is Dead

Netflix’s Dick Johnson Is Dead explores the complex emotions we feel as our loved ones grow old in a highly imaginative and cathartic story of a daughter’s love for her father as he nears the end of his life. Award-winning filmmaker and director Kirsten Johnson celebrates her father in this bittersweet tribute as a way for them to both cope with the evitable, […]

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Filmmaker & US Navy Veteran, Johann Balbuena is Changing the Narrative on What it Means to be Black in the Cannabis Industry

Johann Balbuena is a bi-lingual, LGBT Dominican filmmaker. Her new film, Dancing With The Devil, is centered around the manic depressive protagonist Lily, who recently got control of her mental health, when she finds herself dabbling with the ghost of her pre-recovery identity upon meeting Will, a US Navy Veteran. Johann is a Cannavist, Navy Veteran, Executive Producer, and Cannabis Licensing Consultant powerhouse […]

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Cinematographer Jonny Ginese Talks Intense Night Shooting & Training for the Docuseries Woodwalkers

Recently premiering on Amazon, the second season of “Woodwalkers” follows a group of students as they take on a grueling 15-week training program to become professional lineworkers, constructing and maintaining electric power lines, at the premier lineman school Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Ga. With a lot of the drama occurring in real-time 30 feet […]

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Focal Point Productions Uses ATEM Mini to Live Stream Interviews for GBMC HealthCare System

Focal Point Productions is using a Blackmagic Design live production workflow to produce educational content for GBMC HealthCare System. In addition to streaming weekly townhall meetings for hospital staff and frequent educational Facebook Live sessions for patients, Focal Point Productions is also using an ATEM Mini live production switcher to stream interviews with GBMC HealthCare System experts for […]

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