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Jill Wilk replied to Jill Wilk's topic in General DiscussionWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Academy Award nominee and “American Sniper” cinematographer Tom Stern will appear in a conversation at NAB Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in April. The session, “Heroes, Legends and ‘American Sniper’: A Conversation With Tom Stern” is the Keynote Presentation of the Creative Master Series (CMS) and is produced in partnership with the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) Local 600. It is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. This one-on-one conversation will explore the career of Oscar nominee Tom Stern, whose close association with Clint Eastwood has yielded such critically acclaimed hits as “Mystic River,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “Flags of Our Fathers.” Attendees will learn about Stern’s history as a gaffer, his on-set creative process, his insights into working with crews worldwide, and his experiences using digital capture to visualize 2014’s highest grossing film, “American Sniper.” Stern joins Creative Master Series participants Robert Yeoman, ASC, (Oscar nominee and cinematographer of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”); Sandra Adair (editor of and Oscar nominee for “Boyhood”); animators and VFX artists of the smash hit video game “Destiny;” and music and SFX craftspeople from various projects including “Gone Girl” and the “Call of Duty” franchise, who will appear as part of a session discussing music selection and production. “Tom Stern is a consummate craftsman, one who has built an incredible body of work over the course of his career, from “Flags of our Fathers” to “The Hunger Games,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president, Conventions and Business Operations. “His vast base of knowledge will be of enormous value to our attendees, and I join our partners at ICG in welcoming Mr. Stern to the lineup at the 2015 NAB Show.” The Creative Master Series at NAB Show celebrates the craftsmanship of content creation and attracts cinematographers, film and VFX editors, production management for film, TV and online, content creators, content owners, programmers, and aggregators. The 3-day CMS program provides an insiders’ perspective from directors, show runners, creative crew, studio and network production executives as they share their insights on award-winning television and film projects, as well as commercials, gaming properties, and live event productions. Additional conference partners for the Creative Master Series include American Cinema Editors (ACE), American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), New York Festivals, Production Music Association (PMA), and the Visual Effects Society (VES). “Heroes, Legends and ‘American Sniper’: A Conversation with Tom Stern, ASC, AFC” will take place Tuesday, April 14, 1:45-2:45 p.m. in South Hall Room 220 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To attend this and other sessions, view registration packages. Tweet this: #AmericanSniper cinematographer Tom Stern joins @NABShow lineup as part of Creative Master Series, April 14: http://ctt.ec/9vc3f+ About NAB Show NAB Show, held April 11-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com. About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
Shooting in Africa
PJ Palomaki posted a topic in General DiscussionHi all, I'm shooting a feature in Cape Verde this feb-march and although I've shot in Africa before (Burkina Faso & Zim), never a feature and at this level. Just wondering if anyone has any pointers on obvious issues and possible solutions to them? The whole shoot will be in a city with (albeit limited) access to power. Apart from the obvious issues of travel, accommodation, food & drink etc. the main issue we'll face is the light - top sun, dark skin tones, literally no golden hour (I think we'll be at around 17 degrees north), dark as death during the night, restricted access to power. Due to budget and logistical issues I have to be fairly careful with what we take over so I'm planning on using a lot of practicals-turned-film lighting, i.e. china balls, work lights. Also to fill frame & create interest, christmas lights, etc. By far most scenes will be shot during daylight hours so natural light will be no.1 but there are a few scenes during night. So have any of you shot in similar situations and have any pointers? I've read things like sowing white fabric under baseball caps while bouncing sun towards face etc. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks, PJ