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Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


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Lena Waithe
First thing’s first. If you have not seen the trailer for DEAR WHITE PEOPLE — watch THIS please. Clearly a student of the #stayworking generation of media makers, Lena Waithe’s latest project TWENTIES hit the web on Monday. My guess is that her team’s “pilot presentation” strategy is to bring as many eyes to the 4-part episode now available on Youtube before the show makes its way to a TV near you. Plus Queen Latifah is part of the producing team. I am all in!
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LA Times Spotlights Images From Oscar-Worthy DP’s


"“We spent 21/2 months at this tank we built that was like 150 feet wide and 300 feet long and 50 feet tall. Doing that, we could create any weather and shape the lighting and sustain the mood. Initially I thought this was a smaller movie, but it didn’t turn out to be that at all. It got bigger and bigger” says cinematographer Claudio Miranda.  (Photo credit: Peter Sorel)

“We spent 2 1/2 months at this tank we built that was like 150 feet wide and 300 feet long and 50 feet tall. Doing that, we could create any weather and shape the lighting and sustain the mood. Initially I thought this was a smaller movie, but it didn’t turn out to be that at all. It got bigger and bigger” says LIFE OF PI cinematographer Claudio Miranda.                       (Photo credit: Peter Sorel)

Cinema is alive and well, folks. 2012 (especially this awards season) has brought out the most epic storytelling I have seen in a long time. There are many power players to thank for this. The Los Angeles Times just recently published a fitting profile of the masters of light, also known as cinematographers. An individual frame is to a movie as a sentence is to a novel. You may pass it over upon first glance and think nothing of it, but sometimes a second look is a wonderful thing.

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