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Synopsis Too young to feel anything but anguish, It Has To Do With Me is about a young teenager, Reuben whose life of hedonistic privilege becomes an unbearable nightmare. 107.1°F A desert town. Reuben is rich, smart, beautiful, experienced in drugs and disaffection. It’s the summer after high school, and what should be an endless pool party is ruined by the presence of Leandro, his mother’s new toy-boy boyfriend. There is just not enough place in the mansion for both of them. Reuben looks for refuge in Lucas, the pool boy, his latest object of desire, as well as Valerie, …
histograms

Histograms can be extremely helpful tools for exposing images—if you know how to use them. If you’re a new filmmaker, chances are you’re not completely familiar with all of your camera’s great features. But one you’ll definitely want to familiarise yourself with is the histogram, which reads the tonal values of an image, from shadows on the left to the highlights on the right. To help you better understand what a histogram is and how you can use it to get more accurate information of your images, here’s a short video from David Bergman of Adorama that explains it all: …
David-Worth

“The expansion of independent film may be the only opportunity people get to see something that has a pair of balls.” Filmmaker and cinematographer David Worth delivered that quote in a must-read interview with Vice some years back, but today, it’s evident that his belief in the grit and ability of indies to lead the whole film industry to greater heights remains stronger than ever. Mentorless was recently given the opportunity by Raindance’s groundbreaking Postgraduate program to sample an actual online class with one of their industry-veteran teachers. The mentor for the session attended was David Worth. Worth is best …
BoomOp

How do you avoid the pitfalls of being “that boom operator?” Operating a boom isn’t as simple as it looks; it actually requires a lot of expertise, finesse and physical strength. Not only do you have to know where to place the boom in order to get the best possible sound, but you also have to ensure that it doesn’t ruin the shot by bobbing into the frame. Luckily in this video from Aputure, boom operator Stephen Harrod serves up six tips that will help you take your boom game to the next level. Some things to keep in mind …
Anton Yelchin - Pavel Chekov

This weekend marks the debut of Star Trek Beyond, and by all accounts it’s quite good. So good, in fact, that Paramount is already moving full speed ahead on a sequel. But there’s a bittersweetness underlying all the warm buzz and giddy celebration — Star Trek Beyond is one of the last-ever completed roles of actor Anton Yelchin, who recently passed away at the age of 27. So how will the franchise deal with Yelchin’s character Chekov going forward? Producer J.J. Abrams said the filmmakers are still weighing their options, pointing out it’s still “too early” to announce a decision. …
Shane Halibut ASC

The guys at RedShark News have been working with RED and G-Technology to look at the issues, opportunities and practical solutions around shooting in higher-than-4K resolutions. They asked cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, what it’s like to work in higher-than 4K resolutions using RED cameras and G-Technology storage Q: What are the main artistic reasons for working in higher-than 4K resolutions? A: Flexibility in post production is a big factor if the project calls for it but the overall image quality is what has attracted me to the platform of shooting in greater than 4K on the RED Weapon. There is …