Skytheory Blog Posts
Going South is an upcoming Canadian film about Martha Barlow, a prairie wild child looking to escape her rural life. Skytheory is proud to announce that our very own Patrick Hackett will be traveling to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as Assistant Director for this film.
He's blown up buildings, hunted sharks, crashed airplanes and flown helicopters.
It's the year 2006. While you were busy texting your ex-girlfriend on your non-iPhone, fueling a cartoonishly unhealthy relationship with more and more lies, Wes Anderson was making this commercial for American Express. Like a boss.
Good cameras don’t make good pictures.
Let’s face it, everyone loves a big beautiful picture. I can recall years ago seeing “To Fly." One of the first Imax spectacles by MacGillivray Freeman Films-- truly astounding. By the same token, I think most people remember the first time they saw David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia lensed by Freddie Young in full Cinemascope. Breathtaking.
All the same I can’t help but think of the balloons floating away in Lang’s shadowy M., or Orson Wells running through the glistening Viennese sewer in Carol Reed’s The Third Man-- both shot with grainy black and white.
To place so much emphasis on the technical qualities of the camera and not the craft of cinematography is to miss the point. The camera is simply a tool. A chef loves a sharp knife, but does it make the meal any better?
Are we truly globalists? While the promise of a cross-cultural, multi-cultural world is at the other end of our internet connections, are we participating?
Scroll through your Facebook friends or Twitter followers. . . how many of them aren’t American? Have you ever been on a site in a foreign language?