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Initial Thoughts on The Force Awakens

It’s all spoilers, people. You have been warned! At the time of this writing, I’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice three times: once with Beca and Annika on opening day, once with Beca and my sister-in-law on Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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“Over the Top” Shots

A few years back, I posted about seeing a visual quote of a Transformers shot in Tangled/Rapunzel and another in Rango. Since then I have found three four five seven many more. Does that mean I get to name it? If so, I’m dubbing it … Continue reading

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Tad’s Recommended Motion Picture and Cinematography Books

 finally got around to it. At every camera class I give at a studio or a school, some smart person always asks what books I would recommend to learn more about cinematography. Every time they do (which is every time, mind you), I … Continue reading

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“Powers of Ten” and Dolly-Zooms

One of the grad students I’m working with pitched a thesis project that opened with a giant tracking shot that moves from Earth orbit down to a child’s ice cream cone and then down to virus scale. I sighed silently … Continue reading

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Film Noir Lighting Lecture

I was asked to put together some lectures on lighting for the Clone Wars lighting team, and this week I deliver the second in the series. It’s been really nice that this talk is confined to Film Noir Lighting. I … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha

Time has run out for Tad… Last night I had my first non-work-related public appearance in Singapore at Pecha Kucha Singapore #2. The concept of Pecha Kucha Night is based on an exercise devised by designers in Japan to facilitate … Continue reading

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Everything in Moderation

Yay! I'll be moderating a panel on Superman Returns at the Savannah Film Festival in a few weeks. Coincidentally, the panel will feature Jonathan Rothbart, my former officemate from ILM and co-founder of The Orphanage, who was one of the … Continue reading

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