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from Richard Trammell
Stop and Smell the MICHAEL ROSENBAUM (& Isaiah Mustafa!)
Writer, director, producer, actor, Lex Luthor MICHAEL ROSENBAUM visits Nerdist News! Jessica Chobot chats with him about his new movie, BACK IN THE DAY, farts, what it’s like working with his friends, and speaking of friends ISAIAH MUSTAFA drops by to chat as well!
FRONT SCREEN PROJECTION Technique
Before there was Green Screen, there was Front Screen Projection.
Vashi Nedomasky, courtesy of his blog Vashi Visuals, has put together the best of the best when it comes to the dolly zoom, starting with Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and moving forward in time from there. Comprising of 23 shots — with context of the scenes before and after to help emphasize the effect — the eight minute video is great look at how one technique can carry different weight depending on the filmmaker, genre and characters involved.