Q and A (Page 2)

INSIGHT: Paul Korver

Published on website: August 14, 2013
Categories: Lab and Post Production , Q and A

When Paul Korver founded Cinelicious in 2008, he had only one thing in mind — to move the state of film post production forward.

Korver’s Cinelicious is a post production studio, with locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, offering a full slate of film and digital services. The company believes in respecting the craft and tradition of celluloid film, while leveraging all the benefits of the digital present. Cinelicious has been involved with high-level, film-based projects for directors such as Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Andrew Stanton, as well as studios including Paramount, Disney, Pixar, and Warner Bros.

INSIGHT: Rob Bowman 

Published on website: June 17, 2013
Categories: Television , Q and A
Rob Bowman. (Photo by Chuck Bowman)

Filmmaking is a family business for Rob Bowman. Taking a cue from his father Chuck—an Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer and television journalist—the younger Bowman got his start as a producer and director in the mid-1980s, working on such hit shows as The A-Team and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He solidified his reputation as a forward-thinking filmmaker when he earned his stripes as producer-director on The X-Files.

InCamera sat down with Bowman earlier this year as he was completing the 2012-2013 season of Castle. He talked about keeping up with the show’s lightning-fast pace and his penchant for Rocky Road ice cream.

INSIGHT: Gregg Fienberg

(L-R) Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Lucy Griffiths of True Blood (photo: Lacey Terrell/ HBO)

On HBO‘s True Blood, vampires are just another misunderstood minority. And the visuals are one key to success.

Producer Gregg Fienberg’s credits include some of the most visually innovative and memorable television productions of the last two decades, including Twin Peaks, Deadwood, John from Cincinnati and Carnivàle. His current production, True Blood, is the latest in his 13-year association with HBO. Every show he has done at HBO has been originated on film.

Insight Timothy Van Patten

Published on website: March 19, 2013
Categories: Television , Q and A
L-R Timothy Van Patten discusses a scene with Shea Whigham. ( photo: Macall B. Polay / HBO)

Actor. Writer. Director. Producer. There isn’t much that Timothy Van Patten can’t do. After getting his start in front of the camera on The White Shadow (1978), Van Patten went on to appear in a number of films and television shows, including The Master and True Blue.

In 1992, the Brooklyn native earned his first off-screen credit for directing an episode of Home Fires. Since then, Van Patten has become a fixture of the small screen, directing hit shows like Sex and the City and The Wire. He cut his teeth producing on Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ miniseries The Pacific. And his work on The Sopranos earned him five EMMY® nominations.

Getting Dirty: Mud embraces authenticity of locations

Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland Photo: James Bridges; ©2012 FilmNation Entertainment

Down by the Mississippi River, if you take 4x4 trucks deep into the woods on what barely qualifies as a “road,” and then switch to utility terrain vehicles, you reach a deer camp. Next, continuing on foot, there is a large, old tree that happens to have a 35-foot, 1960s-era cabin cruiser wedged 30 feet up in its canopy. This location was dubbed “Boat-in-Tree,” and this was the trek that cast and crew — with equipment — made on a daily basis for director Jeff Nichols’ latest film Mud.

“We found locations that were hard to get to,” admits director of photography Adam Stone, “but when you see them on film, they are just gorgeous. It sets the movie apart.”