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Aspiring cinematographers with some knowledge and experience with the medium have just been given another opportunity to advance their skills by learning from the brahmins of the biz. The American Society of Cinematographers will host an inaugural series of Master Classes, taught by such pros as Stephen Burum, the program advisor, and Caleb Deschanel, both recipients of Asc’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Taking place Oct. 21-25 at the Asc Clubhouse in Hollywood, classes will be limited to 20 students. This is the first in a series of planned quarterly, week-long seminars. Subjects will include lighting, integrating photography with visual effects and workflow practices.
The organization’s site warns that these are not introductory-level courses. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and the tuition is $2,800.
According to Asc president Richard Crudo, classes “will be augmented by field trips to nearby state-of-the-art facilities. No one else can give such access to »
- Steve Chagollan
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a busy busy guy and this summer he’s been working hard filming Hercules. We have a few of his great sneak peeks behind the scenes by way of his Twitter account. From props to armies, we have a little bit of everything.
3 hr daily process w/ multi-time Academy Award nominated hair & make up artists. Love the transformation.. #Hercules pic.twitter.com/LEpPXouae1
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 11, 2013
Hercules. We have the best film designers in the world. Respects the mythology w/ great detail. #SonOfZeus #12Labors pic.twitter.com/sjagGECfah — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 22, 2013
“Become the man you were born to be..” ~ Hercules #ThracianWars pic.twitter.com/Ognt2DM9bP
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 9, 2013
6am. Shooting over 12hrs & still going. »
- Jess Orso
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the biggest, most muscle-bound dudes in Hollywood, but the hulking man appears to have transformed himself into a true colossus for his role as Hercules in Brett Ratner's upcoming "Hercules: The Thracian Wars."
Late last month The Rock took to Twitter to share his insane 22-week diet for the film, which has him consuming about three pounds of meat and fish a day, as well as 14 egg whites. He also hits the gym every morning -- and not for a breezy spin on the elliptical.
Earlier this week he tweeted behind-the-scenes proof that the extreme diet and workout regimen -- the epitome of a Herculean effort -- is doing its job, building the actor into a mortal version of the Greek demigod.
Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClass pic.twitter.com/zW0ss2RYxS »
- Laura Larson
While there are plenty of legitimate complaints to be raised about the advent of “the Twitter age,” the social media service has offered some neat looks into the filmmaking world. Everyone from Marc Webb to Bryan Singer has used Twitter as a tool to offer fans a look behind-the-scenes at their latest films, and Dwayne Johnson has been doing the same when it comes to his passion project Hercules. Directed by Brett Ratner, the film is described as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” We’ve already seen a couple of teases of Johnson in costume, and now the actor has offered a few more looks at the set, including an impressive shot of the Thracian soldiers. Hit the jump to check out the latest images. The film also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, »
- Adam Chitwood
Dwayne Johnson unveiled another new photo from the set of his upcoming "Hercules" film, giving us a better look at his costume as he talks with cinematographer Dante Spinotti. Check out the photo below. The new movie is based on the "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" graphic novel and is grounded in reality, which means that there are no supernatural elements. It's directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand). "Hercules" co-stars Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, and John Hurt. It's set to hit theaters on July 25th, 2014. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Do you any of you follow Dwayne Johnson on Twitter? If you do, or even if you don’t, check out his profile. The dude has 5,207,271 followers, yet he follows no one. Is it me or does that just seem right?
At any rate, the reason I’m talking about Johnson’s Twitter is because he tweeted out another pic from behind the scenes of Hercules.
“Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti.” #MasterClass
Source: Twitter »
- Philip Sticco
Since production began on director Brett Ratner's Hercules, Dwayne Johnson has been teasing his look as the title character in the film. This latest image features a full look at the back of Johnson, giving us a better idea of what his costume looks like. The other guy in the shot is the film's cinematographer, Dante Spinotti.
The movie is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and the movie is described as a "revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist." I might actually be excited for this movie if Ratner weren't directing; I just don't like his stuff.
Here's a synopsis for the film:
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. »
- Joey Paur
Dwayne Johnson, one of the most charismatic actors working in action movies today, is playing coy about his look in Brett Ratner's upcoming film Hercules. Over the last few weeks the star has shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the film, but each time he has had his face obscured or hidden from the camera. That tradition continues today with yet another picture of The Rock on set, which comes to us via the actor's Twitter account. This particular image was posted by Johnson partially so that he could share his thoughts about about the film's cinematographer, who is featured in the photo with the star. The message accompanying the photo reads, "Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClass." The director of photography was previously nominated for both Michael Mann's The Insider and Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential, and has »
Dwayne Johnson has released yet another look at his upcoming project, "Hercules: The Thracian Wars." This image offers up a better look at the costume The Rock will wear in the upcoming flick.
"Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClass," Johnson tweets.
"Hercules: The Thracian Wars" is due in theaters on July 25, 2014. Directed by Brett Ratner, it also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. Meanwhile another 3D "Hercules" movie is due out the same year.
Just don't expect to see any familiar faces from the "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" television show in either project. During an interview with Zap2it at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Sorbo lamented the fact that he couldn't score an appearance in either upcoming "Hercules" film.
"They didn't even put me in either of them. I mean, give me a break," he says. "My agent called up both of them, »
Over the past month and a half, Dwayne Johnson has been periodically sending out teaser photos from the set of Hercules, with the latest shot featuring the actor alongside Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dante Spinotti. While the actor has slowly been revealing his Hercules costume, we've yet to see his face. Is there some reveal in regards to the character's front side that The Rock is hiding from us? Has he suddenly become camera shy? While we may not have those answers for quite some time, take a look at the latest from the set of director Brett Ratner's mythological action-adventure, slated to hit theaters July 25, 2014.
Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClasspic.twitter.com/zW0ss2RYxS
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2013
"Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClass pic.twitter.com/zW0ss2RYxS"
Hercules comes to theaters July 25th, »
Dwayne Johnson is in a very good shape and he wants you to know it! Not hard to guess – we’re here to take another look at his big butt Hercules costume. Now when we know that they have the best film designers in the world, Johnson has a new message: honor to work with Hercules cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. Head inside to check him out. Brett Ratner directs the movie from a script written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and as we previously reported, the whole thing is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Everyone knows...
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- Jeanne Standal
Before you get too excited about this, the following photo is yet another of Mr. Dwayne Johnson from the rear on the set of the Brett Ratner directed Hercules, which is now lensing. The pic, which was released via Johnson’s Twitter account also features cinematographer Dante Spinotti, and also shows off the impressive set and Hercules costume.
Hercules, which is based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann.
The film is released next summer.
Check out the pic below.
Source: Dwayne Johnson
The post Dwayne Johnson Releases A New Photo Of Him As ‘Hercules’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules. Honor to work w/ Hercules Cinematographer & multi Academy Award nominee Dante Spinotti. #MasterClass pic.twitter.com/zW0ss2RYxS— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2013 Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann. The film »
Dwayne Johnson's latest Twitpic from the set of Hercules: The Thracian Wars once again gives us only a glimpse of the hulking beast known as The Rock, looking every bet as imposing as you'd expect a Greek God to be. Standing with the actor is veteran cinematographer Dante Spinotti (Heat) as the two prepare to film a scene inside an "ancient Greece" looking set. Johnson's costume in this particular scene looks pretty damn minimal, almost like a leather leotard with a skirt. Although, »
- Paul Shirey
Dwayne Johnson has been teasing images of himself from the set of the upcoming Hercules since production began . Today's image features him with the film's cinematographer Dante Spinotti and offers fans a better look at his costume. Check it out below! The film, directed by Brett Ratner and also starring Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann, is based on the graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars." The ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. Hercules is scheduled for release on July 25, 2014. »
Alex Gibney, Rick Carter among Academy’s new Board of Governors members (photo: Alex Gibney) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the names of the 2013-2014 Board of Governors contingent. As per the Academy’s press release, ten first-time governors have been elected this time around. Besides, eight current Board of Governors members have been reelected and one previous member is coming back. This year’s election increased the Academy’s Board of Governors from 43 to 48 members. The Academy’s release adds that AMPAS’s "16 branches, including the recently created Costume Designers Branch, are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. For the first time, the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch is represented by three governors; the branch was previously represented by one." First-time Board of Governors members The first-time governors are: Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, »
- Andre Soares
Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and Fox Searchlight co-president Nancy Utley are among 10 first-time members voted to the board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.
This year’s election increases the Academy’s governing body from 43 to 48.
The other inductees are: Judianna Makovsky and Deborah Nadoolman representing the costume designers branch; Rick Carter and Jan Pascale of the designers branch; Alex Gibney for documentary; Lynzee Klingman for film editors; and Kathryn Blondell and Bill Corso from the makeup artists and hairstylists branch.
The re-elected governors are: Ed Begley, Jr, actors branch; John Bailey, cinematographers; Kathryn Bigelow, directors; Charles Fox, music; Jon Bloom, short films and feature animation; Curt Behlmer, sound; Richard Edlund, Visual Effects; and Robin Swicord, writers.
Mark Johnson, representing the producers branch, returns to the board after a break.
The Academy’s 16 branches, including the recently created costume designers branch, are each represented by three governors, who may serve »
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Ten first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and one previous governor is returning to the board. This year’s election increases the Academy’s governing body from 43 to 48.
The first-time governors are Judianna Makovsky and Deborah Nadoolman, representing the Costume Designers Branch; Rick Carter and Jan Pascale, Designers Branch; Alex Gibney, Documentary; Lynzee Klingman, Film Editors; Amy Pascal, Executives; Kathryn Blondell and Bill Corso, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists; and Nancy Utley, Public Relations.
The reelected governors are Ed Begley, Jr., Actors Branch; John Bailey, Cinematographers; Kathryn Bigelow, Directors; Charles Fox, Music; Jon Bloom, Short Films and Feature Animation; Curt Behlmer, Sound; Richard Edlund, Visual Effects; and Robin Swicord, Writers.
Mark Johnson, representing the Producers Branch, is returning to the board after a hiatus. »
- Michelle McCue
Documentary director Alex Gibney is among the 10 new additions elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Gibney, representing the documentary branch and succeeding the outspoken Michael Moore, will be joined by fellow first-timers Judianna Makovsky and Deborah Nadoolman (costume designers), Rick Carter and Jan Pascale (designers), Lynzee Klingman (film editors), Amy Pascal (executives), Kathryn Blondell and Bill Corso (makeup artists and hairstylists) and Nancy Utley (public relations).
Reelected to governor positions are Ed Begley Jr. (actors), John Bailey (cinematographers), Kathryn Bigelow (directors), Charles Fox (music), Jon Bloom (short films and feature animation), Curt Behlmer (sound), Richard Edlund (visual effects) and Robin Swicord (writers). In addition, Mark Johnson of the producers branch is returning to the board after a hiatus. »
- Jon Weisman
Founded in 2007, Radical Studios is a multimedia company that incubated comic books for exploitation in other forms. Among their earliest releases was Hercules, boasting a Steranko cover, and it came with high production values and a bit of a buzz., The character returned for a second miniseries in and this interpretation captured Hollywood’s fancy. After years in development, production on the movie adaptation began today. Thew film enters a crowded summer 2014, especially for super-hero films, coming after Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and just before X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy (raising the question whether or not four Marvel Universe films in five months will reach the saturation point).
Here’s the formal release:
Hollywood, CA (June 10, 2013) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, a division of MGM Holdings, Inc., and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced principal photography began today on “Hercules, »
- Robert Greenberger
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