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6 items from 2014


Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire The Best and Worst Advice They Received

23 January 2014 11:17 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There's plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographers of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival what was the best and worst advice they ever received, as part of our How I Shot That series. Here is a selection of their responses: Best Advice: "Don't feel pressure to run to the frontline and film. Follow your gut instincts and get in and get out and only if it there are essential moments for you to tell your story." -- Cinematographer Rachel Beth Anderson ("E-Team") "Vilmos Zsigmond told me, 'Jim, nice guys finish first and when you are successful promise me that you will help the next person.'" -- Cinematographer James Chressanthis ("Cesar's Last Fast") "First and foremost: It's not a race. Enjoy the whole journey and be proud of yourself even when things aren't going your way. »

- Max O'Connell

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How I Shot That: Capturing the Private Moments in Sundance Entry 'Cesar's Last Fast'

21 January 2014 12:13 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Chressanthis has worked on numerous projects over the last several years as a cinematographer, including "The Watsons Go To Birmingham," "The Makeover," "The Music Man," "Life With Judy Garland," "Ghost Whisperer," and "Hide." His latest, "Cesar's Last Fast," directed by Richard Ray Perez & Lorena Parlee, is a documentary chronicling Cesar Chavez's 36-day water-only fast in 1988. It is screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Which cameras and lens did you use? Betacam, Panavision Genesis, Canon C300 & 5D, Arri Alexa and Canon C300 with Super 8mm, Arri 416 and Panavision Genesis, Arri Super16 SR3, 35mm Panavision. What was the most difficult shot in your movie and how did you pull it off? It was being unobtrusive and capturing the private moments, and the tremendous sacrifice of Cesar Chavez. His breaking of his fast with Ethel Kennedy was the most difficult moment: feeling the tremendous outpouring of emotions while clearly rendering the. »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Sundance: Participant Media, Univision Team For Deal On Chavez Docu ‘Cesar’s Last Fast’

18 January 2014 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update: Participant Media has confirmed Deadline’s scoop on the Cesar Chavez pic. Release appears below the original story. Exclusive: In a mid-six figure deal, Participant Media’s TV network Pivot is teaming with Univision to acquire Cesar’s Last Fast, the documentary about Cesar Chavez that will make its Sundance premiere tomorrow in the U.S. Feature Documentary category. The deal is the first major one after Participant and Univision last year formed a venture to acquire smart properties to air on both networks. The film covers the 36-day fast undertaken by Cesar Chavez to bring attention around the world to the dangers of the liberal use of pesticides on farm workers, their families and communities. The 1988 fast, in which Chavez only consumed water, was captured on film by filmmakers James Chressanthis, Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee. It was one of the courageous acts that made Chavez an iconic advocate for farm workers. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Sundance: Participant Media, Univision Team For Deal On Chavez Docu ‘Cesar’s Last Fast’

18 January 2014 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update: Participant Media has confirmed Deadline’s scoop on the Cesar Chavez pic. Release appears below the original story. Exclusive: In a mid-six figure deal, Participant Media’s TV network Pivot is teaming with Univision to acquire Cesar’s Last Fast, the documentary about Cesar Chavez that will make its Sundance premiere tomorrow in the U.S. Feature Documentary category. The deal is the first major one after Participant and Univision last year formed a venture to acquire smart properties to air on both networks. The film covers the 36-day fast undertaken by Cesar Chavez to bring attention around the world to the dangers of the liberal use of pesticides on farm workers, their families and communities. The 1988 fast, in which Chavez only consumed water, was captured on film by filmmakers James Chressanthis, Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee. It was one of the courageous acts that made Chavez an iconic advocate for farm workers. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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2014 Guide to the Sundance Twitterverse

16 January 2014 3:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s that time again. The biggest American film festival is upon us, and this year the Ioncinema crew will be descending on Park City with eight feet on the ground and eight eyes on Park City’s various and plentiful screens. Eric Lavallee, Nicholas Bell, Caitlin Coder and I will be covering just about every inch of this year’s festival here at Ioncinema.com, as well as on that ever increasingly vibrant instanews network – Twitter. Be sure to follow @ioncinema and, as stated above, my personal handle @Rectangular_Eye, as we’ll be tweeting throughout the festival with breaking news, reviews, and sightings, all the while trying to keep up with the massive amount of content sure to be coming from this year’s Sundance filmmakers themselves, most of which have their own Twitter accounts and are listed at length below (minus the world & short programs). Whether you »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Sundance Twitterverse 2014: U.S. Documentary Competition

16 January 2014 6:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Part two in this year’s Sundance Twitterverse series, we are bringing you direct contact with most of next year’s Oscar short list. No one on this list is repped more than the No No: A Dockumentary (@dockumentary) crew, who are all sporting profile pics from the film on their feeds.

U.S. Documentary Competition

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory – @AliveInsideFilm

Editor Manuel Tsingaris – @MTsingaris

Composer Itall Shur – @ItaalShur

All the Beautiful Things – @ATBThingsMovie

Director John Harkrider – @pathetic100

Captivated The Trials of Pamela Smart

Cinematographer Naiti Gámez – @naitigamez

The Case Against 8 – @TheCaseAgainst8

Co-Director Ben Cotner – @bcotner

Producer Rebekah Fergusson – @R_Films

Composer Blake Neely – @cowonthewall

Cesar’s Last Fast – @CesarsLastFast

Co-Director Richard Ray Perez – @BraveNewRick

Producer Molly O’Brien – @mobworks

Editor Lewis Erskine – @EditorSavant

Editor Carla Gutierrez – @CarlitaGu

Cinematographer James Chressanthis – @NoSubtitles

E-team - @ETeamFilm

Subject: Human Rights Watch – @hrw

Co-Director Katy Chevigny – @mightychevs

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- Jordan M. Smith

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