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We survived NAB 2015!

By DCS, May 5, 2015

Excerpted from the Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter, May 2015 By James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of DCS -- Photos by Mark Forman, courtesy of Mark Forman Productions We survived NAB 2015! I think that’s the general sentiment of the folks who work the show as they wrapped up another year. Well over ... [ Read: We survived NAB 2015! ]

What Happens In Vegas Does Not Always Stay in Vegas -- The Impact of Consumer Electronics on Professional Content Creation

By DCS, Jan 18, 2015

One DP’s Perspective By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS Excerpted from the Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter - January 2015 Some might suspect that our recent trip to CES was a boondoggle, a chance to live large in Vegas on the DCS dime, but believe me, I get all the Vegas I can handle at ... [ Read: What Happens In Vegas Does Not Always Stay in Vegas -- The Impact of Consumer Electronics on Professional Content Creation ]

Why We Ride - Thinking Differently to Create Successful Indie Distribution

By DCS, Oct 23, 2014

Excerpted from the Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter, October 2014                                                                                                                                                                       ... [ Read: Why We Ride - Thinking Differently to Create Successful Indie Distribution ]

What's Expendable In Movie Making?

By DCS, Sep 17, 2014

What’s Expendable In Movie Making? Excerpted from the James Mathers column One DP’s Perspective in the Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter September 2014 Safety on the set has been on everyone’s mind since the tragic death of Camera Assistant, Sarah Jones.  Various locals of IATSE, in particular, the International ... [ Read: What's Expendable In Movie Making? ]

Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Making a Living while Making Movies - June 2014

By DCS, Jun 18, 2014

Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Making a Living while Making Movies By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS For a lot of years I’ve primarily earned my living shooting Indie Features, or to put it in less glamorous terms, Low Budget movies.  I’m talking about budgets that would typically fall ... [ Read: Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Making a Living while Making Movies - June 2014 ]