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Tech Talk: Interview with a Hollywood Unit Publicist – Ernie Malik

Ernie Malik (via IMDB) is a highly regarded film publicist. He has worked on major motion picture projects including the Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys and more recently the Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Green Lantern. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Ernie while…

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  • laura radfordMarch 12, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    your blog is just so rich in information, i’ve spent the last week addicted to it! Thank you for sharing :)

WEBEMIC – Website Launch

Webdemic is a viral marketing company that I recently worked with on their rebranding and relaunch. This was an exciting shoot as I had the opportunity to work closely with the company’s principals Daniel and Elliott to create a series of images that are closely integrated with their company’s mysterious branding. The images are light…

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Tech Talk – How to run a “Specials Shoot” Part 1.

A specials shoot is a publicity shoot for a film or TV show that is specifically to capture promotional stills. Promotional stills are integral press and publicity resources and are usually shot in a studio environment with the key cast. On high profile film productions “Specials” photographers are often iconic photographers such as Annie Leibovitz…

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Tech Talk – Innovative use of stills in film marketing

One of the biggest challenges for a stills photographer is proving our value to film makers. With increasingly tight budgets stills photographers are seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. I think part of the reason for this is that most film makers see the process like cooking a surprise dinner for your live…

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Tech Talk – Tips for actors working along side a stills photographer

[singlepic id=1019 w=250 float=right] I’ve got to say, that one of the most rewarding aspects about shooting production stills is the opportunity to create amazing images in collaboration with Actors. As a photographer on set, it is my utmost goal to create strong and marketable images that give the best portrayal of the film and…

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  • MichelleJuly 11, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Have you ever found yourself at odds with an actor / actress ? I am new to the game and immediately found myself aggravated by a person with a small role – she’s had two walk on’s and now knows everything about the movie business and acting. It’s horribly annoying! So far I’ve kept my mouth shut. What would you do ? I don’t see that I can do anything that I’d like to do without ruining my reputation.
    What would you do ??
    Thanks !
    Michelle