Kevin Margo, Director of “Grounded” on Crossing the 180 #92

kevinmargoA couple of months ago a film went up on Vimeo that immediately struck a chord with people. It was a stylish, sci-fi cinematic opus of existentialism, family, loss and intrigue. It is a short film that draws similarities to Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” and Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” It has won nearly a dozen awards in a range of categories including cinematography, sound, editing, and genre. And to top it all off, it was shot with a 7D and a 5D Mark II. (Make a note you pixel peepers. This VFX-heavy film was NOT shot with a 10-bit camera.) The film I’m talking about is “Grounded.” The filmmaker, VFX supervisor Kevin Margo. Today’s extra long episode goes into detail on how he made it, why he made it, what his life has been since it hit the festival scene, and his hopes for the future.

This show is co-produced by Dan Rollins of LiveWire Films. The music used in this week’s sponsor segments was “Lux Aeterna” graciously provided by Clocks and Clouds from their album “Life Beyond Reason.” Learn more about their unique fusion of classical music and rock instrumentals and They are a great source for indie filmmakers to get amazing and unique music for your productions.

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Today we continue our short mini-series with Mike Duval from LensProToGo about iPhone apps for filmmakers. Today he talks about the StillMotion App, SMAPP.

Q from Revolution Cinema Rentals (formerly Hurlbut Visuals) is back to share his experience working in Hollywood. Today he talks about filmmaking unions. Don’t forget to check out Letus, makers of Shane Hurlbut’s Master Cinema Series.

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