COMPASS FEATURES

Trailblazer Award: Sheri Davis

Sheri Davis, Director of the Inland Empire Film Commission to be the recipient of the Location Managers Guild's prestigious Trailblazer Award....

Filming in Extreme Locations Panel at AFCI

KFTV hosts panel on filming in extreme locations. Filming in wild, remote places offers huge rewards of exciting and dramatic shots. There are, however, a range of variables that a production needs to factor in before making a decision to shoot in extreme locations....

The Mushroom House

The whimsical “Mushroom House” built in the early 70's by artist/attorney couple is located in upstate New York, just outside of Rochester. Constructed out ...

Jof Hanwright on Visual FX

What started out as "find the perfect forest floor," became "find the perfect solution," resulting in a very clever ad campaign introducing the new VW Beetle....

Travelwise on Location Scouts

Few careers seem more tailor-made to travel-lovers than that of a location scout – the person responsible for finding just the right setting for a photography shoot, commercial, television show or film....

FILM INDEPENDENT: DIRECTORS UP CLOSE

The producers of Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival are holding their 13th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series from February 11 – March 12, 2014 at The Landmark – West Los Angeles....

Navajos + Lake Powell + Dutch Garden Products by John Hutchinson

One of the stranger jobs I've worked on was a commercial, shot at Lake Powell and using a cast of local Navajos. Without voiceover or product shots, just the wise (but untranslated) words of the Elder, it's a romanticized European view of traditional Native American life. ...

Talkin’ Texas by Kim Crabb

Full of free thinkers, artists, political advocates and 'Silicon of the South' types, the steps of the Capital building still host daily demonstrations and picketing....