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Why a RED Video Production Camera is a Red Flag

  • September 17, 2018
Video Production Camera With Red Flag

We've noticed several Denver video production companies advertising their video production gear, commonly citing the RED camera. I suspect that's because those video production companies want impress potential clients. What they're doing is quite the opposite—sending up a red flag that should give potential clients pause. In 2007 a talented cinematographer (and admitted camera geek) invited me and other video production professionals to his video production studio to get a first look at a new camera he had purchased. That new camera was a RED One. It’s not prestige you’re getting, it’s overhead. We had heard the rumors about this camera for a while and were eager to get our fingers on its buttons. In the span of my 20-year career, no other piece of production gear has spawned as…

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Now Apart of Agency List

  • August 26, 2016

Z-Channel Films is proud to become the latest addition to Agency List. Agency List is a trusted professional resource for businesses, students, and industry professionals where they can find top advertising agencies in major media markets across the United States. We are pleased to be included among Colorado's top agencies.

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FEATURE FILM “HER” — WANTS V. NEEDS

  • March 19, 2016

Perhaps my two favorite films of recent years are Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 film "Drive" and Spike Jonze's 2013 film "Her." Both are textbook examples of how to show a story instead of telling it. The viewing experience is immersive and the cinematography, especially, is sumptuous. Lewis Bond does a fantastic job above in breaking down the themes at work in "Her" and how the cinematography contributes to communicating them. Read about our documentary feature film production services.    

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF FILMMAKERS IN DENVER

  • March 25, 2015
Doug Gritzmacher At George Washington High School Denver Colorado

This week I was invited to guest speak at a filmmaking class at George Washington High School in Denver, Colorado (I know, a film course in high school? If only the rest of us could have been so lucky!). The students are working on their own short documentary film projects and educator Julia Ortiz thought they would benefit from hearing from a working documentary film professional in Denver. I was honored to receive the invitation and had a great time speaking to the students. I started off by going around the room and asking the students what their films were about. I got answers that included war, teen rape, immigration — a lot of heavy topics to be sure! Then I asked them who their…

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SEATTLE’S HARVARD EXIT — A SAD FAREWELL

  • January 7, 2015
Harvard Exit Theater

In 1995 I was a freshman at the University of Washington in Seattle. I didn't have the money to afford living on campus that year, so I commuted from my parents house in Lake Stevens, about a 50-minute drive to the north. Being a commuter student made it difficult to get involved in campus social activities and establish friendships. But I liked being around the college atmosphere and the attractions of the city. Chief among those attractions for me were Seattle's movie theaters. The UW has the fortune of being geographically proximal to Seattle's numerous historic movie houses. For a film fan who  grew up attending charmless suburban multiplexes, Seattle's movie theaters were a revelation. It was within their walls were I found comfort and solace during that first…

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ART & KIDS

  • December 18, 2014
Volunteer With Art Of Dennis Wright At ESGBA Christmas Party

Could there be a more fun combination? On Tuesday evening I volunteered with artist Dennis Wright to host an art activity for kids. The event is for 300 underprivileged kids in the Denver, Colorado, area and hosted by ESGBA. All kids received Radio Flyer wagons loaded with food, backpacks, toys and clothes. Dennis works at Converge Denver where my office space is. Three other Converger's joined us. Dennis is a fantastic painter. See his work here: http://www.denniswrightart.com/

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