Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone is a New York-based filmmaker who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years as an animation/motion control cameraman, gaffer, camera assistant, D.P., and director. He spent a year and a half videotaping Holocaust survivors for the Survivors of the Shoah project and has a Master of Communication Arts degree. When he isn't working at B&H, he pursues personal filmmaking projects and spends time with his children. His personal website is www.gladstonefilms.com.

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In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, director Aaron Barrocas discusses how the production team of the horror-comedy short film Half-Cocked was able to create the illusion, safely, of a character being hit by a car, despite not having the time or budget for stunt performers or wire work. It is important to note that at no point was the actor in any danger, and he never made contact with the...
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The filmmaker behind Learning to Drive, Roderick Stevens, shares his thoughts on his film and filmmaking. Steven Gladstone: How long have you been working in the industry, and how did you get started? Roderick Stevens: I’ve worked in the film industry in some...
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When I was younger, 360° films/video meant a huge rig with nine cameras pointing outward in a circle. 360 divided by 9 gives you 40, so each camera had a 40° angle of view, horizontally. The film would be made using these monstrous rigs, sometimes slung from helicopters to get travelling shots of packs of animals hunting in Africa. Of course, you would only have the chance to see this if you were...
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If you are looking for the perfect camera or lens to get for that special videographer in your life, that is a tall order. But accessories, now—accessories make the camera package. However, camera accessory purchase decisions can be difficult to make for someone else, but don’t worry—for anyone who owns gear, there is always maintenance. Owning camera gear invariably leads to needing accessories...
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In the ever-changing, innovative world of video production, making a new camcorder-purchasing decision requires up-to-date knowledge of the latest features available, along with an understanding of tried-and-true technology. Even seasoned professionals will need to take some time to research the myriad choices offered, then carefully determine which camera fits their needs. The specific...
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In the segment of Show Us Your Shot, Director Roderick E. Stevens and Cinematographer Daniel Gonsalez, in an effort to accentuate the grounded reality of their hero's journey in the latter half of the film, chose to mix shooting styles and formats, including Super 8 film for the opening flashback scenes, 4k RAW (on a Sony F55) for the first half of the roadtrip with the two brothers, and 35mm (...
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Steven Gladstone: You wear many different hats—writer, producer, director, actor, etc. Do you go by Filmmaker, or is there a distinction? Gregory Blair: If I’m relegated to a single label, I use “Entertainment Professional,” because it is generic and inclusive enough to represent my writing consulting, TV, and theatre work in addition to my various roles in the film industry. SG: How long have...
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We here at B&H Photo are happy to announce the new Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-S. Touted by Zhiyun-Tech as the “Tiny Giant,” it features motors that are 50% more responsive and have 300% more torque than previous gimbals. This allows the WEEBILL-S to remain small and lightweight, while...
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Making a complete film that lasts only a minute takes far more time to shoot and edit. Kelly Murray and Hillary Hanak opened up to me about what was involved in making the one-minute-long horror film, 3:13. Steven Gladstone: How long have you been working in the industry, and how did you get started? Kelly Murray: I've been working in film for seven years, since 2012. Growing up, I was involved...
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In the segment of Show Us Your Shot, filmmaker Sam Stephan shares the details behind the making of his short film, The Third Day. “On The Third Day, we budgeted for four days of shooting the 11-page script. Various high-frame-rate shots and zooms had been conceptualized from the beginning, so we chose the Angenieux Optimo 17-80mm T2.2 zoom lens and a RED Scarlett-W. Zooms kept the frame moving...
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What do you do when you want to compare action cameras? I grabbed seven action cameras to test in this Shootout at the BK Corral (a.k.a. my Brooklyn backyard). My choices consisted of a Go Pro Hero7 Black,...
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I had the opportunity to catch up with Jillian Bullock, the filmmaker and creative force behind A Sense of Purpose: Fighting for Our Lives, and she shared some thoughts on making the film and the filmmaking process in general. Steven Gladstone: How long have you been working in the industry, and how did you get started? Jillian Bullock: I’ve been in the industry since 1991 when I graduated from...
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High end is a subjective term, and in terms of high-end lighting for film and video, you will be able to find such light fixtures in use on a variety of productions, in the middle of a cornfield on the next indie smash, or hanging in a studio grid for next summer’s blockbuster. Really, the best definition for what makes a light high end is that whatever it does, it does it well, without hiccups...
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Filmmakers, take heed: the Leitz Cine Primes and Zooms are sharp, with natural-looking bokeh and round, out-of-focus highlights, and they cover VistaVision. Lenses, not diamonds—it is lenses that are forever, or at least a long time—provided you get the right one. Even...
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In/Out, Up/Down—it seems like everything takes everything today, and spits it all out. It wasn’t always the case. Now you can just let the technology do all the work, and the thinking too, but that is where you can run into trouble. Monitors are great for taking a wide range of image formats and even converting them for output. However, monitors are for evaluating your images, not for making the...
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