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Following Films Podcast: Erik Messerschmidt on Devotion, Michael Mann, and David Fincher

  For the upcoming major motion picture Devotion – the anticipated Korean War-era feature film based on the acclaimed book and directed by J. D. Dillard, starring Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, and Joe Jonas and coming out November 23 -- award-winning director of photography Erik Messerschmidt, ASC leveraged his decades of experience to create stunning visuals that entwine narrative, action sequences, landscape, and compelling insights into the human condition. To bring dynamic vibrancy to the film, which focuses on the true story of a black naval officer who befriends a white naval officer, Messerschmidt used real planes shot in actual locations. Many of the cockpit interiors, particularly the “Bearcat” sequence in the beginning of the film, are entirely authentic. For the combat sequences, the actors were shot in front of an LED volume similar to “The Mandalorian” so the footage could be captured in camera. A big movie shot on a budget much smaller than typical Holl

Episode 99 of War Machine vs. War Horse: Blackhat (Sneakers vs. Hackers)

On this episode we celebrate the ability of computers to bring people closer together, even when one party is uninvited. Hopefully you don't see us invading your earbuds in quite the same fashion that we view the hackers in the films SNEAKER and... well, HACKERS. This battle between the old and young is inspired by an old standby of portraying masculinity in film, director Michael Mann's latest work in BLACKHAT. GUEST: Patrick McGill of Role Play Craft comes in to judge the roller blading contest that is 90s cyber culture as portrayed in film.