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The Adventure: Visiting Eskimo Village for Whale Carving and Walrus Snacks

By Dale Johnson A few years ago, hunters in the Eskimo village of Wainwright, Alaska, had taken a whale in the sea near the village. Historically, the people of the Village would carve up the carcass and distribute the meat to everyone in Wainwright, according to ancient Eskimo rituals. The producers at NOVA were working on a new program about the native people of Alaska at that time, and wanted footage of this process. Consequently, I was hired to go to Wainwright to film the activity.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs February 21, 2013

His Travel Film Posters Helped Boost Great Audience Attendance

Following up on Doug Jones’ fascinating story of promoting a declining film series in California, I decided to make my own publicity attempt. I had finished my new film on Alaska about three months ago, and while sitting in an auditorium waiting to show it one evening, I thought to myself that there were probably more people in this town who would be interested in seeing the film—if only they knew about it.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs February 15, 2013

What? A New Documentary Shot in 16mm?

I went to see "Beasts of the Southern Wild" for only one reason…it was shot with 16mm film. Its release as a theatrical feature didn’t reveal any negatives assignable to that recording medium, however.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs November 30, 2012

Bolex is Back! Not as a Film Camera, But as a Little Digital Wonder

Remember the old Bolex film camera? The darling of travel adventure film and documentary shooters? Well, kids, it's back. But, now it's dressed in digital array.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Blogs July 23, 2012

The Latest Final Cut Pro

Apple has released an update for Final Cut Pro Ten this week (FCP 10.0.3). Not every one will be a user of FCP, but if you fall into this group of nonusers, you may find the following of interest.   Read More
Posted by Dale Johnson in Features February 07, 2012
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