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What actually happens at film festivals?

What actually happens at film festivals?

Some of the most prestigious film festivals include Sundance, Cannes, Toronto International, Berlin International, and International of Rotterdam Film Festival. There are also many local festivals, especially in the Southern California area due to the proximity of Los Angles. But what actually happens at a festival? Did you know that film festivals showcase more than just movies? They provide workshops, discussions, and panels to…
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Using Drones Properly: A Beginner’s Flying Guide

Using Drones Properly: A Beginner’s Flying Guide

In our last 'drone' blog, we explored "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Regulation". As you may have read, the aerial videography and drone industries have grown substantially in the last few years. It can be difficult to keep up with changing rules regarding the operation of drones. Even more difficult can be learning to fly the damn-things. Several…
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A Thank You Note to Robin Williams from a Pixel Intern

A Thank You Note to Robin Williams from a Pixel Intern

As a 4-year old kid with Leukemia, two years of my life was spent bedridden in a children’s cancer treatment center. A sort of purgatory, surrounded by neither death nor life, was the closest thing I could call home. Children fatigued with chemotherapy treatments wander aimlessly in that cold and dark place. The constant sound of beeping heart monitors faintly…
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Drones: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Regulation

Drones: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Regulation

The UAS (unmanned aerial systems) industry is perhaps one of the fastest growing markets currently, and is constantly evolving. That's why we have dedicated a two-part series on aerial videography. In this blog, we will focus on aerial videography and regulation by the FAA. Aerial videography has taken off in the last few years (no pun intended), so much so…
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Blog from a Production Assistant at Pixel

Blog from a Production Assistant at Pixel

by Shruti Patrachari Monday morning I walked into the office, however that day was different. I went immediately to the studio and began preparing the studio for the day's production. Everyone had their hands on something. In one corner one person was preparing the camera, in another, one was assembling the sound absorbers, and then there was me. I was…
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