Saving Planet Earth

An innovative PBS series uses interesting HD tools to develop a unique look of the world

e2, a series on PBS now in its third season, profiles the cutting-edge individuals who are trying to create a better quality of life. Narrated by actors Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, the series explores solutions to environmental and social problems we face today, with subjects ranging from design, energy, transport, water, food and urban development.... Read more

Sundance Reboot

HDVideoPro reports from this year’s Sundance Film Festival as it seeks to adapt to a changing industry

With the arrival of iTunes, Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” program and websites like Hulu and CinemaNow, there has never been a better time to watch movies on the Internet. And with video-sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo, and a growing number of social-networking sites, filmmakers can now upload, distribute and promote their own... Read more

Modern Love

Shot on Panasonic VariCams, Paper Heart brings a unique perspective to the romantic comedy genre

The genesis of director Nicholas Jasenovec’s Paper Heart (cowritten by the director and star Charlyne Yi) was a prolonged affair, according to director of photography Jay Hunter. "Charlyne and Nick had to go around town explaining the idea to studio people, and I don’t know if anybody ever truly ‘got it’ until they saw footage,"... Read more

Road Trip

Shooter Thomas Rist captures the essence of America with the help of Audi clean-diesel vehicles and the latest digital tools

In these days of economic challenge, companies are looking for “eye-catching” ways to capture both employee and consumer attention. For Audi, taking a fleet of 26 vehicles on a road trip was a way not only to increase support for and understanding of clean-diesel technology, but also to educate consumers that its TDI lineup features a new... Read more