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Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build by Dan Selakovich

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The Films the Rigs Are Named For

I love film noir. There’s something about the underbelly of American life that I find very appealing. Though the term is French, film noir is an American invention. Imagine that for a second—inventing a genre of story telling. When is the last time that came around?

The other reason I love this genre is that it is one of the most inventive. These films started out as “B” movies with “B” list directors—amazing directors who wanted to be “A” list under their studio contracts. To move up the studio ladder, what better way than to be creative and daring in story, character, lighting, and editing? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but what guts it took to try.

Although this isn’t necessarily a list of my favorite ...

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