Tuesday, April 15, 2014

XiN Magazine Profile

XiN Magazine painted a vivid word portrait of Randall Paris Dark in China Stories. Read the article in Chinese and English here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Documentary Team Used Everything But the Kitchen Sink

REVIEW: "Seadrift vs. The Big Guy"

Director/Cinematographer Randall P. Dark

Randall P. Dark filming "Seadrift vs. The Big Guy"
"Seadrift vs. The Big Guy" presents the viewer not only with an involving look at a group of very determined sports enthusiasts taking on a daunting physical challenge, but also a technological tour de force of digital filmmaking. The combination of video formats from cell phone to eyewear to 4K is impressively successful, demonstrating that source material can come from any perspective both subjectively from the participants and objectively from observers.

This allows the point of view of those directly experiencing the event to become as important as the cinematography of the filmmaker.

Participants in the Texas Water Safari, the subject
of the documentary

The result is that only the editorial selection of the shots the documentarian chooses to include sets the parameters of the ultimate communication, rather than the limitations of his or her production capabilities. In my opinion, by demonstrating the unlimited potential of multiple video formats, this "Seadrift vs. The Big Guy" is a landmark in the future of potential filmmaking.

Jay Ankeney

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Behind the Camera: Randall Dark

Randall P. Dark was interviewed for Randi Altman's postPerspective about choosing the right tools for the right job. Read the article in its entirety at postPerspective.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

HD: Past, Present, Future

Randall P. Dark tells his story as an early adopter of HD to Post Magazine.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Random Thoughts from CES

Post Magazine caught up with Randall Dark at CES, which included a little fun with singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett. Read all about it here: Post Magazine

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Celebrating Randall Dark's 25 Years In HDTV

There are HDTV pioneers, and then there is Randall Dark. Now President and CEO of Randall Dark Productions (www.randalldark.net) in Austin, Texas - as well as the Artistic Director of the Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival - Dark can legitimately claim to be a quarter-century HDTV veteran.

Read James Careless' profile story on Dark's long and fascinating HDTV career in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of TV Technology Asia-Pacific by downloading here.

The mobile HD unit that Dark used to shoot Super Bowl XXX in HDTV for NHK (1996.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Macao lifestyle magazine CLOSER profiles digital cinema festival

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The article "Hollywood Comes to China" in CLOSER gives an excellent overview of this year's Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival held at The Four Seasons Macao. Artistic Director and visionary filmmaker, Randall Dark gives the lifestyle magazine an exclusive one-on-one interview on why he created the festival. Read the article online: Hollywood Comes to China