The Art of Pulling Focus

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“In this short video tutorial series, we get the skinny from Bob Sanchez, a Chicago-based career 1st A/C with over 30 years of feature filmmaking experience. In Part 1 of our video series with Bob, Kendal Miller interviews him on what exactly it takes to do the job, and the tips and tricks he’s learned over the years. Bob explains his unique method of focus pulling with a speed crank, how he approaches measuring and marking a scene, and the tools he uses on a daily basis. In Part 2, Bob details the methods he uses to pull focus, and what tools he carries on each job to facilitate the position of 1AC. Part 3 is devoted to demonstrating Bob’s techniques on an example scene. You’ll be able to see over Bob’s shoulder as he pulls focus for Kendal in a handheld rig setup.”

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Andrew Bartlett is one of the co-founders of Bartlett Productions, a small media company based out of northern North Dakota. He has a passion for serving Christ through the visual arts and has had the opportunity to work on a number of films as well as produce marketing materials for businesses and organizations. Andrew is also the Director of the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, where aspiring filmmakers can learn the craft in a hands-on way.