galler_zachary_2017Zachary Galler

New York based cinematographer Zachary Galler grew up on film and commercial sets where he would observe his director father at work. Galler’s passion for filmmaking led him to leave film school early in order to jumpstart his career. He cut his teeth as a lighting technician and quickly worked his way up to shooting various feature film and television projects. Galler’s first feature as a cinematographer, The Sleepwalker, premiered in U.S. Dramatic competition at Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and was distributed by IFC. His second feature, She’s Lost Control, was awarded the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. Earlier this year, Galler shot all 8 episodes of Discovery channel’s New scripted series Manhunt:Unabomber, the whole of which was directed by Greg Yaitanes (Quarry, Banshee, House). Manhunt was critically acclaimed, and Galler’s work is featured in the October 2017 issue of American Cinematographer magazine.

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Anatomy of a Workflow – Minimizing Costs for Productions, sponsored by Panasonic

For producers, we’re currently living in the Golden Age of accessible filmmaking tools. But with newly affordable digital camera and post-production technologies such as large 4K sensors and inexpensive subscription-based post-finishing systems, it’s now possible for a producer to keep production and post-production costs low while still maintaining top production value. Topics of discussion will include budgeting for the highest quality camera, reducing lighting expenses, creating cost-efficient workflows, and more. We’ll also examine emerging technologies such as 4K capture, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and VR (Virtual Reality).