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Well before David Boyd A.S.C. shot a single frame of The Walking Dead, Deadwood, or Friday Night Lights, he was the cinematographer for every episode of the short-lived, much-loved series Firefly, from writer-director Joss Whedon.

Whedon was hot off successes with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, and a decade before helming and co-writing one of the most popular movies of all time, Marvel's The Avengers. Firefly met a far different fate, however: canceled after only 11 of its 14 episodes had aired. To say that the show's popularity has grown since then is an understatement. Fan demand led to a Firefly feature film (Serenity), and a Comic-Con 2012 Firefly reunion panel saw fans camping out overnight for entry into the standing-room only 5000-seat hall.

David talks to Creative COW about shooting Firefly, the show's remarkable life since its premature cancellation, and its passionate fans. "I've done things I may be more happy or proud about with regard to creativity," says David. "I did a short titled Two Soldiers, which won an Academy Award. But when people get wind of the fact that I shot Firefly, they're in awe."

Read David's article at http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/david-boyd-asc-on-firefly-its-10th-anniversary

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LipSync Group Produces Ice Age 4 Event Spot For FOX

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Telestream Collaborates with Simplifilm to Expand Screen Recording Offering

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Matrox Releases Support for Avid Media Composer 6.5 Across Entire Line of I/O and H.264 Encoding Products

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Avid Hosts Pro Video Webinar and Q&A with Emmy Award Winning Editor of Modern Family

Adobe Takes Major Step to Bring Broadcast TV Online

Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2012 HPA Award Winners for Outstanding Color Grading

RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Match, with automatic color matching for multicam and stereo shoots. Stereo features can be matched taking occlusions into account.

ITV SignPost Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media File Capture, Transcode & Format Conversion Solution in Drive to HD File-based Workflows

LipSync invests in Blackmagic Videohub as part of facility expansion

Bella Corporation Introduces 30 Days of Free Training

Cooke Optics rebrands Panchro range as Mini S4/i

Company 3 and EFILM Collaborate on Comprehensive Post Pipeline for James Bond Feature "Skyfall"

FxFactory 4.0 Visual Effects Plugin Platform Now Available on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

The Thai Film Industry Shines During the American Film Market 2012

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SATCON 2012: Xytech Adds Powerful New Functionality to MediaPulse Fuse

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