CAMERA: Rick Cypher and “The Fighter”

Industry veteran Rick Cypher has spent the last 30 years of his life working as a Director of Photography. Listen as he discusses his on-set experiences with Mark Wahlberg while filming “The Fighter” and find out why Mr. Cypher was the perfect man for the job.


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STAGE: How to get to Sesame Street

Learn about Dr. Loretta Long: Singer, Actor, Educator, and Original Cast Member of Sesame Street.

LIGHTING: George Greczylo & Ray Charles

40 year Lighting Director, George Greczylo, discusses how he helped “set the mood” for the music video Learn to See performed by legendary artist, Ray Charles.

AUDIO: Enhancing the way you listen to sports


Learn how industry pioneer and YES Network Director of Technical Operations, Jack Kestenbaum, used his innovative thinking and audio engineering brilliance to forever enhance the way that you experience television.

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Bill Diamond

How to “Never Grow Up” and Still Succeed

Have you ever had the thought, “Maybe I haven’t grown up yet?” For some, such a thought can be worrisome. However, it can be an acceptable characteristic in the minds of others: especially in the world of production. Just ask Bill Diamond, the founder of Bill Diamond Productions, which is a creative production company where […]

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The Life and Strife of a Cinematographer

If you were to look up the word ‘cinematography’ in the dictionary, the definition would read, “the art of making motion pictures.” That is the essence of the word, but it doesn’t elaborate on any of the subtleties or responsibilities of the art. Don’t worry, Ferro is here to provide insight. And who better than […]

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Directing Multi-Lingual Television

Every once in a while I get a chance to flex my foreign language skills. Sure it does come in handy when you’re ordering from the menu of a Portuguese or Spanish restaurant, but in this global TV market being multi-lingual is a great plus. Because of that, I’ve been able to work with many […]

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3D Animation: Make Some Noise!

PROJECT: “MAKE SOME NOISE” Giants stadium scoreboard prompt used during Giants home games at MetLife Stadium on the 4 large video boards.   One of Ferro’s contractual responsibilities during the NFL season is to support the Giants “in– game show”.  This includes videos and graphics played during time outs throughout the game.  Some of those […]

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Learn to Listen

Learn to Listen

A million years ago I spent my days designing and studying the creation of sound through the technology of analog and digital synthesizers. My nights were occupied by pushing audio faders and tweaking EQs as a Studio and Live Sound Engineer throughout NYC’s recording studios, clubs and concert venues. Without realizing it I was rewiring […]

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