Pioneering format on Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk  excites NAB 2016

During NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning director of Brokeback Mountain and Life Of Pi, provoked a flood of positive comments among filmmakers and Hollywood technologists when he presented an 11-minute sequence, from his next movie, entitled Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which features advanced production and post production techniques. Shot at … Read more

Julián Apezteguia brings El Clan  to life with Cooke Anamorphics

When director of photography Julián Apezteguia, ADF (Argentinian Society of Cinematographers) got the chance to work with director Pablo Trapero for the second time, on the director’s latest film El Clan – a dark story set in the 1980’s about a family of kidnappers and murderers – he used a full range of Cooke Anamorphic/i … Read more

Company 3

Making mincemeat of the dailies grind Post It Notes / Company 3 Making mincemeat of the dailies grind Post It Notes / Company 3 Building on the established dailies department and pin-registered scanning service already offered as part of our DI workflow, it was a natural progression (driven by demand) for our team at Company 3 in London … Read more

James Neihouse ASC / A Beautiful Planet

Mission critical James Neihouse ASC / A Beautiful Planet Mission critical James Neihouse ASC / A Beautiful Planet BY: Ron Prince A Beautiful Planet  delivers a breath-taking portrait of the Earth from space, and provides a unique perspective of our planet and the galaxy beyond. The 46-minute show, the first digital production in space, was … Read more

Mátyás Erdély HSC / Son Of Saul

Heart of Darkness Mátyás Erdély HSC / Son Of Saul Heart of Darkness Mátyás Erdély HSC / Son Of Saul BY: Kevin Hilton Filmmakers always face a dilemma in showing the unshowable, especially if it is central to the story and the motivations of the characters. Set amid the horrors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp … Read more

Danny Cohen BSC / Florence Foster Jenkins

Pitch Imperfect Danny Cohen BSC / Florence Foster Jenkins Pitch Imperfect Danny Cohen BSC /Florence Foster Jenkins BY: Ron Prince Florence Foster Jenkins  is the absurd, amusing and tender true-to-life tale about the eponymous New York heiress and amateur operatic soprano, who was ridiculed for her lamentable singing abilities. Jenkins used her wealth to support … Read more

Steven Poster ASC / Amityville: The Awakening

Shock Horror Steven Poster ASC / Amityville: The Awakening Shock Horror Steven Poster ASC / Amityville: The Awakening BY: Valentina Valentini Despite what you may think you know about the infamous Amityville murders story, Amityville: The Awakening  is not gore. The reboot – written and directed by Franck Khalfoun – is a contemporary tale of … Read more

NYC Notebook

NYC Notebook Letter from America / TREVOR FORREST NYC Notebook Letter from America / TREVOR FORREST Manhattan is inspiring. High-rises, hidden away meeting places, and the family style living of Brooklyn, give NYC a lifeblood unlike any other city I know. Paris, London, Berlin, Budapest. European cities. They all have interior cultures and a full range of seasons, but … Read more

Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC / The Nice Guys

Tough Stuff Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC / The Nice Guys Tough Stuff Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC / The Nice Guys BY: Ron Prince The bruising action in The Nice Guys  spins like a modern Raymond Chandler yarn, through different parts of 1970s Los Angeles and different social classes. Directed by Shane Black, from an original screenplay he wrote with … Read more

Garrett Brown

Action man Innovator / Garrett Brown Action man Innovator / Garrett Brown BY: Adrian Pennington Rocky Balboa ascending the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Rocky  (1976). Young Danny Torrance riding his tricycle through the cavernous halls of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining  (1980). Imperial storm troopers rocketing between trees on the … Read more

Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Our Kind Of Traitor

Web of Intrigue Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Our Kind Of Traitor Web of Intrigue Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Our Kind Of Traitor BY: Ron Prince Tapping into our perennial passion for spooks and secret agents, British spy thriller Our Kind Of Traitor  is adapted from John le Carré’s 2010 novel of the same name, … Read more

LCA (Lights Camera Action)

Light Brigade Spotlight / LCA Light Brigade Spotlight / LCA BY: Kevin Hilton Finding a name for a new company that sums up what it does can go a long way in establishing a venture. Which is why Nick Shapley was surprised when he found that Lights Camera Action was not registered at Companies House when he came to … Read more

Laura Bellingham

Sticking to the story Meet The New Wave / Laura Bellingham Sticking To The Story Meet The New Wave / Laura Bellingham Filmography (so far): Campaigns for Samsung, Currys and Nikon. Numerous promos and shorts including Hackney Lullabies  (2011), The Line  (2014) and Fist  (2016). Shooting first feature this summer, entitled Kill Her Witch  (dir. Faye Gilbert). When did … Read more

Kees Van Oostrum named President of the ASC

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as … Read more

Panavision Announces New Large-Format Digital Camera

Working Prototypes of Millennium DXL and Reel on Display at Cine Gear Expo. Panavision, a global brand synonymous with optics, innovation, and customer service, is introducing the Millennium DXL Camera (“DXL”), a revolutionary breakthrough in image acquisition and workflow. DXL was developed through an unprecedented combination of three companies’ best-in-class contributions: large format optics and … Read more

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