CW Sonderoptic expands global sales team

CW Sonderoptic, the designer and manufacturer of Leica cine lenses, has expanded its global sales team to provide clients with more direct service and support. New regional sales managers include Seth Compton, who will cover the Americas, Kevan Parker overseeing Europe, Osamu Tsukada covering Asia Pacific and Po Liu in the Greater China region. CW … Read more

Fujifilm launches MK Cine lenses

Fujifilm Corporation has unveiled its new MK series of cinema lenses which offer advanced optical performance, plus ultra-compact and lightweight design. The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9, a standard zoom lens with the focal length of 18-55mm, is the first MK lens to be released in March 2017. In the summer, this will be followed by the … Read more

Mark Patten / Taboo

The dark side Mark Patten / Taboo The dark side Mark Patten / Taboo How do you convey the inner turmoil of a 19th century adventurer, whilst simultaneously fleshing out his movements through the filthy streets and sumptuous rooms of Regency London? This was the challenge for Mark Patten, director of photography on Taboo, a … Read more

Learn Art Department Essentials at Pinewood Studios

Are you passionate about production design? Creative Media Skills are teaming up with Film Design International to host a five day workshop (20th – 25th March 2017) at Pinewood Studios, led by Production Designer Terry Ackland-Snow, with the aim of igniting your interest in a career in the Art Department. Discover the different stages of the … Read more

Elstree Film Festival conducts “Script to Screen” workshops in schools

Elstree Film Studios and the Elstree University Technical College conducted a Script to Screen Workshop with the first participating school as part of the Elstree Studios Film Festival for Schools initiative. So far, Key Stage 2 pupils at Wroxham Primary School and Key Stage 3 pupils at Queen’s Secondary School were treated to a masterclass … Read more

James Laxton / Moonlight

Intimate epic James Laxton / Moonlight Intimate epic James Laxton / Moonlight Many films are carried along on a wave of hype before they are released but the independent feature Moonlight has built up a genuinely positive buzz through festival screenings and a slew of awards. Due for general UK release in February, this sensitive … Read more

The Production Guild to host Film Workflow Course

At a time when the use of film is becoming more common in the UK, The Production Guild are running a one day course this month in association with the GBCT, aimed at production crew who are experienced at working with digital capture but have little experience of working with film. They are looking to recruit 10 … Read more

Kodak Film celebrates film resurgence during awards season

This year nine movies, variously captured on Kodak 35mm and 16mm filmstocks, received 29 Academy Award nominations. Nine of the 14 Motion Picture Golden Globes were also captured on Kodak celluloid, and eight movies captured on film received no fewer than 34 BAFTA nominations. The titles included La La Land (DP Linus Sandgren FSF), Fences … Read more

Chroma-Q Hosts Showcase Event Featuring Award-Winning Speakers

Chroma-Q® is excited to announce it is hosting a showcase event on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 featuring award-winning guest speakers from the fields of cinematography and television lighting design and the opportunity to try out the brand’s award-winning LED solutions. Taking place at Heatherden Hall within the grounds of the iconic Pinewood Studios, approximately 20 … Read more

Blackmagic Design Announce DaVinci Resolve and Camera Update

Blackmagic Design introduced today the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro camera, the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel as well as a new version of DaVinci Resolve for Red Hat and CentOS Linux. Watch the press conference video here Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro URSA Mini Pro is really three cameras in one … Read more

VariCam 35 sheds light on BBC’s The Moorside

The VariCam 35 has taken centre stage on the popular BBC One docu-drama The Moorside, the most successful debut of a drama for the Corporation in 15 years. Set on Dewsbury’s Moorside estate, the series follows how a group of ordinary women brought the community together as one to try and find a child who … Read more

DoPchoice

Guiding light Spotlight/ DoPchoice Guiding light Spotlight/ DoPchoice Munich-based DoPchoice has set a new standard for innovative softboxes and grids, now not just in Europe but also around the world. Tested and developed in conjunction with DPs and gaffers, the company’s Butterfly Grids, Snapbags and Snapgrids are multi-functional systems for almost every kind of LED … Read more

Elstree Studios renew their partnership with BBC Studioworks

Elstree Studios is continuing its highly successful partnership with BBC Studioworks. Elstree Studios providing stages converted for Television and BBC Studioworks providing state of the art TV Studio technical facilities. The partnership formed three years ago to provide Elstree Studios with Television facilities and to provide BBC Studioworks with facilities to house BBC Productions whilst … Read more

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