Kino Flo releases Select Freestyle

Kino Flo Lighting Systems will premier its new Select Freestyle line of location lighting systems for motion picture and television production during this month’s NAB 2017 Trade Show in Las Vegas. The new Freestyle systems come with durable, lightweight LED panels that can easily be removed for use as set practicals or for unconventional mounting … Read more

How Ruben Woodin-Dechamps shot Bonobo in a single take

Up-and-coming cinematographer Ruben Woodin-Dechamps has wrote in with details about how he devised the stunningly simple, but highly effective, single camera move on the recent Bonobo music video No Reason, featuring Nick Murphy, directed by Oscar Hudson. “‘Oh dear, what does he want to do now?’ is the first thing that comes to mind when … Read more

Canon introduces 4K compact Cinema EOS C200 camera

Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, launched the EOS C200, the latest addition to the esteemed Cinema EOS range. Offering exceptional creativity and flexibility, the new 4K compact digital cinema camera is perfect for a broad range of imaging professionals. As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – … Read more

‘Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography’ Goes To Christopher Doyle

On May 26th, at the very heart of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, Christopher Doyle, surrounded by Juliette Binoche, Jenny Suen, Olivier Assayas and Frédéric Auburtin was awarded the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” tribute. Hosted by Pierre Zeni and opened by Thierry Fremaux, Director of Cannes Film Festival, the ceremony took place at the … Read more

70th Festival de Cannes Award Winners Revealed

The Jury of the 70th Festival de Cannes, presided by Pedro Almodóvar, has revealed the names of the 2017 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. Monica Bellucci welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. The President of the Jury and the French actress Juliette Binoche, had the honour of awarding … Read more

Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses bring a cinematic look to final Broadchurch series

The third and final series of ITV’s acclaimed TV crime drama Broadchurch, produced by Kudos, Imaginary Friends and Sister Pictures, was shot using Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses by cinematographer Carlos Catalan. The unusual decision to shoot a TV drama Anamorphically was taken to make the most of the wide vistas of the coastal setting, and to … Read more

Filmscape busy shooting around the world

As it continues to expand its product range, image-capture specialist Filmscape has remained focussed on supporting cinematographers and crews on a growing number of productions, both in the UK and further afield. Filmscape’s inventory includes the latest products from manufacturers including ARRI, RED, Angenieux, Canon, Cooke, Leica and Zeiss. Having supplied camera, lens and grip … Read more

Paul Cameron ASC takes on Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

On the set of the upcoming, major motion picture, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, award-winning director of photography Paul Cameron ASC had to overcome hefty challenges. To get unprecedented oceanic shots, Cameron used drones to gather closer approaches and wrap-around shots of the ships. His aerial unit also managed to sink … Read more

DoPChoice expands its facility and team

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, DoPchoice is expanding its operations with the addition of a new 350sq/m warehouse, plus state-of-the-art commercial sewing and laser cutting machines to increase efficiency and assure product precision of its Snapbags, Rabbit-Ears, Snapgrids and other light directing tools. The company has also added to its international sales team with Spencer Newbury … Read more

Movietech introduce RED Epic Dragon 6K accessory rig

Movietech has custom built a new rig centering around a RED Epic Dragon 6K camera body, modified by the in-house engineering team to incorporate a suite of innovative upgrades that allow total compatibility with a wide variety of Epic accessories and attachments. Developed to expand the capabilities of the Epic Dragon, the accessory rig, exclusively … Read more

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Used On The Durrells

DP Sam Renton used Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the second drama series of The Durrells, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, The Durrells is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived … Read more

Elstree to hold celebration of Sir Roger Moore

This year Elstree Studios has intended to hold a celebration for the production The Saint made in the 1960s at the iconic Elstree Studios. “We are saddened to hear the news of Sir Roger Moore’s passing. We were looking forward to welcoming back Sir Roger to celebrate the anniversary of The Saint at Elstree Studios … Read more

Helicopter Film Services launches Typhon 6 Array

Amid a burgeoning visual special effects industry that continues to contribute markedly to the UK’s key creative sector, Helicopter Filming Services (HFS) has launched a new camera array. The Typhon 6 Array incorporates six ARRI Alexa Mini cameras mounted in a Shotover K1 system to shoot plates that can then be stitched together in post … Read more

Camerimage 2017 last calls for entries

Camerimage, the biggest international film festival devoted to the art and craft of cinematography has launched the selection process for its 25th anniversary edition. All filmmakers, producers and distributors are invited to submit feature films, documentaries, music videos, TV pilots and student etudes for consideration at the festival’s competition programmes and numerous out-of-competition sections. The deadline … Read more

Problems with modern day cinema & the rise of the drones

Problems with modern day cinema GBCT News / John Keedwell Problems with modern day cinema GBCT News / John Keedwell Mainstream cinema seems to be entering a strange phase of its creativity. Our multiplexes are now packed with sequels and remakes and it seems filmmakers are rapidly running out of ideas. The 2016 award-winning films … Read more

Re-live the Cannes Festival 70th Anniversary evening

Surrounded by friends, the Festival de Cannes celebrated its 70th anniversary in an evening that was less of a ceremony, and more an opportunity for discussion. A chance to talk about cinema, the history of film and the Festival, with directors from every generation, and actors and actresses too… Re-live the night with the official … Read more

Vinten announces microVRC controller

Vinten, a leader in robotic camera support systems and a Vitec Group brand, has introduced the Vinten μVRC (microVRC) controller that allows studios of all shapes and sizes to control high-end robotics and third-party pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras. Aimed at users looking for a complete robotic solution that suits their budget, the μVRC is the companion … Read more

Women In Motion Awards Talk To Winner Isabelle Huppert

Yesterday, Women in Motion at the 70th Cannes Film Festival welcomed the international actress, and Women In Motion Awards’ winner, Isabelle Huppert. You can now download the full B-roll of the Women In Motion Talk, a recap of the conversation, photos, videos, and Isabelle Huppert’s biography on the Women in Motion Press area, here.