Tiffen To Host Open House & Warehouse Sale

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12 pm – 5 pm, Tiffen Technical Center, Burbank Tiffen invites you to come check out the latest from Steadicam, Tiffen Filters, Domke, Lowel, Davis & Sanford and their other great brands. They will have live demonstrations on the new Steadicam M-1 Volt and Tiffen NATural ND Filters. BBQ and Refreshments … Read more

VER delivers enhanced environments for Murder On The Orient Express

Working alongside cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC, VER provided the bespoke Enhanced Environment installation that accompanied the train carriage sets used on 20th Century Fox’s Murder On The Orient Express. Throughout the production VER’s Paul Kobelja, and Enhanced Environment technical consultant Bobby Finley III, collaborated closely with VFX supervisor George Murphy and Zambarloukos, providing assistance … Read more

Tourflex Cabling Supplies Nearly 900 Metres for Marjan Television Network Studios

Tourflex Cabling has supplied nearly 900 metres of various length power, data and hybrid cabling all made to order, for a complete lighting infrastructure upgrade to the studios of Marjan Television Network – one of the leading Persian-language broadcasters. Marjan’s programmes are broadcast to 25 million viewers across the globe, and include Persian-speaking versions of … Read more

Maverick TV uses Canon kit on C4 reality series Escape

Maverick TV included a range of Canon’s broadcast equipment in its kitbag as it headed into a variety of inhospitable environments for C4’s new reality show Escape. To bring the story to life in locations as diverse as jungles, deserts, mountains and frozen tundra, the team relied on kit including: the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS … Read more

MBS Lighting add the LRX Robotic Illumination System

Pinewood MBS Lighting has added the LRX Robotic Illumination System to its inventory, due to its rising popularity, especially on large scale shoots where quick, simple access to precise control is needed. The range of automated fixtures includes 12/18kw PAR ‘Singles’ and the 23.4kW Scorpion, all featuring complete remote management over pan, tilt and intensity, … Read more

Camera Corps announces QX Mini PTZ Camera Head

Camera Corps has unveiled a new addition to its range of miniature robotic camera systems, the Qx, which incorporates features from its established Q-Ball and Q3 siblings. “The Q-Ball took the broadcast market by storm in 2009,” said commercial manager Barry Parker. “The Q3, which followed in 2014, delivered higher video quality and greater optical … Read more

Jake Polonsky BSC embarks on Billions Season Three

Cinematographer Jake Polonsky BSC has wrote in from New York with details about his work on Showtime’s Billions. “It seems like a very long time ago (April 2015) that I received an email from my US agent, asking if I’d be interested in talking to the showrunners of a new TV series about high finance … Read more

Quasar Science joins forces with Matthews Studio Equipment

Quasar Science, the Los Angeles-based LED technology and logistics company has joined forces with Burbank-based Matthews Studio Equipment to create a new generation of LED rigging support. Utilising MSE’s new MyWayGrip rigging system, the MyWayPlate Linear LED Mounting System is built for Q-LED Linear Lamps, making it simple to mount 1, 2 or 4 lamps … Read more

Congratulations to the Camerimage 2017 Winners!

Congratulations to Cinematographer Máté Herbai HSC, who has won the Golden frog at this year’s 25th Anniversary Camerimage film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for On Body And Soul (above). The Hungarian drama, which also won the Golden Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, is about a man and woman who … Read more

GTC Bill Vinten Award Winners announced

The winner of the Bill Vinten GTC University Award was Matthew Jopling, a graduate of Staffordshire University, who produced, directed and operated the camera on his documentary entitled T R White & Co Gunmakers, about a family firm of gunmakers in Staffordshire. Second place went to Adam Pickford of Wiltshire College, for his photography on … Read more

Sachtler launches ACE XL GS AL and ACE XL MS AL tripod systems

Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, has introduced two new aluminium tripod systems to the company’s popular ACE XL family. Equipped with the new ACE XL 75mm fluid head, the new ACE XL GS AL and ACE XL MS AL tripod systems offer many of the benefits of their carbon-fibre counterparts in a lower-cost package. Both … Read more

Kodak Film Lab London opens at Pinewood

Kodak Film Lab London is now fully-operational in the Ken Adam Building at Pinewood Studios. Kodak and Pinewood have signed a long-term collaboration agreement on the facility, which will offer comprehensive 16mm, 35mm and 65mm colour negative processing. The move to support the use of physical film in motion picture and television has been made … Read more

Chroma-Q Space Force Fixture Provides Powerful Soft Lighting for Marjan Television Network Studios

The award-winning Chroma-Q® Space Force™ fixture has been selected to provide powerful soft lighting for the studios of Wimbledon, London-based Marjan Television Network – one of the leading broadcasters to the Persian-speaking world with over 25 million viewers. Marjan, which has just completed a major refurbishment of its studio lighting infrastructure, broadcasts a wide range … Read more

Movietech sizes-up new large format lensing options

In preparation for the new wave of large format camera systems, independent image capture specialist Movietech, is offering the UK’s first set of the brand new, custom-made lenses from Whitepoint Optics. The acquisition of the new lenses is part of Movietech’s on-going programme of investment in the very latest imaging technology that includes Ultra HD … Read more

Sony enables 24x36mm Full-Frame Image Capture in VENICE from February 2018

After a successful launch of the next generation CineAlta motion picture camera VENICE, and extensive conversations with filmmakers following the camera’s debut, Sony is responding to strong requests to implement Full Frame image capture from day one, in time for the shipping of VENICE in February 2018. The feature enables filmmakers to realise VENICE’s full … Read more

Cooke helps shed light on The Morning After

Shanra J. Kehl’s The Morning After, shot with Cooke S4/i lenses, features eight intercut vignettes shot in eight locations in 11 days, telling the story of the moment when you wake up next to someone… the next morning. “I’ve always been a really big fan of Cooke lenses,” said Kehl. “To my eye, you get … Read more

Exclusive new 65mm format Prime DNA Lenses announced at Camerimage

At the Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, ARRI Rental has announced new lenses for its exclusive Prime DNA series, developed in-house for the ALEXA 65 camera system. Like the rest of the Prime DNA series, the new lenses are the result of collaborations with major cinematographers and have already been put to use on high-end productions. … Read more

New BFI Filmography Reveals Story of UK Film from 1911–2017

The BFI recently launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema. A treasure trove of new information, the BFI Filmography is an ever-expanding record that draws on credits from over 10,000 films, from the first UK film released in cinemas in 1911 through to present day, and charts … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049

More Human Than Human Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049 More Human Than Human Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049 Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Come Together”

Come Together President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Come Together President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC This being my first President’s Perspective, it seems only right to kick-off with a huge thank you to our immediate past president, Barry Ackroyd BSC. I’ve known Barry for nearly 30 years and I guess you could say that, … Read more