DJI reinvents the drone flying experience with the DJI FPV

DJI has launched a new type of drone with an intuitive, immersive flight experience. The DJI FPV combines the first-person view and high-speed performance of racing drones, the cinematic camera sweep of traditional drones, the safety and transmission technology of DJI’s consumer drones, and an optional innovative single-handed motion controller that allows pilots to control … Read more

ARRI’s Remote Solutions toolkit allows productions to resume work safely and immediately

ARRI’s new Remote Solutions is a powerful toolkit that can be customised to meet near-set and off-set workflows. The remote production ecosystem allows professionals to safely get back to work without compromising operational and creative control. With a complete system of connected ARRI cameras, lights, remote heads, and accessories, ARRI Remote Solutions offers workflows that … Read more

February 2021: Heroines, history, and a tale of two homes

Still buzzing with excitement following this week’s Golden Globes announcements, Mark London Williams’ latest comment piece from LA sees him speak to the filmmaking talent behind The United States vs. Billie Holiday, A Nightmare Wakes, and Bliss. Normally through the month of February, the business of L.A. is waiting for envelopes to be opened, to … Read more

Visual Effects Society announces VES Awards nominees

The Mandalorian garners most nominations and leads the broadcast field with 13 nominations. Soul is top animated contender. Project Power and The Witches lead feature film nominations with three each. Nominees in 25 categories were selected by VES members via 32 virtual nomination events conducted across the globe. Given the state of the pandemic and … Read more

Shabier Kirchner / Small Axe: Mangrove

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL Mangrove – the first film in the monumental five-part Small Axe series unites cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with director Steve McQueen to tell personal stories of resilience and triumph that are both steeped in history and vibrant with culture. “If watching Small Axe can inspire one youth in the Caribbean to become … Read more

Phedon Papamichael ASC GSC / The Trial of the Chicago 7

A SNAPSHOT OF HISTORY Phedon Papamichael, ASC GSC, has been making good use of the 1960s lately, gaining BAFTA and ASC nominations for his work on Ford v Ferrari, and now, a year after that film’s release, finding himself at the tail end of that storied decade with Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, … Read more

Joshua James Richards / Nomadland

ON THE ROAD Joshua James Richards shoots the third feature film from director Chloé Zhao – the intimate story of self-discovery, Nomadland. The United States’ growing population of middle-aged drifters, many being forced out of their homes by the 2008 recession and on to the road, is the subject of director Chloé Zhao’s third feature. … Read more

Health and Safety: Safe Shooting

A positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increased global attention towards health and safety within social and professional environments. But has it been enough to transform the film and television industry to avoid the tragic and high-profile deaths of American camera assistant Sarah Jones and British camera operator Mark Milsome? The overall … Read more

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