Cannes reveals 2021 classics selection

As with every year, the Festival de Cannes presents a selection of the best restored prints and invites those in attendance to explore the history of cinema. The films are as followed: La Drôlesse (The Hussy) by Jacques Doillon (1978, 1h30, France) Presented by Malavida. 2k scan and restoration made from the negative image, by Éclair Cinéma laboratory. … Read more

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden launches virtual production stage

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL) has announced the launch of three new sound stages, providing 83,000 sq. ft. of additional production space at the UK facility and featuring the debut of V Stage, a cutting-edge virtual production stage. House of the Dragon, HBO’s much-anticipated prequel to its acclaimed Game of Thrones series, is confirmed as … Read more

ZEISS Cinema Products team appoints Jacques Bouley as new sales manager for Europe

Jacques Bouley has taken over from Sundeep Reddy as sales manager for the European territory of ZEISS Cinema Products. Having evolved in the cinema lenses environment for seven years, Jacques Bouley is already familiar with many actors of the cinema industry. He will be happy to provide support to cinematographers, camera assistants, rental houses, dealers, … Read more

The Bottle Yard studios supports Kickstart youth employment scheme

The Bottle Yard Studios team has welcomed its first Kickstart Scheme placement, 24-year-old Jack Price, who has begun a six-month Runner placement, marking the first Bristol City Council position to be filled under the scheme. The Kickstart Scheme, which has been underway since September, is a £2 billion UK-wide government initiative aimed at helping young people, who have been among the hardest hit by the economic … Read more

Motion Impossible’s AGITO facilitates shoot for new Jack Savoretti music video

June 2021 saw the launch of a new music video for Jack Savoretti’s latest single, ‘Secret Life’. The music video was produced by international film production and music company Great Guns, and directed by Great Guns’ Calum Macdiarmid. The relaxed video takes viewers on a leisurely journey from the aisles of a London supermarket to a field in the English countryside, whilst Jack maintains an impressively indifferent attitude to the fact that the shopping trolley he sits in moves of its own accord.  … Read more

Canon reveals its widest RF lens to date

Canon Europe has announced the launch of the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM, its widest RF lens to date. The zoom lens completes its RF trinity of kitbag-friendly, compact f/4 lenses which together offer photographers a versatile focal range covering 14-200mm. With quiet autofocus, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation and a 14-35mm focal length incorporating aspherical … Read more

Cinematographer Owen Cant on Three Bullmastiffs in a Corner Kitchen

Cinematographer Owen Cant recently commented on lensing Three Bullmastiffs in a Corner Kitchen – the new film from Paul Chambers. The crowdfunded project aimed to look inside those struggling from addiction, using real addicts and street-casted performers. “We aimed to create a film that has a rawness and authenticity with which it portrays the experiences of … Read more

BFI launches nationwide review to boost skills across UK

The BFI is undertaking a major strategic skills review on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The review will be conducted in close collaboration with the industry-led skills body ScreenSkills, national and regional screen agencies, trade bodies, unions and leading industry figures. The UK Skills Review is aimed at sharing … Read more

The 48th Daytime Emmy Awards telecast winners

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recently announced the winners of the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+. “We honor the Daytime community for helping us find our way through the turbulence of the pandemic, increased racial unrest and the chaos of the presidential election … Read more

Teradek launches Bolt 4K LT MAX, a pocket-sized wireless video solution with 5,000 foot range

Teradek launches the Bolt 4K LT MAX, a 4K HDR wireless video solution featuring up to 5,000+ feet line-of-sight range in a compact, rugged form factor. Bolt 4K LT MAX is the latest addition to the award-winning Bolt 4K family – powered by the revolutionary 3rd-generation Amimon 4K chipset – and is interoperable with the entire … Read more

Nicolas Bedos, Jean Dujardin & Pierre Niney provide the final screening of the 74th Festival de Cannes

In 2019, Hors Normes (The Specials), directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, closed the official Selection of a memorable edition. The Festival has announced that OSS 117, Alerte rouge en Afrique noire (From Africa With Love), directed by Nicolas Bedos, will be shown at the 74th edition’s “Final Screening” on July 17th in the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the … Read more

TIFF announces 46th edition of the festival will take place in September

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will kick off 10 days of exceptional international and Canadian cinema with over 100 films in its Official Selection, events featuring acclaimed industry guests, and TIFF’s Industry Conference. Recognized as the world’s largest public film festival, TIFF is poised to bring the theatrical experience back to life and continue … Read more

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces inaugural programming

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles announced a slate of programs it will offer to the public beginning September 30, 2021, when it will celebrate its grand opening. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum, said, “We have been hard at work preparing the Academy Museum and are … Read more

ROE Visual selected for LED studio spaces in North America

Creative Technology North America (CTNA) has partnered with ROE Visual to build another virtual production LED studio. With LED studios located in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville, CT now adds Las Vegas to the list, launching their latest in-camera VFX studio. Founded in 1981, Creative Technology is a global leader in broadcast & live … Read more

Mo-Sys launches on-set virtual production services for LA productions

Mo-Sys Engineering is introducing on-set virtual production services for the Los Angeles market. Mo-Sys On-set VP Services provides an out-sourced solution for production companies new to virtual production. This is a unique Mo-Sys concept designed to empower cinematographers and directors who can now focus solely on imaging and storytelling without the time-drain of organising their … Read more

Freefolk uses robotic VFX for new ŠKODA campaign

Freefolk has used VFX and post-production to bring robotic characters to life for ŠKODA’s ‘Purrs electric, Grrrs attitude’ UK TV spot, to showcase the brands highly-anticipated all-electric Enyaq iV SUV.  Directed by Frederic Planchon, through Academy Films, with post-production and animation led by Freefolk and in collaboration with Fallon, the film illustrates the car as an SUV for people who want the … Read more

Jury finalised for 74th Festival de Cannes

Around the President Spike Lee, five women and three men of seven nationalities, and coming from five continents, will have the privilege to discover the 24 films of the 2021 international Competition. As a reflection of the official selection, almost the whole world will be part of these long-awaited premieres. The jury members are as … Read more

Sundance Institute announces the 2021 Accessible Futures Intensive Fellows

Sundance Institute has resumed the Accessible Futures Initiative in 2021 as a virtual Intensive. Created in 2019, the Intensive is part of Sundance Institute’s ongoing commitment to deepening outreach to and support of artists with disabilities, including amplifying accessibility at the Sundance Film Festival with guidance and support of our partners at Easterseals Southern California … Read more

Rob Hardy welcomed into ASC membership

Also a member of the British Society of Cinematographers, Hardy’s credits include features Ex Machina and Mission: Impossible – Fallout as well as the FX/Hulu series Devs. New Society member Rob Hardy was born in London and attended the Newport Film School in Wales as well as Sheffield Hallam University, where he specialized in cinematography. Shortly after he finished his … Read more

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