DP Stuart White on The Conversation

Up and coming DP, Stuart White, wrote in with details about his work on The Conversation, which was screened as a finalist at the BSC Emerging Cinematographers Night. “20 pages, 44 scenes. Barcelona after dark. Actors thrown through windows, furious fights down stairwells, and high-speed motorbike chases across the city. The Conversation was written to … Read more

John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary

Reach For The Sky John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary Reach For The Sky John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary “The sky is a beautiful place to paint pictures. It’s where I live most of the time,” remarks aerial photography specialist John Dibbs, who was a producer and the cinematographer of remarkable ground … Read more

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Directed by J. A. Bayona, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom marks another action-packed addition to the blockbuster dinosaur franchise. Made on a budget of around $170m, the fifth instalment of … Read more

Aaron Reid / 10×10

Cramped Aaron Reid / 10×10 Cramped Aaron Reid / 10×10 BY: Valentina Valentini The psychological thriller 10×10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Suzi Ewing’s first feature, the film stars Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly in a battle between right, wrong and all the grey … Read more

June 2018:
Future Proofing

Future Proofing Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Future Proofing Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: ©2018 George Leon/FILMCASTlive We are a tad later than usual with our pixel slinging, coming to you just after summer solstice, since we’ve recently wrapped up our annual sojourn on the magazine side, covering L.A.’s … Read more

SyFy’s The Expanse Relies on Cooke 5/i Primes for its Beautiful Visuals

In 2014, when Syfy announced a commitment to 10 one-hour episodes of The Expanse, it was (and still is) the most expensive show the channel has ever produced. Based on the bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), critics … Read more

Blood Runs Thick through Cooke Anamorphic/I Lenses

Regardless of budget, every director and DP wants their film to look its best. That was no different with Blood Runs Thick, a low-budget, indie horror feature from director Romane Simon, lensed by LA-based Nik Shaw, with Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses selected for the production. “Cookes are my favourite Anamorphic lenses,” said Shaw. “I especially like … Read more

Ben Seresin BSC ASC / The Mummy

Monster makeover Ben Seresin BSC ASC / The Mummy Monster makeover Ben Seresin BSC ASC / The Mummy BY: Ron Prince Once upon a time in ancient Egypt, a princess, named Ahmanet, was chosen as the new ruler. But her father did not wish to pass the throne to her, preferring a male heir. When … Read more

New accessories for Alexa Mini

ARRI has announced two new Pro Camera Accessories dedicated to the Alexa Mini camera: a broadcast plate and a low bracket for shoulder operation. These products were recently presented as early production models at the BSC Expo in London and the Micro Salon in Paris, where they were enthusiastically received by industry professionals. The ARRI … Read more

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