Shift 4 continues company and inventory expansion

With branches in London and Manchester, UK rental house Shift 4 is continuing to expand the company and its inventory to further evolve the service offered to cinematographers working in high-end productions. It is the first rental house in the UK to have a set of the new Angenieux Optimo Prime Full Frame lenses – … Read more

Paolo Carnera AIC / The White Tiger

EAT THE RICH Netflix has put its money behind A-list filmmakers like Spike Lee, Aaron Sorkin and George Clooney whose films are all in the running for accolades. Da 5 Bloods, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and The Midnight Sky all have their merits, but none hold as high a rating as Ramin Bahrani’s … Read more

DP Peter Berglund shares the production story of D.O.A. – The Movie

A few years ago, my dear friend Kurt St. Thomas invited me to his house in St. Augustine, Florida for a long weekend to look at possible locations and discuss his plans to shoot a remake of the noir classic movie D.O.A. He wanted to make it as historically accurate as possible – a period … Read more

July 2020: A Return To High Office

A Return To High Office Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Return To High Office Across The Pond / Mark London Williams It is of course election season in America, and many have wondered, “could someone who previously occupied those same corridors of power be returned to high office?” We refer, of course, … Read more

Eric Gautier AFC / The Eddy

Jazzmatazz Eric Gautier AFC/The Eddy   Jazzmatazz Eric Gautier AFC/The Eddy Renowned French DP Eric Gautier AFC shot the first two episodes of Netflix’s jazz-based drama, The Eddy, directed by Damien Chazelle, entirely on Kodak Vision3 16mm film – thereby kick-starting the eight-part story with a suitably mean-and-moody look. The show was well-received when these … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey

Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a … Read more

Apollo 11 mission : Destination Moon for Angénieux

This past weekend, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The retransmission of the incredible images remains one of the most significant broadcast events of all time, and to create them NASA selected, among other equipment, the lenses of a small French company: Angénieux optics. The Angénieux 6×25 zoom mounted on … Read more

CVP unveil Summer Kit Festival to showcase 2019 product launches from 30 leading manufacturers

CVP, the leading broadcast and professional video solutions provider in the United Kingdom and Europe, is proud to present its inaugural Summer Kit Festival, showcasing the latest and best content production equipment launched in 2019. The event takes place across CVP’s two London showrooms on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July. Attendance is free and … Read more

CVP

Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’. Young, vibrant and passionate, this is a company … Read more

April 2018:
Connecting with tech at NAB

Connecting with tech at NAB Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Connecting with tech at NAB Across The Pond / Mark London Williams As NAB 2018 wraps up, the show, with its multiple layers, programming tracks, and exhibit halls, seems like the “elephant” in the tale of the blind men and the pachyderm: Feeling … Read more

Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut

Fast & Dirty Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut Fast & Dirty Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut Header photo: (l-r) DP Björn Charpentier, Grip Malik Basar, 2nd Operator Olivier Merckx and Gaffer Thomas Hollaus. Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media, Lionsgate and Björn Charpentier. By Trevor Hogg Upon graduating from the Narafi film school in Brussels in … Read more

December 2017:
The Burning of Los Angeles

The Burning of Los Angeles Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Burning of Los Angeles Across the Pond / Mark London Williams In what is still the greatest of Hollywood novels, Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust, the story ends with conflagration – quite literally “the burning of Los Angeles,” as both metaphor … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes

Game, Set & Mismatch Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes Game, Set & Mismatch Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes Battle Of The Sexes , directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy, is based on the infamous 1973 tennis match between World No.1 Billie Jean King … Read more

Angénieux announce plans for IBC 2017

Angénieux announces a New Long Range Multi-Format Design Zoom Lens at IBC 2017 (booth number 12.E36) Angénieux continues to adapt its offer to the market trends by announcing new innovative zoom lens series. Following up the Angénieux Type EZ Series for S35mm and larger image formats recently unveiled at IBC 2016 for the growing corporate, … Read more

CineGear Expo 2017 Review

Bigger Data, Smaller Lights CineGear Expo 2017 / Mark London Williams Bigger Data, Smaller Lights CineGear Expo 2017 / Mark London Williams All pictures courtesy of George Leon of Filmcast Live. As one colleague noted, Cine Gear is en route to becoming a “mini-NAB” – an ever-expanding trade show of equipment, and its possibilities, for … Read more

Contemplations from Cannes

Contemplations from Cannes 2017 Special Report / Richard Andry AFC Contemplations from Cannes 2017 Special Report / Richard Andry AFC We decided there was nobody better-placed to give us the inside, cinematographic track on the 70th Cannes Film Festival than Richard Andry AFC, president of the French Society of Cinematographers. “Every year Cannes becomes the … Read more

Angénieux present the 48-130 Lightweight Compact Optimo Style Zoom Lens

  Recently presented for the first time in the world at NAB, Angénieux is pleased to present its new 48-130 Optimo Style. The Optimo Style 48-130 T3 is the third lightweight compact zoom lens in the Angénieux Optimo Style line. It joins the Optimo Style 16-40 T2.8 and 30-76 T2.8, the two other lightweight compact … 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

Product News from IBC 2016 – Rai, Amsterdam

Product News from the IBC 2016 Conference and Exhibition: Cineo Lighting brings Quantum120 to light at IBC 2016 Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems available for the motion picture, television and photography industries,will be previewing its Quantum120 color tunable fixture at IBC 2016 (Stand 12.D39). Click here for a full press … Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2016

Feel The Heat Spotlight / Cine Gear Expo 2016 Feel The Heat Spotlight / Cine Gear Expo 2016 The 21st edition of Cine Gear Expo was held on the backlot at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This year, the “heat” wasn’t only on the latest products, but also in the ambient weather that stuck through each … Read more