Dr. Matthias Erb appointed chairman of the ARRI executive board

Dr. Matthias Erb, effective January 1, 2022, has been appointed chairman of the executive board of ARRI. The announcement was made by the supervisory board of the global film technology company. With this addition, the executive board will once again, as in 2019, consist of three members. In addition to his duties as chairman of … Read more

ARRI expands Orbiter’s accessory range to include Docking Ring and more

ARRI is expanding its accessory range for the Orbiter LED luminaire with the introduction of the Orbiter Docking Ring, the new Orbiter Bag-o-Light, Orbiter Glass Cover, and Orbiter Dome Mini. The Docking Ring and three other innovative tools extend Orbiter’s flexibility, making this advanced LED luminaire even more versatile. Orbiter Docking Ring: Integrates third-party optics … Read more

UK creatives join forces for industry-first virtual production collaboration

Sky Studios, DNEG, Creative Technology, Dimension, and ARRI partner to champion new skills, innovation and insights. A collective of creative organisations working at the forefront of virtual production in the UK have announced a joint partnership aiming to provide insights, expertise and practical training to upskill the UK’s creative community in the latest technology of … Read more

David Rom / Ted Lasso

A WINNING TEAM David Rom discusses avoiding comedy visual stereotypes, a fish-out-of-water cinematography style and pairing the ARRI Alexa LF with Tokina lenses. Ted Lasso is the hugely successful Emmy award-winning comedy series that follows an American football coach as he helps struggling London soccer team AFC Richmond. The AppleTV+ show’s charm struck a chord … Read more

Eli Arenson / Lamb

CREATING THE LOOK FOR LAMB Lamb is a dark and atmospheric folktale that focuses on a couple living and working in rural Iceland. They make a challenging discovery in their sheep barn, and when they defy the will of nature, soon face the consequences.  The unique and suspenseful thriller received international accolades at the 74th Cannes Film … Read more

Rotolight Titan lights period film The Colour Room

Leading British LED lighting company Rotolight, provided award-winning cinematographer, Denson Baker (Ophelia, The Luminaries, Victoria, Get Out, Dominia), with an arsenal of Titan cinematic lights for the production of The Colour Room, starring Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), and Matthew Goode (The Crown, The Imitation Game). The Colour Room is a period film set in the 1920’s, … Read more

Julio Costantini on ARRI tech behind Netflix’s Confessions of an Invisible Girl

Based on the Brazilian best-selling novel by author Thalita Rebouças, Confessions of an Invisible Girl (original title: “Confissões de uma garota excluída”) tells the tale of Tetê, a teenage girl who suffers from bullying at school. Produced by Panorâmica Filmes for Netflix, it is a coming-of-age story centred around the girl after she moves to her … Read more

Focuspulleratwork announces registrations are now open for The Chaos Show

Visit here to register for any of the events you want to join. During each event, you will be able to talk directly to the representatives of each manufacturer. Who is exhibiting? cmotion cPRO LCS basics and general cmotion product overview – Nov 3rd, 2pm & 5pm (GMT) In this session, FPAW will introduce cPRO … Read more

BSC announces short film cinematography award winners

The BSC has announced the winners of its short film competitions. Tasha Back won Best Cinematography in a BSC Club Short Film. This is Back’s second BSC nomination – previously in 2019 for Murmurs. She wins this year for her beautiful work on the short film Enjoy. Back will receive a free year’s membership to … Read more

Matt Gray BSC / Vigil

WATER-TIGHT CASE While onboard the nuclear submarine HMS Vigil to investigate a death, DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) learns about a disappearance of a fishing trawler which may be directly related. Matt Gray BSC reveals how the team established the world of the submarine and developed a visual language to draw the audience into the story.  Vigil, … Read more

TV Academy honours ARRI’s SkyPanel with engineering Emmy

The Television Academy announced the recipients of the 73rd Engineering Emmy Awards. ARRI was awarded with the highest TV technology recognition for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its ARRI SkyPanel family of LED softlights. The Engineering Emmys are presented to individuals, companies, or organizations for engineering developments that are either so extensive an improvement … Read more

SMPTE honours ARRI image science engineer Harald Brendel

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) awards Harald Brendel, head of Centre of Competence Image Science at ARRI, with the Natalie M. and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal Award. With this prize, which has been handed out since 1956, the industry association recognises outstanding technical achievements in film production, post-production, and film distribution. … Read more

Take a sneak peek inside the September 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

We’re delighted to announce that the September 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! You can find out more about the incredible interviews and articles you can expect to find inside our 107th edition now by reading on… BEN RICHARDSON ASC ON MARE OF EASTTOWN In this month’s cover story special, Ben Richardson ASC shares fascinating insight into his … Read more

Panavision Sydney services Shang Chi

This article was shared with permission from Panavision.  – Large-format Sphero 65 optics contribute to the look of the Marvel blockbuster. Cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC turned to Panavision Sydney for the camera and lens package on the Marvel Studios feature Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Over the course of production, Panavision Sydney supplied … Read more

ARRI launches multiple challenges to validity of lighting effect patents

It is ARRI’s focal mission to support creatives worldwide in realising their ideas with professional camera systems, lighting equipment, and holistic solutions. ARRI released the following statement: “In order to develop our products, and their features and software, we listen to our customers, follow trends, create our own innovations and pick up on concepts on … Read more

Robin Fox / The Lost Pirate Kingdom

NAUTICAL ILLUSIONS Rear projection techniques helped create a stylised and dynamic environment to transport viewers back to the early 18th century to learn about the real pirates of the Caribbean in Netflix’s docudrama. “The unique challenge of telling stories set at sea and in exotic locations on a tight budget appealed to me, but it … Read more

James Laxton ASC / The Underground Railroad

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Ambitious 10-part Amazon series The Underground Railroad sees James Laxton ASC and Barry Jenkins unite once again, this time to tell a powerful story rooted in the history of the American South and atrocities of slavery. Cinematography with a unique tonal quality and authenticity documents courageous Cora’s epic journey as she … Read more

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / The Nevers

WORLD-CHANGING POWERS When Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC was approached to lens the first two episodes of HBO fantasy series The Nevers, it was a no-brainer to collaborate once again with filmmaker Joss Whedon on the timely production. Dealing with superhumans is familiar territory for Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC (Atonement) and filmmaker Joss Whedon (Serenity) as they previously collaborated on The Avengers. The … Read more

ARRI Rental North America announces opening of new headquarters in Long Island City

ARRI Rental North America has announced plans to open a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, during the first quarter of 2022. The state-of-the-art facility will offer comprehensive equipment and exceptional services, enabling ARRI Rental to provide a higher calibre of service and support to its customers. The new location will also serve … Read more

ARRI releases software platform ARRI LightNet

ARRI has announced the release of its latest innovation—ARRI LightNet. ARRI LightNet is a unique new software platform designed by ARRI’s Solutions Group to offer smart, logical, and at-a-glance centralised monitoring, fault-finding, and management of broadcast studio lighting networks from anywhere. This intelligent and innovative tool enables broadcast facilities to streamline the management of their … Read more

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