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

CVP appoints Camille Brayer as business development manager

CVP, one of the UK and Europe’s leading production solutions providers, has further strengthened the customer experience team located at its Newman House showroom in London with the appointment of a new business development manager, Camille Brayer.  Camille joins CVP from Panavision subsidiary Direct Digital, where she held a wide-ranging brief encompassing managing studio shoots, advising … Read more

Cine Gear Expo LA will open at the Los Angeles Convention Centre

Cine Gear Expo LA will open at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, September 23-25, 2021. This lively event offers the film community an opportunity to meet, learn and experience the newest art, techniques and technology – live – for the first time in over two years. The downtown LA location is the area’s most technologically … Read more

Virtual production

A NEW REALITY LED volumes are an exciting new tool in the cinematographer’s toolbox, mixing the real with the unreal. Four cinematographers who have already embraced the technology share their experiences.  The term “virtual production” encompasses practices like pre-visualisation and remote location reccies, but its most exciting branch is in filming itself: the ability to shoot … Read more

ARRI release ARRI Hi-5: a fifth-generation intelligent hand unit

The new ARRI Hi-5 is one of the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges. Replacing ARRI’s previous top-end hand unit, … Read more

ARRI equipment behind the prized films at Cannes

At the Festival de Cannes 2021, the majority of winning and participating productions relied on ARRI equipment. At and surrounding the event, ARRI played a behind the scenes role and also sponsored several prizes. From July 6 to 17, 2021, the 74th edition of the Festival de Cannes took place on the Croisette. As a … Read more

DYNAMIC opens new office in Leipzig, Germany

DYNAMIC has announced the launch of a new European location. “After months of planning we are pleased to say our new office in Leipzig, Germany will be operational from July 2021,” said CEO Austin Rios. “What started as a search for a ‘Brexit Solution’ blossomed into a fully-fledged DYNAMIC staffed office.” With this new office … Read more

David Procter / Pokerstars Epic Downtime

SOARING AMBITIONS The scale and originality of the concept for Pokerstars Epic Downtime commercial was an instant draw for cinematographer David Procter – notably director Iain Morris’ ambition to achieve it all in one continuous shot. “The extreme technical challenge was a real allure, moving from a downtown LA rooftop, through Manhattan streets, various backlot sets … Read more

Mission announces new hires

To coincide with their tenth birthday, Mission has been making a series of investments in facilities and people to establish their service as the world’s first ‘starting’ facility. In addition to their expansion into Shepperton Studios, where they have built a state of the art UHD/ HDR dailies facility, Mission has added three new key people to … Read more

Watch cinematographers discuss mixed reality shooting in the ARRI/British Cinematographer hosted panel debate

Cinematographers shared their experiences of mixed reality shooting in a panel discussion brought to you by British Cinematographer and ARRI, supported by Creative Technology. In the must-watch discussion Greig Fraser ASC, ACS; Martin Ruhe ASC; Magdalena Gorka PSC, DNEG’s Paul Franklin and cinematographer-director Robert Payton explored shooting in mixed reality studios. Chaired by Zoe Mutter, … Read more

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard finished at Nu Boyana Film Studios

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the new action comedy feature starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek was online edited, conformed and graded remotely under lockdown conditions at Nu Boyana Studios, London on DaVinci Resolve Studio.   Directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor and Brandon and Phillip Murphy, the Lionsgate film is a sequel to the … Read more

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