What does the future hold for 65mm filming and 70mm prints?

Johan C.M. Wolthuis, International 70mm Publishers, Arnhem, The Netherlands (www.70mmpublishers.nl), discusses the history and future of 65mm filming and 70mm prints. We are all looking forward with great expectations to the delayed premiere in February 2022 of Kenneth Branagh’s latest 70mm film production Death on the Nile, based on Dame Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel. If … Read more

Visual Effects Society announces special 2021 honourees

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the Society’s newest lifetime members and this year’s recipients of the VES Founders Award.  The names of this year’s VES Fellows, Honorary members and inductees into the VES Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date.  The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at … Read more

Scorsese, Nolan and more pay tribute as BFI creative director Heather Stewart steps down

After a career at the BFI spanning 30 years, Heather Stewart is to step down in September 2021 from her current role as creative director. She will take on a new position as BFI director emeritus. As director emeritus, Stewart will continue to be an ambassador and advisor to the BFI, with a focus on … Read more

Sixth Oscar win for visual effects company DNEG with Tenet

This latest honour is the fifth Academy Award in the last seven years for visual effects leader. Acclaimed global visual effects  and animation company DNEG was recognised at the 93rd Academy Awards with the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for its work on Tenet, directed by long-term collaborator Christopher Nolan.  DNEG’s VFX team, led by overall … Read more

ASC to Honor Angelina Jolie with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The ASC Board of Governors Award is given … Read more

Digital Orchard delivers dailies workflow on Murder On The Orient Express

Prior to Dunkirk, a film hadn’t been shot fully on 65mm film in the United Kingdom since 1996. A victim of the race for quicker, cheaper filmmaking, the large format medium was left behind in the 1990s. However, at the same time that director Christopher Nolan selected large format capture for Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh also … Read more

Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk

The greatest escape Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk The greatest escape Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk BY: Ron Prince One could be forgiven for assuming that Dunkirk is a traditional war movie. But think again. Its director, Christopher Nolan, has expressly stated that it is, first and foremost, a … Read more

Wally Pfister ASC BSC / The Dark Knight Rises

Eye Max    Wally Pfister ASC, BSC / The Dark Knight Rises Eye Max    Wally Pfister ASC, BSC / The Dark Knight Rises BY: Bob Fisher The collaborative relationship between Christopher Nolan and Wally Pfister ASC is like the script for a classic, feel-good movie where seemingly impossible dreams come true. The Dark Knight … Read more

Wally Pfister ASC / Inception

Encore Performance Wally Pfister ASC / Inception Encore Performance Wally Pfister ASC / Inception Christopher Nolan, Wally Pfister ASC and producer Emma Thomas have collaborated on the creation of another breathtaking motion picture. Inception follows in the wake of Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight. The Warner Bros. film revolves around … Read more