Brompton Technology Powers Virtual Film Environments

For anyone who missed the opportunity to visit Rebellion Studios and get a look at the virtual production technology demonstration provided by MBSE, Chris Deighton, CTO of Brompton Technology, a specialist designer/manufacturer of cutting-edge LED video processing products for the live events, film and broadcast industries, gives an overview using LED screens. Getting started with … Read more

Tony Richmond BSC ASC / Restoring Don't Look Now

4K and HDR Restoration Tony Richmond BSC ASC / Don’t Look Now 4K and HDR Restoration Tony Richmond BSC ASC / Don’t Look Now A prolific and versatile figure in cinematography, Tony Richmond is known for his association with director Nicolas Roeg, whose science fiction allegory The Man Who Fell to Earth has been restored … Read more

Dean Cundey ASC / Restoring Escape From New York

4K and HDR Restoration Dean Cundey ASC / Escape from New York 4K and HDR Restoration Dean Cundey ASC / Escape from New York In the first of an ongoing series looking at the 4k and HDR restoration of classic films, Kevin Hilton talks to Dean Cundey ASC about shooting John Carpenter’s Escape from New … Read more

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel

Who’s Afraid Of Red, Green and Blue? Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel Who’s Afraid Of Red, Green and Blue? Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel By the master himself, triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, shares his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel digitally, and offers more sage advice for … Read more

Kevin Shaw

HDR in Practice Post-it Notes / Kevin Shaw HDR in Practice Post-it Notes / Kevin Shaw Colourist Kevin Shaw says there are many misguided beliefs about HDR, plus the current mixed offering to consumers further complicates progress in creating a better viewing experience. Whilst anyone who sees well-mastered images on a 4,000-nit monitor instantly appreciates … Read more

Panasonic collaborates to bring live and studio AV solutions to life at IBC

Panasonic has demonstrated its commitment to industry collaborations, creating added value solutions for the corporate, live events and production industry. The Japanese manufacturer announced a number of collaborations at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam that help move it beyond hardware in to multi-technology, connected solutions. Building on the success of its remote camera and Studio Camera … Read more

September 2017:
The Swirl Of Award Fever

The swirl of award fever Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The swirl of award fever Across The Pond / Mark London Williams It’s not only crisis and calamity (and in L.A., ash!) in the air this fall, but around town there’s already the swirl of award fever, as showbiz heads to one of … Read more

Peter Doyle / Technicolor

Colourful tales Post-It Notes/ Peter Doyle / Technicolor Colourful tales Post-It Notes/ Peter Doyle / Technicolor Peter Doyle, supervising digital colourist, Technicolor, on how HDR contributes to storytelling. It has been an eventful couple of years for those members of the creative community who have been experimenting with High Dynamic Range (HDR). As the technology … Read more

Steven Poster ASC
“Buyer beware”

Buyer Beware Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Buyer Beware Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC says the appliance and adoption of new technologies can only be successful when it helps storytellers. As Michael Hobbes noted in a recent Twitter post: “Kentaro Toyama, a former Gates Foundation consultant and the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing … Read more

ASC releases cinema display evaluation plan & test protocol

The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has published its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan & Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterise next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), … Read more