Unusual Lenses

Lead image: Kevin Brari and 1st AC Lukas Fahnert shooting Lost in Time. (Photo: Steffen Schmitz) LENSES WITH CHARACTER Unusual bokeh, interesting flares, aberrations at the edges of frame – these are some of the artefacts which lens manufacturers once strove to suppress, but which are now prized by filmmakers seeking a unique look. Five … Read more

Howard Mills on Alien celebratory short Containment

Last year, 20th Century Fox commissioned six short films to celebrate 40 years of the Alien franchise. Writer/director Chris Reading approached DP Howard Mills to shoot one of the films, and here Howard gives a few details about his work on the short Containment. “Containment follows the outcome of four crew members stranded on an escape pod, unsure what … Read more