Zara Park joins HARBOR’s LA studio as director, Picture Post

After making her mark on the film industry as one of its first DI producers, and with more than 23 years of post-production experience to her credit, ZARA PARK joins HARBOR as director, Picture Post, Los Angeles. Zara’s new position at HARBOR will see her oversee and execute all aspects of picture post – dailies, … Read more

BAFTA announces winners of 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of the 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards in a digital ceremony hosted by actor Elliot Knight. The presentation is available to watch on BAFTA’s YouTube channel. The BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation was awarded to Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte and Zoé Devise … Read more

Oscars: Academy announces nearly 400 new members including 11 cinematographers

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the latest members for 2021. This included 395 members in 50 countries across many roles within the film industry, from casting directors to actors. The 11 cinematographers are as follows: Manuel Alberto Claro Hope Melancholia Christine A. Maier Quo Vadis, Aida? Life Guidance Tobie Marier-Robitaille … Read more

New season at HOME celebrates the art of filmmaking on screen

A new film season at HOME will celebrate the act of making films, from the power struggles and self-doubt via dark secrets and chaos to artistic triumph. The Reverse Gaze: Filmmaking on Screen will feature 13 titles from directors including Wim Wenders, Atom Egoyan, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Powell and Eleanor Coppola. Jason Wood, HOME’s … Read more

FilmLight releases film awards season webinar with colourists from Promising Young Woman, Mank and more

FilmLight’s Colour Online is a series of live webinars, designed to support and share information about their systems and applications with you. From the latest creative tools in Baselight, to better systems for storage, rendering and automation; to learning how to manage complex timelines in Baselight and more – Colour Online has got it covered. … Read more

April 2021: Slow motion and tuxes

“Life in slow motion,” Dame Cleo Laine once sang, “suits me fine.” Of course, we’ve been bifurcated between a blur of ceaseless events – pandemics, putsches, elections, vaccines and variants – contrasted with a year spent mostly… at home. It is that latter “quarantine” mode that lends itself to the seemingly endless “slow motion” of … Read more

ARRI cameras, technology and services behind a haul of latest Oscar winners

This year’s Academy Awards recognised many outstanding films and artists this year. ARRI provided camera equipment for Oscar’s big winner of the evening, Nomadland, and many others. The postponed 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by AMPAS, was held on April 25, in Los Angeles. The event, traditionally been seen by more than 225 countries and … Read more

Erik Messerschmidt ASC wins cinematography Oscar for Mank

The film industry’s finest were honoured at the 93rd Academy Awards, a smaller than usual – but no less entertaining and celebratory – COVID-safe event at Los Angeles’ Union Station. Erik Messerschmidt ASC won the cinematography award for his magnificent lensing of Mank, his first Oscar win. Nominees in the category were Sean Bobbitt BSC … Read more

ASC Awards: winners include Mank, The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Mandalorian

Outstanding achievement in cinematography was championed at the 35th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards. Taking place at the the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood and hosted by TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz, the virtual ceremony saw the nominees’ outstanding talent and creativity recognised and the winners revealed. The live ceremony included the presentation of the ASC … Read more

Erik Messerschmidt ASC / Mank

MASTERCLASS IN MONOCHROME Black-and-white biopic Mank sees another successful collaboration between cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC and director David Fincher as they craft an authentic portrayal of Hollywood’s golden age and explore the turbulent development of the script for Citizen Kane. “This was not an offer I had to consider; the answer was an immediate yes,” … Read more

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