Panasonic unveils new telephoto zoom lens with macro capability for LUMIX S Series

Panasonic has introduced a new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens, the LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R70300) based on the L-Mount system for its LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. offers impressive image quality across the frame. It also provides high-speed, high-precision AF and Dual I.S. for … Read more

Panasonic introduces LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 lens for its full frame S Series cameras

Based on the L-Mount system for LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 85mm F1.8 is the first out of four F1.8 large-aperture lenses Panasonic has announced it will release. The four F1.8 lenses feature common size and position of control parts to provide practical advantage in use. The same filters can also be used … Read more

Richard Greatrex BSC

The Storyteller Clapperboard / Richard Greatrex BSC The Storyteller Clapperboard / Richard Greatrex BSC Award-winning cinematographer Richard Greatrex BSC, now an honoury member of the BSC and these days a dedicated stills photographer, was responsible for the look of dozens of films, including Mrs Brown (1997), Flawless (2007), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Warriors (1999), The … Read more

Panasonic Varicam supports the look for comedy After Life

Panasonic’s VariCam range was used to help create an aesthetically pleasing look, supporting the comedic narrative, of Ricky Gervais’ latest Netflix Original comedy series, After Life. The six-part series from Derek Productions is created, written and directed by Gervais, with Charlie Hanson as producer and Gervais and Duncan Hayes as executive producers. Over the six … Read more

Cine Gear Expo to Feature Exhibits, New Tech, Seminars, Awards, Movie Screenings and more

With two weeks to go, Hollywood’s premier industry event is ready to deliver with hundreds of exhibits, dozens of complimentary influencer led seminars, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, and special film screenings. It is the one event that offers attendees the opportunity to network with industry pros within a world-famous Hollywood studio environment. Exhibits … Read more

Sights of the BSC Expo 2019

DoP and photographer Richard Blanshard was on-hand once more to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement, as 5600 people over two days attended the latest BSC Expo at Battersea Evolution earlier this month, and you can take in the sights and faces from this year’s show right here at British Cinematographer – both … Read more

Varicam helps meet deadlines on Crazy Rich Asians

Panasonic’s VariCam Pure was selected by DP Vanja Černjul ASC HFC as the primary camera for the romantic comedy-drama Crazy Rich Asians. The Warner Bros. film was released in the UK on the 14th September 2018, after spending three weeks at the top of the US box office. To date it has already grossed over … Read more

Have you registered for the Media Technology Day?

If you haven’t yet registered for this week’s Media Technology Day presented by the Procam Group – the event for the UK’s film and TV production community – it only takes a minute, and it’s free! Register here now! Taking place on Thursday, 1st November 2018, from 9.15am – 7.00pm, at the Ham Yard Hotel … Read more

Polly Morgan BSC adopts Panasonic VariCam for Netflix’s drama 6 Balloons

6 Balloons, a grimly effective Netflix drama, tells the story of a young woman who attempts to help her brother cope with his heroin addiction. The American drama was written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan and shot by cinematographer Polly Morgan BSC using a number of VariCam 35 cameras.  The Netflix feature, which stars Abbi … Read more

Don’t Miss Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018

Cine Gear Expo kicks off its inaugural Hollywood-style event at the world-renowned Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia on October 6-7, 2018. Free registration is open at: http://www.cinegearexpo.com/ga-expo-attendee-registration The 2-day Expo will offer the bustling Atlanta production community a relaxed venue to get caught up on techniques, tools and trade secrets. Like the revered annual … Read more

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental

Covering All Bases Spotlight / Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental Covering All Bases Spotlight / Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental Take 2’s newly-installed managing director, Alan Piper, says he has noticed a distinct trend in camera and lens hire. With 40 years of experience in the film industry, and as head of one … Read more

Panasonic at 100

Image Making Innovator / Panasonic at 100 Image Making Innovator / Panasonic at 100 Long-established companies generally change over the years, expanding into new markets as they present themselves. Panasonic, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is an instantly recognisable international brand known for television sets, consumer camcorders, hi-fi systems, mobile phones and digital stills … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 88

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 13th July 2018. On the Cover Rob Hardy BSC on Mission: Impossible – Fallout In the sixth incarnation of the Tom Cruise-starring series, Ethan Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins … Read more

Issue 88 (July 2018): An Advance Look

Issue 88 of British Cinematographer magazine is set to be released on July 13th, and we are giving you an advance look at some of the great content we are set to feature* in the next edition. (*All articles are subject to change.) GRAB A SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! Purchase a Print subscription (from £40) or Print … Read more

France Télévisions chooses Panasonic for major studio camera deal

France Télévisions is set to install Panasonic UHD cameras in a two-year upgrade of its digital studios and OB Vans throughout France. By the end of the project, the broadcaster will have taken delivery of more than 100 Panasonic AK-UC3000 studio cameras. The French state-owned public service broadcaster, one of the largest in Europe, selected … Read more

Capturing snow leopards with Varicam LT for new BBC series

A new BBC natural history series following the life of big cats made use of the Panasonic VariCam LT to track down the elusive snow leopards of Himachal Pradesh. Shooting over five weeks in the freezing temperatures of Northern India, where snow leopards inhabit rocky outcrops that provide perfect camouflage, meant the production team of … Read more

VariCam on the case for Marcella

Award-winning cinematographer Kate Reid has made use of the Panasonic VariCam 35, to shoot the highly anticipated second series of ITV police drama, Marcella. The critically-acclaimed drama, which was acquired by Netflix, was a smash hit in 2016, attracting over nine million viewers at its peak. It follows Anna Friel, as Detective Marcella Backland, as … Read more

Announcing Teradek RT Wireless Lens Control

Teradek and RT Motion have joined forces to create the world’s most responsive, accurate, and feature-rich wireless FI+Z systems for cinematographers. The product line, known as Teradek RT, is manufactured in the USA and sold by Teradek. RT Motion was founded in the UK by filmmakers seeking to craft lens control systems without compromise. Now … Read more

Capturing snow leopards with VariCam LT for new BBC series

A new BBC natural history series following the life of big cats has made use of the Panasonic VariCam LT to track down the elusive snow leopards of Himachal Pradesh. Shooting over five weeks in the freezing temperatures of Northern India, where snow leopards inhabit areas where rocky outcrops provide perfect camouflage, meant the production … Read more

Panasonic proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary as an Olympic Games TOP sponsor

Panasonic Corporation, a TOP1 sponsor for the Olympic Games and Official Worldwide Paralympic Partner, announced today their full lineup of equipment and a wide range of solutions that the company will provide to support the staging of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018) and XII Paralympic Winter Games (PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic … Read more