DP Peter Berglund shares the production story of D.O.A. – The Movie

A few years ago, my dear friend Kurt St. Thomas invited me to his house in St. Augustine, Florida for a long weekend to look at possible locations and discuss his plans to shoot a remake of the noir classic movie D.O.A. He wanted to make it as historically accurate as possible – a period … Read more

Tim Ives ASC goes back to the future for Stranger Things 3

Netflix’s wildly-popular, horror fantasy series, Stranger Things, has returned for its third run, featuring aesthetic and technical differences that move the show into new territory. Partnering since the first episode, with the show’s writers/directors – brothers Matt and Ross Duffer – was director of photography Tim Ives ASC. Together, the filmmaking team hit upon a … Read more

Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror

Come Sail Away… Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror Come Sail Away… Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror BY: Ron Prince All images – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC Florian Hoffmeister BSC makes cramped confines work to deliver a richly detailed, hallucinatory experience from the terrors of a ship to the sprawling, icy landscapes of the … Read more

Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience

One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul , Final Portrait and Disobedience Cinematographer Danny Cohen BSC exhibits versatility in crafting stories for different directors, and those skills were brought to task when shooting three … Read more

RED Digital Cinema to feature the New Monstro 8k VV Sensor at 2017 Camerimage

RED Digital Cinema will be showcasing its new cinematic Full Frame sensor for Weapon cameras, Monstro™ 8K VV, at the 25th Camerimage International Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from November 11-18. The Monstro 8K VV sensor is an evolutionary step beyond the Dragon 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and … Read more

Cooke S4/i Primes add Warmth and Character to The Good Catholic

Writer/director Paul Shoulberg’s vision for his feature The Good Catholic was to have it not look like a typical romcom, but to take on a more naturalistic look and feel. To help achieve that vision, Cinematographer Justin Montgomery, who worked with Shoulberg on a previous short project, selected Cooke’s S4/i prime lenses to take advantage … Read more

Movietech introduce RED Epic Dragon 6K accessory rig

Movietech has custom built a new rig centering around a RED Epic Dragon 6K camera body, modified by the in-house engineering team to incorporate a suite of innovative upgrades that allow total compatibility with a wide variety of Epic accessories and attachments. Developed to expand the capabilities of the Epic Dragon, the accessory rig, exclusively … Read more

Sachtler Supports Studio’s Vision For Jack Wolfskin’s Campaign

Beech Studios puts the Sachtler Video 18 S2 to the test in Greenland’s backcountry Going days without a shower, eating dehydrated food for weeks, feeling the stab of unforgiving, glacial wind in subzero temperatures – just a few of the things you deal with exploring the great outdoors. And that was the spirit of a … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC creates portraits for Denial

“For me the great part about storytelling isn’t all the amazing things you can do with atmosphere or scenery or exciting visuals,” muses Haris Zambarloukos BSC, “rather it’s the portraiture.” For Denial, director Mick Jackson’s drama that captures the true story of acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt and her battle to validate the … Read more

Netflix 4K Travelers delivers a natural cinematic look

Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright, which released recently on Netflix in 4K UHD, was shot by DP Neville Kidd in 4K using a RED Dragon (S35 sensor), with a prime lens kit consisting of the full Cooke 5/i range (18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm) with … Read more

Gerry Floyd wins Golden Frog for Notes On Blindness

Gerry Floyd won a Golden Frog at the 2016 Camerimage Festival for his cinematography on the docudrama Notes On Blindness, the first feature co-directed by James Spinney and Peter Middleton. The acclaimed production dramatises the life-changing experiences of theology professor John Hull (played by Dan Renton Skinner), whose audiotape diaries of his journey into blindness … Read more

RED ships Epic-W and Weapon Cameras

Red Digital Cinema is shipping its new Red Epic-W and Weapon cameras. Both feature the compact and design of the DSMC form factor, as well as the new Helium 8K S35 sensor, Red’s latest sensor technology, which allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the dynamic range found in the Red Dragon … Read more

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