Four new focal lengths added to the Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance family

Zeiss has added four new lenses to the Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance family launched in 2019. The 18 and 135 millimetre focal lengths add telephoto and wide-angle specialties to the seven focal lengths available to date. The new 40 and 65 millimetre lenses enhance the standard range, meaning that the Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance family, … Read more

Stéphane Fontane AFC reveals how he created the look for Ammonite

The love affair between two women transcends the boundaries of class and prejudice in director Francis Lee’s follow up to the acclaimed romantic drama God’s Own Country. The based-on-fact relationship between amateur fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) and rich, young bride Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan) in 1840s England is written by Lee as a … Read more

Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird

Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird BY: Darek Kuzma Vladimír Smutný’s exquisite B&W photography on director Václav Marhoul’s traumatically beautiful The Painted Bird is a towering achievement and represents the veteran Czech cinematographer’s most personal work to date. The Painted Bird, based on a controversial … Read more

Bojan Bazelli ASC turns on the style for 6 Underground

Although director Michael Bay leaned heavily on VFX for the Transformers movie series, the director’s reputation for spectacular action sequences shot in-camera remains undiminished. Case in point: 6 Underground, a high-concept blockbuster in the mould of The Rock, Pearl Harbour and Bad Boys. “He has definitely trademarked a certain kind of action film,” says Bojan Bazelli ASC who … Read more

George Steel / The Aeronauts

In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, co-stars of The Theory Of Everything, were reunited for director Tom Harper’s adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862. Briskly told in something very close to real time, this Amazon escapade, … Read more

How DP Si Bell evolved the visuals for Peaky Blinders 5

Evolving The Visuals Si Bell / Peaky Blinders 5 Evolving The Visuals Si Bell / Peaky Blinders 5 Header image: Photographer – Matt Squire © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019 The period gangster epic Peaky Blinders is an established global hit drama and not one that showrunner Steven Knight is going to alter lightly. Yet … 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

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