DYNAMIC opens new office in Leipzig, Germany

DYNAMIC has announced the launch of a new European location. “After months of planning we are pleased to say our new office in Leipzig, Germany will be operational from July 2021,” said CEO Austin Rios. “What started as a search for a ‘Brexit Solution’ blossomed into a fully-fledged DYNAMIC staffed office.” With this new office … Read more

Watch Netflix’s behind-the-scenes footage of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead

In this installment of Netflix Film Club’s Snyder School, Army of the Dead director and cinematographer Zack Snyder covers topics such as cinematography, lighting and stunt coordination. Snyder sits down with RED Digital Cinema president Jarred Land to discuss using the RED MONSTRO Sensor to get the most out of the amazing re-housed vintage Canon … Read more

Inside Disney+’s Secrets of the Whales

The opening shot of a bubble rising to the surface of the ocean lasts 24 seconds. “This is the breath of a giant,” informs Sigourney Weaver’s narration. “Not just any giant – but a sleeping one.” The shot tilts down and we see a forest of sperm whales as still as statues underwater.   It’s an astonishing, beautiful and fascinating glimpse into … 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

CVP unveil Summer Kit Festival to showcase 2019 product launches from 30 leading manufacturers

CVP, the leading broadcast and professional video solutions provider in the United Kingdom and Europe, is proud to present its inaugural Summer Kit Festival, showcasing the latest and best content production equipment launched in 2019. The event takes place across CVP’s two London showrooms on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July. Attendance is free and … Read more

December 2018: Open Houses and Holiday Gatherings

Open Houses and Holiday Gatherings Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Open Houses and Holiday Gatherings Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: Tiffen’s Tyson Galland walks a new user through a Steadicam demo at Tiffen Company’s open-house event in December Of late, each month’s column has appeared early the “following” month, … 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

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

CVP

Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’. Young, vibrant and passionate, this is a company … Read more

June 2018:
Future Proofing

Future Proofing Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Future Proofing Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: ©2018 George Leon/FILMCASTlive We are a tad later than usual with our pixel slinging, coming to you just after summer solstice, since we’ve recently wrapped up our annual sojourn on the magazine side, covering L.A.’s … 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

Come and Visit The BSC Expo 2018

Following the success of its 2017 edition, the BSC Expo is back, and is bigger than ever, at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London (2-3 February 2018). Created by the British Society Of Cinematographers, the annual kit-fest is the UK’s leading event for film and television production – delivering the nation’s premier showcase for all manner … Read more

John Keedwell GBCT “What has space travel ever done for us?”

What has space travel ever done for us? GBCT News / John Keedwell What has space travel ever done for us? GBCT News / John Keedwell Question: What do the following films have in common? Men In Black, Event Horizon, The Full Monty, LA Confidential, Seven Years In Tibet, Boogie Nights, Good Will Hunting, Titanic … 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

Movietech sizes-up new large format lensing options

In preparation for the new wave of large format camera systems, independent image capture specialist Movietech, is offering the UK’s first set of the brand new, custom-made lenses from Whitepoint Optics. The acquisition of the new lenses is part of Movietech’s on-going programme of investment in the very latest imaging technology that includes Ultra HD … Read more

RED Announces The New Monstro 8K VV

RED has announced a new cinematic Full Frame sensor for Weapon cameras, Monstro™ 8K VV. Monstro is an evolutionary step beyond the RED Dragon 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality, including dynamic range and shadow detail. This new camera and sensor combination, Weapon 8K VV, offers Full Frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format … Read more

CineGear Expo 2017 Review

Bigger Data, Smaller Lights CineGear Expo 2017 / Mark London Williams Bigger Data, Smaller Lights CineGear Expo 2017 / Mark London Williams All pictures courtesy of George Leon of Filmcast Live. As one colleague noted, Cine Gear is en route to becoming a “mini-NAB” – an ever-expanding trade show of equipment, and its possibilities, for … Read more

RED announces Hydogen One holographic smartphone

RED Digital has announced the launch of its first smartphone, named ‘Hydrogen One’, calling it “the world’s first ‘holographic media machine, in your pocket. No glasses needed.” Not all details have been announced, but it is understood that the phone will run on Android with additional features like H3O algorithm and nanotechnology, while it also … Read more