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

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

Panasonic at 100

Image Making Innovator / Panasonic at 100 Image Making Innovator / Panasonic at 100 BY: Kevin Hilton 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 … Read more

Gary Shaw / Mute

Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute BY: Ron Prince Mute , the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope. Set in a futuristic version of Berlin, circa 2050, the story follows a mute bartender played by Alexander Skarsgård, who goes up … 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

Varicam 35 adds colour to BBC’s Broken

LA Productions used Panasonic’s VariCam 35 to exclusively shoot the six-part BBC One drama Broken, featuring Sean Bean and Anna Friel. Created by screenwriter Jimmy McGovern and in Liverpool, Broken was broadcast in May 2017. It shows unflinching portrayals of modern British life, highlighting the colours of Northern England within a hard-hitting storyline. The DP … Read more

Lol Crawley BSC / The OA

Other worlds Lol Crawley BSC / The OA Other worlds Lol Crawley BSC / The OA BY: Ron Prince American supernatural, sci-fi mystery drama, The OA , debuted on Netflix in December 2016. Described by critics as “astounding” and “brilliant”, the eight-part series was lensed in its entirety, over 86 days, by British cinematographer Lol … Read more

VariCam 35 sheds light on BBC’s The Moorside

The VariCam 35 has taken centre stage on the popular BBC One docu-drama The Moorside, the most successful debut of a drama for the Corporation in 15 years. Set on Dewsbury’s Moorside estate, the series follows how a group of ordinary women brought the community together as one to try and find a child who … Read more

VariCam stars in prime time Sky 1 series

The VariCam range from Panasonic takes centre stage in the sixth series of British comedy-drama Mount Pleasant, which airs tonight (Tuesday 30th August). The Tiger Aspect production created by Sarah Hooper, one of the writers of Channel 4’s Shameless, follows the life of a Mancunian called Lisa, played by Sally Lindsay, and is filmed on … Read more

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