DP Jules O’Loughlin handles low light for Angel Has Fallen

Jules O’Loughlin ACS ASC used the low-light capabilities of the VariCam LT and EVA1 for a number of complicated stunt sequences for Angel Has Fallen (2019), the third instalment in the Fallen film franchise. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh this storyline follows US Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) as he races against time … 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

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

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

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

Graham Macfarlane and Panasonic VariCam LT on the trail of the perfect wildlife film

Freelance cameraman and primary BBC Natural History Unit contributor Graham Macfarlane has put the Panasonic VariCam LT through its paces shooting in countries from Kenya to Japan. Sourced through VI Rental Bristol, late 2016 saw the airing of the two-part Elephant Family & Me, presented by fellow cameraman Gordon Buchanan. Macfarlane (Wild Thailand, Deadly 60, … Read more

Varicam LT shines on a dark night

London-based production company Pundersons Gardens has completed the first production in Europe using the Panasonic VariCam LT’s recently introduced RAW recording capability and Convergent Design integration, supported by rental provider VMI. The night shoot was a music promo for UK grime artist Trim, recently signed to James Blake’s 1-800 Dinosaur label, directed by Chris Read … Read more

VI Rental offers UK’s largest fleet of VariCam LT cameras

VI Rental in Bristol has taken delivery of six VariCam LT camcorders for use in natural history and mainstream production, giving it the largest fleet in the UK. The company is a global supplier of broadcast, film and television rental solutions, operating 25 branches throughout Europe and South Africa. It has purchased six of the … 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