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 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 and digital stills … 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

Panasonic to host Camerimage workshops

Panasonic, a proud sponsor of the 25th Anniversary Camerimage Festival, will host two workshops during the week, one of which will premiere The Forgiven, which was shot on the VariCam LT and will be presented by cinematographer William Wages, ASC and director Roland Joffe. Varicam Experience | Netflix Bobby Shore, CSC – Cinematographer for “Anne … Read more

First footage of Panasonic AU-EVA1 camera showcased at IBC

The first footage from the new Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera has been released at IBC in Amsterdam, with the camera set to start shipping from the end of October 2017. Shot and directed by Italian DOP Filippo Chiesa on location in Iceland, the sizzle reel showcases the newly-designed Super-35 sensor with 5.7K resolution, … 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

Panasonic VariCam in good health after Dr Foster  debut

That the BBC has ordered a second series of drama Doctor Foster is hardly a surprise. It drew an average weekly audience of 8.2 million across the series, and the finale was watched by 10.1 million, making it the highest-rating drama episode for the BBC since Call The Midwife. Produced by Drama Republic, and written … Read more

VariCam back in fold at BBC Natural History

The Panasonic VariCam is once again in use at the BBC Natural History Unit, which has ordered both the 4K and high-speed versions of the new camera. The decision was made following a three-month test shoot, supported directly by Panasonic and Films@59. VariCam has a rich heritage at the Bristol-based NHU, with nearly 30 of … Read more