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Hollywood Unions, AMPTP Come to Agreement re: COVID-19 Return to Work

September 22, 2020 | By
Hollywood Unions, AMPTP Come to Agreement re: COVID-19 Return to Work

9/21/20 4:00 PST: One of the things that has been slowing down the possibility for productions to return to work safely is that many of the Hollywood unions hadn’t been happy with the condition previously set forth based on the bare minimum instituted by whatever state or county government regulars were in place. Previously, the... »

IMAGO Working with Sony to Support International Cinematography Community

September 21, 2020 | By
IMAGO Working with Sony to Support International Cinematography Community

IMAGO, the International Federation of Cinematographers, has announced that it’s working with the Sony Corporation to distribute grants to support the international cinematography community as part of the Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19. Sony established the global initiative to deliver $100 million in support to the frontline medical community, children and educators, and the creative community... »

IMAX Teams with Leading Digital Camera Brands for Filmed in IMAX Program

September 17, 2020 | By
IMAX Teams with Leading Digital Camera Brands for <em>Filmed in IMAX</em> Program

The IMAX Corporation has partnered with ARRI, Panavision, RED and Sony to create a new Filmed in IMAX program to certify high-end, best-in-class cameras to work in the IMAX format when paired with the company’s proprietary post-production process. Two of the first releases that will be certified in this program are Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun: Maverick, shot using Sony’s Venice camera, and Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune, which... »

Artist Spotlight: Cinematographer Lol Crawley on The Devil All the Time, The Secret Garden

September 16, 2020 | By
Artist Spotlight: Cinematographer Lol Crawley on <em>The Devil All the Time</em>, <em>The Secret Garden</em>

There’s no question that part of what makes Antonio Campos’ The Devil All the Time (now streaming on Netflix) so compelling is that like many of the filmmakers’ other films, it has such an amazing look that really makes the Appalachian locations jump off the screen. It’s partially due to the capable eye of... »

Lindsey Optics Introduces First-Ever FSND Rota-Grad Filters

September 15, 2020 | By
Lindsey Optics Introduces First-Ever FSND Rota-Grad Filters

Lindsey Optics has put a twist on FSND filters with its new range of Brilliant Rota-Grads, rotating full spectrum graduated neutral density filters which fit directly onto 4X6.5″ rod-mounted matte boxes for the first time ever. The new Rota-Grads offer the benefits of FSND tech with a choice of densities and a proprietary rotating... »

Sony Introduces Cinema Line of Cameras, Including FX6

September 2, 2020 | By
Sony Introduces Cinema Line of Cameras, Including FX6

Not to be outdone by Panasonic‘s big reveal today, Sony Electronics announced the launch of its own Cinema Line of camera products, which will “bring together Sony’s expertise in image quality, attention to detail, technology and passion in digital cinema.” The Cinema Line is comprised of the existing VENICE and FX9 cameras, which will be boosted by the... »

Panasonic Launches Lumix S5 Camera

September 2, 2020 | By
Panasonic Launches Lumix S5 Camera

After keeping their new camera shrouded in mystery for months, Panasonic officially launched its Lumix S5 full-frame mirrorless camera at a special online event along with the camera’s full specifications. The camera follows up on the popularity of the compactness of the GH5 camera but being a full-frame equivalent. The S5 will retail for less than... »

Fujifilm Announces Two New FUJINON Lenses and Lens Mount at Global Presentation

September 2, 2020 | By
Fujifilm Announces Two New FUJINON Lenses and Lens Mount at Global Presentation

In advance of next week’s virtual IBC Showcase and part of today’s global lens presentation, Fujifilm announced two additions to its line of lenses: the FUJINON Premista 19-45mm cinema zoom lens, the SK35-700mm telephoto mount box lens, as well as Duclose Lenses‘ MK lens mount for the anticipated RED Komodo cinema camera. “The response we’ve seen to the Premista... »

Close Encounters with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond

August 28, 2020 | By
<em>Close Encounters</em> with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond

With equal amounts of artistic intrigue and a dissemination of vital filmmaking crafts, French director Pierre Filmon’s new feature explores the career of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (1930–2016). Created when Zsigmond was still alive, Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond examines the director of photography’s illustrious work and features many of his most notable films. Being... »

Fujifilm Offers Online Presentation to Introduce, Discuss New Fujinon Products

August 24, 2020 | By
Fujifilm Offers Online Presentation to Introduce, Discuss New Fujinon Products

On September 2, Fujifilm will hold a special Fujinon Cinema Lens online presentation to introduce its new products, specifically new Premista lenses, as well as to discuss the advantages of Fujinon variable focus length lenses and more. Fujifilm had this to say about the presentation: “As our industry continues to adapt and evolve during this unique... »

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