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BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

November 29, 2021 | By
BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

BB&S Lighting of Denmark has added the Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) to its family of Compact Beamlight LED studio fixtures. The smallest footprint (5.5-in/14cm) Fresnel on the market, it draws just 38W and outputs over 2400 lumens at 96 TLCI (tunable from 2700 to 5600°K). New CFL features a genuine curved glass 90mm Fresnel lens that... »

Exclusive: The Crow DP Dariusz Wolski Shares Thoughts on Rust Shooting

November 22, 2021 | By
Exclusive: <em>The Crow</em> DP Dariusz Wolski Shares Thoughts on <em>Rust</em> Shooting

Over the past month, there’s been a lot of discussion about the preventable death of DP Halyna Hutchins on the set of the indie Western, Rust, when a gun in the hands of actor and producer Alec Baldwin went off, killing her and wounding director, Joel Souza. There’s been a lot of discussion and... »

AGITO Trax Adds to Emotion of Adele One Night Only

November 18, 2021 | By
AGITO Trax Adds to Emotion of <em>Adele One Night Only</em>

Adele One Night Only, performed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on October 24th and aired on CBS on Sunday, November 14th, incorporated a Motion Impossible AGITO Trax modular dolly system from John Perry in Los Angeles – who owns both the Trax and Sports drive options – to help bring about the... »

Sony Unveils Flagship VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera

November 15, 2021 | By
Sony Unveils Flagship VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera

Today, Sony Electronics Inc. introduces the VENICE 2, the new flagship model and latest addition to its lineup of high-end digital cinema cameras. The VENICE 2 builds upon the strength of the original VENICE with new features including a compact design, internal recording and the option for two different sensors: the newly developed full-frame... »

Y: The Last Man DP Catherine Lutes, Production Designer Alexandra Schaller Inject Female Power Into an Apocalyptic World

November 12, 2021 | By
<em>Y: The Last Man</em> DP Catherine Lutes, Production Designer Alexandra Schaller Inject Female Power Into an Apocalyptic World

The parallel of an all-female crew perfectly aligned with FX on Hulu‘s post-apocalyptic drama, Y: The Last Man, where the Event decimated every mammal with a Y chromosome except for one cisgender man and his pet monkey, Ampersand. The series is based on the comic book series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia... »

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2

November 12, 2021 | By
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2, a next-generation professional broadcast camera with 6K digital film sensor that brings digital film quality to both traditional and online broadcasters. The advanced 6144 x 3456 digital film sensor provides exceptional low light performance with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB as well as 13... »

Cooke Launches Two Additions to Full Frame Lenses Line-Up

November 11, 2021 | By
Cooke Launches Two Additions to Full Frame Lenses Line-Up

Cooke Optics has announced the launch of two exciting additions to its expanding range of Full Frame lenses. Two new Varotal/i FF zoom lenses bring leading-edge modern design and materials to this historic line of zoom lenses that were first seen in 1971, while the extensive Panchro/i Classic FF range offers the beloved vintage... »

SOC Opens Submissions for 2021 SOC Technical Achievement Award

November 9, 2021 | By
SOC Opens Submissions for 2021 SOC Technical Achievement Award

Online submissions are now open for The Society of Camera Operators’ (SOC) Technical Achievement Award and will close on December 17, 2021. To qualify for a Technical Achievement Award, the technical development and the company and/or individuals responsible for it must meet the following criteria for technical excellence. The development must be one of... »

No Time to Die 2nd Unit Director Alexander Witt ASC, ACC on Shooting James Bond in Action

November 3, 2021 | By
<em>No Time to Die</em> 2nd Unit Director Alexander Witt ASC, ACC on Shooting James Bond in Action

This will probably be Below the Line’s final bit of coverage for Daniel Craig’s last jaunt as James Bond 007 in No Time to Die, but as they say, we have saved the best for last.  Alexander Witt, ASC ACC has been the 2nd Unit Director and 2nd Unit DP for four of the... »

DPs Call for Functional Firearms Ban on Set

November 3, 2021 | By
DPs Call for Functional Firearms Ban on Set

It was bound to happen after the tragic preventable death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of indie Western, Rust, a few weeks back, with a lot of recent news being about who should or shouldn’t be blamed for a live round bullet being in a gun shot by actor/producer Alec Baldwin, that killed Hutchins. A large group of Directors... »