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Geoffrey Haley: An Interview with the Two-Time SOC Camera Operator of the Year

April 15, 2021 | By
Geoffrey Haley: An Interview with the Two-Time SOC Camera Operator of the Year

When it comes to shooting some of the biggest action movies that have hit the multiplexes almost every summer, there are few people who get closer to the action — besides the stuntmen and women, obviously — then the camera operator. As the A-camera operator for some of the biggest action blockbusters of all... »

Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

April 14, 2021 | By
Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

With the growing demand and need for virtual production in the industry and the right real-time tracking technology needed to use in conjunction with existing camera, lenses or rigs on film, broadcast and live events, Ncam has shipped the new Ncam Reality 2021, a real-time camera tracker that brings high-fidelity CGI and XR to any... »

DoPchoice Offers Snapbag and Snapgrid Accessories for Cameo F-Series Fresnels

April 13, 2021 | By
DoPchoice Offers Snapbag and Snapgrid  Accessories for Cameo F-Series Fresnels

DoPchoice has announced the release of its patented Snapbag® softbox and Snapgrid® 20/30/40/50-degree grids to fit the Cameo® F-Series Fresnels, offering pleasing softness and direction for the output of light. The Snapbag SBSAHF is made to mount exclusively to Cameo F1, F2, and F4 Series. It comes packed flat in its own pouch and snaps up instantly in a... »

The Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

April 13, 2021 | By
The Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

The Vitec Group plc has announced the acquisition of Quasar Science, a leading LED lighting technology provider. Quasar Science is an innovator in linear and tubular LED lighting solutions for cinematic applications. The business will become part of the Group’s Production Solutions Division alongside Litepanels, the award-winning supplier of LED lighting panels for television... »

Roger Horrocks on the Underwater Cinematography and Powerful Message of My Octopus Teacher

April 12, 2021 | By
Roger Horrocks on the Underwater Cinematography and Powerful Message of <em>My Octopus Teacher</em>

When it comes to documentaries, the importance of having a great cinematographer often gets overlooked compared to their contribution to artier narrative fare. When you have a doc like Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed’s My Octopus Teacher, where so much of the film takes place underwater, you need to have an able underwater cinematographer to... »

SOC Honors Geoffrey Haley for Cherry, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Jim McConkey as Camera Operators of the Year

April 12, 2021 | By
SOC Honors Geoffrey Haley for <em>Cherry</em>, <em>Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</em>‘s Jim McConkey as Camera Operators of the Year

On Sunday night, April 11, 2021, the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the winners of its 2021 Camera Operator of the Year Awards and Creative Vision Celebration in the Film and Television categories. The honors for Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television were given out via a rather moving Zoom meeting  that brought together ... »

Motion 24 Purchases Motion Impossible AGITO Modular Dolly System

April 1, 2021 | By
Motion 24 Purchases Motion Impossible AGITO Modular Dolly System

Motion 24 is one of the UK’s leading companies specializing in moving camera systems. Set up in 2015, it supplies a wide range of equipment — everything from handheld rigs to tracking vehicle equipment through their partnership with Action99 — to film, TV, music, and advertising clients worldwide.  It develops a lot of its own specialist... »

DoP Alan Jacobsen’s Work Showcased on New Netflix Doc Series, Worn Stories

April 1, 2021 | By
DoP Alan Jacobsen’s Work Showcased on New Netflix Doc Series, <em>Worn Stories</em>

The Netflix original documentary series, Worn Stories, debuts on the streamer globally today, showcasing the bold and imaginative cinematography of Alan Jacobsen.  Adapted from Emily Spivack’s New York Times best-selling book and helmed by Orange is the New Black’s Jenji Kohen alongside Tremolo and Tilted Productions, Worn Stories explores the often-overlooked memoirs living inside cherished articles of clothing.... »

Cinematographer Markus Förderer Uses DoPchoice to Light Bliss

April 1, 2021 | By
Cinematographer Markus Förderer Uses DoPchoice to Light <em>Bliss</em>

Director of Photography Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK shot the Amazon Prime Video sci-fi drama Bliss, starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, lighting it with a combination of Skypanel S360s and S60s, DMG Mini Mix, plus battery-powered Astera tubes. He relied heavily on DoPchoice Snapbags® and Snapgrids® to soften and direct the lights. The story is set around... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Cinematography Nominees

March 30, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Cinematography Nominees

The five cinematographers nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards include esteemed veterans and relative newcomers. Surprisingly, only one DoP has previously been nominated for an Oscar, Phedon Papamichael, ASC (for Nebraska).  The five films under consideration all received multiple nominations, Mank topping the list with 10. As with most Academy Award nominations, they can... »