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Birds of Paradise DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

September 22, 2021 | By
<em>Birds of Paradise</em> DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

Just the word ‘ballet’ brings wonderful classic images to mind. To capture those images juxtaposed with the modern world for Birds of Paradise, director of photography Shaheen Seth relied on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame prime lenses for director Sarah Adina Smith, who not only adapted the A.K. Small novel for the screenplay, but also happens to be... »

Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

September 21, 2021 | By
Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) has announced  the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team... »

Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

September 17, 2021 | By
Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

The IATSE Basic Agreement site was updated on Thursday, Sept. 16 with the latest on the contract negotiations for the agreement which lapsed on Sept. 10. The update says that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has presented the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) with its package proposal. It’s now waiting for AMPTP’s response... »

Power Book III: Raising Kanan DoPs Use Cooke S7/i Lenses to Recreate ’90s

September 7, 2021 | By
<em>Power Book III: Raising Kanan</em> DoPs Use Cooke S7/i Lenses to Recreate ’90s

In the 1990s, almost every DP in New York was using the Cooke Optics S4/i for commercials, music videos, and independent features, according to Aaron Medick, one of the DPs on Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Medick also became lead DP  in the second season for Power Book II: Ghost after starting as B camera/Steadicam operator and moving up to... »

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) Will Now Manufacture Agile Remote Cameras

September 2, 2021 | By
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) Will Now Manufacture Agile Remote Cameras

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon company, announced today that Agile Remote Cameras, the Winchester-based manufacturer of the highly-regarded ARC360 PTZ and ARC360 Lite PTZ camera systems, are now part of MRMC. The ARC360 range is based around the Sony Exmor sensor. Ruggedised for operation in even the most extreme environments, the cameras have... »

Cinematographer Ari Wegner to Receive TIFF Variety Artisan Award

September 2, 2021 | By
Cinematographer Ari Wegner to Receive TIFF Variety Artisan Award

Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), announced today that cinematographer Ari Wegner will be honoured with the TIFF Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards. The award recognizes a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema and entertainment. For... »

RED Digital Cinema Launches New V-RAPTOR 8K VV for DSMC3 Platform, QnA Later Today

September 1, 2021 | By
RED Digital Cinema Launches New V-RAPTOR 8K VV for DSMC3 Platform, QnA Later Today

RED Digital Cinema has unveiled its new V-RAPTORTM  8K VV camera today, launching its first entrant into the next generation DSMC3 platform. Building on RED’s bold dedication to advancing image quality, the camera is RED’s most powerful to date. It features the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, cleanest shadows, and highest frame rates... »

Teradek Introduces New Bolt 4K Monitor Modules 1500 TX/RX

September 1, 2021 | By
Teradek Introduces New Bolt 4K Monitor Modules 1500 TX/RX

Teradek has launched the Bolt 4K Monitor Modules 1500 TX and 1500 RX, giving users a long-range option with the 1500 monitor modules and a short-range option with the original 750 monitor modules. Colin McDonald, Product Manager for Cine Products at Teradek explains, “Scalability has always been a huge benefit of the Bolt 4K family.... »

DoP Larry Smith, ASC, BSC, Uses Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses for The Forgiven

August 31, 2021 | By
DoP Larry Smith, ASC, BSC, Uses Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses for <em>The Forgiven</em>

Writer-director John Michael McDonagh and Cinematographer Larry Smith, ASC, BSC faced a race against time in the face of a threatening global pandemic to capture the vibrant colors and contrasting scenes of the Moroccan landscape for the feature film, The Forgiven. The film, starring Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, and Matt Smith, was shot on Cooke... »

ARRI Tech Talk Live Explains Remote Lighting Workflow for Multi-Location Livestreams

August 31, 2021 | By
ARRI Tech Talk Live Explains Remote Lighting Workflow for Multi-Location Livestreams

The next episode of ARRI Tech Talk series takes place this Wednesday, Sept. 1, and it will feature Los Angeles-based lighting designer and technical director Andrew Schmedake taking you behind the scenes of the premiere party of TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” produced by the creative agency Little Cinema in April 2020.  The online experience engaged six actors in their own... »