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The Mosquito Coast Cinematographer Alex Disenhof on the Show’s Fluid Camera Style 

June 17, 2021 | By
<em>The Mosquito Coast</em> Cinematographer Alex Disenhof on the Show’s Fluid Camera Style 

The Mosquito Coast is created and developed by Tom Bissell and Neil Cross, based on the 1981 novel from author Paul Theroux and a previous adaptation of the 1986 film. The new Apple TV+ series transports us into the chaotic world of Allie Fox (Justin Theroux) with wife Margot (Melissa George), daughter Dina (Logan... »

Artist Spotlight: The Sparks Brothers Cinematographer Jake Polonsky, BSC

June 16, 2021 | By
Artist Spotlight: <em>The Sparks Brothers</em> Cinematographer Jake Polonsky, BSC

Edgar Wright’s documentary, The Sparks Brothers, may be the most comprehensive look at a band that’s been created, but when you have a band like Sparks, who have been making records for almost 50 years, delving into all sorts of musical genres and even creating a few in the process, you damn well better... »

Contender Profile: Rutherhood Falls Cinematographer Ross Riege 

June 15, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Rutherhood Falls</em> Cinematographer Ross Riege 

Set in a mythical New England town founded by British colonials, Rutherford Falls examines the clash of cultures between the original Native American inhabitants and the corporations who have taken financial control of the area. The 10-part series is full of whimsical comedy, but hits unexpectedly dark themes as well. Co-creator and executive producer... »

Ncam Launches Mk2 Connection Box for Real-Time Camera Tracking

June 15, 2021 | By
Ncam Launches Mk2 Connection Box for Real-Time Camera Tracking

Today, Ncam announces the immediate availability of its new Mk2 Connection Box, a lightweight and silent production device that enables filmmakers, broadcasters and more to link Ncam’s advanced camera tracking bar to any compatible server, locally or remotely. By eliminating the need to attach a server directly to the camera, the Mk2 Connection Box... »

Cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia Shines a Cooke Lens on Kevin Can F**k Himself

June 14, 2021 | By
Cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia Shines a Cooke Lens on <em>Kevin Can F**k Himself </em>

In the comedic dual worlds of Kevin Can F**k Himself, coming to AMC in the summer of 2021, cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia relied on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame prime lenses for the striking visual voice of reality as opposed to the surreal world of the 4-camera sitcom world. Kevin Can F**k Himself is... »

In the Heights Cinematographer Alice Brooks Fulfills Her Dream to Film the Musical

June 11, 2021 | By
<em>In the Heights</em> Cinematographer Alice Brooks Fulfills Her Dream to Film the Musical

Cinematographer Alice Brooks has wanted to shoot an In the Heights adaptation for years, and her opportunity finally came when film school classmate, Jon M. Chu, was signed on to direct the movie. In the following interview with Below the Line, Brooks broke down some of the challenges that came with shooting the film,... »

Dave Grohl’s Rock Doc What Drives Us Shoots with Blackmagic Design

June 11, 2021 | By
Dave Grohl’s Rock Doc <em>What Drives Us</em> Shoots with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that What Drives Us, the new documentary by David Grohl of the Foo Fighters, was shot using a variety of Blackmagic Design cameras. This included using URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to capture interviews with some of rock’s biggest icons, including Ringo Star, Steven Tyler,... »

Big Sky Cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC, on Capturing the Vastness and Scope of the Show

June 9, 2021 | By
<em>Big Sky</em> Cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC, on Capturing the Vastness and Scope of the Show

In the ABC series Big Sky, the operative word was certainly “big” when it came to cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC designing the vast vision for the show. The story of the search for a serial killer is set among the expanding backdrop of Helena, Montana with Albuquerque, New Mexico and its orange mountains as the... »

Francis Kenny, ASC Keeps Action High on S.W.A.T. with Bolt 4K Max

June 9, 2021 | By
Francis Kenny, ASC Keeps Action High on <em>S.W.A.T.</em> with Bolt 4K Max

CBS mega-hit S.W.A.T. has always been fast-moving—on air and on set. Shot on multiple stages at Santa Clarita Studios and diverse locations throughout the Los Angeles area, the series averages 100 set-ups per day. Giving life to the adrenalin-pumping storylines has always been a creative feat for accomplished cinematographer Francis Kenny, ASC (Justified, Heathers,... »

DoP Alexander Hackinger Highlights Cooke S4/i Lenses in Meet Your Master Series

June 8, 2021 | By
DoP Alexander Hackinger Highlights Cooke S4/i Lenses in <em>Meet Your Master</em> Series

DoP Alexander Hackinger has brought a cinematic yet intimate ambience to the Meet Your Master German series of inspirational and entertaining online courses with the use of Cooke S4/i prime lenses and ARRI Amira and Alexa Mini cameras. Produced by Wolff Brothers, Meet Your Master is an online education platform enabling viewers to sign up... »