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ASG Unveils Virtual Production Control Room

June 15, 2021 | By
ASG Unveils Virtual Production Control Room

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading media technology and engineering firm, today announced its Virtual Production Control Room, a remote production service powered by Google Cloud that allows real-time, broadcast-quality coverage of live events and other programming. In contrast to all-in-one solutions, ASG’s VPCR uses cloud-based production tools from several established industry vendors to... »

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... »

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,... »

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... »

DP Alan Jacobsen Discusses Success of Max Menace for VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night

June 7, 2021 | By
DP Alan Jacobsen Discusses Success of Max Menace for <em>VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night</em>

DP Alan Jacobsen’s mantra is, “There’s a way to do this that will work.” The problem-solver loves the “tinker-toys aspect of filmmaking”. So, when he was brought on to shoot a segment of VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night, holiday special, starring some of music’s greatest performers, he welcomed the challenge. The scene featured four musical... »

New ARRI Solutions Group Creates Innovative Mixed Reality Environments

June 2, 2021 | By
New ARRI Solutions Group Creates Innovative Mixed Reality Environments

ARRI announces the establishment of the ARRI Solutions Group. With this new organizational unit, the company, known for the manufacturing and rental of camera and lighting systems, lenses, and accessories, expands its offering of holistic solutions for the global film and television industry. The ARRI Solutions Group is focused on the design and engineering... »

MRMC Releases Entry-Level Bolt Mini Model Mover

May 26, 2021 | By
MRMC Releases Entry-Level Bolt Mini Model Mover

The latest high-speed robotic arm from Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon-owned company with over 50 years of expertise in motion control robotics for the film and entertainment industry, is a new entry-level machine allowing companies to enter the world of high-end motion control at previously unreachable price-points. Big on creativity, low on... »

DoP Stuart Dryburgh, ASC Shoots Penfolds Short Film with URSA Mini Pro 12K

May 20, 2021 | By
DoP Stuart Dryburgh, ASC Shoots Penfolds Short Film with URSA Mini Pro 12K

Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro 12K digital film camera was used by DoP Stuart Dryburgh, ASC to shoot a short film for Australian winemaker Penfolds’ recent launch. Shot in Blackmagic RAW and graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio, the film celebrated the release of the vintner’s new California Collection, which includes... »