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Pete Romano, ASC, Recommends LitraStudio for Underwater Cinematography

January 12, 2021 | By
Pete Romano, ASC, Recommends LitraStudio for Underwater Cinematography

Over the past forty years, Pete Romano, ASC, has become one of the most sought after cinematographers for any movie where there’s any underwater action, due to his skills at underwater cinematography and ability to light the great blue sea. Romano’s  40-year underwater track record is unmatched with 159 credits on IMDB.com for film and television that just skim the... »

SOC Teams with Zeiss for Webinar about Large Format Cinematography

January 8, 2021 | By
SOC Teams with Zeiss for Webinar about Large Format Cinematography

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and ZEISS are teaming for a virtual webinar titled, Practical Applications of Large Format Cinematography, to take place on Sunday, January 17 at 11am PST. The free online session will allow SOC members to “delve into the creative and technical capabilities of shooting in full-frame or large format vs. Super35.”... »

Camera Optics Pioneer Steven Manios Sr. Dead at 82 from COVID

January 7, 2021 | By
Camera Optics Pioneer Steven Manios Sr. Dead at 82 from COVID

Another in a long line of tragic stories of a life taken via complications from COVID-19, as it was announced that Steven Manios Sr., the former owner and president of Century Precision Optics, died on January 3, 2021 from the deadly virus. Manios was a pioneer in the world of camera optics with a Hollywood career that... »

Filmmakers Embrace the New Wave of Virtual Production

December 23, 2020 | By
Filmmakers Embrace the New Wave of Virtual Production

A new wave of filmmaking is entering Hollywood by way of virtual and remote production. Disney’s The Mandalorian exposed wider audiences to virtual filming aesthetics by pulling back the technological curtain through a series of popular behind-the-scenes videos. Educators at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) introduced their recent graduates to this new game engine... »

Netflix’s The Mess You Leave Behind Uses Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Lenses

December 22, 2020 | By
Netflix’s <em>The Mess You Leave Behind</em> Uses Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Lenses

The Netflix Spanish original 8-episode mini-series, The Mess You Leave Behind,  hit the streamer on December 11. It began its life as a novel written by Director Carlos Montero, who while writing the novel, contacted his Cinematographer Isaac Vila to let him know that sit will be adapted into a mini-series. Vila, a frequent user of Cooke lenses and... »

First SOC Happy Hour of 2021 Taking Place on January 2

December 22, 2020 | By
First <em>SOC Happy Hour</em> of 2021 Taking Place on January 2

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has announced the date of its next SOC Happy Hour to take place on the first Saturday of 2021, January 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm PST. The free online event is to informally gather with fellow SOC members to ring in the New Year. The hosts will be George Billinger, SOC, SOC President... »

Wooden Camera Introduces Sony FX6 Accessories

December 17, 2020 | By
Wooden Camera Introduces Sony FX6 Accessories

Wooden Camera has announced its new line of accessories for Sony‘s new FX6 camera, continuing its long line of modular parts for Sony cinema cameras. First up is a new Sony FX6 Top Plate that contours to the shape of the camera body, wraps around the original top handle, and features rows of 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 mounting... »

DoPchoice Introduces Snapbags for Astera’s Helios and Titan Lights

December 15, 2020 | By
DoPchoice Introduces Snapbags for Astera’s Helios and Titan Lights

DoPchoice continues to roll-out light-controlling accessories for the top light and LED fixtures, the latest two Snapbags® created specifically for Astera‘s single tube Helios and Titan lights. As with other DoPchoice Snapbags, these were designed to give filmmakers “maximum control of their lighting, both premiere similar groundbreaking softbox benefits including intensified output, adjustable beam spread,... »

DoPchoice Introduces Snapbags and Double Bracket for Aputure 600D

December 10, 2020 | By
DoPchoice Introduces Snapbags and Double Bracket for Aputure 600D

DoPchoice has just launched its line of light-directing tools for the new Aputure LS600D LED Fixture. The line includes two new Snapbag® softboxes and a Double Bracket that allows a pair of 600D fixtures to accommodate other Snapbags. The Snapbag Medium SBRRM was designed for seamless mounting to the fixture’s circular Bowens mount with all the benefits... »

IABM, Arri Teaming to Host State of the Industry Webinar

December 7, 2020 | By
IABM, Arri Teaming to Host <em>State of the Industry</em> Webinar

The International Trade Association for the Broadcast and Media Industry (IABM) is hosting a State of the Industry webinar on Thursday, December 10 at 9AM PST, along with ARRI. The panelists will include IABM’s Head of Knowledge Lorenzo Zanni; HBO Senior Vice President, Production Operations, Steve Berres; Phillip Squyres, Sony Pictures Television‘s Senior VP of Technical Operations; filmmakers Ian and Esholm Nems, whose film Fatman, starring Mel... »

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