AMIRA on French climate change documentary

In connection with the COP 21 Climate Conference taking place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th 2015, the France 2 channel broadcast a special primetime show called LES SENTINELLES DU CLIMAT on November 24th. One of the two new documentaries that were aired during

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Zeiss launch Otus 28mm f1.4 prime lens

Zeiss have added a new wide angle lens to their premium Otus range of fast lenses. Promising to offer the ‘ultimate’ in image quality it compliments the existing 50mm and 85mm f1.4 lenses. The lens comes in Nikon and Canon mounts and rounds out the trio of Otus glass. Bokeh is said

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Jaime Reynoso shoots BALLERS with AMIRA

HBO debuted BALLERS in June to high ratings and immediately renewed the show for a second season. The series, which stars Dwayne Johnson as a former football player trying his hand at financial management for pro football players, is the brainchild of Stephen Levinson, who previously

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REED MORANO ASC on MEADOWLAND

MEADOWLAND is the directorial debut of Reed Morano ASC, starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson as a couple left behind grappling with their son’s disappearance. Morano, whose cinematography credits include SKELETON TWINS, KILL YOUR DARLINGS and the upcoming HBO series VINYL, chose not to pass along DP duties to someone else while she helmed MEADOWLAND. Instead,

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Master Anamorphics at speed

Determined to create a distinctive look for a 3-minute image film about Toyota's presence at the famous Le Mans motor race, cinematographer Maher Maleh opted to largely forego the zooms traditionally used to shoot motorsport. Instead he opted

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ALEXA Mini: nimble as a cat

Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC, BVK gives his account of working with the ALEXA Mini on one of its first American movies, Barry Sonnenfeld's feline comedy NINE LIVES.

When I first read the script I immediately thought of the ALEXA Mini, which I'd heard was coming soon. We needed to shoot from the point-of-view of a cat, which is really low to the ground, and I thought

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Cary Fukunaga on BEASTS OF NO NATION

For BEASTS OF NO NATION, director Cary Joji Fukunaga (HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE Season One, JANE EYRE) had the challenge of working with a cast of young non-professionals for an intense story about child soldiers set during

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ALEXA 65 productions ramp up

Offering a complete large-format solution for high-end motion pictures, the ALEXA 65 system comprises a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools. Interest in the system has spread rapidly, with leading filmmakers pressing

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