When Devin Lund, director of photography for The Aviators on PBS, goes on assignment, he’s got to be ready for constant change. “Sometimes we’re dealing with the military. Sometimes we’re dealing with private aircraft owners. I’ve got to be ready to deal with last-minute changes. It always happens,” Lund explains.
Sony Electronics has announced a 4K movie-making project Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved, to showcase the talents of the alumni of the AFI Conservatory, the world renowned film school of the American Film Institute.
One of DP/colorist Gavin Fisher’s on-going assignments is a series of commercials for Adult Swim Network.
“In the true tradition of independent film, Cold Turkey is a dialogue- and character-driven movie,” explained director of photography Lucas Lee Graham. “We wanted an intimate, personal look with a really shallow depth of field and nice portraiture so that the visual emphasis would be on the characters and what they were doing.”
Music and dance are a big part of the contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ holiday musical drama, Black Nativity. It follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents.
The Short Game about competitive junior golfers around the world was shot with Canon’s C300 digital cinema camera.
Director of photography Jon Nelson, owner of Production Hero in Orange County, California, recently acquired a new Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio (Model ZK4.7x19) Premier PL Mount cinema-style zoom lens
It was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution was to rely on the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.
Vision Research unveiled the Phantom Flex4K, the next evolution in its digital cinema product line at the 2013 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action franchise and the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale.