InVisage Names Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki to Advisory Board

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

InVisage Technologies has named Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC to the InVisage advisory board. Lubezki is the cinematographer of numerous award-winning films including Gravity (2013) and Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Lubezki is the company’s first artistic advisor and will help shape and fine-tune the specifications of upcoming InVisage QuantumFilm camera image sensors for Smart phones and mobile devices.

Producer Shoots 4K for Fashion Week VOD

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:59 -- Nick Dager

Fashion video content producer/publisher Adriana Kaegi recently shot extensive 4K coverage of New York Fashion Week. Kaegi is a featured channel partner on Style Addytude, with eight million monthly viewers, and her company was the first to do live streaming and VOD of the New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.

Storaro Chooses Sony CineAlta for Woody Allen’s First Digital Shoot

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

Sony today confirmed that filmmaker Woody Allen has chosen Sony CineAlta for his first ever-digital shoot. For this special project, Allen will be shooting with Sony’s CineAlta F65 camera and the film will be mastered in 4K. The F65 has long been the choice among filmmakers around the world, including critically acclaimed cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who will be working with Allen on the currently untitled film.

Ant-Man, a Unique Perspective

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

Ant-Man is a comic-book superhero that uses a special suit to shrink in size while gaining in strength. In the latest Marvel creation for the big screen, Ant-Man’s adventures involve a battle against a foe that uses similar technology for nefarious ends. The project, directed by Peyton Reed and photographed by Russell Carpenter ASC, extends the strong and successful working relationship between Marvel and Codex. Issues of scale and how to convincingly present it to the audience dominated most of the decisions about cinematography and visual effects. For guidance, the filmmakers looked at films with similar characters going all the way back to Darby O’Gill and the Little People, photographed with extensive forced perspective and giant props in 1959 by Winton Hoch ASC.

Shooting Digital, Reluctantly

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

Two-time Oscar nominee John Mathieson BSC (Gladiator, The Phantom of the Opera, Robin Hood, 47 Ronin) recently completed work on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., an update of the stylish 1960s television series of the same name. Mathieson says that he would have preferred to shoot film, but that the demise of some of the major film laboratories in the U.K. made it impossible. He did shoot a little bit of 16mm film on a wind-up Bolex (processed at Bucks Laboratories) for the opening of the film, to bridge some archival footage from the period with the main storyline. In some ways, the colors and textures of the period production design lent themselves to digital, he says.

Digital Cinema Society, DPS, to Demo Enhanced Environment System

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:35 -- Nick Dager

The Digital Cinema Society has partnered with DPS Cinema to present an in-depth look at their Enhanced Environments system. The one-day invitation only event brings together for the very first time DPS Cinema’s Enhanced Environments, Panasonic's VariCam 35, and the new Codex Raw Recorder. The event will be held Saturday, August 8th at the DPS Grid @ Los Angeles.

Crooked Letter Films Captures Promo for Brooklyn Bicycle

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:13 -- Nick Dager

In a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end.

Richard Crudo to Serve Sixth Term as ASC President

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:40 -- Nick Dager

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected its slate of officers for another term. Continuing to serve in their roles will be Richard Crudo as president; Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Matthew Leonetti as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.


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