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Ben Davis Returns to the Marvel Universe

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 13:48 -- Nick Dager

Ben Davis, BSC has become an old hand in the Marvel universe. Doctor Strange marks his third Marvel film as director of photography. He also shot the global hits Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. “Marvel very much is a universe with its own language, but the three films I've done have been vastly different.”

Boston’s Talamas Adds to Lens Package

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 09:45 -- Nick Dager

Boston-based rental house and reseller Talamas has purchased a Fujinon Premier PL 20-120mm Cabrio XK (XK6x20) zoom lens. Talamas is the first in the New England area to buy the recently introduced lens, which they purchased last month to demo, rent, and sell to clients for ENG-style video and cinema production.

New Life for Postpartum

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

Richard Bakewell, best known for his camerawork on such television shows as Cops and Intervention, recently penned his second film. To create a proof-of-concept and short film based on an ‘80s throwback horror-genre feature-length screenplay Postpartum, he took the helm as director and executive producer.

Midsomer Murders Embraces the Cooke Look

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:25 -- Nick Dager

The latest season of the long-running British drama series Midsomer Murders is being shot with uncoated Cooke miniS4/i lenses, supplied by VMI. Now in its 19th season, Midsomer Murders, produced by Bentley Productions for ITV, documents the investigation of grisly murders that take place in the otherwise idyllic and quintessentially English region of Midsomer. It is one of the highest rated TV dramas on British television, and has been sold around the world.

Film Pioneer Back by Popular Demand

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:52 -- Nick Dager

Responding to the ongoing high demand for Cooke Optics’ vintage Speed Panchro lenses from the 1920s-1960s, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television will re-introduce new Panchro Classics using the original design but with PL mounts for modern cameras. The Cooke Panchro Classic line is scheduled to ship next year.

Zeiss Celebrates Founding Father's 200th Birthday

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:48 -- Nick Dager

Carl Zeiss was born September 11, 1816 in the town of Weimar, Germany. The mechanic opened a small workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena in 1846, laying the foundation for today’s global technology player Zeiss. "Without these achievements and the intellectual legacy of its founding father, Zeiss would not be as successful as it is today," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. This year the company will celebrate the 200th birthday of its founder with many different activities and events.

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Duscio Wraps Jungle Shoot

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

Cinematographer Stefan Duscio recently finished shooting Greg McLean’s psychological thriller Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival, based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir. The film recounts Ghinsberg’s 1982 journey through the Amazon where he ended up alone for three weeks before being found and rescued. Jungle stars Daniel Radcliffe in an Arclight Films production, directed by Greg McLean and lensed by Stefan Duscio.

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