Upcoming indie feature The Great American Movie Hustle follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor.
Clairmont Camera, Hollywood, California, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. New Mexico.
AJA Video Systems has launched #TryCion, a new promotion seeding 100 Cion cameras with qualified shooters. This new program, currently only available in North America, provides filmmakers, cinematographers and camera operators with easy access to Cion to see and experience the camera first hand in production.
Canon has introduced the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera for cinema, documentary, event and commercial videography. As the latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional cameras, the EOS C300 Mark II features evolutionary updates including a new 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm Cinema CMOS Sensor, new Dual DIGIC DV 5 Processors and a new Canon XF-AVC Codec that allows 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image data to be recorded internally, and an expanded dynamic range of up to 15 stops.
Red Digital Cinema will unveil the Red Weapon, the latest digital camera to be added to the 6K Dragon sensor line, at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas April 13-16.
Arri has introduced Alexa SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras, which the company says represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the Alexa family. Retaining foundation on which Alexa is built, Alexa SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
Videographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men He shot it with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, which Van de Sande calls “the first 4K offering I feel comfortable with, an absolutely modern camera with tremendous scope, an embracing image, and whose dual native ISOs of 800/5000 will completely change the business.”
Cartoni marks its 80th anniversary this year and it’s celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its 80 Years: 80+ Rebate Program. For a limited time, Cartoni USA is offering rebates of $80 or more on a host of great products including its most popular heads, tripods and pedestals.
Arri has introduced the Alexa Mini, a versatile additional tool in the Arri Alexa camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the Alexa system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the Alexa Mini perfectly complements a full Alexa shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.