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Raising 4K Cinema to Digital Art

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Digital Arts NY provides 4K picture and sound finishing services for feature films and high-end TV productions within its 12,000 square foot facility. The company recently launched what Axel Ericson, the founder and owner, feels is the first true 4K infrastructure on the East Coast for full 4K digital cinema finishing, including a new, landmark audio mixing environment.

Chasing the Land Speed Record

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 16:14 -- Nick Dager

Paul Rees, an experienced still photographer for globally respected advertising agencies and magazines, relied on his instincts as he transitioned to digital cinema to document the North American Eagle Project, a joint U.S.-Canadian initiative to challenge the world land speed record (763 mph, or Mach 1.02) for rocket-powered automobiles. Rees’ camera of choice for this task was the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.

Cinematographer Marco Fargnoli Captures Big City Life and Love on The Mindy Project

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

The Mindy Project brings the misadventures in romance of a young OBGyn, Mindy Laheri (played by show creator Mindy Kaling) and her comical observations on life and love in the big city to television. Cinematographer Marco Fargnoli relies on OConnor 2575’s for support on the Fox Network program.

Run-and-Gun Shooting Style Adds Punch to Blunt Force

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:51 -- Nick Dager

When an action movie script on a tight budget included such challenges as close-ups of mixed martial arts fighting, a high-speed car chase shot from a low-flying helicopter, and low-light location scenes, director of photography, David E. West, knew the solution was to capture it all using a Canon Cinema EOS C300 digital cinema camera, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, and EF-Series lenses. Having used the EOS C300 camera on a previous assignment, West was enthusiastic about its portability and low-light advantages. He also owned an EOS 5D Mark II camera, and was a fan of Canon lenses both for photography and for shooting reality TV. West decided from the outset that the ambitious visuals needed for Blunt Force, a new film from director Daniel Zirilli, would make this an all-Canon project. Shot on location in Mississippi, the movie tells the story of an ex-soldier imprisoned and forced to be part of an Internet cage-fighting club.

Redemption Grows from Web Series into Feature Film

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:24 -- Nick Dager

Lan BuiIt’s taken several years for cinematographer Lan Bui to bring Redemption: The Darkness Descending to completion. But it’s been worth the effort. The multi-platform project began as a 24 episode web series that allows the audience to enter an underground world and become part of the story through a groundbreaking interactive app, and has since grown into a feature film.

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