Monthly Archives: May 2009

ARRI CSC…Worth the Trip

High praise from a Michelin Guidebook is that a place is “worth the trip.” The new ARRI CSC facility is definitely worth the trip: recently relocated west of Manhattan, across the Hudson river, to Secaucus, NJ–famous for its Secaucus Seven, Meadowlands, and Clothing Outlet Centers.There was much speculation and some early trepidation by hard-core New Yorkers at a place you… read more…

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Angénieux and Aaton at Cannes

Angénieux and Aaton were seen at the Cannes Film Festival (May 19-20), demonstrating Angénieux  15-40 and 28-76 Optimo lightweight zooms on Aaton’s new Penelope 35mm camera. Aaton was well represented in the official selection at Cannes 2009: Ang Lee “Taking Woodstock”             Camera Aaton 35 (Eric Gautier) -Cantar (Drew Kunin) Alain Resnais “Les Herbes Folles”     Camera Aaton 35 (Eric Gautier)- Cantar… read more…

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Mother…er…Daddy of All Camera Bags

Markus Davids, underwater cinematographer and clever colleague, has come up with yet another well-conceived camera bag. The CineBags CAMERA DADDY has a customizable interior to carry a SONY EX3, SONY Z5U, Panasonic HVX200, or RED ONE. Helpful details include an ID tag to label your camera bags, waterproof material, large padded shoulder strap, large opening for easy camera loading, 4… read more…


Saturdays at Abel

Abel CineStore is not a new digital storage device. It is Abel Cine Tech’s West Village showroom and store. They are now open on Saturdays from 10am – 3pm, when almost everyone else is closed, and you’ve just run out of tape, media, expendables or even need a new HD camera.


NAB 2009 Slideshow

Over 900 Photos from NAB, brought to you by intrepid photographers Mark Forman, Dorian Weber and Jon Fauer. Images beginning with a _ or _MG are copyright Mark Forman. Check out his great website: Contact Mark to license photos or to obtain high resolution copies. Images beginning with a _DSC are copyright Dorian Weber. To view slideshow, click the… read more…


NAB 2009

By Oli Laperal, Jr. Film and Digital Times Asian Bureau Chief In today’s economic climate, many attendees carefully balanced the cost of trekking to Las Vegas for the NAB show, versus going online for information.  Although there is no doubt that information from the web is expansive, there is no substitute for the real thing,  the keynote addresses, conferences and… read more…

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