Monthly Archives: February 2011

FDTimes Issue 40 now online

March 2011 Film and Digital Times Issue 40 is now ready for subscribers to download. Go to


Leica Summilux-C in NY

One of the first demo sets of five Leica Summilux-C Prime lenses made their debut in New York at Band Pro and TCS for preliminary testing and tire-kicking. When the first complete sets arrive, they will be in rental at Otto Nemenz and available at Band Pro. We looked at the 21, 35, 40, 50 and 75mm T1.4 Leica primes… read more…

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March 2011 FDTimes

Film and Digital Times Issue 40 has gone to press — it will be in the mail and online shortly. On the cover: Philippe Parain, President of Angénieux, operating an Eclair Cameflex CM3 and J.P. Beauviala, Head of Aaton, pulling focus. They’re riding a 1961 Oldsmobile Sky Rocket “Voiture Travelling Americaine” at the 2011 AFC Micro Salon. This “Made in France”… read more…


SOC Awards

By Georgia Packard, SOC. The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) rolled out the red carpet for their 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards gala event February 5th at Warner Brothers Studios. Artists of the camera crew received a golden CAMMY while Technical  Achievement Awards were presented to the corporate community for their contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work… read more…


William A. Fraker, ASC, BSC

William A. Fraker, ASC, BSC (1923-2010) was one of the first cinematographers we interviewed in 2006 for the film and books Cinematographer Style. His presence, knowledge and articulate voice was an inspiration for the 109 interviews that would follow. The project was conceived by Volker Bahnemann and Jon Fauer, escalated by John Johnston, John Dowdell, Michael Phillips, Franz Wieser, Charlie Herzfeld,… read more…


Leica and Sony at Band Pro East

Monday, February 21. 12 noon to 8pm. Band Pro East will host demos of the the new Leica Summilux-C prime lenses and the Sony’s new PMW-F3 camcorder. Leica Summilux-C Prime Lenses The new T1.4 PL-mount prime lenses from Leica have uniform small size, identical location of focus and iris rings, and identical front diameters (95 mm). Five focal lengths (of the original… read more…

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I’ve know Stan McLain since he founded Pasadena Camera Rentals in 1985. He’s an accomplished aerial cinematographer–one of my favorite sequences is his gorgeous Amazon rainforest flying sunset shot in At Play in the Fields of the Lord. Since 2000, Stan has been running Filmtools, supplying expendables and essential film production gear both online and in his Burbank store. Almost… read more…


Sci-Tech 2011

This year’s Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were presented at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 12. The event, hosted by Marisa Tomei, honored many innovations in the digital realm in the industry, as well as gravity-defying systems for sending cameras and props zooming through the air and enabling shots and special… read more…


ASC Awards

Actress Julia Roberts will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2011 Board of Governors Award at the 25th Annual ASC Awards on February 13 in Hollywood. The ASC will present its annual award for outstanding cinematography in a feature film. The nominees are Matthew Libatique, ASC (Black Swan); three-time ASC Award nominee Wally Pfister, ASC (Inception); Danny Cohen, BSC… read more…


ASC Open House

The American Society of Cinematographers‘ ever-popular Open House will once again be held at the newly renovated clubhouse, Saturday February 12 from 11am to 3pm. Meet ASC Award nominees, members and staff. ASC Store will have the latest publications and ASC Press books available for sale.



Imagine you’re on the board of one of the world’s major imaging giants. (Many of our readers are.) You’re looking beyond HD and 3D for the next big thing. What do you see? If you happen to be at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama at the JVC booth, you’re seeing consumer 4K home video. Not one, but… read more…


CP+ Camera & Imaging Show

Yokohama Japan. Feb 9-12, 2011. The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show is underway, with early previews of things to come at NAB and later this year. JVC showed two 4K camera/camcorders. Canon announced 60 million EF lenses delivered. Most of the camera manufacturers attracted large crowds, no doubt proving the pull of pretty models on stage for Nikon, Lumix,… read more…

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AFC Micro Salon 2011

Slideshow of Photos from the 2011 Micro Salon in Paris, Feb 4-5. Click here for Full Scren Slide Show Click here for Thumbnails and Downloads of Pictures AFC Micro Salon 2011 Paris, France, posted with vodpod