Monthly Archives: May 2013

Canon C300 Cameras win Cannes

Canon C300 Cameras shot the Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or winner, Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adèle). Two cameras were provided by PhotoCineRent in Paris. Because production lasted 4 or 5 months, the cameras were purchased by the producers instead of rented. The cameras came with Canon mounts, and files were recorded internally to CF cards. Two Angénieux 28-76 mm Optimo zooms were… read more…

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Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC, ExcelLens

It was the best of times. It was about time. Victoria Abril declared, “the award was not a moment too soon.” This is the first time the Cannes Film Festival has honored the work of a cinematographer. The first annual Pierre Angenieux Award for Cinematography at Cannes was presented Friday, May 24, to Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC by Angénieux President and CEO… read more…

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Angénieux ExcelLens Cannes Award

It was a spectacularly synchronized event that began at 6:30 pm under sunny skies in Cannes. A strong sea breeze buffeted the Croisette, but hardly rocked the mega yachts moored alongside the festival hall. Flashes from the phalanx of photographers illuminated the red carpet and climb to the gates of cinematic heaven. Heaven could wait; champagne appeared on the terrace… read more…

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Angenieux at Cannes

Thales Angénieux is an Official Partner and Technical Partner of the 66th Festival de Cannes. Today, the CST (Commission Superieure Technique de l’image et du son) hosted an Angenieux reception and demo of the new Optimo lightweight Anamorphic 56-152mm T4 2S (2x squeeze) Zoom Lens at their pavilion.

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Red Dot on Red Carpet

I’m at the Cannes Film Festival trying out new Leica M. While 4500 members of the press are covering this event, which I’m told gets more coverage than the Olympics, the presence of an M is noteworthy. It turns heads. Leica M cameras are still almost as hard to get as some of the stars and starlets, with a back-order… read more…


J.L. Fisher Open House

Saturday’s J.L. Fisher Open House 2013 took place on a cloudless, beautiful day in Burbank. This annual event, held at J.L. Fisher’s sprawling complex and stadium-sized parking lot, is sponsored by the SOC, ASC and ICG guilds and supported in part by the participation of dozens of top gear manufacturers, dealers and rental houses. The Open House, now in its 8th… read more…


I Shot It Website

This is in the “why didn’t I think of it” category. There have been film and photo competitions online, but here’s a self-supporting one. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder of Leica Camera AG, has acquired a 25.1% stake in the Internet company and website “I-shot-it”. You pay a small fee, and gives you access to take part in photographic… read more…


Cine Gear Expo, “After Earth,” Awards

Cine Gear Expo – FDTimes in booth 54. 4K screening of “After Earth.” Lifetime Achievement Awards to Haskell Wexler, ASC and Cooke Optics and Les Zellan. read more…

FDT Issue 54 now on iPad

Film and Digital Times June 2013 Issue 54 iPad Edition is now ready on the Apple Newsstand.

Preston MDR French Translation

For our French colleagues at Cannes: a translation of pages 6-7 from current June 2013 edition on Preston’s new MDR3. Translated by Pierre Souchar. read more…


Digitaloptik Image Circle Extender

There are a lot of great lenses, especially zooms, designed in the days of the Academy format, that have been relegated to back shelves when Super 35 and larger sensor cameras came out. Despair no more; dust off your venerable Angénieux and Cooke classics. Ken Robings’ digitaloptik introduced a new 1.21x PL-to-PL extender at NAB. It takes zoom lenses designed… read more…

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J.L. Fisher Open House

JL Fisher Open House: Exhibits, SOC, ASC Seminars

J.L. Fisher, SOC, ICG and ASC 8th Annual Mixer & BBQ Lunch Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at J.L. Fisher 1000 West Isabel Street Burbank, CA 91506 (no pets) J.L. Fisher facility tours conducted by Jim Fisher at 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM. Exhibiting Companies Sony, Canon, Anton Bauer, 3alityTechnica, Panavision Camera and Remote Systems, BandPro,… read more…

Angenews: Excellens

  Angénieux is an official partner of the 66th Cannes Film Festival and will honor French Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, AFC, ASC with the newly established Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography event at the Palais des Festivals. The ceremony will include many prominent directors, actors and producers who have worked closely with Philippe Rousselot throughout his successful career. FDTimes will be… read more…

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