Monthly Archives: May 2016

FDTimes at Cine Gear Booth 53A

Film and Digital Times returns to Cine Gear Expo 2016. We’ll be in our usual location: Booth 53A in the New York Streets (between Preston Cinema and Bright Tangerine). Pick up a free copy of Issue 75. Café Society is on the Cover. It will be screened on Friday evening in the Paramount Theater at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with Vittorio Storaro and Jon Fauer. read more…

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Café Society Screening and Storaro at Cine Gear

7/17/16 – 7/21/16
Woody Allen's "Cafe Society": Introduced by Vittorio Storaro

Cine Gear 2016 at Paramount Studios 7pm – 10 pm in Paramount Theater Screening of Woody Allen’s Café Society, which opened at Cannes a couple of weeks ago. Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC will talk about the film, Discussion moderated by Jon Fauer, ASC and Sony’s Peter Crithary. Admission to Cine Gear attendees. Storaro Lecture on Saturday and Master Class at USC… read more…

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Angénieux 2016 Excellens at Cannes

For the fourth year in a row, Angenieux honored a Cinematographer at the Cannes Film Festival.

Peter Suschitzky, ASC received the Pierre Angénieux 2016 Excellens in Cinematography Award   on May 20th 2016 at the Bunuel Theater in the Cannes Palais des Festivals. Cannes officially aligns itself with stars and auteurs. Angenieux honors the Cinematography. Precious recipients of the lifetime achievement award named after company founder Pierre Angenieux have been Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC in 2013; Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC in 2014 and Roger A. Deakins, ASC, BSC in 2015. read more…

Vantage One 120mm T1 at Keslow

Keslow Camera has received the new 120mm Vantage One T1 spherical prime lens.  So has Camtec. This is the ninth focal length in the Vantage One wide aperture set, available for rental. The Vantage One set now consists of: 17.5, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90 and 120 mm, all T1, and all close-focusing. read more…

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Ronford-Baker at Cine Gear

Ronford-Baker will be exhibiting in their own booth (60C) this year at Cine Gear Expo. Among the products from this venerable British company will be: Atlas 7 Fluid Head, Atlas 40, Fluid Head, Modular Bazooka Base System, Slider and Motorized Slider. read more…

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The Projectionists of Cannes

Films at the Cannes Film Festival are assured some of the projection in the world. You may not like the films, but you will love the way they are presented. Although one of the leading contenders for the Palme D’Or runs “a posterior-numbing two hours and 42 minutes,”  (per a BBC review) at least you can be assured that the exhibition on the huge… read more…

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Cannes 2016 Poster & WDIT

The official 2016 Cannes Film Festival poster shows the Casa Malaparte location in Capri from Godard’s film about filmmaking: “Contempt (“le Mépris”). Also at Cannes: Pierre Andurand, President of Angenieux announced that the company was supporting “We Do It Together,” a nonprofit film production company created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women. read more…

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Interview with Peter Suschitzky, ASC

Peter Suschitzky, ASC will be honored at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20 with the Pierre Angénieux “Excellens” in Cinematography Award. Peter has been  the cinematographer on more than 40 films, including most of David Cronenberg’s films. We spoke a few days ago: read more…

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Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC, on his First Digital Feature—THE NICE GUYS—opening at Cannes

“THE NICE GUYS” opens in Cannes on May 15 and in the US on May 20. It was the first digital feature for cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, ASC, ASC. Rousselot was previously in Cannes in 2013, receiving the first Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens Award for Cinematography. Here is an interview conducted a few days ago about “The Nice Guys,” cinematography, digital, lenses and life. read more…

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Metal Jacket and PL Mount for Leica SL

Dante Cecchin’s Lockcircle Company sits above the shores of Lake Como, steps from the world-famous Hotel Villa D’Este and 10 minutes via Riva Aquarama speedboat from George Clooney’s lakeside estate. Dante is a Director, Cinematographer, Photographer and Master Craftsman/Designer. When he sees the need for products that do not exist, he builds them–beautifully. His latest creation will premiere at Cine Gear in LA. It’s the Metal Jacket Cinematic Production Cage for Leica SL (Typ 601). read more…

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Servicevision 0.81x Wide Angle Adapter

Want to go wider with your Leica Summilux-C, Summicron-C, or other 95mm front diameter wide prime lens? Servicevision, who also make Scorpiolens Anamorphics, introduced an 0.81x Wide Angle Adapter at NAB. With this adapter, a 16mm Summilux-C is approximately equivalent to a 12mm. read more…

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NAB Photo Gallery by George Leon

From 3,500 photos — 30 GB of data– here are the highlights of George Leon’s NAB 2016 coverage for FDTimes. read more…

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ARRI SkyPanel Software Update

At NAB, ARRI showed the latest software update to the LED SkyPanels. There are  10 new features. The control panel  now shows a gel filter library. You can select a color with a familiar Rosco or Lee filter name or number. The library is organized into familiar categories: color corrections, Storaro selection, Rosco Calcolor, Cinelux, Lee Color Correct, Lee Cosmetic Series, etc. The SkyPanel color “engine”  generates the colors, but instead of having to define RGBW values, you can now pick colors by their popular and familiar names. This is much easier. Watch the video in this post. read more…

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Lighting with Pigeons

LED Lighting goes airborne, attached to the legs of pigeons. Forget about drones or lighting balloons. Artist Duke Riley trained 2,000 pigeons to fly above the Brooklyn Navy Yard with little LED lights attached to their ankles. These miniature gaffers will perform every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through June 12 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Navy Street and Sands Street — at sunset (between 7 – 7:30 p.m and only in good weather.) read more…

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Wooden Camera’s New Unified Baseplate System

NAB Video for FDTimes by George Leon

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Dolly Specialist Position at Band Pro

Band Pro Film and Digital, Inc. in Burbank is interested in hiring a Product Specialist for Cinetech Dollies. This position  would be involve developing relationships with new and existing customers, establishing accounts in the Americas, promoting and selling  Cinetech Dollies, as well as providing technical support and service as needed. The Cinetech Dolly Product Specialist would be a vital member of the Band Pro sales team. A  substantial salary, sales incentives and a comprehensive benefits package are… read more…

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Cannot Destroy a Rosco LitePad Vector

Frank Lambrechts, Visual Content Manager at Rosco and his crew in Belgium attempt to destroy a Rosco LitePad Vector in this terrific equipment video: Terminator meets Good, Bad and the Ugly meets Next Level. read more…

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Angenieux Excellens Award to Peter Suschitzky

Angénieux will honor cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, ASC at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20.  He will receive the Pierre Angénieux “Excellens” in Cinematography Award. Peter Suschitzky was born in London in 1941. He is the son of  renowned cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, who is now 103 years old. Peter worked on his first film in 1964 when he was 23 years old. His son, Adam Suschitzky, BSC is also a cinematographer. It appears to be a family business. read more…

Easyrig Vario 5 Strong

  Johan Hellsten demonstrates his new Easyrig Vario 5 Strong for camera payloads of 30 – 55 lb. A year ago at NAB, Johan presented Vario 5, an adjustable version of his wildly popular Easyrig. For the past year, he and his crew in Northern Sweden have been busy working on a new, heavier payload model. At NAB 2016, they introduced the Vario… read more…

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ARRI Artemis Trinity Stabilizer/Gimbal Video

Video of ARRI Artemis Trinity: a rig combining Maxima gimbal and body stabilizer. Curt Schaller, BVK, camera operator turned inventor-designer of artemis has taken the product line to its new home at ARRI. read more…

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