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Angénieux 2016 Excellens at Cannes

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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…

Cannes 2016 Poster & WDIT

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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

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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

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“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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NAB Photo Gallery by George Leon

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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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Lighting with Pigeons

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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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Angenieux Excellens Award to Peter Suschitzky

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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…

Forman’s FDTimes NAB 2016 Slideshow

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Photo Gallery of NAB 2016 by Mark Forman. read more…

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Fauer’s FDTimes NAB 2016 Slideshow

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Four FDTimes photographers trekked the halls of NAB 2016. We covered 1,000,000 square feet, visited about 500 of the 1,700 exhibiting companies, and logged a combined total of  140 miles according to our iPhone step counters. Here is Jon Fauer’s FDTimes NAB 2016 photo gallery of products, people and places. Additional galleries, descriptions and news to follow. read more…

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NAB Needs a Proper Theater

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Two of the highlights of NAB 2016 were presentations in South Hall Meeting Room S226. Ang Lee’s 120 fps 4K Stereoscopic 3D “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” was stunningly realistic, and Lytro Cinema’s Light Field presentation was a futuristic walk in the… read more…

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Erik Feichtinger at cmotion

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Erik Feichtinger was Managing Director at CW Sonderoptic (Leica Cine Lenses.) We just learned today that Erik is now a new Managing Director at cmotion. Congrats. Above, l-r: Stephen Chappell, Christian Tschida, Erik Feichtinger, Sebastian Lumme.  

FDTimes NAB Edition Now Online

FDTimes Issue 75 April 2016 is now online. Subscribers can download–click on link. Paper copies are free at NAB and ship today to subscribers.

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Can 2/3-Inch Broadcast Field Lenses Really Portray 4K UHD ?

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There are quite a few 4K ⅔-inch broadcast lenses at NAB this year… Recently, some FDTimes readers have been asking similar questions. Rene Holbrugge summed it up: “My name is Rene Holbrugge and I work as a television cameraman. With UHD… read more…

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FDTimes at NAB

4/17/16 – 4/21/16
FDTimes at NAB 2016: Film and Digital Times Booth C10206
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Film and Digital Times returns to NAB 2016 in the usual location: Central Hall, Booth C10206. We are against the wall, near Sony, across from Band Pro. Look for the big Airstar CUBE overhead with FDTimes logo and LED lighting. Free… read more…

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AFC Micro Salon Paris 2016

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Oops. This Photo Gallery and report from Micro Salon Paris should have gone online on February 7, 2016. It became log-jammed in the dreaded cloud until we managed to unfreeze it today. Most of the photos were taken with a Sony a7R II and a Vocas PL to E-mount adapter and cine lenses grabbed at the show. The AFC Micro Salon is a favorite annual expo, series of lectures and screenings in the old Pathé Film Studios, now La Fémis film school. There were many new products not seen before (at least by moi.) read more…

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Vittorio Storaro: Passage from Film to Digital

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“Cafe Society” opens at the Cannes Film Festival on  May 11. It was the first digital motion picture for Director Woody Allen and Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC. Woody Allen has directed 47 films on film. Storaro has shot 58 films on film. The following article is the cover story of Film and Digital Times Issue 75, April 2016. Download the 13-page PDF (1.4 MB) article “Passage from Film to Digital: Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC.” 75FDTimes-Storaro-PassageToDigital read more…

Visiting Vitec’s OConnor Factory in Costa Rica (PDF)

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“How would you like to build an OConnor 2575D?” Steve Turner  asked. Being the consummate geek, I immediately accepted. “Meet your professors,” John Hill said as he introduced me to the grinning OConnor assembly group. Were they smiling because this was a crazy idea? Would I manage to emerge unscathed, with all fingers and toes intact? Could I actually help build a finished fluid head from the 635  parts arranged in bins to our left—with names like Sector Drag Assembly and Upper Wiffletree Bearing? Download our 22-page PDF Report of the Factory Visit to Vitec Videocom Costa Rica. read more…

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Microsalon Italia 2016 by Tony Costa

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Tony Costa, AIP sent this report and slideshow about his view of Microsalon Italia. Tony is a cinematographer who lives in Portugal and manages the Imago website. Microsalon Italia 2016 The fourth edition of Microsalon Italia was an absolute success. By evaluating… read more…

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Microsalon Italia 2016

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MICROSALON Italia 2016. Rome, March 19. By Jacques Lipkau Goyard – The fourth edition of Microsalon Italia took place March 18th and 19th, held in the oldest film school in Western Europe and one of the most important movie archives in the world: the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” – the Experimental Cinematography Center. Slideshow of Images…. read more…

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NAB Free Exhibit Pass from FDTimes

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Film and Digital Times will be in the usual location at NAB — Central Hall: Booth C10206. Get a free exhibit pass courtesy of FDTimes: Go to NABShow.com/register and use this code: LV5724    

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