Fujinon Lens Day In Hollywood at ASC

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Tuesday May 24th was Fujinon Day in Hollywood, at the ASC Clubhouse.  It was an afternoon and evening to learn about lens design, technology, applications and Fujinon’s wide selection of PL mount zoom lenses. Workshops and panel discussions explored the creative, optical and budgetary considerations… read more…

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Brexit and Film Production

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About Brexit, your broker is surely saying, “Keep calm, carry on, stay the course.” Sinking ships come to mind. Markets hate uncertainty. They also make big bad bets. So do bookies. Online British Betting websites have long been a favorite barometer for predicting… read more…

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Creative Solutions Open House New York

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Creative Solutions opened their doors on June 23rd in the new Greenpoint Creative Solutions Showroom at 190 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Mark Pederson (CEO / Co-Founder) and Aldey Sanchez (COO / Co-Founder)  hosted about 100 members of the New York production community. CSNY will provide rentals and sales of motion picture and television equipment. read more…

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Tiffen’s Steadicam LA 2016 Workshop

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The Queen Mary Workshop, Long Beach, California, April 2016  by Chris Fawcett, inventor of the Steadicam Fawcett Exovest photos: Nadiya Rodkina Steadicam remains one of the strongest storytelling tools for cinematographers. There is no other way to move the camera… read more…

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First painting of a Movie Theater:
Sickert’s “The Gallery at the Old Mogul”

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Christie’s will auction “The Gallery at the Old Mogul” on June 20th in London. The painting, by Walter Sickert, is one of the earliest paintings in the world of a theatrical projection in a movie theater. (The Old Mogul was not… read more…

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Ian Casas, Band Pro’s Key Grip

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Ian S. Casas has joined Band Pro Film & Digital in Burbank as Product Manager in charge of sales and support for the Cinetech Italiana Dolly line and related grip products. Ian is an accomplished Hollywood Dolly Grip and Key Grip with numerous… read more…

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ZEISS lens kit for iPhone

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Now at the Apple Store: a wide-angle accessory lens kit by ZEISS and ExoLens. This is the first in an add-on lens set. The ExoLens with ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens is available exclusively from Apple ($199.95). ZEISS and ExoLens are also planning… read more…

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FDTimes in Translation, updated

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Thursday, June 9. Ten luminaries of the Japanese cinema industry gathered high above the humid haze of Tokyo—in the New York Bar of the Park Hyatt Hotel. What better place than the bar location made famous by Lost in Translation. The conversation was unmistakably more animated than… read more…

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Sigma and the Last Samurai

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Sigma lenses are manufactured in Aizu, Japan. Almost every component, from tiny screws to large diameter front elements are made in-house. Aizu is 300 km north of Tokyo: two hours by high speed Shinkansen and then a scenic hour on a local railway. The… read more…

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Cine Gear 2016 Highlights

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Here’s the first batch of Cine Gear 2016 photos. More to follow, along with text. read more…

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Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera

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Thank you JetBlue for WiFi while flying from NY to LA today. The emails, news, specs and photos were flying in from Panavision during the trip. Introducing at Cine Gear Expo: the new Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera. The camera is a… read more…

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FDTimes at Cine Gear Booth 53A

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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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Jobs at new Lites Rentals in Amsterdam

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LITES has opened a new Camera and Lighting Rental House in Amsterdam JOB Opportunities in the LITES AMSTERDAM Camera Department : 1 Camera & Optics Technician 1 Key Account Manager Requirements: Have Experience in Digital Film Equipment Rental or on film sets… read more…

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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…

Vantage One 120mm T1 at Keslow

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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

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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

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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… read more…

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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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