Tag Archives: Angénieux

Angenieux 25-250 Optimo DP

Still a few hours to go before the cone of NDA silence lifts on the new zoom from Angénieux — covered, above. This zoom lens is an update and reboot of the famous 10:1 zoom that first came on the scene and on locations everywhere in 1962–and sparked the Nouvelle Vague, the New Wave. It was used on Claude Lelouche’s… read more…

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Pierre Andurand Interview at Cannes

Pierre Andurand is President and CEO of Angénieux. Jon Fauer interviewed him at Cannes about Angeniéux as a festival partner, the cinematography award to Philippe Rousselot, anamorphic lenses, and the relationship of cinematographers with a company that supplies the windows on their worlds. read more…

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Angenieux Zooms on Cannes Films

 The Cannes Palme d’Or winner, La Vie d’Adele (Blue is the Warmest Color), was shot on two Canon C300 cameras fitted with Angénieux Optimo lightweight 28-76 mm T2.6 zoom lenses. The Canon cameras, supplied by PhotoCineRent/PhotoCineShop Paris, were purchased with Canon EF mounts. (The choice is PL or EF.) The Angénieux zooms therefore came with EF mounts. This is a well-known,… 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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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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This is what has been cooking at Angénieux and Cooke

Anamorphic Lenses At the AFC Micro Salon in Paris a few weeks ago, Angénieux CEO and President Pierre Andurand and Cooke Chairman Les Zellan were seen tête à tête. FDTimes has learned that Angénieux and Cooke technical teams worked together to share the design of their respective anamorphic lenses and check their compatibility. Pierre Andurand said, “Les and I are… read more…

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BIRTV 2012 Beijing

BIRTV, Beijing’s International Television & Film equipment exhibition was held this year from August 22 – 25. Attendance was up 5%. The Chinese market seems to be showing  interest and acceptance of high caliber products. Around 500 manufacturers exhibited, directly or through their local representatives: Arri, Sony, Tiffen, Grass Valley, Cooke, Fujifilm, Angénieux, Canon, P+S Technik, Cartoni, Shape, Transvideo, Miller,… read more…

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Angénieux at Cabourg Film Festival

Angénieux has been rambling along many red carpets recently. What do red carpets and a prominent cinema lens manufacturer have in common? Quite a bit, actually. In addition to the similar colors of red carpets and red Angénieux logo and branding, these festivals have showcased many films shot with Angénieux zooms. The  Cabourg Film Festival (June 13-17) is one of France’s… read more…

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Angenieux at Cannes

On the Red Carpet at Cannes, our favorite “Egerie” (Icon) of Angénieux, Linda Carriel, with (left to right) Mrs Pierre Andurand, Mr Pierre Andurand, President of Thales Angenieux, Mr Pierre-William, Glenn President of CST, Linda Carriel, Mr Dominique Rouchon, International Sales Director. read more…

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The SOC Awards and Angenieux’s New President

It’s been a good week for France in Hollywood. A week ago, February 19th, the Society of Camera Operators awarded Angenieux a 2012 Technical Achievement Award for the design of the Optimo series of hand-held zoom lenses: 15-40, 28-76 and 45-120mm. Pierre Andurand, new President of Thales Angenieux, accepted the award on behalf of all the people who made these… read more…

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Angénieux in Singapore

The First Rendezvous with French Cinema festival took place in Singapore from December 8 to 13. Organised by Unifrance, Institut Français and Alliance Française de  Singapour, the festival helped promote the latest French films to International and Asian audiences. Over 20 films were screened at four venues: Golden Village Vivocity, Shaw Theatres Lido, The Cathay Cineplex cinemas as well as… read more…

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Angénieux ADS/i

Angenieux showed working models of its ADS/i lens data system at IBC. A small box that attaches directly to Optimo zoom lenses, ADS/i speeds up production and post-production with helpful metadata about lens parameters: focus, iris, and zoom settings. Using Cooke’s open architecture /i Technology protocol, film and digital cameras can record frame accurate metadata of essential lens settings. /i technology… read more…

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Angénieux at Cannes

Thales-Angénieux was busy at the Cannes Film Festival last month, unveiling a new lens and new logo with colors that matched the red carpet. Angénieux showed the new Optimo 45-120 mm T2.8 lightweight zoom on Thursday, May 12 at a demo conducted in the CST booth from 12 to 3 pm. This is the third in the line of lightweight… read more…

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Optimo, Alexa & Quasar at the Royal Wedding

Angénieux Optimo zooms, ARRI Alexa cameras, and Element Technica Quasar Rigs converged on the Royal Wedding in 3D. As an estimated 2 billion viewers watched the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, 3 rigs with 6 Angénieux Optimo DP zooms on 6 ARRI Alexa cameras recorded the event in 3D for broadcast on BSkyB in the days that followed. Three… read more…

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FDTimes NAB Edition Contents

FDTimes April 2011 double issue 41-42 hits the halls of NAB on opening day: at 9 am on Monday April 11, 2011. Pick up your complimentary copy of Film and Digital Times from the publication bins in the Central Hall Main Lobby and South Hall Upper Lobby, at our booth C9550, and at the booths of our sponsors, including Sony, Fujinon,… read more…

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Angenieux 75th Anniversary

Angenieux gets a new logo, unveils a new building, showroom, studio and more in St. Heand, France. Over 300 guests from all over France and around the world attended the ceremonies on a crisp, beautifully backlit morning at the Angenieux factory. CEO Philippe Parain gave an Oscar-worthy speech, notable for his photographic recall of the names of all the dignitaries,… read more…

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December Issue now online for Subscribers

Our 96 page December Issue 36-38 of Film and Digital Times is now online. Subscribers: click on the MEMBERS tab, above. The print edition has gone to press. It will be in the mail soon. Our cover says “Converging Worlds.” Although convergence and 3D certainly has everyone’s attention, this is the historic year of convergence and collision between consumer and professional… read more…

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Angénieux Optimo Bleu on ARRI ALEXA

Three pretty models for hand-holding: Linda, Alexa and Angénieux Optimo DP Rouge…er…Bleu. We’ve tested and confirmed that Optimo DP Rouge zooms balance well and fit on ARRI ALEXA and ALEXA Plus. The rear element of both the Optimo DP 16-42 mm T2.8 and the 30-80 mm T2.8 lightweight zooms protrude 31 mm from the PL flange. This distance is well in… read more…

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