DP Mark Schwartzbard chose Panasonic VariCam 35s to shoot Netflix romantic comedy series “Master of None” and “Love”. Schwartzbard worked as a camera assistant and operator in New York on movies like Borat, Bruno, and Religulous – all while shooting indie features. He got involved with Master of None through producer Igor Srubshchik, whom he had worked with previously, as well as pilot director/producer James Ponsoldt.
Blackmagic Design announces new products for the 2017 NAB Show including control panels for DaVinci Resolve and a new URSA Mini pro camera.
Blackmagic has announced a new flexible URSA Mini Pro camera, suitable for a range of shooting genres from broadcast to film. The camera has a 4.6K sensor with a dynamic range of 15 stops and integral optical ND filters. Interchangeable lens mounts allow for EF, PL and B4 lenses, with Nikon F support coming later this year. The camera has broadcast-style controls but is equally at home with film-style shoots.
For the past year, videographer/editor Jeffrey Kaufer has been shooting with Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld on a variety of corporate projects for large companies including United Way, Boston Scientific and Xcel Energy. Kaufer is based in the Minnesota Twin Cities area. With a lengthy career in broadcast ENG and EFP, Kaufer established his own production company in 2002.
JVC Professional Video is offering an all-inclusive system combining the GY-HM200SP sports production camcorder and Sportzcast Scorebot4100 scoreboard interface unit. Designed for single-camera coverage of local sports, the new GYHM200SCOREBOT sports production system provides a complete streaming and recording solution that includes a real-time graphics overlay with automatic scorekeeping.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognising the lasting impact of the Viper FilmStream camera with a Scientific and Technical Award at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on February 11. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards are given annually for accomplishments that contribute to the progress of the motion picture industry.