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.
Sigma Corporation of America, is showcasing its new line of Cine lenses designed for the digital cinema cameras, at the NAB 2017 show. Priced to meet the independent filmmaker budget, the lightweight and compact form factor makes it a win for one-man crews and smaller budgets.
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM is trying to solve the problem of heavy, unbalanced camera rigs for digital cinema with the introduction of a new series of compact and lightweight zoom and wide-angle lenses in the E-mount (Super 35mm sensor) format that provide high optical performance at an affordable price.
Torrance, Calif.-based Hollywood Rivera Studios, a production company specializing in online eSports content, live in-studio shows, and mobile production, has purchased six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K studio/EFP cameras for its multi-tasking 13,000 sq. ft. studio. The company also owns a 40-ft. HD mobile production truck that is available for rent, as is the studio.
When Weezer and Panic! At the Disco shared the stage in their 42-city tour, Blackmagic Design made their rockin’ world come alive.
Lens filter specialist Tiffen International is to launch a new range of optical filters at the BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) Expo at the beginning of February. The NAT Neutral Density series is seen by the company as a tribute to co-founder Nat Tiffen and a move on in the development of neutral density filtration.