Televizia Markiza, a leading commercial television broadcaster in Slovakia, is now fully high definition after adding a new outside broadcast truck to its fleet. Its latest HD vehicle was built by German systems integrator Broadcast Solutions working with Slovakian company ELEKONIKA and is designed for both general location production and studio disaster recovery situations.
When cinematographer Jim Frater ACS got the job to shoot a major historical documentary for Radiant Entertainment, a shoot that would take six months and cover multiple continents he decided on a different approach to any he’d used before. This time he was going to use new Fujinon MK 18-55mm cinema lenses.
DP Neil Oseman has shot an updated version of the Hans Christian Andersen 1930s period tale, The Little Mermaid.The live-action film is inspired by the classic fairy tale and co-directed by Chris Bouchard and Blake Harris. Book-ended in the present day, The Little Mermaid gave Oseman the opportunity to use Cooke S4/i lenses to their fullest, capturing the look he loves from the fantasy/adventure films of the 1980s and 1990s for The Little Mermaid’s 1930s look.
Fujifilm is to launch of the latest in its “MK” Series of E-mount cinema lenses, the FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 zoom. The MK50-135mm is a companion lens to the MK18-55mm T2.9 zoom introduced earlier this year. The new lens will be on show at Cine Gear Expo 2017 and Realscreen West.
An Iris-free lens? This revolutionary technology will be here soon. But what will it mean to shooters and videographers and the images they capture?
Last month, award-winning photojournalist and cinematographer Lance Murphey, stopped in front of Fujifilm’s NAB booth to listen to the presentation by DP Philip Bloom. Intrigued by the lightweight form factor of the Fujinon MK18-55mm zoom Bloom was holding, Murphey entered a random draw during Bloom’s presentation, withthe result that the three-time Emmy-award winning DP and two-time Scripps Howard photographer of the year, was the proud winner of an MK18-55mm T2.9 lens.