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HDR: Part 22 - Creative Technology - Non Standard April 1st 2021 - 09:00 AM

Read too much film and TV industry technical literature, and it’s easy to get the impression that everything about the technology is built to carefully considered specifications. As Philo Farnsworth’s wife was probably aware, though, as he tinkered with the electronics while she sat in as a test subject, it’s often the other way around.

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Creative Analysis: Part 20 - Cinematographer Pete Romano On Underwater Filming March 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There aren’t many positions in the film industry which have the prerequisite of spending an hour sunken in the waters off San Diego in a classic diving suit with a blacked-out helmet. To be fair, it wasn’t so much the film industry that made Pete Romano do that; it was the U. S. Navy, who were interested in finding out if prospective dive school candidates could handle confinement.

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Creative Analysis: Part 19 - Cinematographer Angus Hudson BSC, On The Life Ahead March 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Spending a few weeks in southern Italy is a popular idea. For cinematographer Angus Hudson, BSC, an opportunity to soak up the Puglian sun would come in the form of The Life Ahead (in Italian, La vita davanti a sé), a film directed by Edoardo Ponti and starring Sophia Loren in her first role since 2010.

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The Premista 19-45mm.

VA Digital Hire Purchases First FUJINON Premista 19-45mm Lens In Australia March 5th 2021 - 09:30 AM

Leading Australian film and television rental house, VA Digital Hire, has purchased and taken into stock the first new FUJIFILM FUIJINON Premista 19-45mm wide-angle zoom lens in Australia.

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Creative Analysis: Part 18 - Cinematographer Johnny Derango On Fatman March 1st 2021 - 09:00 AM

Possibly one of the last features to wrap before the global pandemic effectively shut down production was Fatman, a dark action comedy directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms and starring Mel Gibson as the kind of Santa Claus who would probably exist in 2020 if one existed at all.

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DP Toby Oliver, ACS Uses Cooke Lenses To Help ‘Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar’ Shine February 23rd 2021 - 11:00 AM

DP Toby Oliver, ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society) and director Josh Greenbaum selected Cooke Optics Anamorphic/i Standard and Special Flair (SF) prime and zoom lenses to tell the story of best friends Barb and Star who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.

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