Director Fyodor Bondarchuk talks to Filmmaker Magazine about making Russia's first IMAX film, the stylized 3D war epic Stalingrad.
Says Bondarchuk about the challenges of making the film, "I know everything about 3D and about stereo rigs, about how to convert a picture from 2D to 3D, but it was only theoretical. At the beginning of my...
Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt talks to TIME's Lightbox about his work lensing 12 Years a Slave.
He says, "One of the pleasures of working with [director] Steve McQueen is that there are no shot lists and there are no story boards, because what’s important is what the actors do and then finding a performance. The idea is to find the...
Cinematographer Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) writes a piece on The New York Times about the artistic and technological contributions of her craft to a film.
She writes, "A cinematographer is often the one who most closely glimpses a film’s layers of meaning as envisioned in the mind’s eye of the director. It...
In a new episode of the Go Creative podcast, House of Cards cinematographer Igor Martinovic discusses shooting the second season of the Netflix series with the RED Epic, working with David Fincher and more.
Some details are emerging about a forthcoming pistol-grip camera from Chinon. The Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8mm Cine Camera appears to have a tiny form factor and will be priced at around $830.
Read some more details here on Wide Open Camera.
Celluloid Junkie's James Gardiner opines on why high frame rate is an important development for cinemas and why The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey didn't necessarily showcase it in its best light.
He writes, "The first thing to understand about HFR is its major importance to exhibition. As has been demonstrated by the moves to sound,...
Panasonic will be showing off its 35mm 4K Varicam at NAB Show this year. The camera will have a 35mm MOS sensor, PL mount, and a detachable recorder. It will be capable of recording in 4K, 2K and HD. The camera is expected to begin shipping this fall.
Read more about the early information on the camera here on Film and Digital Times.
We are in search of cutting edge, thought-provoking presentations for Next|VIDEO Conference + Expo, taking place Oct 1st-3rd at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Next|Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor featuring new content pavilions...
In a lovely and unusual profile piece, Vanity Fair gathers together little-known facts about venerable cinematographer Roger Deakins. For example, the tidbit that he has been the subject of some Coen Brothers pranks in the course of working with them for over 20 years.
For example, "The pair once decreed on a day’s call sheet that...
Here's an educational movie trailer probably unlike any you've ever seen. Need for Speed DP Shane Hurlbut has broken down which cameras and lenses were used for each shot seen in the 30-second trailer found below.
Cameras used include the ARRI Alexa Plus, Canon C500, Canon 1DC, and GoPro HERO3.
Check it out below. (via Hurlbut Visuals)