May 172019
 
2019 Cannes Cinematographers

A post about Cannes cinematographers : – The story of the short director and the strong DP on the poster… – A list of the all the DPs in the Official Competition – Some of the other DPs represented in the Festival de Cannes 2019 +++ link: http://bit.ly/CannesCinematography2019 +++

Feb 242019
 
-- Notes on the SHALLOW "Oner" with Cooper and Gaga at the 2019 Oscars

+++ The performance of SHALLOW by Bradford Cooper and Lady Gaga at the Oscars was captured in a single-shot Steadicam “Oner”. The scene is beautifully sober, with simple backlighting and a staging and camera movement that ends up with a stunning close-up of their two faces. As Lady Gaga recounts to Jimmy Kimmel, Bradford Cooper [...]

Sep 282018
 
2018 IBC: LED, Texture, Unity, Art

This post continues my impressions of some of the current and future cinema technology presented at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. +++ SUMMARY 1. LED Smart Light Marc Galerne K5600 Lighting, Frieder Hochheim Kinoflo 2. Texture Equaliser Daniele Siragusano – Filmlight 3. VFX in Real Time Adam Myhill from Unity and VFX consultant Habib [...]

Sep 272018
 
IBC 2018: Sensors, Screens, Boyle, Bennett

A first post about new tools and technologies seen at IBC 2018: SUMMARY 1. HDR Bryce Button and AJA Image analyzer 2. Full Frame 3. Hydrogen Buzz 4. Netflix Effect 5. Direct View 6. HDR and fps Pete Ludé 7. Geoff Boyle 8. Bill Bennett (and Tony Davis) Real D TrueMotion link: http://bit.ly/ibcSensorsScreensThefilmbook

Jul 102018
 
Godard Does FaceTime

Jean-Luc Godard re-invented the Cannes press conference during the 2108 Festival, by speaking with journalists via a smartphone using FaceTime. This post gives us some of the highlights. +++ Godard’s Guernica FaceTime with Godard 1. Thinking with Your Hands 2. Editing Comes First 3. An Editing Equation 4. Separating Image & Sound 5. Totalitarian Actors [...]

Jul 132017
 
Carne y Arena - Amazing VR by Iñarritu & Lubezki

I have written a post of my impressions of the amazing Virtual Reality istallation by director Alejandro G. Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel (“Chivo”) Lubezki, that I saw at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Alejandro and Chivo have previously collaborated on Birdman and The Revenant. Carne y Arena is presently showing in Los Angeles and Milan. [...]

Oct 052016
 
Gordon Willis Tribute : KLUTE

– I posted a closer look at Klute, a lesser-known masterpiece by Alan Pakula with pioneering cinematography by the late, great Godron Willis, ASC, with comments by fellow cinematographers Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique & Vilmos Zsigmond, as well as my friend & colleague Stephen Pizzello, who recently completed a book about Gordon. This post is [...]

Sep 012016
 
IBC 2016 Preview

+++ – IBC 2016 Preview http://bit.ly/thefilmbookIBC2016preview A preview of the geography, themes & Big Screen events of IBC 2016 on thefilmbook on theASC web site +++

Nov 302015
 
Camerimage 2015 Photo Journal

I posted some 100 photos of my experience at the 2015 Camerimage Festival on thefilmbook blog on theasc web site. link: bit.ly/CamerimagePhotoJournal2015 +++