Oct 142015
Virtual Reality Cinema 2: Image Spheres

A frame from Blanca Li 360. Note spatial distortion at top and bottom. (concert.arte.tv) +++ My second post on my ASC blog about Virtual Reality Cinema covers: 1. headsets 2. Cardboard app 3. Earth maps 4. Blanca Li 360 5. camera issues +++ LINK http://bit.ly/VRCinema2-thefilmbook- +++

Jun 072015
Ultra Panavision 70 projected at Cinegear

— Test footage in Ultra Panavision 70mm for The Hateful Eight was presented by Panavision’s Dan Sasaki with moderator David Heuring at the Cinegear show on June 6. The footage was shot in anamorphic 65mm and projected in 70mm film. The 1.25 anamorphosis results in a stunning 2.76:1 aspect ratio. Panavision has been working with [...]

May 302015
Palme d'or winner Jacques Audiard

— “What interested me in this was the Other. How do we see him and perceive him, how does he perceive us? How do we perceive the people who sell us roses at a café terrace, and who we send away without looking at them? They come from some place. That was what interested me.” [...]

May 062015
document: Berlin July 1945

— An amazing historical video document in HD color: Berlin filmed at the end of the war, 70 years ago, that ends with an astounding fly over. +++

Mar 202015
A Magical Clothes Dance by Tell No One

————————– A magical clothes dance This charming, funny video by Tell No One (Luke White and Remi Weekes) was made as a kind of showcase for the clothes. +++ watch on Vimeo +++ links Tell No One pastemagazine: London Filmmakers Talk Experimental Video Blog, Tell No One +++ via Pierre-Hugues Galien +++

Mar 162015
-- Almost famous: 6 extra cinematography nominees

— Leviathan – cinematography by Mikhael Krichman Presenting 6 DPs who weren’t nominated for the BAFTA / ASC / Oscar awards: a Tunisian, a Turk, a Russian, a French-Canadian, an American & a Brit on thefilmbook blog on theASC web site +++ link: http://bit.ly/AlmostFamousDPs2015 +++

Mar 132015
Trailer for "Marfa Girl" by Larry Clark

———————- Another film about teenagers by the maverick director and photographer Larry Clark. First offered on Clark’s web site, it will now be available on iTunes. +++ +++

Feb 222015
Emmanuel Lubezki thanks Alejandro Iñarritu

————————————————– When accepting the Spirit award for the cinematography of Birdman, Chivo gives a heartfelt and humorous thank you to “my friend the director Alejandrito el negro Gonzales Iñarritu, for your genius cabron (fucker). You’re a pain in the ass but you’re absolutely one of the greatest directors I’ve ever worked with. I love you. [...]