Color for TV Series: A variety of workflows and styles

By Karen Maierhofer

Several years ago I was lucky enough to see Van Gogh’s The Starry Night oil on canvas at the museum and was awestruck by how rich and vibrant it really was, having had fallen in love with the painting years before after seeing reproductions/reprints, which paled in comparison to the original’s striking colors and beauty. Continue reading

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Kees van Oostrum returns to ASC for third term

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum as president. He will serve his third consecutive term at the organization.

The ASC board also re-upped its roster of officers for 2018-2019, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; Continue reading

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Hoax: ACES and indie film

By Debra Kaufman

Shot in the remote mountains of southwestern Colorado, Hoax follows a brilliant primate specialist and ruthless TV producer as they investigate the site of a camping trip gone terribly wrong. They soon find themselves fighting to survive — and coming to grips with the fact that Big Foot may not be a legend after all. Continue reading

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MPC directs, provides VFX, color for Fiji’s new sports bottle

To launch the new Fiji Sports Cap bottle, Wonderful Agency came up with the concept of a drop of rain from the clouds high above Fiji making its way down through the pristine environment to showcase the source of their water. The story then transitions to the Fiji Water Sports Cap bottle being used by athletes during a tough workout. Continue reading

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Sim and the ASC partner on educational events, more

During Cine Gear recently, Sim announced a 30-year sponsorship with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Sim offers end-to-end solutions for creatives in film and television, and the ASC is a nonprofit focusing on the art of cinematography. As part of the relationship, the ASC Clubhouse courtyard will now be renamed Sim Plaza. Continue reading

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Company 3 colorist Tim Masick supplies dark DI for First Reformed

Tim Masick of Company 3 in New York worked on the DI for writer/director Paul Schrader’s latest, First Reformed. This film stars Ethan Hawke as a pastor of a small church in upstate New York who is tormented by the death of his son in the Iraq War. Amanda Seyfried also stars. Continue reading

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Panavision Millennium DXL2’s ecosystem grows with color science, lenses, more

Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 8K camera was on display at Cine Gear last week featuring  a new post-centric firmware upgrade, along with four new large-format lens sets, a DXL-inspired accessories kit for Red DSMC2 cameras and a preview of custom advancements in filter technology.

DXL2 incorporates technology advancements based on input from cinematographers, Continue reading

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The Duffer Brothers: Showrunners on Netflix’s Stranger Things

By Iain Blair

Kids in jeopardy! The Demogorgon! The Hawkins Lab! The Upside Down! Thrills and chills! Since they first pitched their idea for Stranger Things, a love letter to 1980’s genre films set in 1983 Indiana, twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer have quickly established themselves as masters of suspense in the science-fiction and horror genres. Continue reading

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Il Postino director Michael Radford on his latest film, The Music of Silence

By Iain Blair

British director and writer Michael Radford is probably best-known for Il Postino, a huge international hit that won five Oscar noms, two BAFTA awards (for Best Director and Best Foreign Film) and a raft of other honors.

Radford, who began as a freelance director of documentaries, Continue reading

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Creating the look for Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World

By Adrian Pennington

Toby Tomkins, co-founder of boutique studio Cheat explains how he worked with 8K rushes shot on Red to devise and execute the stylish look of Netflix’ hit dark comedy The End of the F***ing World.

Content in 8K UHD won’t be transmitting or streaming its way to a screen anytime soon but the ultra-high-resolution format is already making its mark in production. Continue reading

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