Category Archives: Blackmagic Design

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OCT-19 Spherical LOMO Prime Lens Set

By Collis Huntington...HD Planet Cameras acquires set of OCT-19 mounted spherical LOMO primes and OCT-19 Mount for the RED Epic. After putting some elbow grease (and white lithium grease) into these bad boys the focus is running extremely smooth. With the 50mm and 75mm at a T2.2, they are running fast too. The 150mm is a T3.2. With two more wider lenses being worked on by our lens technician Felix Full Story...
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Escaping the Overlook

by B. Kite....... "I've never been able to decide whether the plot is just a way of keeping people's attention while you do everything else, or whether the plot is really more important than anything else, perhaps communicating with us on an unconscious level which affects us in the way that myths once did." —Stanley Kubrick to Michel Ciment In the years since Stanley Kubrick’s death, his Full Story...
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HD Planet Cameras Buys Arri Alexa

HD Planet is a proud new owner of an Arri Alexa EV. "The Oringinal" as Arri puts it. The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system that offers not just an image capture solution, but an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous, best-of-class tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA Full Story...
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In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New ‘Star Wars’ Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna November 6, 2012 1:21 PM... One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, directors are lining up. Director Matthew Vaughn Full Story...
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For Your Consideration: The 5 Films We Haven’t Seen That Could Dramatically Alter This Year’s Oscar Race

By: Peter Knegt As November rears its (dreary) head, Indiewire has given its Oscar prediction charts an update, and while we're as confident as one can be at this time of year, the fact remains that five major films are still major question marks in this year's race. There's usually always a few films that hold out until the last minute, avoiding fests like Toronto, Venice or New York and hoping Full Story...
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Aaton Penelope Delta… Unveiled

The Penelope Delta camera system will use a digital magazine that adapts to the existing Penelope 35mm film camera, thus enabling the same camera front with lens and optical viewfinder to be used to shoot either 35 mm or digital. A true hybrid camera combining classic and new technologies. Penelope Delta's choice of a Bayer pattern CCD distinguishes it from Arri and Red (Bayer CMOS) and from the Full Story...
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Review: Luis Prieto Remakes Refn’s ‘Pusher’

By Todd Gilchrist- Luis Prieto’s remake of 'Pusher' is of interest because Nicolas Winding Refn's original offers such promising source material. But even with Refn's blessing, Prieto makes plenty of his own mistakes, delivering a stylish but perfunctory copy of his predecessor. Richard Coyle ("Prince of Persia") plays Frank, a working-class drug dealer with a predictably unpredictable sidekick Full Story...
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In Remembrance of Harris Savides: 1957-2012

By Nelson Carvajal and Matt Zoller Seitz- Cinematographer Harris Savides, who died on Tuesday at 55, was a poet of light. He shot some of the most stylistically striking movies of the last two decades: James Gray’s The Yards; Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere; Jonathan Glazer’s Birth; Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg; Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, Gerry and Last Days; David Fincher’s The Game and Zodiac. Look Full Story...
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Review: Seven Shorts Showcase Rare Performances from Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Jason Alexander, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh

by Maggie Lange...This fall, ShortsHD will present a collection of several brief films unambiguously titled "Stars in Shorts." Each of these otherwise unconnected seven films features big name talent such as Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Lily Tomlin, and Jason Alexander. The seven films, reviewed below, will premiere in theaters on September 28th, followed Full Story...
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”- Battlefield Mankind

Written by Kent Jones for Filmcomment- Paul Thomas Anderson’s "The Master"- Battlefield Mankind In The Master, the American past of the late Forties and early Fifties is a very, very foreign country, rendered doubly strange from the perspective of the early 21st century and its nervous obsession with right now. Who are these people? Who is this grandiose, folksy, impetuous, self-appointed Full Story...