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Claudio Miranda on Shooting “Oblivion” with the F65

This interview with Claudio Miranda, ASC is a sneak peak at one of the articles in Film and Digital Times’ April 2013 Issue 53. JON FAUER: Oblivion will be the first release of a major motion picture shot with a Sony F65 camera. So far, few of us have seen its capabilities on a big screen. Tell us about the camera and lenses. CLAUDIO MIRANDA, ASC: On Oblivion, we used the Sony F65. For lenses, Full Story...
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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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Christopher Nolan Says Heath Ledger Initially Didn’t Want To Be In Superhero Or Batman Movies: 6 Things Learned From The FSLC Talk

by Rodrigo Perez.....Last night at the Walter Reade theater in New York, Christopher Nolan and Film Comment contributing editor Scott Foundas sat down for an hour plus chat about the 'Dark Knight' trilogy, Nolan's career and the traditionalist's love of cinema, the virtues of IMAX cameras and shooting on 65mm, and the importance of keeping the photochemical process alive in a digital age. The fascinating 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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Tom Jordan of HD Planet Cameras: First AC for Love 2 Recycle

For those of you who have an old cell phone shamelessly tucked away in some forgotten junk drawer, the good people at Love 2 Recycle have the perfect solution... I don't know about you, but I'd much rather collect Euro's than watch my old mobile collect dust. Love 2 Recycle from RETARDED on Vimeo. Director: Julien Rocher Director of Photography: Tom Banks First AC: Tom Jordan 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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Filmmaking Tips From Director Steven Soderbergh

By: Joe Marine, Via NoFilmSchool.com You may have heard his name before, and you may even have seen some of his films, but Academy Awarding winning director Steven Soderbergh is the real deal, and an auteur in his own way. He’s one of the few directors working at the highest level who also shoots and edits his own films, and he’s a huge supporter of RED, having shot every single film on their Full Story...
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Traveling with 2 optimo 24-290mm zoom lenses

Tom Jordan's prepping a two RED Epic shoot in Pittsburgh for Roger TV. What's the best way to travel with two Angeniuex Optimo 24-290mm Zoom Lenses?? Well a backpack of course! A snug fit that gives no relief to one's legs or lower back but better than having TSA baggage handlers throwing $200,000 worth of lenses around like large footballs. Marcus still flashes a hang loose though. Good to go brah! The 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...