Category Archives: Kowa

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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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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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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...
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Mun2 Spots Use Kowa Anamorphic Lenses on RED EPIC

Thank you to Director of Photography Brandon Cox and Mun2 for renting your RED EPIC camera packages with us at HD Planet Cameras. This is some of the first footage shot with our new Kowa Anamorphic lens set. Latin Lover from MOTIONRADAR on Vimeo. PBJ Sandwich from MOTIONRADAR on Vimeo. Salsa Basement Party from MOTIONRADAR on Vimeo. Full Story...
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RED Claims Dragon Sensor Doubles EPIC/SCARLET Sensitivity

By Joe Marine via NoFilmSchool.com All has been quiet on the RED front concerning the new Dragon sensor since NAB in April. After their kickoff party before the start of the exhibition, they announced the specifications of the updated sensor. One of the criticisms of the MX sensor has been lower dynamic range than some of its peers, like, for example, the Arri Alexa. RED seems to be gunning straight Full Story...
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Flying Lotus x What Matters Most…Until the Quiet Comes…Directed By Kahlil Joseph

I recently had the pleasure of working with What Matters Most on this short for Flying Lotus' forthcoming LP "Until the Quiet Comes". Directed by: Kahlil Joseph, Director of Photography: Matthew J Lloyd, Produced by: Omid Fatemi for What Matters Most. Big thanks to Flying Lotus and Warp Records for the opportunity! flying-lotus.com the-most.com Full Story...