4K Opinions & Interviews
DP Rachel Morrison Lenses HBO's CONFIRMATION
Rachel Morrison is the woman behind the camera of HBO’s Confirmation, starring Kerry Washington as Anita Hill. The film the film explores Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment against then-nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas. In our latest interview, Morrison describes how she developed the "look" for the film, creative freedom, visual references and more.
Senior Digital Colorist Shoots in Multiple Formats on 'Knight of Cups'
Bryan McMahan is one of the motion picture industry’s most experienced and accomplished digital colorists with nearly 100 feature films to his credit. His recent efforts include Knight of Cups and Weightless, his third and fourth collaborations with director Terrence Malick and with Academy Award® winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. He has also worked with such directors as William Friedkin, Sam Mendes, Ridley Scott, John Woo and Walter Hill.
Football Concussion Short 'The Duke' Screens at Tribeca
Football concussion short film, 'The Duke,' based on the memoir "I'm the Duke" by J.P. Duke, is set to screen at Tribeca Film Festival which will run from April 13 - 24. Director Max Barbakow talks to ProductionHUB about the importance of tackling football concussions in the film and the impact he hopes the film has on those who view it.
Canon’s Cine-Servo 50-1000mm 4K Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens Changes the Game
With the world's longest focal length and highest (20x) magnification among Super 35mm zoom lenses, the new Cine-Servo zoom lens offers cinematographers new possibilities for shooting scenes in HD, 2K and 4K on single-sensor cameras. Senior Advisor, Film and TV Production at Canon, Tim Smith, describes how the 4K Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens has changed the game for cinematographers.
Coke's Super Bowl Ad Gets Interactive with the Help of Interlude
Interlude, a media and technology company that enables production and web distribution of selectable, interactive multimedia videos teamed up with Coke for its Super Bowl 50 ad. Using their own platform and creativity, they reimagined Coke's ad and delivered a completely interactive masterpiece featuring The Hulk and Ant Man.
Ftrack Helps O2 Filmes Present a Weekly Children's Series
O2 Filmes, one of Brazil's top film studios, handles a variety of tasks across the production process, from pre to post, across feature-length movies, television series, advertising, and even VR. Weekly children's TV show, 'Which Monster Bit You?' which blends live-action segments with 3D animation, matte painting and puppets, trusted ftrack to help get the job done. VFX supervisor at O2’s post-production department, Sandro di Segni explains how they get the job done.
New portable, deployable Paladin case light
Paladin’s unparalleled portable work and scene light was introduced last spring to give construction crews the flexibility to extend working hours and work safely in dark places, without power cords. Now, Paladin introduces the new Case Light CLU10K featuring ultra-durable construction made in the United States of America.
AMC's "Into the Badlands" Takes Unique Approach to Color Grading this Season
AMC’s hit television series “Into the Badlands” took a unique approach when it came to color grading the first season. The first three episodes of the six-episode season were graded by Colorist George Delaney and the latter three were graded by Colorist Shane Harris both of Deluxe’s Encore. All grading was overseen by the show's Supervising Colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld of Deluxe’s Company 3.
Creating a '60s Feel for 'Operation Avalanche' with Pocket Cinema Cameras
The highly anticipated Sundance film “Operation Avalanche," shot by award winning director Matthew Johnson and DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle, was shot using the Pocket Cinema Cameras, along with a unique film conversion workflow to capture the look and feel of an underground 1960s documentary. To capture Johnson and the DPs’ vision, the film had to be shot with the look of 1960s film stock and had to look like most of the footage was shot covertly. Raab and Appelle explain how they got the job done in our exclusive interview.
Inside Canon's 4K Edit Bay at Sundance with Jon Carr
Director, Editor and Colorist, Jon Carr led a glimpse into the EOS C300 Mark II's post-production workflow at Sundance, where visitors could witness Carr's tricks for ingesting, editing, and coloring 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC at The Canon Creative Studio. Carr provides an exclusive look inside The Canon Creative Studio (4K edit bay), the interactive experience attendees were able to have and the impact of 4K in the production world today.
B-Minors Chooses SmartView & SmartScope Monitors for Family CHRGD's “Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage)”
Andrew Kowalchuk, Technical Director of the "Gaming Show" at B-Minors, the kids programming division of Banger Films, discusses why he and his team chose Blackmagic Design SmartView & SmartScope monitors for Family CHRGD's "Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage)", what things to consider before you choose a monitor and how they produced gaming visual effects for each episode.
MythBusting with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
DP Scott Sorensen is using 10 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras to shoot secondary footage, cold openings and the new opening title sequence on Discovery Channel's hit television show, "MythBusters." He debunks how these cameras helped him get the perfect shot, its best features and what other types of projects the cameras can be used for.