Live From Sundance 2016

Gear - Pelican-Hardigg V-Series Rack Cases for Audio and Video Productions

A new line of watertight and pressurized cases for transporting rackspace equipment safely and securely
David Alexander Willis
Pelican Products has announced a new industrial-strength hardcase sized specifically to bring server and rack equipment safely to production work in the field. The company, who makes custom cases for everything from memory cards to computers and tablets to camera systems and toolboxes, is offering the Pelican-Hardigg V-Series Rack series…

Behind The Scene - Just Add Magic - Q&A with Director of Photography Mark Doering-Powell

The Panasonic VariCam 35 captures a new supernatural comedy series aimed at families and preteens
David Alexander Willis
As a two-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Cinematography for the show Everybody Hates Chris and veteran of a number of other television episodic comedies like Zombieland and Workaholics, director of photography Mark Doering-Powell ASC recently tackled a 13-part streaming series for Amazon Studios called, Just Add Magic. In the vein…

Gear - Xeen by Rokinon 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5 Professional Cine Lenses officially announced to ship in March at $2495

XEEN by Rokinon adds two models to the new cinestyle line of lenses; a 35mm T1.5 and 14mm T3.1
David Alexander Willis
Rokinon, aka Korean lens manufacturers Samyang, have announced two additional lenses to their XEEN line of affordable cine-style lenses. The XEEN by Rokinon 14mm T3.1 and XEEN by Rokinon 35mm T1.5 join three other focal lengths, a 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, with full frame coverage and lens mounts for Canon…

Sundance 2016 - O.J.: Made in America - Q&A with Director Ezra Edelman

Shot primarily with the Canon C300, director Ezra Edelman answers questions on his 7.5 hour documentary for ESPN on the story of O.J. Simpson and how it related to race relations in Los Angeles
David Alexander Willis
O.J.: Made In America is a seven and a half hour documentary that had its official premiere at Sundance this last January. Sports guru and documentarist Ezra Edelman, who also helmed the Peabody Award-winner Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, as well as the Emmy Award-winner, Brooklyn Dodgers: The…

Sundance 2016 - That's a Wrap!

Rounding up the events, screenings and fun at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
David Alexander Willis
With the Sundance Film Festival’s Feature Film Awards Ceremony set to end the festival tomorrow, Saturday the 30th, featuring director Taika Waititi of What We Do In the Shadows as host, the festivities come to a close. This year had a bit of exciting news as one film, Birth of…

Sundance 2016 - A Steady Stream of Purchases

HDVideoPro editor Simon Wakelin breaks down the movers and shakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival
David Alexander Willis
HDVP Editor Simon Wakelin - Original content seems to be the media darling at Sundance 2016, with streaming services outbidding traditional studios to garner the rights to cutting edge material… Tallulah starring Ellen Page - Photo by David Newsom Case in point is Netflix and Amazon. Netflix have so far…
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