Band Pro Presents Canon C700 Workshop With James Neihouse, ASC

RSVP now to reserve a seat at the free event on March 23 at The Camera House
James Neihouse, ASC
Join Band Pro at The Camera House for a free Canon EOS C700 Workshop with James Neihouse, ASC, on Thursday March 23, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Canon will be on hand to give a brief technical presentation, and Neihouse will lead an interactive Q&A discussing his experiences working with the C700. Light snacks and beverages will be served,... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2017

Registration is open for the annual event, and it’s free until midnight PST, May 27
Cine Gear Expo 2017
Cine Gear Expo is open for registration, and it’s free until midnight PST, May 27, 2017. The premier annual event for film and video professionals in the technology, entertainment and media industry runs June 1-4, 2017, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. In addition to new product announcements and service introductions, Cine Gear Expo hosts 300... Read more

“Sand Castle” To Premiere On Netflix

View the trailer for the feature film, inspired by writer Chris Roessner’s Second Gulf War experiences and directed by Fernando Coimbra, which starts streaming April 21
Sand Castle
Acclaimed Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra, with actors Logan Marshall-Green and Nicholas Hoult. (All photos by Nick Wall/Netflix) Netflix has debuted the trailer for the feature film Sand Castle starring Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), and Logan Marshall-Green (Spider-Man: Homecoming). From a powerful and personal... Read more

Fujifilm FUJINON MK Series Cinema Lenses For E-Mount Cameras

With advanced optical performance and an attractive cost-performance ratio, the FUJINON MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm lenses are designed for emerging cinematographers
Fujifilm MK Cinema lenses: Fujifilm FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 Building on the outstanding advanced optical performance and low distortion of FUJINON CINE lenses, Fujifilm has introduced the MK series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras. The ultracompact, lightweight optics are designed for a variety of applications—from live events and online programming... Read more

Sigma To Debut New Cine Lenses At NAB

Four new lenses were also added to Sigma’s Global Vision line of still photography lenses
Sigma has been busy. The company has just introduced four new lenses to its Global Vision lens line at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo—the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art and 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary. Get all the details on the website of our sister publication, Digital Photo... Read more

ARRI And The ALEXA Camera System Win Technical Oscar®

For five years running, the Academy Award® for Best Cinematography has gone to films shot with ALEXA
PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ARRI’s Marc Shipman-Mueller, Stephan Schenk, Franz Kraus, Walter Trauninger and Achim Oehler. Photo by ARRI’s PR Manager, An Tran The envelope, please. The 89th annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took place on February 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, and... Read more

VR Film “Everest ’53” In Production

CGO Studios is producing the film, which re-creates the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953
Everest 53
Director Danny Abrahms (left) observes as Jamling Tenzing Norgay (center) demonstrates proper climbing technique. All photos are from the motion capture sessions in Los Angeles, CA, in January 2017 at House of Moves. ©2017 CGO Studios, Inc. The VR Experience Everest ’53 is in production, a film that looks to re-create the historic first successful... Read more

Blackmagic Design Debuts Blackmagic Web Presenter

Pro SDI and HDMI video sources appear as a USB webcam for high-quality Internet streaming
Blackmagic Design
The new Blackmagic Web Presenter from Blackmagic Design turns your professional SDI and HDMI video source into a 720p USB webcam for high-quality Internet streaming to YouTube Live, Facebook and other venues. Webcams are compatible with all streaming software, making the Blackmagic unit compatible with all streaming software, too. Among the Blackmagic... Read more

XEEN By Rokinon Expands Cine Lens Line

The 20mm T1.9 Professional Cine Lens is the latest addition to the full-frame 6K video-cinema lens system
XEEN by Rokinon lenses
XEEN by Rokinon has introduced the new 20mm T1.9 Professional Cine lens, the latest member of the company’s professional video-cinema lens line. The full-frame 6K cinema lens joins the 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2.2, and fills the gap between the 16mm T2.6 and 24mm T1.5. The prime wide-angle features... Read more

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017

The film festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts February 2-5, 2017
From the film What Tomorrow Brings. Courtesy of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, February 2-5, 2017. Now in its seventh year, the festival remains a forum for filmmakers and their subjects to tell their compelling stories. Festival films include the opening... Read more

2017 Sundance Film Festival Blog Roundup

HDVideoPro looks back at our conversations with some of the festival’s most innovative filmmakers
Harris Dickinson, Frank Hakaj, David Ivanov and Anton Selyaninov appear in Beach Rats by Eliza Hittman, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tayarisha Poe.
Beach Rats, a film by Eliza Hittman and shot by cinematographer Hélène Louvart, AFC, won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where HDVideoPro and the DP discussed shooting the film. Harris Dickinson, Frank Hakaj, David Ivanov and Anton Selyaninov appear in the film. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo by Tayarisha... Read more

Sundance 2017 Q+A — Cinematographer Lyle Vincent

Interviewing cinematographer Lyle Vincent, camera on the modern horror classic, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, who speaks about two new feature-length films debuted this year at the Sundance Film Festival: Bushwick, an action-adventure with Dave Bautista, and the suspense-thriller Thoroughbred, which sold to Focus Features at $5 million dollars
Cinematographer Lyle Vincent who has helmed camera on A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and the new Sundance Film Festival feature length films Bushwick and Thoroughbred, which sold to Focus Features for $5 million dollars
Founded in 1985, Sundance has become the most famous independent film festival in the world! This year HDVideoPro was on the ground at Sundance from January 19-24th with interviews and updates. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily news and gear announcements. Sundance Film Festival 2017 Q+A — Interviewing A Girl Walks Home Alone... Read more