Freefly Pilot Is Shipping – Compact All Axis Control Of Your MōVI

By Tim Fok

The Freefly Pilot system is now shipping. Announced at NAB back in May, Pilot is a new handheld controller with FIZ capabilities and MIMIC integration for gesture control with your MōVI, all up to 600 feet away.

The Freefly Pilot is a compact and modular remote device for your MōVI setup compromising of three controllers detachable via rosette joints.

Those familiar with the ARRI WCU-4 will feel right at home with the Pilot – a focus wheel, joystick and slider can control Focus, Iris and Zoom simultaneously.

Additionally, the Pilot integrates with the MIMIC system, so you can organically control the orientation of the gimbal as well by just rotating the controller.

The physical controls also double up as primary and secondary actions for each axis, as illustrated in the table below.

Freefly PilotFreefly Pilot offers camera controls across a variety of systems, most comprehensively with RED systems via RCP for complete control, while offering start and stop controls for ARRI, Canon, Sony and Blackmagic systems.

The aforementioned 3-piece design makes the Pilot pretty modular in design: combine all three for a compact controller or span it over a handle bar with integrated monitor. The choice is yours.

Most importantly for some, the joystick grip is customizable. I’m a fan of the walnut wood grip, but you can switch out to black, yellow, blue… Heck, you can even 3D print your own.

As well as splitting the system for more flexibility in ergonomics, you can also separate them completely to split the workload over more people. You can control the whole lot on your own, or hand focus off to a puller and iris to DIT, for example.

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From:: Cinema 5d

IMAGO welcomes the Autumn

By (Tony Costa)

IMAGO welcomes the Autumn

By Paul René Roestad, Imago President

The IMAGO International Award for Cinematography 2017

Almost 100 feature films, Tv-dramas and documentaries from all corners of the World have so far been nominated by IMAGO´s member Societies to be considered by the IMAGO Award Juries. The IMAGO juries will start their work in September, and will have their final nominations for the IMAGO International Award for Cinematography ready in good time for the big day of celebrations and IMAGO Awards ceremony on October 28th where more than 250 cinematographers, partners and film colleagues will gather in Helsinki, Finland, to celebrate not only the art of international cinematography, but also IMAGO´s 25th Anniversary.

After the Awards gala and ceremony, there will be drinks and dinner, and the party will hopefully go on all night.

IMAGO thanks our important sponsor partners, without whom we would not have been able to arrange this important Awards.
This is a big lift for IMAGO, and we could not have done this without the great support of IMAGO´s Partners. ARRI is the main IMAGO Awards Sponsor partner, together with RED, SONY, Canon, Panasonic, Drylab, Leica/CW-Sonderoptics, TV-Tools Finland, Angel Films/Dagsljus, Valofirma, Mediatrade and Post Control and more are amongst the important partners in this grand black tie important event.
Absolutely essential for IMAGO and for the success of our celebration is the great assistance, work and planning being done by the Finnish Society of Cinematographers FSC and their President Tahvo Hirvonen FSC, and not least great and important work is done by the IMAGO Awards Committee, headed by Ron Johanson ACS and Tony Costa AIP.

The IMAGO Awards are designed and hand made by acclaimed Swedish glass designer Åsa Jungnelius.

The IMAGO Awards Venue:
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From:: Imago News


By (Tony Costa)


The IMAGO Awards committee and the IMAGO Board are very proud of the Federation’s members that are participating in the 1st IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography.. Overall IMAGO has received 51 features, 18 documentaries and equally 18 TV drama episodes. These films are going to compete as the final 3 nominations in these 3 categories

▪ Best Cinematography for a Feature Film
▪ Best Cinematography for a Television Drama
▪ Best Cinematography for a Documentary Film
The final nominations will be announced shortly in readiness for the Gala Awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, 28th October 2017 at Hanasaari – The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Helsinki, Finland. During the evening the winners will be announced along with 4 additional awards; The IMAGO Young Cinematographer of the Year supported by ARRI, along with the IMAGO Lifetime Achievement Award; IMAGO Extraordinary Contribution to the Art of Cinematography and finally the IMAGO Technical Achievement Award.

The Gala Awards presentation will be a great moment to recognise the Art of Cinematography and cinematographers. These represent in essence Awards from cinematographers to cinematographers, something we are all looking forward to with great enthusiasm. We encourage you to join us in Helsinki for these Awards which represent the very best of the best in the field of Cinematography, from around the globe.

The IMAGO Board and the Awards organising committee would like to thank and congratulate all our member Societies for their support by collecting the films and the respective permissions in order to guarantee the success of these IMAGO Awards for Cinematography.

We also take this opportunity to thank our Awards sponsors for their generosity and their overwhelming support, without them these Awards would not be possible.

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From:: Imago News