Cinecitta, where the myth of Italian cinema started more than 80 years ago.

By (Tony Costa)

The Studio compound of 600000m2 is now back in public hands and hosting 2 major shooting: a TV serie based on Umberto Ecco’s novel” In the Name of the Rose” and “ The Pope” , a Netflix production of the new film of Fernando Mereilles starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.

For the 6th edition, the AIC invited “autori italiani cinematografia” and film technicians to their Micro Salon Italia, on March 17th and 18th.
Daniele Nannuzzi, President of the AIC and association’s General Secretary Simone Marra are the key organizers to bring this year’s edition to a major success. More than 5000 visitors gathered to discover the exhibition, meet manufacturers and equipment dealers. A lot of Imago’s friends across the 56 booths-80 brands. Italian presentation of the new Arri LF(large format camera and lenses), the new Sony Venice system, Cooke Optics and Carey Duffy together with their Cooke tv team was sharing the space with Red Italian dealer, … CW Sonderoptics very well represented by Gerhard Baier, Tommaso Vergallo, Daniela Kesselem, Kevan Parker and Rainer Hercher, Marc Galerne and Jacques Delacoux bringing the “french touch” …I cannot name them all, so many.

At the back of the studio, a space was dedicated to the workshops, mostly packed with and enthusiast crowd. Luciano Tovoli was presenting the Italian edition of his book about the restoration of Suspiria. On the last night, Vittorio Storaro hold a masterclass “Whos is afraid of Red Blue and Green” about his collaboration on Woody Allen ‘s “Wonderwheel”. Brillant, concise and enlighting, Vittorio brought his views of the creative role of the cinematographer in front of a packed audience in the emblematic Fellini theater. He shared generously the stage with his colorist and DIT.
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From:: Imago News

RED Gemini Real World Test “iPhone Only” ;)

By Vincent Laforet

So – what does the #Gemini look like at high ISO in the wild?
i.e. in “real world” use – vs a studio test?

That’s likely what every RED Digital Cinema​ user, filmmaker and DP is asking right now, especially a few days before #NAB2018

I too was curious … so much so that I took the fresh off the assembly line body with me to Sedona, AZ and the Grand Canyon during spring break with the kids… and natch: I put everyone to work. (Thanks to Bruce Dorn​ for being such a wonderful champ, guide, model!)

In many ways this video re-defines the “iPhone Only” term to some small degree – as a series of scenes is shot purely with iPhones … which I thought said everything one needs to know about the Gemini.

The fact that this was shot POST sunset for the most part – and in the 30-90 minute + range is what is exceptional to me specifically. That’s something I’m only used to when I shoot time lapses on DSLRs. Until now. (And we had to turn the iPhone screen brightness levels down!)

Filmmakers, TV shooters, doc, and pretty much everyone will be pleased with the excellent low light performance of this body as well as the smaller 5K size. I noticed I was filling up those SSDs much more slowly than in 8K… I was able to fill 5 days of footage on two of the new tiny G-Technology Europe​ 2TB SSDs and filled them each only 60%. That’s cool!

The results are incredible to me. I think the body easily sees 1.5 to 2.5 stops more into the shadows than any RED I’ve used to date and any 4K or above camera that I’ve used → continue…

From:: Vincent Laforet

Tachar 50mm f/1.0 E-mount modified lens sells for £7,260 on eBay

By SonyAlpha Admin

This very rare Tachar 50mm f/1.0 E-mount modified lens sells for £7,260 on eBay UK. Image samples can be found on the auction page. – Sony A7III preorder links: Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig. Sony a7III in Europe at Amazon DE, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK, ParkCameras UK, WexUK, Amazon FR, […]

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NAB 2018, SmallHD presenta 5 nuovi monitor FOCUS anche wireless !

By News

Al NAB 2018, la SmallHD ha annunciato che presenterà cinque nuovi monitor della gamma Focus, espandendo le capacità della linea per includere un display OLED, la connettività SDI e anche opzioni di trasmissione wireless per chi è alla ricerca di un dispositivo di monitoraggio wireless compatto e portatile.
Il primo nuovo monitor è SmallHD FOCUS

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From:: Pro AV

10 Movie Directors Who Make The Most Original Films

By German Torres Ascencio

In cinema, there are conventions and techniques that help filmmakers create experiences for the viewers. These conventions appear in most films and are safe ways to create films. But there are times in which some directors develop a style of their own that lets them create films that are highly unique. Their cinema becomes a universe of their own in which there are other kinds of expectations than in traditional cinema, and thus these films become unique experiences.

These directors normally have both thematic interests and formal techniques that appear again and again in the films, and let us tell them apart from the others. Here is a list of 10 directors whose films are different from all others, and whose style cannot be replicated.

10. Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti films

One of the greatest Italian directors, as with many other great filmmakers of his time, he started his career in neorealism and ended up developing a style of his own through the years (Fellini is a great example of this phenomena). Visconti became one of the most internationally respected directors and won several awards in distinct film festivals. He worked with the some of the greatest actors of his time, and adapted some of the most challenging novels in literature.

His adaptations of books such as “Der Tod in Venedig” and “L’Étranger” reveal the style that Visconti created in the films of his late career. Visconti was interested in the decadence and crises of the 20th century. His films are full of philosophical meditations and references to Western art and philosophy, and crafted with a mastery that can only be expected of a filmmaker whose career and education are as vast as Visconti’s, one of the great masters.

9. Eric Rohmer

Eric Rohmer

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated

With spring rolling around, the Panasonic ZS200 / TZ200 is likely catching the eyes of photography-minded travelers planning for upcoming trips. Our testing is underway, and in the meantime we’ve added another batch of sample images to our gallery along with some Raw files and conversions.

See our Panasonic Lumix ZS200
Sample Gallery

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From:: DPreview

Meyer Optik Görlitz announces the new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 f/2.7

By SonyAlpha Admin

Meyer Optik Görlitz announced their next lens development. It is a new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 f/2.7 which will be available as native E-mount option. This is the press text: – 37.000 Dollar Bokeh Lens Returns to the Market Dr. Paul Rudolph was probably one of if not the greatest lens designer of all times. His work […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

Sony Tidbits…

By SonyAlpha Admin

Sony 24-70 f2.8 GM vs Canon 24-70 + Metabones Review Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,, 7artisans 50mm f1.1 ” review “ by Markus Tysk. Why I Ultimately Ended Up Choosing Sony Over Other Camera Brands (Giulio Sciorio). Having A Blast With Sony At WPPI […]

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