The first West Coast meeting of the Digital Cinema Society (DCS), titled "Steadicam in Digital Production -- Issues and Solutions," will be held Jul. 24, 2 p.m. at Clairmont Camera in North Hollywood.
Hosted by Clairmont Camera in conjunction with the Steadicam Guild, "Steadicam In Digital Production -- Issues and
Six new governors, five of them first-timers, have been elected by their branches to represent them on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, eight incumbent members have been reelected. The terms of all 14 governors will commence Aug. 1.
Newcomers to the board are
Cinematographer Tony Sacco, principal of ABS Productions, Inc., is currently serving as director of photography for two Miramax Television productions, Project Greenlight and Project Runway, both being shot in their entirety with Panasonic AJ-SDX900 DVCPRO Cinema camcorders.
The projects will both air on the Bravo
Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma has passed away after an illness at his residence in Rome. The cinematographer collaborated on films with Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola, Roberto Rossellini and Roberto Benigni. He shot Antonioni's first color film "The Red Desert" and for "Blow Up"
The Sun, a British newspaper, has reported that production on the Tim Burton-directed "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been delayed after "a £300,000 camera was dropped into a giant vat of 'chocolate.' "
The Panavision Millenium XL was reportedly rigged improperly by wires over the fluid set piece by a
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) will hold a members-only screening on July 29 for "The Manchurian Candidate," shot by Tak Fujimoto, ASC and directed by Jonathan Demme. The remake of the 1962 film directed by John Frankenheimer and shot by Lionel Lindon, stars Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. It is
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has extended invitations to join the organization to 127 artists and executives (including 7 cinematographers) who have distinguished themselves in the field of theatrical motion pictures. Under a revised approach to membership, the group will be the only new
Flicker, an ongoing film screening dedicated to giving Super 8 and 16mm filmmakers an outlet for their short films, will have its next installment on July 5 at 9 p.m. in Los Angeles. For those interested in submitting films for future screenings, the only requirements are the project must orginate on film and be under
Schumacher Camera, a Chicago-based motion picture
camera rental company has recently launched an online section called "Tech Tips."
Current entries include tips on charging batteries along with an explanation of aspect ratios and formats. Updates of other topics will be posted periodically. The website is also
ICG magazine's June issue has a cover story on the cinematography of "The Stepford Wives," shot by Rob Hahn, ASC. In the article, Hahn talks about how he went for a look that was "rich and elegant, with a lot of shadows," and an overall approach that was different from the original (shot by Owen Roizman, ASC).