Angenieux’s Optimo PL mount zoom lenses were used in the production of two of this year’s Academy Award nominated films. Production of the 35mm film “The Fighter,” nominated for seven Academy Awards, was shot with the Angenieux Optimo 28-76mm lens and the large format digital cinema production of “Winter’s Bone,” nominated for four Academy Awards, was shot with the Optimo 24-290mm lens and the 15-40mm lens.
“We are extremely proud to be associated with some of the industry’s most recognized films,” said Eva Paryzka, Sales Manager, Cinema Products, Thales Angenieux. “The selection of Angenieux lenses by the world’s top cinematographers is a testament to the quality and performance of our lenses.”
Schneider Optics announces that Emmy-winning cinematographer Donald A. Morgan ASC has chosen Schneider’s Classic Soft filters for the new TVLand series, Retired at 35, starring George Segal and Jessica Walter.Read more...
All Mobile Video (AMV) recently furnished its Epic 3D mobile production unit with lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division for use on Sony HDC1500 Series cameras and Sony HDC-P1 cameras on 3ality Digital 3D stereoscopic rigs. The Epic 3D features six Fujinon HA23x7.6BERM HD Premier Series ENG-Style telephoto lenses and 12 Fujinon HAs18x7.6BRM Premier Series HD ENG-Style telephoto lenses. Each 3D rig on the truck includes two lenses for stereoscopic 3D production. There are six 3ality Digital 3flex 3D camera rigs on the Epic 3D truck - four TS-2 Studio Beamsplitter rigs and two TS-4 Side-by-Side rigs.Read more...
Lex Products announces the Slim Dimmer Plus, a new portable single 1,800W dimmer with both local and DMX512 control.
The Slim Dimmer Plus is a compact, rugged single dimmer that can operate on its own with an onboard fader, or as a part of a larger dimming system, utilizing DMX512 for remote control. It is enclosed in a rigid aluminum extrusion, making it durable enough for theatre, film and event rental use. The dimmer is UL Listed for use in both the U.S. and Canada.
The Slim Dimmer Plus joins the Lex Slim Dimmer in the company’s small, single dimmer product line. Both the Slim Dimmer and the Slim Dimmer Plus are compact 1800W dimmers, respectively, one has local control and the other has both local and DMX control.
Graham Likeness, Business Development Manager, says “Our customers often need simple, on the spot dimming. Sometimes they need dimmers to be stand alone and sometimes they need to be controlled remotely. In either case, the Slim Dimmer Plus is the perfect solution”.