From its founding in 1954 as a maker of widescreen CinemaScope lenses, through today’s stunning large-format imagery, Panavision has been designing and building lenses that deliver breathtaking moving pictures.
Don Burgess, ASC trusts Light Iron. His last seven films can attest, so Burgess chose Light Iron to support him again with digital dailies and post finishing services on Allied.
Ben Davis, BSC has become an old hand in the Marvel universe. Doctor Strange marks his third Marvel film as director of photography, preceded by the global hits Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Magnificent Seven is a classic of American cinema. John Sturges’ 1960 Western, itself a reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai, was photographed by Charles B. Lang, Jr., ASC in the 35mm anamorphic format using Panavision lenses.
The 68th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be held this month in Los Angeles. It is the industry’s opportunity to celebrate extraordinary achievements in the television art form, which continues to be elevated by the storytellers and artists working in the genre.
In Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s spinoff to the hit series The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse has just begun to affect Los Angeles. In the six-episode first season, L.A. residents try to survive as the military loses containment and the power grid goes down. Leading up to the pilot, cinematographer Michael McDonough, ASC, BSC saw an opportunity to employ the anamorphic format for a series.
A road movie tinged with science-fiction, Midnight Special is a simple story of a father's love for his son that is wrapped in complexity and nuance.
Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC was at the camera for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, a tale of greed and excess in the go-go 1980s financial rackets. This time, the duo went back a decade earlier to present a story set in the music industry of the 1970s, as it evolved from kid stuff into big business. The two-hour pilot for the HBO series Vinyl touches on the entire culture of the period – business, fashion, society, and art are all in a state of flux.
The explosion in popularity of the anamorphic format certainly has taxed the anamorphic lens reserves as of late, which left cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen, a die-hard anamorphic and Panavision user, without his favorites for the action-comedy Ride Along 2.