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Detective Story

Patrick Cady, ASC details the procedures he and his collaborators — including Light Iron Supervising Colorist Scott Klein — followed to take Bosch Season 6 from prep through post.

Inspired by Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch novels, the Amazon Prime Video police-procedural series Bosch premiered its sixth season on April 17. The show has also been renewed for a seventh and final season, offering one last outing for the eponymous LAPD homicide detective (played by Titus Welliver).

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Golden-Hour Sci-Fi

Jeff Cronenweth, ASC employs Panavision’s DXL2 and large-format optics, and reteams with Light Iron supervising colorist Ian Vertovec, to lend a sense of nostalgia to the twilight-lit landscapes of Tales From the Loop.

Tales From the Loop, a new eight-episode series now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, explores the goings-on in a small Ohio town situated atop a mysterious machine that has made the stuff of imagination into an everyday reality for the local residents. Based on the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, the series was written by showrunner Nathaniel Halpern, and the pilot episode reteamed director Mark Romanek with longtime collaborator Jeff Cronenweth, ASC.

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Smart Solutions for Quibi’s Dummy

Panavision and Light Iron help DP Catherine Goldschmidt pioneer a pipeline for Dummy, a made-for-mobile production requiring both 16:9 and 9:16 framing.

Short-form streaming-video platform Quibi provides premium content specifically designed for consumption on a mobile device. This presented the production of its first scripted show, Dummy, with a unique set of creative and workflow issues.  

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A Fight to Remember

DP Jacques Jouffret and director Dave Wilson carve out an aggressive filmmaking style for a comic-book tale of an amnesiac super-soldier

In a cinematic universe expanding with superheroes, the creative challenge for filmmakers is to set newcomers apart from the crowd. The task is doubly important for Bloodshot, the first installment of a new franchise that Sony Pictures plans for characters of comic-book publisher Valiant Entertainment.

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Family Matters

Natasha Braier, ASC, ADF draws on Panavision’s lens inventory to lend a texture of memory to Honey Boy

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The Circle is Complete

Honoring the visual tradition of the first eight films, Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC, SASC reteams with Panavision to conclude the Star Wars saga with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

In February 2019, director J.J. Abrams called “Cut!” for the last time during principal photography of the ninth chapter of the long-running Star Wars saga. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker concludes the third trilogy in the series—the trilogy that began with the Abrams-directed Episode VII – The Force Awakens, released in December 2015. That film continued the story of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) while also introducing a new generation of heroes and villains, including Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), respectively.

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Ford v. Ferrari Delivers Speed and Danger with Classic Approach

Papamichael Drives Innovation with Expanded C Series Glass

Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC has a long history with Panavision lenses, having used them on many of his best-known credits including 3:10 to Yuma, The Weather Man, Sideways, W., The Descendants, The Ides of March, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and Nebraska, the latter of which brought him an Oscar nomination. The range of styles, directors and stories on that list speaks to the cinematographer’s versatility.

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