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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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Filmmaker Focus: Monika Lenczewska, PSC

Monika Lenczewska’s imagery on Under the Tree, Message from the King, and Park earned the cinematographer many accolades on the international film festival circuit over the last few years. This talented filmmaker was also recognized as one of Variety’s “Top 10 Cinematographers to Watch” in 2016. Monika’s recent accomplishments include episodes of Danny Boyle’s FX series Trust, and Brad Furman’s drama City of Lies. She is currently shooting commercials globally while reading projects to find her next film.

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