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.

Read More

Family Matters

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Gavin Kelly Gives AHS: 1984 a Retro Horror Look

FX's American Horror Story series goes retro for Season 9, back to the heyday of low-budget horror classics of the late 1970s and early 1980s in AHS: 1984. Viewers are introduced to a killer who terrorizes camp counselors, but with a fresh AHS blood injection into all the familiar horror tropes of that era. Slasher films aren't the only thing the AHS production went back to — AHS: 1984 also marks a return to Panavision as the camera service provider. This time, they added Light Iron post to the remix.

Read More

Fred Murphy, ASC Finds the Right Color and Contrast for CBS’ Evil

Exploring the line between religion and science form the foundation for CBS’s new mystery series Evil from creators Robert and Michelle King. The show, which has already been picked up for a second season, stars Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard, a forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training (played by Mike Colter) as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries. As the episodes unfold, the two must come to grips with a logical or supernatural explanation to the supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings that have been reported.

Read More


Subscribe to Blog