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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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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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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.

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