Anton/Bauer, Litepanels & OConnor Keep The Americans Camera Dept on the Move

Miscellaneous Thursday, May 22, 2014
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series The Americans chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.


Why Assimilate's SCRATCH v8 is a Must-Have for Production Pros

Miscellaneous Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SCRATCH v8 is everything a digital cinema or broadcast post artist needs for 2D and 3D productions: One comprehensive and robust end-to-end imaging tool set -- from data management to conform, color grading, versioning, compositing, playback, and finishing -- for nearly all digital workflows, including RED, ARRI, Sony F65 and F55, Canon 5D, Phantom, Go Pro and many more.



What Truly Makes the Carl Zeiss Compact CZ.2 Lens One of a Kind

Miscellaneous Thursday, May 08, 2014
"Due to the bigger image circle the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30 has no distortion or vignetting in the corners on Super 35 sensors (Sweet Spot Effect). Due to the full frame coverage, all members of the Compact Zoom lens family cover the RED Dragon senor at 6K. There is no other competitor cine-style lens that can do the same at this point." Learn what makes this lens one of a kind, along with its show reel & more.




Spike Lee's EP'ed film 'Manos Sucias' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

Miscellaneous Monday, April 14, 2014
Manos Sucias -- exclusively shot on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 --is about to debut at Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27); this Spike Lee, executive produced feature will raise your pulse with its authentic and heartbreaking portrayal of narco-trafficking in Colombia and impress you with its subtly gorgeous cinematography.The film also has an extremely unique behind-the-scenes story. The filmmakers held a five-week storytelling workshop during pre-production for Buenaventura residents to build lasting, sustainable skills among the community. We were able to get an inside look on the film from it's director Josef Wladyka and cinematographer/co-writer Alan Blanco right before the film is featured at this years film fest.