Cinematographer John Toll, ASC recently made his first digital feature on Iron Man 3: Revealing the Mandarin on the Arri Alexa Plus and Phantom Flex cameras both with Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses recorded to Codex recorders.
Having worked on movies and documentaries since the early eighties Newton Thomas Sigel has seen and done it all. But Jack The Giant Slayer was his first stab at another dimension. How did he prepare for it and what has he learnt?
GoPro know when they are on to a good thing. Pretty much everyone who jumps out of an aircraft, surfs a tube, dives a coral reef, or races using internal combustion will have a GoPro glued to them somewhere - at least, if they are being followed around by a film crew.
At NAB 2012 Blackmagic Design launched the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Everyone crowded round, oohing and ahhing, or bitching and moaning, as they do at these things, completely ignoring another major product launch, not 5 metres away on the same stand.
Tom Cruise seems to be experiencing some kind of resurgence as his latest movies have been wildly popular. His absolute latest, Oblivion, has a number of firsts attached to it. This is the first movie released that has been shot with Sony’s flagship movie camera the F65, a 4K monster of a digital camera. The movie also features some ingenious staging techniques by DP Claudio Miranda, (fresh from winning an Oscar for Life Of Pi), and Director Joseph Kosinski, director of Tron, a film shot by Miranda.