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Panavision’s Dan Sasaki on their Large Format Digital Lenses, the Primo 70

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Late last year Panavision introduced a new lens line, the Primo 70. These lenses are specifically designed for use on larger sensor digital cameras and, according to Panavision, cannot be used on film cameras. We spoke with Dan Sasaki, VP of…  Read more

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Shooting Romance in NYC with the iPhone 6

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Here’s a nifty behind-the-scenes featurette on the iPhone 6 shooting of Tristan Pope‘s short film, Romance in NYC. The film is shot entirely from the first-person perspective, like Lady in the Lake and Enter the Void, and the mobility of…  Read more

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Filmmakers, Learn How the FAA Plans to Regulate Drone Filmmaking

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For over a year the FAA has been fighting a rearguard action against the proliferation of drones. The agency has had regulations in place stating that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones —…  Read more

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Quyen Tran on Shooting Frankie Shaw’s Sundance-Winning SMILF

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Frankie Shaw’s short film SMILF won the Short Film Jury Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s a funny and revealing comedy about a young mom struggling to connect to her old sexual self while being homebound caring for…  Read more

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