Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Cinematographer Rob Hardy, BSC, on Ex Machina

Director and screenwriter Alex Garland's exquisite corpse of a film, Ex Machina, assembles its shape-shifting images and fluid perspectives with the deft hand of a talented novelist-turned-filmmaker. Produced by DNA Films/A24 Films, Garland's directorial debut tells the story of a reclusive tech CEO … more »

Daddy Cool

Five Questions: Little Minx’s Los Perez

Award-winning filmmakers Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez often use a vibrant mix of color, music and dance to tell their stories, whether short films, music videos or quirky commercial spots for international companies like Pepsi, Adidas, L'Oreal and Toyota. The prolific directing duo … more »


DP Ben Davis on Camera Choices for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Before Ben Davis began shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon, he sat down with a pencil and paper and meticulously planned out how he'd light the film. "With a floor plan and a pencil in … more »

Russia's Wild Arctic 1

Charting a Course for an Avid 4K Finish

In an effort to protect some of the last wild places in the world's oceans, National Geographic launched Pristine Seas, a series of expeditions and affiliated research to locate, assess and ultimately shelter those waters most at risk. The first … more »

Las Vegas 62

Las Vegas 1962

With NAB fading in the rear-view mirror, take a longer look back at a home movie shot in Vegas by an early adopter-enthusiast of 16mm Kodachrome film. The vivid archive of a city transformed was edited by Chicago-based colorist Jeff Altman, … more »

VariCam 35 5000 ISO

Panasonic’s VariCam 35 Now Available to Chicago DPs

The Chicago-based Daufenbach Camera announced today it has added Panasonic's VariCam 35 native 4K camera to its equipmental rental offerings, giving Chicago-area filmmakers the chance to shoot with the camera's dual native 800/5000 ISO, a potential game changer in extreme low-light … more »


Kittens and Rainbows

Directors Mike Perry, Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Julien Vallée and Eve Duhamel punch up the cute and colorful in this Camp Jefferson and K72-produced spot for Koodo Mobile, a Canadian open-contract and prepaid mobile service aimed at younger customers. The commercial is … more »


NAB 2015 Video: Adorama

Daniel Gurzi takes James on a tour of the consumer retailer's pro division, which carries a range of Arri, Litepanels and Hive lights and a full range of pro-level film and broadcast cameras.


NAB 2015 Video: Thales-Angenieux

Jean-Marc Bouchut shows off the company's latest wide angle anamorphic lens.


NAB 2015 Video: Aja

AJA's Andy Bellamy details all the new features inside the firmware update to the company's Cion camera introduced at NAB last year.