Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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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.


NAB 2015 Video: Chimera

Bob Winters shows off the company's new large beauty ring light, the Ring Max, and more.


NAB 2015 Video: Hot Rod Cameras

Illya Friedman of Hollywood's Hot Rod Cameras shows off the reseller and boutique fabricator's Micro Four Thirds-to-PL mount adapter and rod support for the Panasonic Lumix GH4.