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One of Sony's HDR-capable Ultra HD TVs announced at CES 2016

What CES Cleared Up — and Muddied — About UHDTV

Monday's UHD Alliance announcement of the Ultra HD Premium logo seemed designed to put a united front on the consumer electronics industry's push for 4K displays, clearly indicating which units support baseline industry standards for displaying UHD resolution, HDR, and wide … more »

Emily Blunt in Sicario

Deakins, Kaminski, Lachman, Lubezki, Seale Get ASC Award Nominations

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, received his 14th nomination for an ASC Award today for Sicario, as the American Society of Cinematographers announced its slate of nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release. Also nominated are Janusz Kaminski for Bridge … more »

Ant-Man Gets ACE Eddie Award Nomination

Film Editors Nominate Star Wars, Ant-Man for ACE Eddie Awards

Sci-fi and superhero action got their due in the nominations for the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards, handed out by the American Cinema Editors, which welcomed both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ant-Man to the awards race. The force is … more »

4K Ultra HD

Your Low Budget 4K Shoot

When it comes to filmmaking, technology is evolving fast, and I'm ready to take another look at my recent proclamation that filming in 4K should be avoided. Developments are occuring so quickly in video that low budget 4K is starting to make … more »

Trainwreck screenplay

Read Oscar-Contending Screenplays from 2015 Films

If it's December, it's time to read some screenplays. Every year during Oscar season, studios release copies of the screenplays for certain of their releases during the calendar year for public viewing. The idea is to get them in front … more »

VFX Oscar shortlist

And Then There Were 10: Academy Releases VFX Oscar Shortlist

After taking the unusual step earlier this month of listing a full 20 films being considered for the VFX Oscar, the Academy has narrowed the field. Only 10 films now appear on the VFX Oscar shortlist. Still in the race? Ex … more »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D conversion

Panavision Built Custom Star Wars Lenses for DP Dan Mindel

Monday morning brings a new perspective on all the work that went into shooting Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Panavision reveals that it designed a new set of lenses for cinematographer Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC, to use on the film. … more »

2015 Camera Comparison Chart

Breaking Down Camera Choices with Tom Fletcher and Gary Adcock

Compare 15 different motion picture cameras at a glance — from the Alexa 65 and the Red Dragon Weapon to the Canon C300 Mark II, the Sony F5, and good old 35mm film — in this just-published chart from cinematography gurus … more »


Academy Announces 20 Contenders for VFX Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee has made its preliminary shortlist of 20 films for this year's VFX Oscar. They are, in alphabetical order: Ant-Man Avengers: Age of Ultron Bridge of Spies Chappie Everest … more »


Black Friday for Filmmakers: Year-End Deals on Gear and Software

Forget about the shopping malls this weekend — go online and get real value for your money by upping your creative game with a range of "Black Friday" deals from vendors and resellers targeting video and audio pros. From screenwriting … more »