Top movie directors move to TV

Published in Business

With the news that Ridley Scott is working on his first ever television pilot, it seems that the worlds of television and film are moving closer and closer together. Freya Black investigates this trend

Sony bring 4K World Cup to a London Cinema

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Sony is filming three of the World Cup games in 4K and now it has been announced that two of the three games will be shown to an invited audience in a London VUE cinema (Westfield near Shepherds Bush)

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: Best images yet

Published in Production

Here's a cure for financial austerity blues: these images came from a camera costing less than $1000!

Last week I was very fortunate to be able to borrow a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the afternoon. I was meeting my daughter in Camden Market so I took the camera along and shot some bits and pieces. I have uploaded the footage to Vimeo

Spoiler Alert: Why do modern movie trailers ruin everything?

Published in Business

 A trip to the cinema these days inevitably feels like deja-vu all over again, and not just because Hollywood remains obsessed with sequels, prequels, remakes, reimaginings and reboots.

Once a year the 1700-seat Auditorium at the centre of the Amsterdam RAI is transformed into a truly state-of-the-art cinema so that IBC can debate all the hottest topics relating to the film industry.

 This will be the year when everyone realises that our industry (and, for that matter, every industry - but especially ours) is on an incredible journey. It's as if you only have to wait a year or so for your wildest technology dreams and fantasies to come true

The true meaning of 4K

Published in Technology & Computing

4K isn't just a consumer phenomenon. It's a term that's been in use in the film making community for at least ten years. And it has a very precise definition that is different to what the consumer companies would have us believe

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Manufacturing Delay

Published in Production

Black Magic Design has just announced a delay in the production of their Cinema Camera. They've found blemishes in the glass that covers the sensor elements; obviously a show (or at least a production) stopper.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Nearing production

Published in Business

It looks like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is moving closer to production, after all the delays caused by the blemishes on the sensor glass

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