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Richardson Creates a Retro Look with a Twist for Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

The highly anticipated opus from director Quentin Tarantino doesn’t disappoint. It’s a typically outrageous entertainment of comedy and shock laced with pop culture references to cult B movie film and TV shows, replete with a soundtrack of 1970s hits. The all-star cast for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is headed by Leonardo DiCaprio and […]

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A must-see video of John Schwartzman, ASC’s panel at Cine Gear 2019 features the Oscar®-nominee discussing his approach to visual storytelling. Panavision and RED Digital Cinema co-sponsored a discussion with the venerable John Schwartzman, ASC, who explored the fusion between visual concepts and tools. Panavision’s Dan Sasaki joined Schwartzman on stage to reveal the intricacies […]

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Academy Gold Interns at Panavision

Michael Goi, ASC conducts a lighting workshop with Academy Gold students. Students selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for its Gold internship program were hosted by Panavision at their global headquarters in Woodland Hills. The Academy’s annual diversity and inclusion initiative includes workshops, networking events, and studio and technology-based company tours, […]

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George Richmond, BSC Imbues Period Looks and Fantastical Scenes with Anamorphics on Rocketman

Elton John’s larger-than-life, rags-to-riches story is given the musical treatment in the new movie Rocketman from Paramount Pictures. The film is depicted as “a true fantasy” even though the script doesn’t shy from some of the more rock ‘n’ roll aspects of the British superstar’s lifestyle. DP George Richmond on the set of Rocketman, Paramount Pictures “The […]

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Autumn Durald Arkapaw Chooses Panavision Anamorphics to Frame YA Drama The Sun is Also a Star

Autumn Durald Arkapaw had a good feeling about her first meeting with director Ry Russo-Young. The topic was the prospective feature film The Sun is Also a Star, and Russo-Young had specified Panavision anamorphic in her lookbook. “I’m a big fan of Panavision and the anamorphic format,” says Durald Arkapaw, who was interviewing as a potential […]

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Award Contenders Enlist Light Iron for Post Services; Popular Series Utilize Facilities Across North America

LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2019) – Light Iron, a Panavision company specializing in post production services, is again playing an important collaborative role with notable episodic series this season. Customized workflow offerings from Light Iron for BETTER THINGS, THE GOOD FIGHT, THE OA, RAMY, SHRILL, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, and WHAT WE DO IN THE […]

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Colorist Jeremy Sawyer Heads to Light Iron

LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2019) – Light Iron, a Panavision company, has announced Jeremy Sawyer is returning to its Los Angeles facility as a senior colorist. The highly regarded Sawyer brings over 20 years of color finishing experience to his role. He joins Light Iron’s formidable talent roster as the facility manages a growing list […]

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Panavision New York Supports Tim Ives, ASC Capturing the Story of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon

Cinematographer Tim Ives, ASC was looking forward to some downtime at home in New York City upon wrapping another season in Atlanta of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things. That is, until he heard the FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon would be going into production in his backyard. Fosse/Verdon chronicles the tumultuous and creatively brilliant relationship between legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse and […]

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The Chi: Bringing Life on the Street Closer to Home

Second Season of Showtime Drama Relies Heavily on Seamless Collaboration Between Multiple Light Iron Locations One of the strengths of the acclaimed series The Chi, created by Lena Waithe, is its multifaceted take on the experiences of living in Chicago’s South Side. It also does not shy away from the big issues that impact the city. […]

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From Prep to Post to SXSW

Source: Tribeca Film Institute The SXSW Film Festival is in full swing and we are proud to celebrate writer-director and TFI alum Karen Maine for the world premiere of YES, GOD, YES. This coming-of-age story, originally a short film, earned the Panavision and Light Iron “From Prep to Post” award during the 2017 TFI Network. Maine and cinematographer […]

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Sasaki, Cioni and Panavision Large Format

Re-purposed from the February 2019 issue of Film and Digital Times In anticipation of Panavision’s popular Lens Bar at the BSC Expo in London, Dan Sasaki, VP of Optical Engineering at Panavision, and Michael Cioni, Senior VP of Innovation at Panavision and Light Iron, had a few things to say. Dan Sasaki testing a lens at Panavision. […]

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Christian Sprenger Turns to Panavision to Create Super Spots

Cinematographer Christian Sprenger was busy this winter, shooting not one but two commercial spots that debuted during Super Bowl LIII. For TurboTax Live, he shot a series of commercials and a teaser leading up to “RoboChild,” which shows that robot A.I. isn’t ready to replace live CPAs. And in the celebrity-filled “Not Everything Makes the […]

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Creating the Look of Late Night

A legendary talk show host employs a young scriptwriter and sparks fly in the new indie feature Late Night, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Written by and starring Mindy Kaling, and co-starring Emma Thompson, the set-up depicts them as poles apart in generation and culture, adding further twists in the comedy. Cinematographer Matthew Clark on […]

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Panavision Showcases Complete Imaging Ecosystem at BSC Expo 2019

New features for Millennium DXL Ecosystem include wireless audio feed (D2E v2.0), C-Motion F.I.Z. wireless control compatibility, and DXL Control app for Android Proprietary DXL-M Module and accessory package for RED DSMC2 cameras presented with new customized options Panalux and LEE Filters to demonstrate latest innovations that display the breadth and versatility of Panavision’s integrated […]

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Sundance Filmmakers Turn to Panavision for Production and Post Services

Over 25 Buzzworthy Titles in 2019 Sundance Lineup Entrusted Panavision and Light Iron for Camera, Lens and Finishing Expertise WOODLAND HILLS, CA (January 17, 2019) – As entertainment industry luminaries prepare to swarm Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, Panavision and Light Iron (Panavision’s post production subsidiary) are proud to announce their collaborations with […]

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HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE: Camerimage 2018

By the end of 2019, 250 million 4K High Dynamic Range televisions are projected to dominate the consumer electronics marketplace. Familiarity with HDR tools, terminology, and technology will help professionals navigate changes in the marketplace. Panavision / Light Iron experts Michael Cioni and Aaron Kroger discuss how professionals can remain in control of HDR images […]

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Making Mrs. Maisel Look Marvelous

If you’ve got a winning recipe then you don’t change ingredients. Amazon’s second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel wisely kept faith with the talent in front and behind the camera which made the period comedy drama an Emmy®-winning smash. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino about a housewife in 1958 New York City with a knack […]

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Panavision to Showcase Advances in Optics at 2018 Camerimage

Company to Host Conversation with this year’s Lifetime Honoree Witold Sobocinski, PSC ​Panavision Experts will Explore the Benefits of HDR in Seminar Light Iron, Panalux and LEE Filters to Share Latest Products and Services WOODLAND HILLS, CA (November 9, 2018) – Panavision, a world-class provider of state-of-the art optics, camera systems, lighting, filters, and post […]

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Senior Colorist Nicholas Hasson Joins Light Iron’s LA Team

Source: Post Perspective Post house Light Iron has added senior colorist Nicholas Hasson to its roster. He will be based in the company’s Los Angeles studio. Hasson colored the upcoming Tiffany Haddish feature Nobody’s Fool and Season 2 of HBO’s Room 104. Additional past credits include Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Masterminds, All About Nina and commercial campaigns for Apple, Samsung and Google. He […]

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Exceptional Women in Production & Post 2018

Source: Studio Daily StudioDaily is proud to announce its first roster of Exceptional Women in Production and Post! The Exceptional Women honorees include power players in the C-suite whose decision-making helps dictate the future of content, as well as the experts and visionaries in the trenches whose hard work and leadership guarantees the success of individual […]

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