AngéBlog

The blog by Angénieux

2021/06/21

Owner-Operator Zhang Qifeng Goes Full-frame with Angénieux EZ

As part of our Angénieux EZ series, we interviewed Zhang Qifeng from Dalian China, a film and television practitioner who has been in the industry for close to two decades. Zhang tells us what made him choosing EZs as his work horse lenses on various projects.

Can you tell us about your experience and your main film genre?

HISTORY 2021/05/27

Legend Recreated with Angénieux Optimo Prime lenses

After more than two months of shooting, the movie "Red Boat" (also known as “Hong Chuan” in China), which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, has successfully completed the shooting in Chedun, Shanghai. JCineCast interviewed the Director of Photography, Arden Tse, to share his insights on the behind-the-scenes of the film.

TECHNOLOGY 2021/05/19

TWO OPTIMO ULTRA 12X INVITED To A SPECIAL DINNER

Optimo 12X lenses were recently used by Dutch Cinematographer Melle van Essen, NSC and his 1AC, Chiel van Dongen to shoot comedy-drama “Alles op Tafel” by Director Will Koopman, based on popular “Perfetti Sconosciuti” or “Perfect Strangers”. In the following testimonial, learn why they decided to use a long-range lens such as the Optimo Ultra 12X on a “closed-door” set.

2021/04/20

On-Set Review of Angénieux Type EZ with DP Shu Kawashima

Finding a lens that meets today’s film demands can prove to be a good investment for any filmmaker. For those who wish to recreate atmospheres of bygone eras, or create the vibes of a future world, the Angénieux Type EZ lenses are a good companion to have for achieving a high-quality cinematic look and feel.

EVENT TECHNOLOGY 2021/04/16

ANDREA BOCELLI’S BELIEVE IN CONCERT : A LIVE CONCERT ENTIRELY SHOT ON OPTIMO ZOOMS

December 12, 2020, Teatro Regio di Parma, famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed an exclusive worldwide livestream concert, which ended up being the most successful online ticketed classical events of all times, selling to over 120 countries worldwide.

COMMUNITY 2021/04/13

OPTIMO PRIME LENSES FOR A LINGERIE TV COMMERCIAL IN THE NETHERLANDS

Director of Photography Robbie van Brussel chose the OPTIMO PRIME series for a commercial shot with Director Philip de longh, for the famous lingerie brand Hunkemöller. The commercial was broadcasted on Dutch TV recently. On Instagram, Hunkemöller’s self-definition as a brand is “empowering women to be their most beautiful self”. Color accuracy, skin tone respect, realistic images with no distortion….all good reasons to use Angénieux lenses for a commercial for this brand.

HISTORY COMMUNITY 2021/04/06

colette : when the past catches up with the present

2021 Academy Award Nominated Documentary Short Film COLETTE, directed by Anthony Giacchino and produced by Alice Doyard, Annie Small and Aaron Matthews, masterfully tells us the story of Colette Marin-Catherine, a former member of the French Resistance who, 75 years after, and encouraged by a history student named Lucie, visits the concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother.

COMMUNITY 2021/04/01

Shift 4 goes for Angénieux Full Frame Solution

London and Manchester based rental company recently extended its offer to production companies and cinematographers with the complete collection of Angénieux Full Frame lenses.

2021/03/22

DP Yuji Morihara Brings Cinematic Look to Live Concert with Optimo Primes

While mega live events have been suspended for the foreseeable future, many performers including musicians have been turning to online platforms to connect with their audience. Consequently, live show directors and production crews had to adapt to this change, utilising the cine equipment to ensure that the moments captured at the live event are as engaging and immersive as the show experience before the pandemic.

COMMUNITY 2021/03/18

director of photography CHRISTIAN HERRERA HAS A CRUSH ON OPTIMO PRIMES

Chistian Herrera, a Costa Rican native cinematographer, based in LA, has a passion for images. He has worked on many narratives, commercials and music videos. He is very creative and loves to explore new territories in his work, always after the newest and best equipment to work with. As soon as the Optimo Prime Series was available for test in the US, Christian was in touch with Band Pro Film & Digital Inc. to make some tests on a job for a clothing brand in the desert.

SUBSCRIBE TO EMAIL UPDATES