This year Agnès Godard will receive the Pierre Angénieux Tribute surrounded by her artistic delegation at the Cannes Film Festival. Ahead of the prestigious evening, this extraordinarily talented director of photography shares her passion for cinema lenses and particular love story with Angénieux
This past year was like a box of chocolates — we never knew what we were going to get. In this post, Emmanuel Sprauel, president of Angénieux, reflects on this uncertainty and how it impacted the film industry and our company. Now looking forward with renewed positivity to the Cannes Film Festival as official partners for the 8th consecutive year, we know 2 things we will certainly get: the full Optimo Prime Series and the celebration of Agnès Godard at the Pierre Angénieux Tribute ceremony.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London and Manchester based rental company recently extended its offer to production companies and cinematographers with the complete collection of Angénieux Full Frame lenses.