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.
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.
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.
Angenieux Type EZ lenses have definitely won the heart of the Chinese market. These lenses are very popular worldwide, and particularly in China, because particularity of these lenses is that they meet a large number of needs and technical constraints.
Christopher Doyle, HKSC, is one of the most talented and fascinating cinematographers in the world. His intense sensitivity gives him an extraordinary talent. He knows like no other how to turn the tough reality of life into a surreal waking dream. Famous directors like Edward Land, Alejandro Jodorowski or Wong Kar-Wai among others chose Doyle to make some of the most iconic films of International Cinema. American Director Gus Van Sant recently chose Chris Doyle for Gucci’s cinematic project “Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended” he co-directed with Alessandro Michele, Creative Director at Gucci. Gus Van Sant and Chris Doyle already know each other. They made together Psycho (1998) and Paranoid Park (2007).
“APICE”, a 5 min short-film, is the first European movie shot with the new Angénieux FF Optimo Primes. Directed by Cándido Perez de Armas and photographed by Santiago Torres, Ápice is about the death of two elder people, a moving topic dealt in a very sensitive way where “you can see the souls in the camera moves”.