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The blog by Angénieux

COMMUNITY 2017/11/29

Shot On Angenieux Type EZ by Jose Alkon, Type EZ owner, Australia

Experience feedback about the Angenieux Type EZ series

The pros… the cons… everything you may want to know about the Angenieux Type EZ Ienses is in José Alkon’s (http://www.josealkon.com/) testimonial. José, a young Peruvian born and Sydney based cinematographer, is the happy owner of a Type-EZ 1 lens and shares with us his purchasing decision process and first EZ experience.

HISTORY 2017/09/14

The supremacy of Angénieux in the zoom lens field

Where does the word Zoom come from?

The word zoom has its origins in aviation, meaning “quickly move closer”. It started to be used in photography in the 1930’s with the development of new optics with variable focal lengths. It quickly became a common name in the second part of the 20th century as Pierre Angenieux called “zooms” his lenses with variable focal length and as the zoom lenses became more popular due to major improvements in lens design.

COMMUNITY 2017/07/10

Anamorphic “Drift” on drone

“Drift” is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Kelly’s Heroes and Angénieux.

“Drift” is a short film Kelly’s Heroes shot as a demo project to try out some of those new possibilities in aerial filming. Drone shots have been around for a while now, but the technology is growing and so are the drones. Bigger drones mean bigger payloads which result in a wider variety of different possible set-up’s. Kelly’s Heroes wanted to fly a set-up that allows us to do something new, something different. They came up with the idea to fly anamorphic zoom lenses and try some aerial retro zooms (travelling in, zoom out).”Drift” premiered at the AFC MicroSalon in Paris in February 2017.

EVENT 2017/05/27

"Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography" – 5th edition at Cannes Film Festival 2017

Angénieux Official Partner of Cannes Film Festival since 2013

Angénieux is the worldwide recognized brand of Thales group for manufacturing zoom lenses used in motion picture production. Since its creation in 1935 by Pierre Angénieux, the company has experienced remarkable achievements. Awarded four times in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion picture Arts and Sciences in 1964,1989 and 2008, and by the Society of Camera Operators in 2012, as well as in 2014 by the British Society of Cinematographers, Angénieux lenses are utilized all around the world by the most demanding image professionals.

EVENT 2017/04/20

Shoot in Angénieux and climb the steps

Shooting pictures, making a movie, being selected in the most prestigious Festivals all around the world: this is what all young cinematographers dream of.

Angénieux lenses can help. The quality of pictures, the very specific cinematic Angenieux look that cinematographers have enjoyed over the past decades with the famed Optimo line contribute to the perception of a movie.

EVENT 2017/03/13

Zoom! Angénieux: A new vision

The Angénieux brand highlighted at the Museum of Art and Industry of Saint-Etienne

As part of the section “Working Promise” of the 10th International Biennale of Design that was held in Saint-Etienne from March 9 to April 9, 2017, the Museum of Art & Industry of Saint-Etienne (MAI) chose to present a local industrial adventure, the Angenieux history from its foundation to the digital technology revolution. This exhibition – 750 sqm fully dedicated to the Angénieux brand – will last till Nov 6, 2017.

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