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The blog by Angénieux

2022/04/28

DP Arden Tse shoots Winter Paralympics Video with Angénieux’ Optimo high-end Collection

Cinematographer Arden Tse was behind the lens to shoot the footage “Bloom”, an Announcement in the Public Interest (API) tribute to the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. 

2022/02/23

Optimo prime series & integrated optical palette : an enthusiastic testimonial by Valentín Álvarez, AEC.

Valentín Álvarez AEC recently used the Optimo Prime Series to shoot a commercial video. He shared his thoughts about the prime lenses developed by Angénieux. 

2022/01/21

Optimo Prime series: Capturing the Essence of the Classic Angénieux Glass

Jay Huang, cinematography team leader of production/rental house To Go Film Company, tells our partner Jebsen why the Optimo Prime Series are proving to be a must-have production tool. 

2021/12/10

Angénieux EZ Lens: The Journey from S35 to Full Frame Format

Recently, our partner Jebsen had the honour to interview veteran DoP Yu Hua. A Director, Documentary Producer, and a long-time contract DoP of the National Geographic Society, Yu was also the official DoP for the Olympic Games in Sydney and Athens, and the aerial cinematographer for the Disney documentary film “Ature African Cats”. His work had taken him into the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 43 times, filming the National Geographic documentary ” Roof of the World”.

2021/12/06

NEW DOCUMENTARY STARRING Will SMITH : CINEMATOGRAPHER MCGINTY TALKS ABOUT THE TYPE EZ

Brendan McGinty is an award-winning British cinematographer. He opened up about his experience working with the Type EZ. Welcome to Earth is a brand-new documentary that stars Will Smith as he travels around the earth to explore its greatest treasures. 

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.

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.

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