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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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.
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.