ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Lee Smith, ACE on “Dark Phoenix”

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Lee Smith, ACE on "Dark Phoenix" 1

I last spoke to Lee Smith, ACE, when he edited Dunkirk, which won him an Oscar for Best Achievement in Film Editing and the ACE EDDIE for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic. He has cut numerous other films with Christopher Nolan, including Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception (for which he was nominated for […]

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Cine Gear 2019: Panavision Shows Off Entire Lens Line Up


According to Panavision, the PanaSpeed lens line-up is a large-format update of the classic Primo look. At T1.4, the PanaSpeed lenses will be the fastest large-format lens option at Panavision. Considering these PanaSpeed lenses looks down-right drool-worthy, and the lenses have a super close focus, we had to stop by and see exactly how these […]

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Cine Gear: Canon Shows Off Sumire Prime Lenses


Sporting t-shirts showing the Cine Gear 2019 attendees how exactly to pronounce Sumire, Canon’s new PL Prime Lens line up, Canon also set up an example shoot to show off the beautiful lenses. Seeing is believing. Pronounced “Soo-mee-ray,” these new Canon prime lenses deliver a creamy interesting image when the aperture is wide open. Covering […]

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Exos X16, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro: Seagate introduces the first 16TB HDDs

Seagate introduces the first 16TB HDD for NAS systems

With the amount of data created, captured or replicated across the globe rising to 175 zettabytes by 2025, Seagate announces its 16TB hard drives, robust solutions for creative professionals. SSDs are great, in the different shapes and forms they take today, but nothing beats HDDs, in terms of cost per megabyte. That explains why companies […]

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Blackmagic Announces New Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR


Blackmagic Design announced the Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, an advanced 8K DisplayPort monitoring solution with dual on-screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration that’s been specifically designed for the professional film and television market and to take advantage of a new generation of monitors such as the Pro […]

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The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 7 with Director of Photography Kaity Williams

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 7 with Director of Photography Kaity Williams 4

Each week The Filmtools Podcast talks with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking.                       This week we sat down with director of photography and camera operator Kaity Williams. Raised […]

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Cine Gear: Images & Items of Interest

Camera on a crane

Another year, another Cine Gear. Is there any other show that brings together so many unusual film and video toys? The ACES Central grading theater was held in an open, light-blasted tent in B-tank. It may not have been an ideal grading environment given the poor black level control — but what would I know? Also […]

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