AbelCine & Motion Impossible partner on AGITO

2+ Motion Impossible, the modular remote dolly systems and camera stabilisers manufacturer, has announced the opening of its US division. To ensure the best on-the-ground support, the company has formed a partnership with AbelCine, the industry leading film and broadcast equipment integrator, to provide sales, training and technical support across North America. Motion Impossible currently … Continue reading “AbelCine & Motion Impossible partner on AGITO”

AbelCine Workshops at Filmscape 2020 virtual show

2+ AbelCine will have a booth at Filmscape Chicago, the cinema and television production expo that focuses on community building, providing two days of completely FREE education for technicians, film students, and filmmakers. This year the expo will be held virtually from August 29-30, with free classes held before and during the show. On Thursday, … Continue reading “AbelCine Workshops at Filmscape 2020 virtual show”

REEL WOMEN: Megan Donnelly, Training Mgr, AbelCine

5+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 Reel Women During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready. Megan Donnelly is the Technical and Educational Development … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Megan Donnelly, Training Mgr, AbelCine”

AbelCine offers first look at the Fujinon Premista

5+ Check out the lens and get advice from Fujinon specialists at the company’s Cinespace showroom this Thursday July 11 AbelCine Chicago will offer a first-look at the Fujinon Premista this Thursday July 11 from 2-5 p.m. at their office on the Cinespace Studios campus (2602 W. 16th Street). According to the company’s At the … Continue reading “AbelCine offers first look at the Fujinon Premista”

AbelCine launches “Shop Talk” series September 7

4+ See gear up close and network with fellow creatives over various yummy treats at AbelCine’s showroom on the Cinespace Campus AbelCine Shop Talk is a new event series taking place in Chicago on the first Friday of every month. Fun, informal, and educational, the program aims to bring the Chicago community together around an … Continue reading “AbelCine launches “Shop Talk” series September 7″

10:20 a.m. — AbelCine

10+ AbelCine is busier than most retail establishments at 10 o’clock on a weekday morning. But then again, AbelCine is not like most retail establishments. Located in a stately redbrick four-story building across the street from Cinespace, the company includes several film industry vendors among its neighbors. “We encourage people to touch things when they … Continue reading “10:20 a.m. — AbelCine”

AbelCine’s Chicago Cinema Tech Expo

3+ AbelCine’s Chicago Cinema Tech Expo this Saturday will be “bigger than we’ve ever done before,” says Brian Khan, the company’s Business and Community Development Specialist. “Every year, we do a signature event,” he continues. “We did the open house two years ago, the Fall Tech Expo last year. This year, we’re going to have … Continue reading “AbelCine’s Chicago Cinema Tech Expo”

AbelCine holds its first Fall Tech Expo this Saturday

AbelCine camera sales and training center at Cinespace is hosting its first Fall Tech Expo Saturday, Oct. 8, bringing together new cameras and lenses that were introduced earlier this year at NAB, Cinegear and IBC.

More than 400 film professionals have RSVP’d their attendance at the free Expo, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at AbelCine’s Chicago Learning Point on the fourth floor at 2602 W. 16th St.

AbelCine is Cinespace’s latest and greatest addition

New York-headquartered camera sales and service provider giant AbelCine will settle in at Cinespace in mid-summer, offering a unique Learning Point for on-going educational workshops and seminars, an interactive sales showroom space for hands-on equipment evaluation, and a welcoming center for community activities.

Filmscape 2020 goes online with virtual exhibitor booths

1+ Filmscape 2020 goes virtual August 29 & 30. Exhibitors get a virtual booth on a dedicated page on the Filmscape website. Every year, Filmscape Chicago, an educational nonprofit focused on skill building for technicians and artists in the Chicago film and television industry, holds an annual event which hosts high-profile vendors, educational workshops, panels, … Continue reading “Filmscape 2020 goes online with virtual exhibitor booths”

Cinespace releases their Production Safety Guidelines

11+ Cinespace Chicago Film Studios has released their own set of Production Safety Guidelines and announced their partnership with ServPro, which will be the exclusive cleaning service allowed on campus.  These updates come as the City and State move further into Phase 3 of Re-opening. Among the industries reopening- with strict safety guidelines- are: childcare businesses, libraries, bars and outdoor dining at restaurants.  Cinespace … Continue reading “Cinespace releases their Production Safety Guidelines”

Behind the Scenes: DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw

3+ Megan Donnelly of AbelCine recently had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw to discuss his career, his inspirations, and his most recent work with the Sony VENICE on Season 6 of FOX’s Empire, and two seasons of FX’s SnowFall. They discussed his approach to shooting Empire with the Sony VENICE camera and how he … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw”

Behind the Scenes: documentary filmmaker Robert Hanna

2+ Noah Kadner, Editor-in-chief at AbelCine goes Behind the Scenes with filmmaker Robert Hanna. Cinematographer Robert Hanna is an Emmy-award winning, veteran commerical, and documentary filmmaker, whose credits include Carrier, Circus, and A Portrait of Robert Frank. His current project is Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, a documentary miniseries for HBO debuted in April 2020. In this … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: documentary filmmaker Robert Hanna”

High-Speed cameras and ‘The Slow Mo Guys’

1+ Noah Kadner, Editor-in-chief at AbelCine goes Behind the Scenes with The Slow Mo Guys. The Slow Mo Guys are creator/cinematographer Gavin Free and co-host Dan Gruchy. Free and Gruchy primarily use a Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera to capture various forms of natural and physical phenomenon in super slow motion at 1,000 frames per second. Popular episode subjects … Continue reading “High-Speed cameras and ‘The Slow Mo Guys’”

At Cinespace and beyond. Who’s working today.

5+ Over the past week it’s safe to say that the Illinois film community is doing their best to ensure that their employees are safe during this unfortunate time. In light of worldwide health concerns about the impact from the COVID-19 virus, many have postponed production until further notice. Starting Monday, Cinespace will close the … Continue reading “At Cinespace and beyond. Who’s working today.”

Mott Hupfel takes ‘The Last Shift’ to Sundance

3+ Mott Hupfel is a cinematographer known for his work on The Savages, The American Astronaut, The Cobbler, and You. When researching the Sony VENICE for an upcoming project, he discovered the camera’s Sensor Extension System, also known as Rialto. Recently, he talked to Albelcine about his latest project, The Last Shift which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival … Continue reading “Mott Hupfel takes ‘The Last Shift’ to Sundance”

CineCares’ Mirkopoulos Internship cohort keeps it going

5+ A cohort of young professionals assured industry leaders that the future of Chicago production is in good hands at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on Monday afternoon. Highlighting the Wrap Party for the Mirkopoulos Internship Program, each member of the group had just finished working as temporary crew on Chicago Fire / PD / Med, … Continue reading “CineCares’ Mirkopoulos Internship cohort keeps it going”

ChiFilmFest announces 2019 audience winners

4+ ‘Just Mercy,’ ‘And Then We Danced,’ ‘Ready for War’ take top honors at 55th Chicago International Film Festival   The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the winners of the Festival Audience Awards, presented by Xfinity. Voted by Festival-goers, the Audience Award for Best Feature goes to Just Mercy by director Destin Daniel Cretton. … Continue reading “ChiFilmFest announces 2019 audience winners”