1+ Written by Shia LaBeouf and directed by Alma Har’el, Honey Boy presents a semi-autobiographical portrait of LaBeouf’s experiences as a 12-year-old child actor (played by Noah Jupe) and a 22-year-old action star (Lucas Hedges)—with LaBeouf stepping into the role of his own ex-rodeo-clown father. Behind the scenes, cinematographer Natasha Braier, ASC, ADF partnered with … Continue reading “Panavision lends a texture of memory to Honey Boy”
5+ Cinematographer Polly Morgan brings lead character’s “disintegrating mindset” to the big screen with Panavision DXL2. Lucy In the Sky is the story of an astronaut who, on returning to Earth, begins to fall apart and lose touch with reality. Co-written and directed by Noah Hawley, the film is inspired by the real-life romantic drama … Continue reading “Panavision helped make magic for ‘Lucy in the Sky’”
5+ DP Matthew Clark worked with Panavision and Light Iron while making “Late Night,” an indie feature starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson The following is an excerpt from a story published by Panavision. For the full text, click here. A legendary talk show host employs a young scriptwriter and sparks fly in the new … Continue reading “Panavision helps DP create the look of “Late Night””
3+ Combined company “will be well positioned to capitalize” and is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Los Angeles — 13 September 2018) Saban Capital Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, Panavision Inc., and Sim Video International Inc. announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive business … Continue reading “Panavision enters Saban Capital merger with Sim Video”
4+ Director Spike Lee and Cinematographer Chase Irvin added a gritty ‘70s look to the blockbuster based on a startling chapter of American history with gear from Panavision Last weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists gathered on the campus of the University of Virginia, … Continue reading ““BlacKkKlansman” DP shoots with Panavision for 70s feel”
PANAVISION CAMERAS, which returned to Chicago after a 14-year absence last October, has completed its move into a 13,000-sq. ft. facility a block-long building at 1544 W. Carroll.
The company currently has six staffers and general manager Sharon Walker says they are in the process of hiring new employees. It supplied cameras to Fox’ upcoming “ABP” series that will premiere Feb. 6, “Exorcist” and has jobs ahead on a studio feature and commercials.
After a 14 year absence, Panavision cameras has come back to Chicago in a big way — thanks to the current flow of television and film activity — after an absence of 14 years, when in 2002 it packed up its local operation and headed back to Los Angeles.
Tim Caldwell, who spent the last 28 years with Panavision in L.A. and New York, joined Fletcher Camera and Lenses as technical services manager.
He leads a staff of six technicians in Chicago, two in Detroit and one marketing person, and also manages the company’s prep services.
3+ John Conroy, ISC helps transport Showtime’s horror franchise ‘Penny Dreadful’ to a new period and location with ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Having photographed episodes of the Showtime horror drama Penny Dreadful’s second and third seasons, John Conroy, ISC was eager to reteam with showrunner John Logan to help create its new spin-off, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. … Continue reading “John Conroy, transports Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”
1+ Tales From the Loop, a new eight-episode series now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, explores the goings-on in a small Ohio town situated atop a mysterious machine that has made the stuff of imagination into an everyday reality for the local residents. Based on the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, the series was … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: Amazon series ‘Tales From the Loop’”
3+ Behind the Scenes: Honoring the visual tradition of the first eight films, Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC, SASC reteams with Panavision to conclude the Star Wars saga with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker In February 2019, director J.J. Abrams called “Cut!” for the last time during principal photography of the ninth chapter of the long-running Star Wars saga. Star … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ DP, Dan Mindel”
6+ 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. Colette Gabriel is the General Manager of Keslow … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Colette Gabriel, GM of Keslow Camera”
2+ In a cinematic universe expanding with superheroes, the creative challenge for filmmakers is to set newcomers apart from the crowd. The task is doubly important for Bloodshot, the first installment of a new franchise that Sony Pictures plans for characters of comic-book publisher Valiant Entertainment. The studio assigned responsibility to Dave Wilson, an established … Continue reading “With DP Jacques Jouffret on the set of ‘Bloodshot’”
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.”
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”
2+ Reel Chicago supports all efforts of those who are working, boots on the ground, to service their clients during these most difficult times. Below is a list of AICP Midwest members who are open for business, supplied by Lisa Massuer, AICP Midwest President. FROM AICP MIDWEST Collectively, the National AICP community has been working … Continue reading “AICP Midwest lists all who are open for business”
7+ The City of Chicago reigned supreme in 2019. Advertising agencies blended social justice with clever branding. Content creators reinforced Chicago’s reputation for inclusivity. Film studios entertained the nation while helping the local neighborhoods. And a handful of friends said goodbye. Below is a list of Reel Chicago’s top articles for 2019, separated by category … Continue reading “The biggest stories of 2019”
4+ When you’re always the last stop on the AICP NEXT Awards Show tour year after year, you know you have to come hard. There’s a reason (actually multiple) why the chatter among producers, creatives and reps, around the country, is that Chicago is their favorite AICP city stop. The city’s advertising peeps from agencies … Continue reading “Protokulture rocks 2019 AICP sponsorship video”
3+ Exploring the line between religion and science form the foundation for CBS’s new mystery series Evil from creators Robert and Michelle King. The show, which has already been picked up for a second season, stars Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard, a forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training (played by Mike Colter) as they investigate … Continue reading “Murphy finds the right color / contrast for CBS’ ‘Evil’”