Technical stuff

Dedolight entrusts its exclusive distribution in France to Cartoni France

Lighting and Power Equipment

Dedo Weigert: "I am delighted to start this new collaboration with the Cartoni France team. We were looking for a distributor with professional technical expertise and contacts in both Cinema and Broadcast circles. Their customer approach corresponds to the values of Dedolight and I felt at home... During my visit to their office in Paris, I found Dedolight’s spirit!"

Paul Guilhaume, back to the future
By Ariane Damain Vergallo, for Ernst Leitz Wetzlar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

Although Paul Guilhaume has not been a film student for a while, he still dissects the storyboards of such masterpieces as Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter, David Cronenberg’s History of Violence or the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men - films that triggered his desire to be a cinematographer. Again and again, he watches the splendid lighting mismatches concocted by cinematographer-cum-magician Vilmos Zsigmond for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in the opening scene of which, on every single hot, everything and everyone is backlit against the sun!

The latest news from Papa Sierra

Specialized shooting

The latest news from Papa Sierra: the AlUla exhibition at the Institut du monde arabe, back to the Venice Film Festival, a special edition for Papa Sierra and The Paris-Tours, legendary cycling race.

Léo Hinstin, the one and the other - both, actually
By Ariane Damain Vergallo for Leitz

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

Forty years ago, benevolent angels leaned over Leo Hinstin’s cradle, bestowing upon him the privilege of being born into a family of long, brilliant and enlightened bourgeois lineage. As far back as a genealogy-obsessed great-uncle was able to go, he had found a multitude of men whom France could be proud of: Ecole Polytechnique alumni, soldiers, intellectuals.

The latest news from Full Motion

Specialized shooting

In the latest news from Full Motion, among others, the release in theatres of a feature length photographed by a member of the AFC and of a Netflix series, a feature film shoot with another member of the association, and shootings for various commercials.

The latest news from Papa Sierra

Specialized shooting

This month, Papa Sierra has devoted itself to filming an essential TV show for France 3 and, also on France 3, on Wednesday, September 25, was broadcast the last episode of "Des racines et des ailes" dedicated to the Treasures of the Riviera.

Sigma announces the Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera

Appareils photographiques numériques

Sigma corporation is pleased to announce the launch of Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera (as of July 2019). The Sigma fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories.

Benoît Delhomme, the eye, the hand… and beyond
By Ariane Damain-Vergallo for Leitz Cine Weltzar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

In 1935, Benoît Delhomme’s grandfather Georges helped create Lancôme, a fragrance house for which he designed bottles or, more accurately, glass sculptures that were at once ethereal, bright and fanciful. "Magie", "Trésor", "Peut-être", "Joyeux Été" were the scents these bottles contained, the aim of which was to help women overcome the traumas of World War2.

Apollo 11 Mission : Destination Moon for Angénieux !

Lenses

On July 20, 2019 in the US, July 21 in France, the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The retransmission of the incredible images of the success of this mission remains one of the most significant broadcast events of all time. To create these images, NASA selected, among other equipment, the lenses of a small French company: Angenieux optics. The Angenieux 6x25 zoom mounted on a Westinghouse camera and Angenieux 75mm prime lens on a Maurer 16mm camera were on-board the command module of Apollo 11.

Tests of the Fujifilm X-T3 camera body with Fujinon MK 18-55mm and MK 50-135mm zoom lenses
By Stéphane Cami, AFC

Technical stuff

Fujifilm allowed AFC to test out its new Fujifilm X-T3 camera body with two new Fujinon MK 18-55mm T:2.9 and Fujinon MK 50-135mm T:2.9 zoom lenses. Eric Guichard, AFC, Maryline Touret (assistant camera), Léa Charnier (intern), and I tested out the video capacities of this camera body. Panavision supplied the accessories we needed for the tests.

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