Technical stuff

A Rosco Webinar for Film and Television Lighting

Lighting and Power Equipment

You’re invited to a virtual round-table discussion about the use of gels and colored LED lighting on set. Moderated by Rosco’s Nils de Montgrand and Nicolas Goerg, a panel of three notable filmmakers will discuss how they navigate their way through the choices they’ve got in the marketplace and describe the different techniques they’ve used in their projects.

Let’s take height with Aering!

Specialized shooting

Aering was born in 2019... A new brand 100% dedicated to gyro-stabilization on moving platforms and aerial shots in helicopter. Today, we are proud to present our latest projects, but also our new website, our Instagram account and our Facebook account.

Filming vertigo. Two experiences of shooting in a vertical environment.
By Stephan Massis, AFC

Technical stuff

Sometimes, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity of participating in projects that enable me to combine cinematography and mountains. These uncommon adventures often require one to reinvent the way one approaches cinematography. Here are two experiences from two such films: the short film, Sur le fil, which I presented with Sigma at the last AFC Micro Salon, and the advertisement for “Schmidt Vertical Home”, directed by Neels Castillon, and produced by Quad, which we shot in Spring 2018.

Looking back on the BSC Expo 2020
By Richard Andry, AFC

BSC Expo

January 31 was the fateful date of Brexit and it fell smack in the middle of the BSC Expo 2020. Thankfully, our British friends had gratified us with a “preview” opening on Thursday the 30th from 16:00 to 19:00. Three “fluid” hours reserved for BSC members and VIPs to be able to walk around the expo, discuss with the exhibitors, and meet a few colleagues.

Hélène Louvart, AFC, Darius Khondji, AFC, ASC, and Eric Gautier, AFC, talk about their shooting on Kodak film

Kodak

In 2019, three AFC directors of photography used Kodak film for the shooting of one of their movies. Hélène Louvart shot Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always on 16mm, Darius Khondji shot Benny and Josh Safdie’s Uncut Gems on 35mm, and Eric Gautier shot Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth on 35mm 2-perf. Here are the links to the articles in which each of them talks about his experience.

The latest news from SAS Damien-Vicart

Camera Drones

Damien Vicart returns to one of his last feature films, which had some constraints. Budgetary, weather with rain, wind, in Paris, in long focal length, but we were able to contribute to this filming.

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.