Multi-camera Television Cinematographers on the Magic of their Craft

Over the last year, the industry has seen a jump in multi-camera production with more than 15 pilots ordered in 2018. The format, which gained early popularity with shows such as I Love Lucy, has remained a constant on the TV landscape but has reemerged with a more cinematic style in recent years. Tasked with creating a richer look to appeal to today’s viewers, but still facing the traditional challenges of shooting multiple camera angles and in front of a live audience, today’s shooters are adept at using advancements in technology and technique to serve their vision.

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Chayse Irvin, CSC Fills his Arsenal with Panavision Tools for BlacKkKlansman

In 1978 in Colorado, undercover police officer Ron Stallworth successfully infiltrated the resurgent Ku Klux Klan. Unbeknownst to the KKK and Grand Wizard David Duke, Stallworth was the only African-American cop on the Colorado Springs force. This true story was ideal material for director Spike Lee, who turned it into BlacKkKlansman, starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace.

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Cinematographers Bring Movielike Magic to Commercials

In advertising, image is everything. In today’s competitive commercial production world, cinematographers are always looking for an edge. The buzzword is often “cinematic,” and with the extremely high quality of television content, a spot must measure up or be lost in the shuffle. Makers of television content – both narrative projects and commercials – are turning to vintage glass and widescreen aspect ratios to lend their images the epic sweep of classic films.

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Cinematographer Experiences Shooting with the Panavision Millennium DXL

Intrigued by the possibilities of Panavision’s Millennium DXL, many talented filmmakers worldwide are choosing the camera for feature, television and commercials projects. With its unique Panavision build, DXL offers cinematographers the chance to take advantage of an 8K HDR large-format sensor, combined with Light Iron Color and an ergonomic, lightweight form factor.

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Bill Pope's Cinematography for Baby Driver Has Panavision Under the Hood

Is it a heist film, a love story, a comedy, an actioner or perhaps a musical? Baby Driver is all of them, straight from the genre-bending mind of writer-director Edgar Wright. Baby-faced Baby is a crack getaway driver recruited for a job that threatens a new love. He wants out, but the heist crew isn't so accommodating. And all this plays out to the soundtrack pulsating from Baby's earbuds. The film from Sony Tristar features Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal and a Subaru.

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