Panavision Brings the Millennium DXL Camera and Large-Format Lenses to Camerimage 2017
WOODLAND HILLS, CA (November 7, 2017) – Continuing 25 years of support, Panavision once again celebrates the art and craft of moving pictures with filmmakers at the Camerimage International Film Festival of Cinematography, which runs November 11 - 18 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This year, Panavision hosts a masterclass with Oscar®-winner John Toll, ASC, and a workshop on large-format film making.
On Nov. 14 in the MCK, Panavision Day begins with the workshop, "The Beauty of 8K Large-Format" from 11:00 – 13:00. Peter Deming, ASC recently wrapped production on The New Mutants, utilizing the Panavision Millennium DXL 8K camera and lenses to create stunning visuals for the next X-Men installment. A screening of The New Mutants trailer be will explored by Panavision's VP of Optical Engineering Dan Sasaki, Senior VP of Innovation Michael Cioni, and Light Iron supervising colourist Ian Vertovec. They will discuss the unique advantages of 8K capture, high-resolution creative control, and how ultra-high resolution is one of the best-kept secrets for producing even better imagery.
Toll, who is this year’s Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, will participate in a moderated conversation from 14:00 – 16:30. The two-time Oscar®-winner (Legends of the Fall, Braveheart) will discuss excerpts from his films, share anecdotes from the set, and answer questions from the audience.
At the Camerimage exhibition area in the Opera Nova, Panavision will have Millennium DXLs on display for festival attendees to get hands-on with the camera. The new HDR OLED Primo Viewfinder, the advanced PX-Pro colour spectrum filter, and a selection of innovative large-format and anamorphic Panavision lenses also will be showcased alongside the Panavision System 65mm film camera used to shoot Murder on the Orientate Express. The iconic tale of mystery aboard the legendary train, directed by Kenneth Branagh and shot Haris Zambarloukos, ASC, GSC, will screen on the opening night of Camerimage.
Adjacent to the Panavision exhibit, the Light Iron Theatre will screen DXL footage in HDR format; Panalux will demonstrate their new underwater light, the AmphiTube product range, which features a bi-colour LED solution designed for both wet and dry environments; and LEE Filters, celebrating 50 years in business, will showcase their next-generation neutral density PanaND filters.
Panavision Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems, including both film and digital cameras, and lenses and accessories for the motion picture and television industries. Renowned for its worldwide service and support, Panavision systems are rented through its domestic and internationally owned and operated facilities and distributor network. Panavision also supplies lighting, grip and crane equipment for use by motion picture and television productions. For more information, visit www.Panavision.com, or join the company on Instagram (panavisionofficial), Twitter (@Panavision), Facebook, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and YouTube.
About Light Iron
Light Iron, a Panavision company, specializes in dailies, digital intermediate, and archival services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras. With facilities in six cities across the U.S., Light Iron serves projects at both the independent and studio level. The company distinguishes itself by providing post production workflows that minimise time, maximise image fidelity, and increase creative control. Recent credits include features such as Last Flag Flying, Allied and Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water, commercial campaigns for Gap and Jaguar, and the television series GLOW, Veep and Transparent. Follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Vimeo, or visit www.lightiron.com.
About LEE Filters
LEE Filters, a Panavision company, is the world's leading manufacturer of lighting, architectural and camera filters. For more information, go to www.leefilters.com, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and their Tumblr blog.
Panalux offers the world of film, television and media production the very best in lighting rental equipment and associated facilities. Created specifically to cater to the exacting needs of the global entertainment industry, the Panalux service is unrivalled in its ability to provide creative solutions to the full spectrum of production types, regardless of size or genre. Experience and innovation plus an extensive inventory of modern equipment fully supported by a team of highly skilled professionals sets Panalux apart from the competition. For more information, go to www.panalux.biz, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.