The combination of Panavision’s longstanding acclaimed optics program with Light Iron’s color and workflow insights yielded another benefit in 2016: the Millennium DXL camera, in collaboration with RED Digital Cinema’s camera R&D program. Creatives embraced the many facets of DXL, including 8K resolution, large format sensor, color science, and high dynamic range
BURBANK, CA — Sebastien Laffoux has been promoted to director of sales, camera systems, for Arri Inc. He will be responsible for managing the entire camera sales team for North America,
with regional representatives based in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto.
With over 15 years at Arri Canada, Laffoux previously served as an accounts manager before transitioning to technical sales representative and then technical sales manager, eastern region for North America. He brings a wealth of product and application experience on lenses, cameras and accessories, along with customer relations to this enhanced responsibility.
“I am pleased to offer Sebastien this opportunity to work with me in building our team and further developing camera system sales,” says Arri president, Glenn Kennel, who is based at the company’s headquarters in Burbank. Laffoux will relocate to the Burbank office in the middle of 2017.
"Film is where we came from and has helped us be where we are today!"
PANAVISION IS BOTH FILM & DIGITAL
Bob Harvey Senior Vice President at Panavision in Woodland Hills .
(2009) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009).
Bob Says, "No film is not dead"
Bob Harvey, an ASC associate member and Panavision’s longtime executive vice president of sales and marketing, has joined the ASC’s executive team as a consultant to facilitate Society endeavors, including its upcoming centennial celebration in 2019.
Harvey says, “When I made the decision to retire from the day to day at Panavision after 33 years and sign on as a consultant,
Harvey notes, “There are things that I’d never realized about the organization. I think this is a tribute to the entire staff. They accomplish the day to day work and I hope I can contribute and help with further successes. I come from a different area and hopefully some of what I've learned over the years will blend with the approaches that this well-oiled machine takes.”
One thing Harvey looks forward to is helping the ASC work together with other Hollywood organizations, including the Motion Picture Academy, Director’s Guild, Producer’s Guild, Art Director’s Guild and, of course, the International Cinematographer’s Guild. “We all have mutual interests and can all benefit from working together where possible,” he says. “I’m really looking forward to that.”
End of an Era: Denny Clairmont Retires, Sells Clairmont Camera to Keslow
Keslow Camera has purchased Clairmont Camera, a longtime leader in camera rentals.
Clairmont Camera has long been at the forefront of cinema camera rentals in Los Angeles, with an impressive presence in the Canadian market to boot. Between its close working relationship with cinematographers to develop new technology, its exceptionally generous rental programs for students, and its distinctive yellow boxes, everyone who has worked regularly in any of those markets should be familiar with Clairmont. Now, after 41 years in business, founder Denny Clairmont is retiring and selling the company to crosstown rival Keslow Camera.
Frieder Hochheim Founder of KINO FLO
The first Kino Flo unit was created in 1987, during the filming of the movie Barfly. Director of photography Robby Müller was filming in a cramped interior, and couldn't fit traditional lights into the location. In order to work around the problem, the film's gaffer Frieder Hochheim and best boy Gary Swink designed a high-output fluorescent light that had a remote ballast, allowing the lamp unit to become small and lightweight enough to be taped to the wall. Hochheim and Swink subsequently created a company, Kino Flo Incorporated, to manufacture and market their innovation to the film industry. The new lights were quickly embraced by cinematographers, and now all.
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55 years experiance of doing sound
DALLAS — September 17, 2012 — Peter Tarter, a creative editor with a national clientele and credits that include work for JC Penney, Hyundai, Dodge, Toyota and The Home Depot, has formed Treehouse, a high-end editorial boutique in Dallas. The new company will focus on advertising and independent film projects. Along with creative editorial, Treehouse offers visual effects, compositing and editorial finishing services.
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