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Low light Threads

May 9th, 2018

We talked with Mike Bauman, lighting cameraman and guru for Phantom Thread about seeking a lo-fi and low-contrast light design...

Get your face on

February 14th, 2018

The ARRI Amira isn’t best known for use on scripted comedy shows but DOP Benedict Spence found it the perfect camera for E4’s GameFace.

Thought Police – The Making of Mindhunter

February 6th, 2018

Director David Fincher drove an era-defining aesthetic using the highest-end equipment. Definition spoke to cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt to find out how it influenced the...

Electric Dreams

January 15th, 2018

Channel 4 in the UK took ten Philip K. Dick stories and adapted them for television: but not without some technical hiccups.

Political Animals

October 5th, 2017

The hugely successful Netflix series House Of Cards is now in its fifth season. But shooting practices are still derived from Season One with some...

Secret Cinema

July 3rd, 2017

Spy in the Wild is the latest version of the ‘spy cam’ series of wildlife programmes that started almost 20 years ago.

HPA Tech Retreat UK 2017

June 12th, 2017

The initial programme for the second year of the HPA Tech Retreat UK features industry leaders, technology trends and compelling projects. The event...

Image Planet

March 13th, 2017

Planet Earth II, this time it’s personal. Or this time it’s not so much about the grandeur from above but about the experience on...

Victoria’s Secrets

January 4th, 2017

The ITV/Mammoth Screen production, Victoria, couldn’t have had better pre-publicity than the furore over lead actor Jenna Coleman being too beautiful for the part....

Stabilised Aerial Product Lands For Eurovision Night

May 18th, 2016

Remote truck company NEP Sweden used a new type of studio camera head at ast week's Eurovision 2016. It was a gyro-stabilised camera head...

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