Panavision brings the millennium DXL Camera and large format lenses to Camerimage 2017
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:02
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 11 to 18 November 2017 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This
year, Panavision hosts a masterclass with Oscar-winner John Toll, ASC, and a
workshop on large-format filmmaking.
On 14 November in the MCK, Panavision Day begins with the workshop, 'The Beauty
of 8K Large-Format' from 11h00 to 13h00. Peter Deming, ASC recently wrapped
production on The New Mutants, utilising 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 Panavisions 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 years Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, will
participate in a moderated conversation from 14h00 to 16h30. 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
Orient Express. The iconic tale of mystery aboard the legendary train, directed by
Kenneth Branagh and shot by Haris Zambarloukos, ASC, GSC, will screen on the
opening night of Camerimage.
Adjacent to the Panavision exhibit, the Light Iron Theater 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.