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ADVANCED LENSES AT HOLLYWOOD CAMERA

POSTED ON April 17th  - POSTED IN Lenses, Photography

Cooke S4’s, Leica Summilux-C, Optimo Anamorphic zoom and Cooke Anamorphic/i primes, these are some of the most advanced lenses made for filmmakers today and they are available at Hollywood Camera. Visit our website to see what else we have in our vault. All our camera and lens packages are accessorized for the productions needs and budget.

Cooke S4/i primes   

Award winning Cooke S4/i T2.0 Prime Lenses were designed and developed in close technical collaboration with industry professionals. Cooke S4/i optics offer superb optical and mechanical performance, control of flare, distortion, veiling glare and spherical aberrations at full aperture.

Leica Summilux-C primes

At T1.4 the Leica Summilux-C prime lenses are among the fastest modern lens sets available. The use of exotic aspherical elements in each lens creates a telecentric path of light from the rear element to the sensor. Telecentricity and aspheric correction not only reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, but also create a more even illumination across the entire field.

Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic Zoom 

Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm 2S Lens has an optical performance never seen before from any other anamorphic zoom, with a 2x squeeze, no ramping or breathing and a fast aperture of T:4. The unique optical design combines spherical and cylindrical elements in the same group giving this anamorphic lens exceptional sharpness and low distortion.

Cooke Anamorphic/i primes   

All of the anamorphic characteristics demanded by filmmakers today with the Cooke Look® and oval bokeh. Images beautifully rendered for film and especially suited for use with digital cameras. The Anamorphic/i, T2.3 primes have superb optical and mechanical performance. All the primes have a X 2.0 de-squeezing factor and they render a 2.40:1 aspect ratio.

Call one of our friendly staff  for more information or to book a test shoot 818 9725000.

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David Stump ASC

POSTED ON April 3rd  - POSTED IN Info, Lenses, Photography

It was a privilege for me to meet David Stump, ASC, who came in to Hollywood Camera for a test shoot for his upcoming project. David is a member of the ACS and his credits include some amazing films. Just to mention a few, X-Men, X-Men II, Contact and my personal favorite Stand By Me.

David’s next project is a modern Western called BLS Colorado. It’s based on a popular novel from the 1940’s with the adapted screenplay for the teaser written by Joe di Gennaro. They will be shooting in remote locations in Colorado for 7 days with the intent to develop this into a feature production.

David has chosen to film BLS Colorado on the Sony CineAlta F65 with the Leica Summilux-C T1.4, ten piece prime lens set. David loves the look of the Sony F65, especially for this film where he will be shooting a lot of day exteriors and epic landscape shots. Although digital, it gives the feeling of a film based camera due to its mechanical rotary shutter. The F65 will be set on Slog3 Cine (Via RAW player software) and the 14 stops of dynamic range of the Sony Gamut will allow David to capture the maximum out of the scenery and wild life of Colorado. He also felt the glass of the Summilux-C and the sensor of the F65 was a perfect marriage. The Leica primes are lightweight because the mount and lens barrel are manufactured from high-strength titanium and with a T stop of 1.4 they are among the fastest modern lens sets available. All Leica Summilux-C lenses share a uniform length, 95mm threaded lens front, advanced distance focus scales, and similar location of focus and iris rings which allow quick interchange of lenses in a busy production environment. The use of exotic aspherical elements in each lens creates a telecentric path of light from the rear element to the sensor. Telecentricity and aspheric correction not only reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, but also create a more even illumination across the entire field.

BLS Colorado will be directed by Joe di Gennaro, David Stump and Scott Crane. Scott will also be producing and acting in the film. They will finish with a cinemascope look, 2.35:1 and will be delivering the film in 4k. Post-production will take place on the second floor at Hollywood Camera using Bertone Visuals color grading room. Designed and developed with filmmakers needs in mind, the brand new Color Grading room features a 4K theater style projector. It allows David to have a full Digital Intermediates facility for grading and mastering all the way to the theatrical DCP.

We wish them the best of luck with the film. We can’t wait till we get some behind the scenes photos sent to us from the amazing landscape in Colorado.  We’ll keep you guys posted.

 

 

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March/April Promo at Hollywood Camera

POSTED ON March 25th  - POSTED IN Info
Check out our exclusive offers for FB and Twitter. Valid until April 30th 2015:

First offer:

Sony’s latest 4K super 35mm camera is the FS7. This camera is mobile, light weight and produces amazing images. This month we are offering the Sony FS7 package for $395 a day and we will include the new Sony 28-135mm F4 zoom lens for no extra charge (normally $75 a day). This is great for ENG work, with a wide-ranging zoom that covers wide-angle to telephoto.

USE PROMO CODE: FS7 ZOOM

Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures

POSTED ON February 27th  - POSTED IN Info, Photography
We had the opportunity to visit the Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures in Culver City.

The DMPC offers weekly hands-on training on Sony’s full range of Super 35mm cameras, including the F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera and the F55 4K digital camera.

Today’s training was for the Sony F55. When we arrived in the morning we were seated in the theater section fitted with the latest Sony 4K projector. Spent a couple hours going through the Sony F55 features and recording formats.

Canon C500 and Leica Summilux-C T1.4 package

POSTED ON February 4th  - POSTED IN Info, Lenses, Photography

Canon C500 PL mount and Leica Summilux-C T1.4 primes special rental package!

Hey guys we have an amazing offer this month from Hollywood Camera. To celebrate the Oscars, in the month of February we are offering a complete Canon C500 PL mount camera package for free when you rent a set of Leica Summilux-C T1.4 primes. The C500 PL mount package is worth over $3,000 a day and includes recording media to capture Canon RAW and an extensive list of support gear which is mentioned below in detail.

HOLLYWOOD CAMERA COMPANY PROFILE

POSTED ON February 4th  - POSTED IN DIT Tools, Info, Lenses, Motion, Photography
No matter the project scale or vision, Hollywood Camera has the equipment and the facility to ensure that your project is done right and with the professional quality it deserves. From commercials, to television shows to feature films, Hollywood Camera has the experience, the equipment and the professional support that you need to take your ideas from concept, through production and ultimately help put your dreams in motion.

Hollywood Camera moved into its 12,000 square foot rental, production and post facility in Burbank in March, 1997.  We specialize in motion picture film and digital camera rentals. We take pride in offering exceptional service to our clients and building long term relationships. Our lens collection at Hollywood Camera ranges from some of the all time classics to the latest zoom, anamorphic and primes available on the market. All our camera packages are customized for the productions needs and budgets.

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