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DP Charles Papert illuminates the latest VariCam workshop

4K frame grab of footage from VariCam training workshop, featuring a lighting demo by DP Charles Papert.

On December 10th, 2016, we held our VariCam training workshop (part four of a seven-part series). The topic of the workshop was “Lighting for VariCam and the practical advantages of shooting with native 5,000 ISO”. With approximately 40 people in attendance at Panasonic Hollywood Lab’s 4K theatre, cinematographer Charles Papert (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Key and Peele) […]

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Panasonic supports 4K production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Panasonic supports production of "Disney's Broadway Hits" at London's Royal Albert Hall with 4K cameras. (Courtesy Dean Offord, Panasonic Broadcast Europe)

A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hits event, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney […]

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The Glamour and The Grit – Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots “Star” pilot with VariCam 35s

(Left to right): Ryan Destiny, Jude Demorest and Brittany O'Grady (©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX)

Star is a new Fox TV music drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire, Precious). Exposing the cut-throat music industry, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the road to stardom. The series features Jude Demorest as the title character, Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz. The series’ pilot […]

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DP Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 4K cinema cameras

Billy Bob Thornton stars as Willie in Mark Water's Bad Santa 2 (photo by Jan  Thijs)

The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the […]

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Cinematographer Colin Noel shoots the music video for Bronze Radio Return’s “Only Temporary” with the VariCam LT


According to DP Colin Noel, there are certain locations that a cinematographer dreams to shoot in. When the music video concept of Hartford, CT-based Bronze Radio Return’s Only Temporary was presented to him, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. “A nighttime amusement park with a Ferris wheel was on my list of places […]

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