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DEVISING A NEW ASPECT RATIO FOR THE DINOSAURS OF JURASSIC WORLD

Jurassic World is another in a long line of big-budget tentpole features for cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC (Armageddon, Seabiscuit, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Amazing Spider-Man). With a production scale rivaling that of its dinosaur-sized subjects, this fourth installment in the series served up something Schwartzman had not had on any film prior: the opportunity to create a new aspect ratio.

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LOWELL PETERSON RELIES ON PANAVISION FOR TELENOVELA STYLE OF JANE THE VIRGIN

When director of photography Lowell Peterson, ASC was gearing up to shoot The CW series Jane the Virgin, which has a diverse array of talent in front of the camera including numerous Latino actors, he felt Panavision's Primo Zoom Lenses would be the ideal glass. “I find that the Panavision lenses are really good with skin tone,” he remarks.

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JOHN BAILEY, ASC TAKES A WALK IN THE WOODS

In February of 2015, John Bailey, ASC will be honored by the American Society of Cinematographers with their Lifetime Achievement Award, joining the rarified ranks of some of the industry’s most iconic directors of photography.

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