Film & TV

Director of Photography: Waiting for “Her”

Falling in love with "Her" and director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema. This shiver-inducing, behind-the-scenes featurette should start you falling if the film's trailer hasn't already.  Love at first sight.     "Her," Spike Jonze's most recent feature film and his first as story- and screen-writer (for which he just won a Golden Globe), won't find its way to the...

A Gut Reaction to the Best Movie of 2013 — American Hustle

Aimimage isn't crowning David O. Russell's frenetic, ABSCAM-inspired flick the best movie of 2013--The New Yorker's David Denby already did that.  Not that The New Yorker is the only source calling the year end Best Ofs.  Far from.  But, having digested the film as much as one can after but one full-on viewing, we can...

Aimimage Produced – Seven Stages

Primexchange's co-production workshop recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in Goa, India with a strong line-up of projects--including Aimimage produced Seven Stages.     And we're pretty thrilled about it. But, first, what is the Primexchange workshop, you ask? Focused on project development, the PRIMEXCHANGE Co-Production Workshop is a comprehensive training program that offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the project’s potential...

Film Versus Digital — A Conversation Among Cinematographers

And the film versus digital debate rages on.     Only, to be fair, these five renowned cinematographers do not appear to be raging so much as lamenting. But why? We've touched on the subject a number of times, most recently with regards to Dancing on the Edge (a period piece that turned out beautifully hazing with...

How to Become a Digital Convert — The Arri ALEXA Edition

The Arri ALEXA could seduce any film lover.   The lines that jumped out at us most in the recent Q&A with Dancing on the Edge Producer Nicky Kentish Barnes were those that dealt with the difficulty of switching from film to digital.  Her difficulty and Director Stephen Poliakoff's difficulty.  Or, rather, their lack thereof: Working...

DANCING ON THE EDGE

Stephen Poliakoff, the British playwright, director and scriptwriter, is known for rich, layered, character-driven television series such as SHOOTING THE PAST, PERFECT STRANGERS and THE LOST PRINCE. Having previously only ever worked with film, Poliakoff was reluctant to accept digital acquisition for his latest project, DANCING ON THE EDGE, a tense and disturbing account...

Camera Hire for Independent Films — Honeytrap

AimImage -- Providing Camera Hire for Independent Films   While AimImage has been know to provide film equipment for some slick productions (see: Sherlock), it is acting as camera hire for independent films like Rebecca Johnson's Honeytrap that is our raison d'etre. Why? For a million reasons, first and foremost that we like to be The Solution....

Televisual Anticipation: Jeff Pope’s TV Drama “Lucan”

TV Drama "Lucan" on ITV's roaster   Swell news via the media addicts at Televisual -- Jeff Pope has penned a new TV drama centering around the colorful life and times of the long disappeared Lord Lucan.  Lucan will be a two-parter from ITV and necessarily so because, if memory serves, Lord Lucan's story cannot be...

Aimimage at International Financing Forums

Aimimage Projects at Two International Financing Forums   Two Aimimage developed projects have been selected for prestigious  co-production markets at the Toronto and London International Film Festivals.   Many congrats, firstly, to Director Perry Bhandal and Producer Atif Ghani, who attended the International Financing Forum this year at the beginning of September with their project, Penumbra, the story of a...

Director of Photography: Gravity

"Director of Photography" is a new feature here on the blog wherein we direct your attention to films we feel will lead the pack visually--i.e.films that will stun--in the upcoming season.   And, by visually, we mean both technically--camera, lighting etc.--and  artistically.   The whole shebang.   We also reserve the right to jump back in time,...