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Intro image for article Petr Cikhart Talks about Versatility with Sony VENICE
Client Profiles
We had the opportunity to talk to Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer, Petr Cikhart, about how he got started in the industry and his use of Sony cameras on various projects. 
Intro image for article DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw Talks Inspiration, Empire, and Sony VENICE
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Recently I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw to discuss his career, his inspirations, and his most recent work with the Sony VENICE on Season 6 of FOX's Empire, and two seasons of FX's SnowFall.
Intro image for article Robert Hanna: A Lifetime of Documentaries
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Cinematographer Robert Hanna is an Emmy-award winning, veteran commerical, and documentary filmmaker, as well as a longtime customer and friend to AbelCine. Hanna's credits include Carrier, Circus, and A Portrait of Robert Frank. He has experienced several successive technological revolutions first-hand, going from 16mm to high-definition video to 4K digital cinema and beyond.
Intro image for article Sony VENICE Captures Dan Soder for HBO
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Dan Soder: Son of a Gary debuted on HBO in December 2019. Cinematographer Andrew Wehde (Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago, Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh) captured the stand-up comedy special using five Sony VENICE cameras supplied by AbelCine. In this exclusive interview, Wehde describes his visual approach and workflow. 
Intro image for article High-Speed with "The Slow Mo Guys" & Phantom Cameras
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The Slow Mo Guys are creator/cinematographer Gavin Free and co-host Dan Gruchy. Free and Gruchy primarily use a Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera to capture various forms of natural and physical phenomenon in super slow motion at 1,000 frames per second. Popular episode subjects include jumping into a giant six-foot water balloon, diving into 1,000 mouse traps, underwater bullets (filmed at 27,450 fps with a Phantom v1610), and much more. In this exclusive interview, Free takes AbelCine behind the scenes of The Slow Mo Guys.
Intro image for article Cinematographer Mott Hupfel Takes "The Last Shift" to Sundance with Sony VENICE and Rialto
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Mott Hupfel is a cinematographer known for his work on The Savages, The American Astronaut, The Cobbler, and You. When researching the Sony VENICE for an upcoming project, he discovered the camera's Sensor Extension System, also known as Rialto. Recently, he talked to us about his latest project, The Last Shift, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and how he made use of Rialto.
Intro image for article Ari Robbins on ARRI's TRINITY & MAXIMA Stabilizers
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Recently, I talked by phone with Ari Robbins, a well-known Steadicam operator. He shared insights about his career, incorporating new tools, and how ARRI’s TRINITY and MAXIMA inspire him to innovate new techniques that allow him to achieve the Director and DPs' vision.
Intro image for article Paxeros Creative Puts ALEXA Mini to Use on a Range of Projects
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We asked the team at Paxeros Creative, winners of the ARRI Inspiration Challenge last year, to share their stories of getting started in the industry, winning the challenge, and how they've been putting their ALEXA Mini to use on some of their recent projects.
Intro image for article Arthur & Nick Albert Talk Sigma FF Cine Lenses on Sneaky Pete
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Cinematographer Arthur Albert and his son, Nick Albert, a Camera Operator, worked together on the last season of Sneaky Pete. Recently, they spoke to us about the project and why they chose Sigma FF Primes.