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''THE KNIGHT, THE PRINCESS AND THE INVISIBLE VIRUS'’ BY SIR FRANZ PAGOT GBCT, AIC, FBKS

A beautifully illustrated book that guides children gently through the many big questions about the virus which is causing so much damage in the world. Written like a dialogue between two friends who live next door, It is entertaining and informative with a simple but exciting narrative, accompanied by illustrations of knights in shining armour, castles, kings and queens, and a warrior princess who knows it all. Suitable for children aged 4+, this is an ideal book for parents and carers to read with their children, as well as teachers, therapists and counsellors working with young children. Franz comments: "My latest effort in these weird and painful times… Something a bit different t

PIXIPIXEL - PODCAST

Just before the lockdown, DP Paul Mackay was joined in Pixipixel's offices by cinematographers Balazs Bolygo BSC HSC (Collateral, Britania, Harley and the Davidsons) and Dale Elena McCready​ NZCS (Belgravia, Tin Star, Baghdad Central) and 1st AC Chris Hayden (Top Boy and I Hate Suzie) to record the first episode of the new Pixipixel podcast. ​​Tune in for an unscripted and lighthearted conversation on Large Format Cinematography at https://pixipixel.com/blog/pixipixel-podcast​

A MESSAGE FROM COOKE OPTICS

With the global slow down due to Covid19 which has brought most world wide productions to an abrupt end, we understand these are difficult times for GBCT members, the BSC and the film community in general. We are acutely aware of how this effects not just members but also the support industries which are all linked to production. We understand many members may now have time on their hands and are therefore taking the time to review their web sites and marketing platforms. With this in mind we at Cooke Optics are interested in hearing from members who believe they have interesting case studies for inclusion on our Motion Gallery website www.shotoncooke.com. The site offers a wealth of product

FUJINON - FUJIFILM DEBUTS THE NEW 4K LENS FOR UHD APPLICATIONS

INFORMATION PROVIDED COURTESY OF BTL NEWS FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to debut the FUJINON UA125X8BESM (UA125X8), a 4K-compatible broadcast lens with a high zoom ratio of 125X. One of the newest additions to FUJINON’s highly regarded UA Series of 4K lenses, the UA125X’s improved optical image stabilization technology was one of the highlights showcased during a virtual press conference on April 16, 2020. The UA125X8 box lens covers a focal length from the wide-angle of 8mm – 1000mm, with an F1.7 aperture. It is now one of the longest and widest 4K field lens for Ultra HD applications in the FUJINON UA series, designed for unparalleled 4K performance imaging from today’s n

ROSCO - DIGITAL IMAGING BACKDROP SOLUTIONS

THANKS TO STAFF WRITERS AT BTL NEWS - April 23, 2020 With shoots cancelling due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rosco Digital Imaging now offers several backdrop solutions with quick turnaround times to provide backdrop imagery that productions need without traveling. From European city skylines to the busy Times Square, Rosco Digital Imaging offers an extensive selection of motion background plates, an Image Library of files that were shot specifically to be background imagery, and warehouses full of rental backdrops that are ready to ship. For more information please visit: www.rosco.com/spectrum/index.php/2020/04/bring-the-location-to-you-with-rosco-backdrop-solutions/

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