June 8, 2011—Woodland Hills, Calif. — The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has selected Panavision Federal Systems to develop the Affordable Modular Panoramic Photonics Mast (AMPPM), which is expected to be the next generation photonics mast for Virginia class submarines. The objective of the program is to provide better reliability, easier maintenance and lower total cost of ownership while increasing the imaging performance.
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Panavision held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Panavision Atlanta facility. Located in west mid-town, the facility has been servicing shows since mid-March, including features “Joyful Noise,” lensed by David Boyd, ASC, “Odd Life of Timothy Green,” shot by John Toll, ASC, and series including “Drop Dead Diva,” lensed by David Makin and “Army Wives,” shot by Bob LaBonge.
Cleverly directed, brilliantly lit, “Inception” hit theatres in the summer of 2010 and quickly became the summer’s biggest hit. Fans went back more than once to figure out the nuances of the film, written and directed by Christopher Nolan and shot by Wally Pfister, ASC. With “Inception” being their most ambitious work together yet, the film began collecting awards. Wally’s nominations included: an ASC Award nomination, a Cesar Award nomination, a Critics Choice Movie Awards, a BAFTA Award nomination and an Oscar nomination.
On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, Panavision Canada hosted a successful open house at their Toronto facility, encouraging customers to come for a full demo of Panavision’s 3D solution, while giving them a chance to mingle with other industry professionals. With over 150 people in attendance, on display were the Element Technica Quasar rig and Genesis cameras with Panavision Primo Compact Zooms (PCZ 19-90mm) displayed on a JVC 46” 3D monitor and the Element Technica Quasar rig and Sony F35 cameras with Angenieux Optimo LW 15-40mm zooms displayed on a Panasonic 46” 3D monitor.
Completion of Four Features Includes “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,” “The Darkest Hour,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Bait 3D."
Woodland Hills, CA, December 1, 2010 - Panavision, the worldwide market leader in the design, manufacture and rental of camera systems for production of motion pictures, television series and commercials, is slated to open a new facility in Atlanta, in February 2011.
First 3D system compatible with all installed screens and projectors
March 31, 2010—
John Schrimpf has been a force in the Texas motion picture industry for over 30 years. For the past 25 years working for Panavision, Inc. in Dallas he has been providing quality film packages for Texas and International filmmakers, with heart. John has worked tirelessly to help incentivize Texas filmmakers to keep business in Texas. Working with both Tom Copeland and now Bob Hudgins at the Texas Film Commission, John has worked to lobby the Texas Legislature to keep Texas competitive in the ever changing marketplace. In 2008 and 2009 he served on the Texas Comptrollers Advisory Board and he serves the same function with the Dallas Film Commission.
Emmy Award‐winning DP Ousama Rawi Discusses The Look of Showtime’s Global Hit And Why He Uses Panavision’s Genesis Camera System