• Jan
  • 11

Golden globe is one of the most prestigious awards conducted yearly, and it has great influence over Oscars which always conducted after golden Globes. Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) shows Golden Globes during the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 9, 2022 Pandemic wave has […]

  • Nov
  • 21

Camerimage most prestigious event that happens globally that is been Celebrated  by Cinematographers. Awards for this year has been announced. MAIN COMPETITION Golden Frog: C’mon C’mon cin. Robbie Ryan dir. Mike Mills Silver Frog: The Tragedy of Macbeth cin. Bruno Delbonnel dir. Joel Coen Bronze Frog: Dune cin. Greig Fraser dir. Denis Villeneuve […]

  • Nov
  • 06

Initiated  in 1952 International Film Festival in India was conducted at various places in our country. From 2004 Goa has become a permanent venue. International Film Festival of India, became globally competitive it has many award sections. Awards: Golden Peacock and Silver Peacock.  52nd International Film Festival of India will begin […]

  • Oct
  • 17

The 51st Kerala State Film Awards, presented by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy were announced by the Minister for Cultural Affairs. Kerala State film awards is most prestigious one for Malayalam film industry. The Kerala State Film Award jury of this year is headed by the veteran actress-filmmaker, Suhasini Maniratnam. […]

  • Jul
  • 23

When popular films always finds a place for public attention at all media platforms, new experimental  movies remain very personal choice to film lovers. Recently some good movies surfaced at various festivals with some new form of film language should gain attention and more viewing. Some good films in world […]

  • Jul
  • 03

In a era of many creative thinkers around the world feel against film censorship, instead film rating would be more than enough to guide audience to the nature of a film. Censorship is a controversial and debatable issue in the film industry, with no solution in sight. Censorship in simple […]

  • Mar
  • 19

On assignment for National Geographic underwater DoP Luis Lamar descends thousands of feet in the submarine Nadir to the largely unseen Northeast Canyons and Seamounts located off the coast of Massachusetts. The NE Canyons are the first and only Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean. What’s special about Northeast […]

  • Feb
  • 04

SICA General body meeting was held at Prasad lab theater on 10 th January. Many members attended this meeting as it was refreshing to see most of the members together after pandemic. President P. C. Sreeram, Vice president Karthik Raja, treasurer Balamurugan where there to proceed the meeting in a […]

  • Dec
  • 12

ஸீக்காவின் மிக மூத்த உறுப்பினரும் பழம்பெரும் ஒளிப்பதிவாளருமான திரு. விஸ்வநாத் ராய் அவர்கள் நேற்று (11-12-2020) தன் தொண்ணூறாவது வயதில் காலமானார். விஸ்வநாத் ராய் 1970களில் தமிழ் சினிமாவின் மிக முக்கியமான ஒளிப்பதிவாளர் விஸ்வநாத் ராய். ஏ.சி.திருலோகசந்தர் இயக்கிய முக்கியமான படைப்புகளில் ஒளிப்பதிவாளராகப் பணியாற்றியுள்ளார். 1976ம் ஆண்டு ஏ.சி.திருலோகசந்தரின் பத்ரகாளி திரைப்படம் மர்ம சம்பவங்கள் நிறைந்த குடும்பச்சித்திரமாக உருவாக்கப்பட்டது. இத்திரைப்படத்திற்கு இவர் அமைத்த லைட் & ஷாடோ லைட்டிங் முறை […]

  • Nov
  • 17

Soumitra Chatterjee is a multi facet personality of Bengali Cinema a playwright, Actor, Director passed away recently. His association with Master of World Cinema Satyajit Ray  important milestone happened in Indian Film history. He acted nearly 14 films made by Ray. Soumitra Chatterjee completed his graduation in Bengali Literature from […]

  • Sep
  • 18

Panasonic Lumix has its own followers for its brand value. Mirrorless feature in micro four thirds, low light performance was their trademark. With S series Panasonic entered for full frame market. Lumix S1 and S1H is a professional camera for film makers. Now Panasonic Lumix has announced a more compact […]

  • Jul
  • 17

Blackmagic Design company had announced a whooping 12 k resolution raw recording with Super 35 sensor of color array  that it features a unique (non-bayer) design with an equal number of RGB pixels…usually a bayern design will have red,blue and more green color array( 25,25 and 50). Internal ND filter,Interchangable […]

  • Jul
  • 12

Canon opened big doors for Dslr cinematography with a full frame sensor and full HD video in 5D mark II, that changed total scenario in the world of film making that liberalised Indie film makers. But other updates of Canon Cinema cameras of C series was good addition but not […]

  • Jul
  • 10

SICA has received Kaba Sura Kudineer Powder and Arsenicum album 30 (Preventive care medicines) from FEFSI as corona relief. The members are requested to collect the same at SICA office from 10-07-2020.  Timing : 10:30 am to 4pm on week days. Covid -19 has impacted the routine life of millions […]

  • Jan
  • 13

Oscar is one of the most popular and oldest awards which recognize films made in English and a category for foreign languages. Oscar nomination always brings more curiosity and attention for the film and makers. Here the list. The 92nd The Academy Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, airing […]

  • Nov
  • 25

SICA on the road of continuous journey for its welfare activities, recently through CAM benefit Trust initiated a medical camp not only for SICA members also for public. Medical camp was successfully conducted at Gemini Color Lab on Sunday 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm headed by Dr.ManiKanda Prabhu […]

  • Sep
  • 12

Arri which is one of the oldest company that is continue to grow along with cinema its every camera,lighting fixtures has changed the look of moving images. Very recently Arri has announced the Orbiter, directional LED fixture with a six-color light engine and most important is the interchangeable optics. This […]

  • Sep
  • 10

Red Ranger Monstro a high end digital cinema camera by Red  pitched as a Rental option which had a modular design capable of handling any kind of filmmaking was very much applauded by DOPs. Now Red has extended its Ranger family with both Gemini( dual ISO) and Helium Sensor which […]

  • Aug
  • 09

The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremonies in  India  Established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International film festival of India  and the Indian Panorama. The 66th National Film awards were announced by Rahul Rawail, head of the Jury for feature films, on Friday 09-08-19 Awards given in […]

  • Jul
  • 31

The 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is scheduled to be held from December 6th to 13th, 2019 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The Festival is organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of Kerala. The festival has a Competition Section for films from […]

  • Jul
  • 30

New mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor making news that offers 4k video with some interesting features. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 is the company’s first mid-range, full frame mirrorless camera. It is built around the existing L-mount originally developed by Leica, which is now also supported by […]

  • Jul
  • 12

The Sigma Corporation is a Japanese company that manufactures and markets lenses, cameras, flashes and many other camera accessories. Sigma was founded 1961 in Japan by Michihiro Yamaki who was the company’s CEO until his death in 2012. Sigma produces a number of high quality lenses that are priced at […]

  • Jun
  • 15

CHANDRAKANTH MADHAVAN INTERVIEW Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi’s Latest Malayalam feature film VIRUS is most appreciated for his Cinematography,   through his lighting and different shots from different camera angles  helped to convey the intensity of nipah virus and fear in people’s mind. The most interesting shots were the stretcher shots and ceiling shots. […]

  • May
  • 16

Dji very much popular for its drone which is successful among  both consumers and filmmakers. Go pro opened the doors of action camera which has fixed lens very much compact in design shooting high resolution videos…they have updated important technology with every model that was very much popular among consumers […]

  • May
  • 13

The LG-G260 is the bigger brother in the Magic Hue family,Allowing for flexibility and creativity for nearly any lighting situation. From matching practical lighting, street light and more, take advantage of white balance control from 2700K to 7500K and +/-50 tint adjustment of green and magenta. RGB Functions that can […]

  • May
  • 04

Pacific Northwest Lens Summit  Koerner Camera Systems in Portland, Oregon will host their annual Pacific Northwest Lens Summit on May 4, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm. It could be the center of the optical universe, with a load of lenses, lens technicians, gurus, users, wireless lens controls, supports, rigs and AKS from lots […]

  • Feb
  • 16

Photographic society of Madras a 150 years old organisation is honoring Cinematographer Wide Angle Ravishankaran. K. Ravi Shankaran Known as WIDE ANGLE RAVISHANKARAN in the industry is a Graduate, started his career as Photo-Journalist and switched over to cinematography in 2001. He worked as staff photographer for leading publications INDIAN EXPRESS […]

  • Feb
  • 04

சென்னை சுயாதீன திரைப்பட விழா 2019 – முன்பதிவு தொடங்கியது பிப்ரவரி 8, 9, 10 (வெள்ளிக்கிழமை மாலை 5 மணிக்கு, சனிக்கிழமை, ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை முழுநாள்) பிரசாத் லேப் (70 MM திரையரங்கம், பிரிவியூ திரையரங்கம், சாமிக்கண்ணு டென்ட் கொட்டாய், சினிமா சந்தை) MM திரையரங்கம் (கோடம்பாக்கம் மேம்பாலம் அருகில்) நுழைவுக்கட்டணம்: ₹ 250 (மூன்று நாட்களுக்கும் சேர்த்து) உதவி தொழிற்நுட்ப கலைஞர்கள் மற்றும் திரைப்பட மாணவர்களுக்கு ₹ 150, […]

  • Jan
  • 07

Golden Globe Awards are one of the most prestigious annual event held in recognition of outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television. In 1943 a group of Los Angeles based overseas journalists  formed the “Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association” with a motto “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race.” Although it had […]

  • Dec
  • 26

LG is going to introduce a high resolution projector which has state of art features, light in weight carriable anywhere, fit in to any size room…..With just two inches of clearance it can project a 90-inch display with a 4K resolution. However, if you increase the wall distance to seven […]

  • Dec
  • 14

Red digital cinema cameras which shoots high resolution images, RED INDIA recently to extend best service to its users like upgrading firmware, Sensor Cleaning, Trouble shooting need not ship their Camera Brain(body) outside India. Much awaited RED India Service Centre Extention Agreement completed between RED and Real Image (Qube), Real […]

  • Dec
  • 02

Solidarity refers to a union of interests, purposes or sympathies among members of a group. Every year Solidarity day is observed by FEFSI in the interest of its 22 crafts associated with the body. During this event, every association will recommend a member to be honored for their highest service […]

  • Nov
  • 27

The Southern India Cinematographers Association, SICA, was started on 27th November 1972. Mr. A. Vincent was the Founder-President, Mr.P.N.Sundaram the General Secretary and Mr. S. Maruthi Rao the Treasurer. Today SICA aims to further the artistic interest of the cinematographers, educate and keep abreast with the latest technical achievements in […]

  • Nov
  • 19

Tolet a Tamil feature film Directed by SICA member , popular writer and cinematographer Chezhiyan is making news at various international film festivals, already it has got top honor at 65th National Awards winning best regional language film. Now over a short period of time  ‘Tolet’ has represented 100 International […]

  • Nov
  • 13

Sujith Sarang shot to fame for his cinematography in Tamil feature film D-16 which was a runaway success. Currently he is lined up with prestigious projects like Naragaaswaran, Taaxiwala…and he is shooting almost in all South Indian Languages. Recently Sujith Sarang built his own custom made Moon Light for upcoming […]

  • Oct
  • 19

The Moon is  the fifth largest natural satellite in the  solar system and Moonlight consists of mostly a low key light reflected. Moon provides  only 1/400,000th the brightness of the Sun, the moon light is always very low light for photographic exposure, CHINA is set to launch its own “artificial moon” into the skies by […]

  • Oct
  • 15

The speed of light in a vacuum is 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second), and in theory nothing can travel faster than light. Light (or rather, its speed) is the benchmark of time. The passage of time is defined by your speed in relation to the benchmark set by light. […]

  • Jul
  • 17

The Supreme Prime line by CARL ZEISS comprises of 13 lenses altogether with focal lengths between 15mm to 200mm Ten of the lenses will feature a maximum aperture of T1.5.  The outliers are 15mm and 150mm with T1.8, while the 200mm will have T2.1. These set of optics will be compatible with full-frame […]

  • Jul
  • 17

LOTUS CINE EQUIPMENTS   invites for a ARRI LIGHTING SEMINAR ARRI the name is always associated with Cinematography either cameras or lighting systems, a company always in tune with changing times,ARRI´s technologies allow stunning new features and form factors that have never been possible with other illuminants and highly sophisticated luminaries […]

  • Jul
  • 06

NIRAV SHAH – ARRI ALEXA LF Nirav Shah is an award winning cinematographer who is the one likes to be a part of any kind of film making to say like being DOP for big budget features at the same time for low budget independent films that focus on serious […]

  • Jul
  • 01

Mr.Hideaki Nishioka Sigma International Division on his India visit came to meet Cinematographer P.C.Sreeram to share the advantages of using SIGMA CINE PRIME &ZOOM LENS. Mr.Hideaki Nishioka  along with Mr. Gopal Seshan and Mr.Suresh  of Sigma India division was welcomed by Veteran Cinematographer B.Kannan  at SICA Cinematographers  Karthik Raja, Illamparuthi, […]

  • May
  • 25

To Let is a  Tamil film written, directed and filmed by popular cinematographer and writer Chezhiyan already won National Award for best regional film, recently has won top honors at MIFF Italy. To Let film  got 8 Nominations in MIFF,Italy Best Movie – TO LET Best Direction – Chezhiyan Best […]

  • May
  • 24

RED the brand redefined the resolution of cinematography to new heights has come up with another major announcement a new technology of creating 8k video capture with three dimensional way added to this a 4 view. Lucid the maker of the first VR180 3D camera, LucidCam, announces today it is […]

  • May
  • 20

List of 2018 Cannes Film Festival Award Winners Palme dOr – Shoplifters, Director: Hirokazu Kore Grand Prize-  BlacKkKlansman  Director Spike Lee, Jury Prize- , Capernaum  Director Nadine Labaki Special Palme d’Or – , Image Book  Director Jean-Luc Godard Best Actor- Marcello Fonte, Dogman Best Director- Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War Best Screenplay – Alice Rohrwacher, Happy As Lazzaro   & Nader Saeivar, 3 Faces Best Actress- Samal Yeslyamova, My Little […]

  • May
  • 20

Zeiss is set to announce the development of a new Cine lens line-up, named “Supreme Prime”. The 13 new lenses will come with PL, LPL, and EF mount. 15mm  T/1.8 18mm T/1.5 21mm  T/1.5 25mm T/1.5 29mm T/1.5 35mm T/1.5 50mm T/1.5 65mm T/1.5 85mm T/1.5 100mm T/1.5 135mm T/1.5 […]

  • May
  • 19

The Steadicam Air– the first monopod to have a 100% gas lift, spring activated height adjustment, it has unique features like  rubberized leg grips, foot pedal, and stand for grip strength,the fluid base stand is connected to a ball-point giving you more flexibility in angle for shots that are lower to the ground. This […]

  • May
  • 18

Led lights are the dominating variants right from its introduction especially  in the consumer market and it extended in a way most of the street lights are replaced with LED bulbs mainly because it uses less power and outputs higher luminance. Digital cinematography had opened up new doors for absolute low […]

  • May
  • 12

For Cinematographer the most important task would be choosing right brand for his film making. All though all lenses meant to produce sharp images, there are  signature brand CineLenses that has some special characters that makes to stand out from the crowd. Film making is not always we need to […]

  • May
  • 08

Swit electronics is a trademark registered company in more than 60 countries worldwide and it has some great products for film Industry and broadcast solutions as well. Square batteries Digital high end cameras require a powerful and also flexible Li-ion batteries to mount with the camera to provide power to […]

  • May
  • 03

Recently Facebook had made an announcement to team up with RED to make a high-resolution VR camera. Although Facebook earlier had made announcements on VR cameras this time to take a further leap In order to make sure technology like this can be useful and that enough VR footage can be […]

  • May
  • 01

For over 100 years, Cooke has been at the centre of the filmmaking business,As a result, for over a century, cinematographers have chosen Cooke lenses for its smooth roundness and dimensional aspects  to the picture. Recently Cooke has introduced S7i cine prime lenses the range of the new lenses includes […]

  • Apr
  • 24

Arri group of companies for the first time they had just announced to sell second hand Alexa cameras which will be refurbished under their certified program. The Certified Pre-Owned Program has been set up so that more filmmakers can get access to ARRI technology. It also gives educational institutions a […]

  • Apr
  • 18

Most compact size led light can be compared to the dimension of a credit card, which has lot of features and amazingly a CRI value of 95+  for proper color rendition. AL-M9 Amaran Pocket-Sized Daylight-Balanced LED Light from Aputure is   battery-powered LED fixture. Easily fitting in your pocket, the fixture is daylight balanced […]

  • Apr
  • 13

The 65th National Film awards were announced by Shekhar Kapur, the head of the Jury for feature films, on Friday. Popular writer,cinematographer Chezhiyan has directed his debut Tamil film tilted To let won national award for Best regional language film in Tamil. Chezhiyan . After completing his Civil Engineering degree started […]

  • Apr
  • 11

The Indian film industry is one of the largest film industries in the world. It has existed for more than 100 years and has made tremendous records along the way. Nearly  14 records that have been registered by the ‘Guinness World Records’ honoring our films and film personalities. Recently a Malyalam film titled ‘Vishwaguru’  directed by Vijeesh Mani, cinematography by Sica member […]

  • Apr
  • 09

Blackmagic has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading cinema camera manufacturers, they had been welcomed firstly for its price tag a cinema camera with raw recording capabilities at the price of expensive dslr camera, but it had its share of problems but eventually developed by the customers feedback […]

  • Apr
  • 06

Small HD is one of the most trustable add on Professional grade camera-top monitor that can power your DSLR or mirror less camera. These monitor are very handy nearly 4 times brighter than the camera lcd monitor, which helps to get the images in a proper view shooting during bright […]

  • Mar
  • 29

The Since the introduction of the EOS 5D MARK 2  DSLR camera in 2008, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement that was game changer in DSLR cinematography and the introduction of this C700 FF has reinforced Canon’s commitment to this market. At the heart of the […]

  • Mar
  • 27

 RED digital cinema has added up a new interesting edition of a  camera with dual sensitivity and low light performance. The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor has dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments, cinematographers has a choice to select  to shoot in standard mode […]

  • Mar
  • 18

Madhu Ambat  is one of the most experienced cinematographers in the Indian cinema industry.  Noted for his lighting techniques,

  • Feb
  • 13

When director David Lean filmed his classic ‘Bridge on the river Kwai’ in Sri Lanka , Balu Mahendra as a young boy watched the shooting

  • Feb
  • 03

Meeting to the demand of shooting in higher resolution and theatres upgrading

  • Jan
  • 31

Rachel Morrison becoming the very first woman  to be nominated for the award for Best Cinematography for her work on Mudbound.

  • Jan
  • 20

Sony has introduced version 2.0 firmware for SONY LMD-A (LCD)

  • Oct
  • 12

RAJIV MENON, Founder of “RAJIV MENON PRODUCTIONS”

  • Oct
  • 12

The Flowtech 75 tripod is built with two-stage carbon-fiber legs

  • Oct
  • 12

In 2009, ZEISS introduced the full frame CP2

  • Oct
  • 12

The image processing pipeline is the set of algorithms,

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