Highlights

Shōgun filmed with Hawk and Vantage Glass

MAGNIFICENT MINI SERIES BEAUTIFULLY FRAMED  Shōgun is FX's new Japanese-American historical drama miniseries. The ten episodes were filmed by cinematographers Sam McCurdy, ASC, BSC, Marc Laliberté, CSC, Christopher Ross, BSC and Aril Wretblad, FSF using Hawk class-X...

Cruel Summer Returns with a New Look

DP JAYSON CROTHERS ON SHOOTING WITH HAWK V-LITES After a breakout debut season, the Freeform anthology series Cruel Summer has undergone a reset, with new characters, cast, settings and story. The fresh narrative unfolds in...

Magic Right Out of the Box: The Gryphon

DETTMEYER FINDS EFFICIENCY AND EMOTION WITH HAWK CLASS-X GLASS  When director of photography Willy Dettmeyer conceived the images for The Gryphon (Der Greif), he imagined an analog visual signature that spoke of the...

THE 180 MM/T1.9 HAWK MHX LENS

NEW ADDITION TO THE LARGE FORMAT HYBRID ANAMORPHIC SERIES The MHX line of large format hybrid anamorphic lenses now includes a new focal length: The 180 mm/T1.9. The new lens is the eighth...

ONE PIECE: HAWK MHX GETS SHAKEDOWN CRUISE

MOST EXPENSIVE NETFLIX SERIES TO DATE BE SHOT ON NEW HYBRID LENSES When Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, ASC started prepping One Piece, she thought MiniHawk Hybrid Anamorphic lenses would be perfect for the...

NOW OPEN FOR LENS RENTAL

Hawk London Opens Its Doors for Lens Rental. Camera Rentals Coming Soon! We're thrilled to announce that Hawk London, a trusted name worldwide, is now officially open for Lens Rental! Long...

Hawk V‑Lite16 Bring Visual Poetry

A SHORT DOCUMENTARY WITH A SPECIFIC IDENTITY “Whether I’m shooting digital or film, the Hawk V‑Lite 1.3x anamorphics are pretty much my go-to,” says Sam A. Davis, cinematographer on the short documentary Long...

HAWK65 & The Little Mermaid

HAWK65 1.3X ANAMORPHICS PLAY A KEY ROLE Bringing a live-action version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid to the big screen was an incredibly complex, multi-year undertaking. And it was further complicated by the pandemic and...

One Man and Hawks locked in a Luxurious Trap

STEVE ANNIS FRAMES THRILLER IN WIDE ARRAY OF HAWK ANAMORPHICS  Inside is the narrative feature debut of director Vasilis Katsoupis, previously best known for his documentary work. The production strips filmmaking down...

Filmmaking as an Orchestra for Houria

V-LITES COMBINE ANAMORPHIC WITH THE FREEDOM TO IMPROVISE Director of photography Léo Lefèvre’s most recent assignment teamed him with writer-director Mounia Meddour and legendary first AC Didier Frateur. Produced by High Sea...

Vantage One4 140 mm/T1.4

The Vantage One4 line of large format spherical lenses now includes a 140 mm/T1.4 lens, bringing additional precision and flexibility to filmmakers. Vantage One4s are designed from scratch with a unique philosophy...

Hawk London Set for Summer 2023 Debut

LONDON - February 24, 2023 – Preparations are in the final stages for Hawk London, which will open in Summer 2023. Vantage’s newest rental operation will serve the UK market, offering the...