Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Director, Giovanni Ribisi, Shoots New 'Beck' Music Video And Chooses Cinemills Lights

The Cinemills team was surprised to see actor/producer/director, Giovanni Ribisi, and his cinematographer, Nathan Garofalos at the head quarters a few weeks ago. 

Both had stopped by to check out the latest lighting technology that Cinemills offers. Carlos De Mattos was there to answer any questions they had, and at the end, both were mind-boggled by the quality of the lights. They had chosen the Cinemills Cinesoft LED Luminaires for their next project.

The Cinesoft are available in a 2x2' and a 1x2' panel. LED Technology with True Daylight and Tungsten Diodes offers versatility for easy operation. On board programmable controller allows full Color Temperature Control From 2700-6500 Kelvin. Also has presets buttons allow quick change to saved settings. Full Dimming Control at any Color Temperature with digital color temperature & dimmer display. DMX compatibly allows this unit to be controlled with your DMX systems. Daisy Chain up to 8 units on one household circuit. The output equivalent to a 400W fixture. Portable and Light Weight Design with a Durable Metal Housing is appropriate for hardcore industry use. With various mounting positions and power consumption less than 1 amp, the CINESOFT by CINEMILLS is a must have light.

Giovanni Ribisi has an extensive and impressive portfolio. An American actor. His film credits include Gone in 60 Seconds, Boiler Room, Saving Private Ryan, The Mod Squad, The Gift, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Lost in Translation and more recently, Public Enemies and Avatar. He is also known for his role as Phoebe Buffay's brother Frank on the sitcom Friends. He also appeared in music videos for "Crystal Ball" by Keane and "Talk About the Blues" by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. (See complete credits and bio on his IMDB page.)

Both Giovanni and Nathan had been planning to shoot the music video for Beck. Here's a look at the music group's first music video back in 1993.

Cinemills just finished supplying a full stage, Studio 11, with 10 units 2X2" Cinesoft LED Luminaires that did the total job for, Beck, at world famous, Center Stages. Those 10 lights were able to lit the stage, see picture above. NOTE: they left all the lights for 6 days working all day and night while appreciating the coolness and the minimal electric costs.

After shooting in the studio, Beck, Giovanni, Nathan, and the rest of the crew continued on with the other parts of the music video shoot. On the next blog, we will feature behind the scenes from Pedro Guimaraes.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Paul Crouch JR. Interviews Young Star, Bailee Madison, from “Cowgirls 'N Angels”

Cinemills recently teamed with Paul Crouch Jr., for the The Word Network, at the television studio, in Aliso Viejo.

On Friday, 5-18-2012 Paul sat down with the, young star, Bailee Madison, for an interview on her latest film, "Cowgirls 'N Angels".

This young actress has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, "Brothers" opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played the young 'Betty Ann Waters' in Fox Searchlight's "Conviction" with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver. (See full IMDB bio)

"Cowgirls N' Angels" tells the story of Ida, a feisty and rebellious young girl, who has fantasies of finding her father, a rodeo rider. While searching for her dad, she connects with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female rodeo riders run by former rodeo star Terence Parker. Recognizing Ida's innate talent for trick riding, Terence recruits her for their ranks. Accepted wholeheartedly by her new "family," Ida finds a new passion that redefines her life -- and she also may find the father she's been searching for. (See full IMDB description)

The film was co-produced by Carlos De Mattos and Marcos M. De Mattos.

On set, the president of Cinemils, Carlos De Mattos, overseeing the lighting setup of the interview. (From left: Paul Crouch Jr. Bailee Madison, Carlos De Mattos)

Carlos De Mattos and V.P., Mike Walsh overseeing the new lighting solutions, for studios, in Houses of God. Cinemills is assisting studios, across the US, converting to innovative and Eco-friendly lighting needs.

Paul Crouch Jr. assisting the crew dial in the color temperature on the Cinemills Cinesoft. The efficiency of the lights, helps solved more solutions for the studios. Ultimately, minimizing cost and time to setup production.



Carlos De Mattos sitting-in to help test the lighting and camera.

Paul Crouch Jr. showing, young Bailee, the new lighting technology in film, TV, broadcasting, interviews.

Cinemills is proud to support the needs of Houses of God. Quality lighting that is trusted by, Paul Crouch Jr., and many in the ministry. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

VSO Media Captures The New Cinemills Razor In Action

Thanks to VSO Media for sending us this recent photo of the Cinemills Razor LED Luminaires in action. The Razor was released this year at, NAB Show 2012, and already, our customers are putting the lighting unit to work. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Professional Photographer, Elizabeth Beristain, Talks About Cinemills in Mexico

Elizabeth Beristain recently stopped by the Cinemills head quarters to talk about the growing demand for lighting needs in Mexico. Originally from the country, she plans to represent Cinemills and its top quality lighting fixtures.

Elizabeth Beristain  - " Hello, my name is Elizabeth Beristain.

As a professional photographer and as the wife of a professional cinematographer, I have lived surrounded by lights and cameras for most of my adult life.

Perhaps the most important thing that I have learned over the years is that lighting is not just about exposing a film or a digital sensor, but it is also one of the most important elements in telling a story with images.

This is why I have decided, besides my career as a photographer, to become a representative in Mexico of one of the most innovative and creative companies in the world of film lighting today.

CINEMILLS is a well renowned company in Hollywood, where it has been catering to the industry for over thirty five years.

With the technological innovation and manufacture of a U.S. company, CINEMILLS is a business that takes care of its prestige and reputation by applying the highest quality standards, and with products that are at the vanguard of our profession.

Its HMI Silver Bullet lights are simply legendary, as well as its tungsten lights, that are highly competitive with its European counterparts. Its extremely up-to-date LED lights also fill the highest requirements of the most demanding of cinematographers, both in terms of quality as well as consistency.

It is for me, therefore, a great privilege to represent such an impressive array of equipment and to be a part of such a prestigious organization."

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cinemills At The Cine Gear Expo 2012

Cinemills will be participating again at this years Cine Gear Expo, 2012, at the Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA.

We will be showcasing the latest light technology from; LEDZ, Cinesoft LED Luminaires, Razor, CineDisc, and many more.

Last year, Production Hub TV stopped by the Cinemills booth to interview Daniel De Mattos. See video below.