The Gilded Age, Julian Fellowes’ New Period Drama for HBO Max, lensed with Cooke Spherical and Anamorphic/i Prime Lenses to Capture the Clash between ‘Old New York’ and the ‘New New York’ of the 1880s

February 23, 2022 Set in New York City in the 1880s, a period marked by the clash between old traditions and new paradigms, Julian Fellowes’ HBO original series The Gilded Age tells a story of two families from different socioeconomic backgrounds and the relationship between them as they are trying to navigate these times of […]

Cooke S7/i Full Frame lenses used to film Netflix’s action thriller, Below Zero

May 12, 2021 For cinematographer Isaac Vila, the choice of lenses is the most important decision of all when planning a feature film. For his latest project, Netflix’s Below Zero, which has quickly become a breakout hit globally, he chose Cooke S7/i Full Frame lenses, creating the perfect atmosphere for this action thriller. The Spanish […]

Netflix’s French-Language Original Series Osmosis Shot with Cooke S7/i

Imagine that in the not too distant future, a dating app could match you with your soulmate by mining the data in your brain. That’s the premise of Osmosis, the French-language original series from Netflix; however, things don’t always go as planned. Cinematographer Jean-François Hensgens was chosen by Netflix to shoot the first six episodes […]

Joe Anderson Helps Resurrect Top Boy with Cooke S7/i Prime Lenses

When the original two mini-series of Top Boy ended on the UK’s Channel 4 in 2013, few people thought the critically-acclaimed drama about two London street gangs would ever come back. Enter the Canadian rapper Drake (Aubrey “Drake” Graham), who discovered the series on YouTube and was so enamoured that he purchased the rights in […]

Cooke Optics to Show New Lenses for the First Time in Europe

Hot off its win at Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Hollywood for Camera Technology-Optics with the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus, Cooke Optics  invites all of Europe and the rest of the world to see just what is meant by “The Cooke Look®” as it showcases — for the first time in Europe — […]

S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses give dimensionality to Netflix Film,The Perfection

Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus and Anamorphic/i lenses were utilized on Netflix Film The Perfection. Shot by cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC (The Deuce, Crazy Rich Asians), the film was directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, “Girls”), written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, and Richard Shepard, and follows the story of a […]