Filmmaker Robert Stone is shooting his next docu, “Pandora’s Promise,” with Panasonic’s AG-AF100 large-imager HD camera. Best known for films such as “Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst” and “Oswald’s Ghost,” Stone is taking on nuclear power in his latest project. He’s working with longtime collaborator, National Geographic d.p. Howard Shack. Stone, a longtime user of Panasonic camcorders, was an early adopter of the AF100, taking delivery from Abel Cine Tech in January. His shingle Robert Stone Productions is handling the edit, which is being done in Final Cut Pro. The filmmakers are planning a 2012 theatrical release following festival submissions to Sundance and Tribeca.
Rushes Post Production in London is buying a diTTo evolution film scanner from Cintel International. The system can scan 35mm 2-, 3- and 4-perf film as well as 16mm film to 2K and 4K data for grading in the Resolve color correction suite. diTTo evolution can switch from pin registration to non-pin mode, allowing flexibility to scan different types of film from new negative to older shrunken prints.