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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, congratulates Tony Miller BSC on his nomination for a 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Photography – Drama & Comedy, for his work on the acclaimed BBC comedy series Fleabag. Fleabag is a six-part British comedy written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, offering a no-holds-barred look at modern womanhood from the perspective of an often unlikeable young woman navigating London life. It was produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three in a co-production agreement with Amazon Studios. Miller suggested shooting the series anamorphically. “TV is becoming more like cinema everyday, and Amazon Studios encouraged us to be bold. Most of the great movie comedies shoot 2-39-1 scope, from Woody Allen to Wes Anderson, via the great films of the fifties. 2-39-1 allowed us to cover scenes in one shot, to use the width of the Chroma-Q ® ’s ground breaking Color Force II™ has won two prestigious awards at the Live Design International (LDI) Show in Las Vegas. The fixture was recognised as the Best Debuting Conventional Lighting Fixture by LDI and took the Members Product Choice Equipment Award awarded by ESTA, the Entertainment and Services Technology Association. The LDI judges said “The Chroma-Q Color Force 2 showed a stunning face and elegant colour mixing, both as a smooth surface wash and as a clean visual look.” The Color Force II range of RGBA LED battens had it’s European launch at September’s PLASA Show in London, where it was highly commended in the PLASA Innovation Awards. The incredibly powerful 0.3 meter / 12 inch, 1.2 meter / 48 inch, and 1.8 meter / 72 inch fixtures can easily wash a 12 meter / 39 foot cyc. They build on Chroma-Q’s original Color Force™ battens and feature extremely smooth, uniform output; homogenized colour mixing with no skittles and theatrical grade dimming all using Chroma-Q’s award-winning LED technology. 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 119 NOVEMBER 2016 frame for multiple relationships and tensions to exist in that same frame. It is often the complexity of the relationships within the frame that makes this so exciting.” A longtime fan of Cooke lenses, Miller chose Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses for the shoot. “I keep coming back to Cooke S4s as the perfect spherical lens, so it was natural to look at the Cooke Anamorphic/i’s for this production. They have a very beautiful look, with all the characteristics of the S4s in anamorphic form. I also love the contrast of the Cooke Anamorphic/i‘s - they are true anamorphic lenses with imperfections and drop off. That is what gives them character. The 25mm is a fabulous lens and I enjoyed using this lens frequently on Fleabag - up close and personal.” The 2016 RTS Design & Craft Awards ceremony takes place on 28 November 2016 at the London Hilton Park Lane.