Fujinon Lenses Chosen for Feature Film, Tekken

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Last Updated: August 1, 2008 2:56 pm GMT
(Wayne, New Jersey--August 1, 2008) Several Fujinon Cine-Style lenses were used on the set of the feature film, Tekken, which is based on the hugely popular video game series. The movie is the story of a young man who discovers he holds a great power and must battle a team of elite fighters who will stop at nothing in order to get it from him.

The film has just completed shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana and will be released next year.

The production company, Crystal Sky Pictures, chose several Fujinon lenses for the project: the HA42X13.5BERD Super Telephoto ENG style lens, HAc15X7.3B Compact High Performance Cine Zoom and HAc13X4.5B Compact Cine-Style Super Wide Angle zoom lenses mounted on Sony F23 cameras.

The film features an ensemble cast, including: Kelly Overton (The Ring Two), Jon Foo (Batman Begins), Ian Anthony Dale (The Bucket List), and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Memoirs of a Geisha, Planet of the Apes).

Digital Imaging Director and 2nd unit Director of Photography, Sean Fairburn, recommended Fujinon lenses for the shoot because they offer more focal lengths, better hand held and user control at both the operator and engineer’s end. With production recently completed, Fairburn is confident his decision to use Fujinon glass was a good one.

“We fell in love with the way the images looked,” reported Fairburn. “The F23 is an amazing HD camera, with cleaner edges than I’ve ever seen in any other digital camera of any kind – and obviously the quality of a camera’s image starts with its lens.”

Fairburn added, “The other remarkable aspect of Fujinon lenses is their quality. They are solid, consistently making beautiful pictures and so robust you can put them through anything. You never hear about a Fujinon lens malfunctioning.”

Evidence of the durability was demonstrated during one of the film’s more dramatic fight sequences. For this scene, the story line called for one character to leap from a high platform down onto another actor. To achieve this shot, Fairburn handed the camera to one of the actors in order to capture his point of view as he flew down from his position. “We hooked him up to a harness, handed him the camera and he was able to get the shot in one take,” said Fairburn. “The HAc13X4.5B is small, light and fast and because you can use it in some crazy configurations, straight up, upside down or flying through the air, it never limits us.”

About Fujinon
Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinon.com.

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