Robert859

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How to stop making five biggest mistakes new cinematographers make

Making mistakes is an inevitable part of our learning process. Still, it’s good to learn how to avoid them, so we can grow and make our work better. …

Blackmagic Design announces advanced new Blackmagic Raw Codec

<b>Blackmagic's press release follows below.</b><p>Revolutionary new and modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, …

Beta Testing

A Look at The Unmatched Versatility of the Canon C700FF

Everybody wants full-frame, but maybe not all the time. The Canon C700 FF's versatility in sensor size options gives you everything you'd want and …

Depth Of Field

A Conversation with Lucian Read, Cinematographer of America Divided

We had the opportunity to chat with cinematographer Lucian Read about his work on America Divided, plus his thoughts on how to approach story as a DP.

The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Filmmakers and Videographers

In this latest gear round-up, we cover the best mirrorless cameras for film and video professionals currently on the market.<p><i>Cover image by Alex Yeung.</i><p>…

‘Searching’ Cinematographer Juan Sebastián Barón on the Power of Authentic Camerawork

Cinematography is an art. We should treat the camera as another character in the story because it’s essential to how we experience our characters’ …

Filmmaking

RED’s Hydrogen One Smartphone Finally Has a Solid Release Date

Sadly, we won’t be seeing the Hydrogen One this summer as previously promised, but RED, fortunately, has given us a firm Fall release date for the …

Sigma 28, 40 and 105mm T1.5: three new Cine prime lenses at IBC 2018 by Jose Antunes

Debuting at IBC 2018, where they can be tested, the three new Sigma Cine lenses now announced expand to a total of ten lenses the optical options …

Cameras

Canon’s new broadcast camcorder: the XF-HEVC capable XF705 by Jose Antunes

With the new XF705 camcorder, which offers 4K UHD 60P 4:2:2 10-bit recording to SD cards, Canon has one goal: revolutionise broadcast workflows, …

4K Ultra HD

Light Bridge shows new Super White CRLS reflector at IBC 2018

At IBC 2018, visitors have a chance to see a revolutionary way to paint with light and shadow. Light Bridge makes its IBC debut with the CRLS (Cine …

A Conversation with ‘Papillon’ Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski

Bogdanski blazes a new ‘Papillon’ trail and gives some insight on the work of a cinematographer.<b>Hagen Bogdanski</b> is a German Cinematographer known for …

Time Travel

ASC Cinematographers Break Ground on ASC ARRI Educational Center

It will be built behind ASC's historic Hollywood Clubhouse.<p>The American Society of Cinematographers broke ground on the construction of its ASC ARRI …

Cinematography

Hands-On With the HDMI Atomos Ninja V recorder/monitor

Shares 0<p>With only a few days left before I leave to IBC in Amsterdam Atomos contacted me and asked if I would like to get my hands on the new Ninja …

Cinematography

ZHIYUN and FiLMiC offer cinema-quality stabilization to mobile filmmakers

Mobile filmmakers visiting IBC 2018 need to check the handheld gimbal stabilizer ZHIYUN Smooth 4 with the FiLMiC Pro app, showcased in the ZHIYUN …

Videography

Fujifilm X-T3 vs. Panasonic GH5: how do they compare for video shooting?

The Fujifilm X-T3 is just out, and on paper, it seems like a pretty powerful piece of gear. Jordan Drake of DPReview tested it out for video shooting …

Cinematography

Fujifilm’s new X-T3 mirrorless camera upgrades everything that matters most

New sensor, better EVF, 4K at 60 fps, USB-C, and a headphone jack<p>Fujifilm has just announced the $1,500 X-T3, which is the latest addition to the company’s X Series lineup of APS-C mirrorless cameras. It’s the follow-up to 2016’s X-T2, a beloved camera — among Fujifilm shooters, anyway — that’s …

Cameras

ART OF THE CUT with Melissa Lawson-Cheung and Colby Parker, Junior, ACE on editing "Mile 22" by Steve Hullfish

Today’s Art of the Cut is with the editing team for Peter Berg’s thriller <i>Mile 22.</i><p>Art of the Cut is brought to you by our friends at Frame.io.<p><b>Video</b> …

Filmmaking

William Wages, ASC Discusses Lens Choices in the Modern Digital Camera Era - The American Society of Cinematographers

Ability to change focal lengths without switching lenses, optical quality and size discussed as top advantages for filmmakers.<p>For William Wages, ASC, …

Cinematography

7 Pre-Pro Tips That New Cinematographers Should Learn

Pre-production: it's for cinematographers, too.<p>Cinematography is one of the most challenging aspects of filmmaking because it requires people to be …

Cinematography

Production Tips for Mixing Digital Camcorder and DSLR Footage

Learn to fuse the best of both filmmaking worlds with these tips for mixing camcorder and DSLR (or mirrorless) camera footage.<p>While mixing camcorder …

Cinematography Techniques: A Complete Guide to Product Shots

In our latest cinematography guide, we take a look at how to light, shoot, and design your next product photo or video shoot.

Use a Atomos Shogun Inferno and you'll never want to use your camera viewfinder again

It could be said that external recorders changed video production forever. In a nutshell they allowed cameras that initially didn't have full …

Cinematography

Industry Insights: Careers in Commercial, Indie, or Corporate Filmmaking

In which we take a look at the different career paths for commercial, indie, and corporate video production and filmmaking.<p>When I first got into …

Filmmaking

Breaking: Aputure Releases Their New Line of Light-Shaping Accessories

Aputure has released 5 new accessories that will elevate your lighting game to a whole new level. Here’s what you need to know.<p>Aputure has been a …

Cinematography

Sony Tough SD Cards are the Toughest and Fastest Ever Made

Sony has announced its new Tough line of SD memory cards, which it claims are the toughest and fastest SD cards ever made.<p>The new UHS-II SD cards …

Sony

'Camera Placement is Everything': 'Down a Dark Hall' DP Jarin Blaschke on Filming in the Shadows

When he was filming 'Down a Dark Hall,' DP Jaron Blaschke had a number of different lighting scenarios to consider.<p>Rodrigo Cortés <i>Down a Dark Hall</i> is …

Cinematography

Blackmagic Design Releases Footage From Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic has begun rolling out material for its updated Pocket Cinema Camera.<p>When it comes to the news cycle, April seems like a long time ago. …

Cinematography

Opinion: Cameras and post production can work now at unimaginably high quality. But do we need it? And do we want it?

At NAB [last] year, Curtis Clark, ASC, moderated a fascinating discussion of modern HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques, monitoring HDR images with …

Cinematography

Video Tutorial: How to Pull Off a Long Take in Your Next Project

A solid long take is one of the most difficult shots in a film. But if you get it right, it’s a completely immersive point of view.<p>So what is a long …

Harness the Power of the Canon 5D Mark IV’s Built-in Intervalometer

In this write-up, learn how you can create your own time-lapse videos using the in-camera settings for the Canon 5D Mark IV.

Videography