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Most filmmakers will opt to light their actors with soft light as it can be very forgiving, easy to work with and is often most pleasing to the eye. But lighting everything with tons of diffusion isn’t the only way to go, and there are certainly times when hard light will give you a better result. Filmmaking, like […]Read more →
ceony made some huge waves in the filmmaking world with their A7S, but the newly announced A7R II might just be the better choice for many filmmakers. I’ve never owned a Sony A7S but I have shot with the camera numerous times and was always impressed by it. I love how small and compact the […]Read more →
Like many other GH4 shooters out there, I’ve been back and forth about which picture profiles and settings are best to use when shooting with this camera. When I first got the GH4 I was messing around with my settings a lot (master ped, shadow/highlight, etc.), but eventually realized that I would get much better results by not […]Read more →
I’ve personally never shot with the AJA Cion, but I’ve always been intrigued by the camera as it offers some powerful specs in a nicely designed body. That said, the fact that it retailed at $9000 was always a huge drawback for me, as the Cion always seemed like it should have been priced more in the […]Read more →
Over the past couple of years I’ve been shooting with Rokinon Cinema Lenses, and have been quite impressed with the results. I’ve been wanting to do a review on these lenses for a while, but held back because I was missing a key lens in the kit – the 50mm, which I just recently picked up. So finally, I’m […]Read more →
Kipon recently announced an active EF to Micro Four Thirds lens adapter that may just become one of the most useful tools for MFT shooters that own Canon glass. Up until now, the Metabones Speedbooster was your best bet when it came to adapting EF lenses to MFT bodies, but this new adapter from Kipon is giving it […]Read more →
Yesterday I sat down with Dave Thies of Tvacom to record a quick podcast on exposure techniques in cinematography. Dave is an awesome Director/DP that works on some major network television shows and always has a lot of great insight on all things film related… In the future Dave and I will be doing actual video […]Read more →
As some of you know, in addition to running this blog and shooting/directing my own films I also work as a colorist through my company Creative Rebellion. More so than anything else that I do day to day, color grading has helped to improve my understanding and approach to cinematography immensely – and one of the […]Read more →
This year more camera manufacturers than ever are opting to announce new cameras right before NAB, as opposed to at the show itself. The latest camera to fall in this category would be the C300 Mark II which was officially announced today and has some impressive (but predictable) specs. In the near future I will […]Read more →
A few weeks back I was asked to shoot a promo piece for a local LA model who needed content for her new website. This was a very small project I shot/edited with no crew, and had the intention of also showing in here on the blog to discuss slow motion work on the GH4. I […]Read more →
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