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There have been a handful of camera announcements over the past few weeks, but perhaps the most exciting news has revolved around the new Olympus E-M5 MK II. I will be doing a full video review on this camera in the next month or two, but in the mean time I wanted to share my first impressions of this […]Read more →
Last week Canon slashed their prices yet again on the C100 and C500, making both cameras more affordable than ever. This is great news for anyone in the market for a new cinema camera from Canon, and very well may also indicate a shift in the company’s overall strategy. I’ve been a fan of Canon’s cinema cameras for a little […]Read more →
With color grading software like DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Speedgrade being readily available to just about anyone with access to the internet, it’s no surprise that more and more filmmakers are attempting to color their own footage. In many cases, I would advise against coloring your own work unless like myself, you also work as […]Read more →
2014 was a big year for camera releases, especially in the DSLR/DSLM world. The Lumix GH4 and Sony A7S largely stole the spotlight, with both cameras offering incredible image quality, 4K capabilities, and loads of other great video features that got filmmakers everywhere excited… But one camera that hasn’t had as much buzz as we’ve seen […]Read more →
Earlier this week, the highly anticipated short film “ANOMALY” (directed by Salomon Lighthelm & Dan DiFelice) was released online for free, and it pretty much took over the internet. Within minutes of it’s release, the film started racking up thousands upon thousands of views on Vimeo before eventually getting staff picked and shared on countless sites and blogs […]Read more →
As many of you know, I am someone that is particularly obsessed with the ‘film look’. Much of my directorial work is narrative based, and as such I am naturally drawn to a more cinematic look as it is often conducive to the dramatic stories that I like to tell. And although I am far […]Read more →
There is a very strong argument to be made that ‘90% of directing is casting’, and that same logic could be argued for the pre-production process as a whole. While many Directors crave their moment on set with the actors and crew, it’s the amount of prep work that they’ve put in before hand that […]Read more →
Filmmaking is all about balance. This notion applies not only to creative choices (balancing story beats, character types, etc.) but also to the filmmaking process as a whole. Finding the right balance when making a film is critical to the overall success of any given project, yet today so many filmmakers spend so much of their time in […]Read more →
So many younger cinematographers today have come up during the DSLR revolution, and as a result have never used lenses that feature T-Stop markings. DSLR lenses are of course intended for stills photography first and foremost, and the standard measurement of aperture in photography has always been an F-Stop. In film however, aperture is measured in T-Stops which […]Read more →
DISCLAIMER: This post showcases a 3 camera car setup that is currently being used on a television series. In many states/provinces/countries it is not legal to record while driving, to block the view of the windshield, or to otherwise rig up your car for video and audio recording. If you choose to set up your […]Read more →
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