Cinematography

“the art or technique of motion-picture photography.”

NOW AVAILABLE: New ROKINON Autofocus 18mms F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens

The new ROKINON Autofocus 18mms F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens for Sony E (model: IO18AF-E) is now available at Amazon and other authorized ROKINON dealers. Ultra wide angle auto focus lens for Sony E mount full frame and APS-C cameras Aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22with a minimum focusing distance …

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“Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home” by Thomas Ackerman, ASC

I received an e-mail query from a University of Colorado cinema student approaching his first interior shoot with 16mm Kodak Vision 500T raw stock. His central question was how to expose the film using studio lighting, in this case a kit limited to three open faced quartz lights. Although he …

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INSIGHTS: M. DAVID MULLEN, ASC Q & A on Lighting

Over the years I’ve answered many questions from students regarding lighting. One thing I want to emphasize is that what matters most is developing a visual imagination so that one can “see” the lighting in one’s mind. I don’t think one should tell someone how to light something, just as …

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Advance your creative skills at ARRI Academy’s hands-on camera classes in Burbank and Brooklyn!

Emerging filmmakers looking to crew-up, discover the basic elements of camera composition and lighting design through ARRI Creative Tools? Our NEW 2-day Block, Light & Shoot workshop is for you. Register for November Brooklyn BLS class, Nov. 9-10, here: http://arri.academy/Block-Light-Shoot-Brooklyn Register for December Burbank BLS class, Dec. 7-8, here: https://arri.academy/Block-Light_Shoot_Burbank-Dec …

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Improve your skills and empower your image at ARRI Academy

Block, Light, Shoot Workshop ARRI Academy | BLOCK LIGHT SHOOT from Hype Alliance on Vimeo. This 2-day class will explore the art of cinematography through intensive practical group experience while emphasizing creativity and collaboration. Students will learn how to build the lighting design and camera set up in a professional …

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“Notes on Camera Movement: When to Move the Camera and Why” by M. David Mullen, ASC

Motivation is not just something actors need – it’s something cinematographers and other cinema artists deal with every day when making a movie. This not only applies to how a set is lit, but also to elements like camera movement. When to move the camera, why to move the camera, …

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X-Rite Announces New Display Calibration Solutions for Photographers and Filmmakers

Color managing your displays saves time, money, and eliminates aggravation.   (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.)   X-Rite, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announces the immediate availability of the i1Display Studio and i1Display Pro Plus, technologically enhanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of …

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Saramonic introduces the Blink 500 mobile audio system

(White Plains, NY)  The Saramonic Blink 500 Ultracompact 2.4 GHz Wireless Clip-On Microphone System was designed for filmmakers, journalists, vloggers, YouTube creators, corporate video producers, or any content creator that needs an incredibly easy-to-use wireless system that won’t slow them down. The Blink 500 system works effortlessly with your DSLRs, …

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“What is Realistic Cinematography?” by M. David Mullen, ASC

As most people know, the stylistic trend in cinematography over the century has been towards greater realism, which has been easier to achieve in low-light situations thanks to more sensitive film stocks and electronic sensors, plus faster lenses. There has always been an impulse to make the lighting in a …

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