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Exclusive Interview with Peter Levy, ASC: Insights into Cinematography and Advice for Students

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   StudentFilmmakers Magazine: How did you get your start in filmmaking? Did you go to film school? Peter Levy, ASC: I dropped out of high school at 17, and I tried to make a buck out of being a photographer. By the time I …

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Farhad Dehlvi describes using the ZEISS CP.3 lenses to shoot “Have you Ever Seen the Rain?” for it’s 25th anniversary

CP.3 and CCR Asked to shoot one of the 25th anniversary music videos for Creedence Clearwater Revival, Farhad Dehlvi knew he would need lenses that were robust and deliver under harsh conditions. He sat with ZEISS Cine Lenses to talk about why he chose the CP.3 lenses. When I learned …

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Tobias Schliessler, ASC describes Shooting Dramatic Short Film “Refugee” with the new ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses

Refugee and Radiance Tobias Schliessler, ASC describes Shooting Dramatic Short Film “Refugee” with the new ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses. Refugee has been a passion project of mine ever since I spent time with writer/director Brandt Andersen teaching filmmaking to children at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan two years ago. It …

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URSA Mini 4.6K Helps Filmmaker Cole Claassen Capture the History of Country Music

How does a chance encounter bring about an on-the-spot decision to make a feature-length documentary? For Cole Claassen it all started with country music. “I grew up on country music, and in 2015 I was at the Mountain High Music Festival in Crested Butte, CO where I met Dean Dillon. …

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X-Rite ColorChecker Video and i1 Filmmaker Kit: Get to Your Ideal Color Place Faster from Capture to Edit

Compiled By Ladson Mark Jones ColorChecker Video charts make your workflow faster, more consistent and more color balanced. They allow everyone on your team – from producer to cinematographer to editor to colorist – to work with consistent color information. They save you time, from pre-production through production, and help …

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How to Create a Budget Lighting Rig: Massive Spread and Enough Power to Boot

By Gabriel Garcia Rosa My friend Danny Mirabal shared with me this affordable lightweight lighting kit for $198 that we use once in a while when we don’t want to carry heavy equipment. I just wanted to share this affordable kit that can be used in any shoot, particularly in …

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Retaining the Frame – Bad takes cost time and money – By William Donaruma

By William Donaruma The camera operator can be an underappreciated skill on a crew and in schools as if you are the person who just pushes the red button when you are told. If that were true, then why does Roger Deakins always want to operate his camera? It’s because …

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