Cinematography

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

CSI Rentals Announces New Inventory for 2020 | Manhattan and Brooklyn

CSI Rentals – Manhattan and Brooklyn CSI Rentals your one stop shop for rentals of Camera Lighting Grip and Expendables in NY with locations in Manhattan and Bushwick Brooklyn with a courteous staff and the latest gear at the best rates in town. Recent additions to the CSI Rentals inventory …

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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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Exclusive Interview with Patrick Cady, ASC: Camerawork, Lighting, and Transitioning from DP to Director

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you talk about your experience as a cinematographer who has occasionally transitioned to the director’s chair? Patrick Cady, ASC: I’ve been a cinematographer for 20 years now. I was an electrician and Gaffer, and before that I learned filmmaking at …

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M. David Mullen, ASC Receives Documentary and Television Nomination for the 34th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards

M. David Mullen, ASC receives another nomination! This year Mr. Mullen won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone”. Congratulations to his new nomination under the “Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television” category for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone” …

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“How to Relieve Stress When Shooting Live Events: 10 Helpful Tips” by Michael Skolnik

Stressed out shooting live events? It doesn’t have to be this way (most of the time). I’ve spent many a night before a wedding shoot losing sleep over potential problems that might or might not happen. There are plenty of horror stories out there such as: camera not in record, …

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“CHICAGO FROM ANOTHER WORLD: Making the Music Video, ‘Endless Frozen Dawn’ by John Klein

When composer Andrew Edwards approached me in the spring to direct and shoot a music video for a track off his upcoming album, “The Center of the Sky” – an orchestral concept album inspired by the difficult time spent in southern Illinois during his mother’s final battle with Stage IV …

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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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