Cinematography

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

“To Zoom or Not to Zoom: That is the Question” by Peter Stein, ASC

You have just gotten your first big film to shoot. This is an exciting time. You want it to be a fantastic experience, because it will be a mainstay of your reel – and a possible entré into the industry. You have a great relationship with the director and even …

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LIQUIDATION SALE SET FOR SURPLUS KESLOW CINEMATOGRAPHY ASSETS — Tiger Group, Hilco Industrial selling excess cameras, lenses, other equipment from major motion picture camera equipment rental company

(LOS ANGELES) Tiger Group and Hilco Industrial are liquidating high-quality, surplus cinematography rental gear excess to the ongoing operations of Keslow Camera, North America’s largest motion picture camera equipment rental house. Much of the gear in the offering — designed to reduce inventory redundancies that followed Keslow’s August 2017 acquisition …

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Discover the Sekonic C-800-U Spectromaster: The Future of Color Control Has Arrived!

Discover the Sekonic C-800-U Spectromaster The Future of Color Control Has Arrived! The new Spectromaster C-800-U offers ultra-precise color measuring performance designed specifically for the cine and photographic industries. WHAT MAKES THIS METER DIFFERENT? The C-800-U has more Color Rendering Standards than any other field meter in the industry and …

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Introducing the “Sekonic Flashmate L-308X-U” |The world’s most versatile and affordable light meter

INTRODUCING THE Sekonic Flashmate L-308X-U The world’s most versatile and affordable light meter By merging functionality for both photography and cinematography into one light meter, Sekonic created a powerful and invaluable tool for the next generation of photographers and cinematographers. The L-308X features three metering modes: Photo Mode for still …

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‘Quick Change’ Lighting: Includes 9 Tips for the Time-Saving Technique by Paolo Dy

In the cinematographer’s ideal world, we would get every piece of equipment we asked for, and production managers would give us half a day to prepare each setup. However, independent filmmaking reality dictates that we’re more likely to find ourselves four hours behind schedule at 8 p.m. with fifteen setups …

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“Lighting for Film: Keep It Simple” by Michael Corbett

To improve your tennis game, play with better tennis players. I am not sure where I first heard this, but it was one of the most important things I’ve learned about improving “my game” as a director of photography. For me, the better tennis players are directors of photography I …

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“High-Speed Photography Tips” by Kevin Zanit

Extremely high-speed cinematography presents its own set of unique challenges. It is an art of its own, that takes much time to understand and master. The applications for extreme high-speed photography are vast. Things that the naked eye perceives as instant and mundane become exciting and visually amazing. Take a …

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“There Is No Such Thing As Video Lighting” by M. David Mullen, ASC

Pictured above: Kate Bosworth in “90 Minutes in Heaven”. There is no such thing as video lighting, nor DV lighting, digital lighting, HD lighting – anymore than there is Fuji lighting versus Kodak lighting. I mean, what exactly is “film lighting” when that term covers the look of movies from …

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