Cinematography

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

“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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Stewart Filmscreen Debuts New Balón Edge Projection Screen With a Sleek, Modern-Looking Ultra-Thin Frame

Balón Edge Wall-Mount Screen Boasts Best-in-Class Fabric and Sizing Options, Elegant Framing, and Low Profile for Residential and Pro AV Installations Visit Stewart Filmscreen, at CEDIA Expo 2019, Booth 2304 TORRANCE, Calif. — Aug. 27, 2019 — Stewart Filmscreen, the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of professional projection screens and …

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Conversation with Peter Stein, ASC

Exclusive interview conducted Nash Choudhury Peter Stein, ASC has been shooting films in one way or another for over thirty years working on a wide variety of films from horror classics to children’s comedies to incisive documentaries. Beginning his career in cinematography with one of the highest grossing films of …

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Band Pro’s Back-To-School Sale Is On Now!

For over 35-Years Band Pro has provided unmatched Sales, Service & Support for pro digital cinema cameras, accessories, lenses, monitors, lighting, grip & more. “Our In-house Lens & Service Departments, Extended Warranties, and Try & Buy programs set us apart from the rest.  Demystifying state-of-the-art technology is what we do …

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Exclusive Interview | A Conversation with Uta Briesewitz, ASC: Episodics and Features

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis STUDENTFILMMAKERS: Your career as a cinematographer includes a wonderfully diverse body of work. What are some of the differences between filming styles for feature films, TV movies, episodics, and documentaries? Uta Briesewitz, ASC: In feature films for theatrical release you can live more …

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Exclusive Interview | A Conversation with Hiro Narita, ASC

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis Hiro Narita, ASC has a filmography that includes over seventy-three titles ranging from feature films to episodic television series to documentaries. He is known for his work on “Never Cry Wolf” (1983), “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (1989), “The Rocketeer” (1991), “Star Trek VI: …

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Book Reviews | “Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image”

New Book on Lighting Written by David Landau While there are some great books with interviews of big time cinematographers out there, there are few books immediately applicable to what beginning cinematographers are facing on limited budget shoots. “Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of …

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A Conversation with Anna Foerster, ASC

Interview conducted by Kelcie Des Jardins Tips for Aspiring Cinematographers from Anna Foerster, ASC • It’s easy to get hijacked by technical novelties and it’s good to stay up to date with the fast developing technical stuff. But don’t let that dictate your choices. • Stay physically in shape. Somehow …

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