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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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“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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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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Astora lights presents And Action, a new kind of short film challenge aimed at empowering young filmmakers to play and experiment.

Filmmakers accepting the challenge get one month, 2500 euros, Astora lights to use and complete creative freedom to make any short film they want on the condition that they agree to work with one obstruction. This obstruction is a limitation meant to jumpstart their imagination and unleash their creative skills. …

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Use Coupon Code “SFMCSI0819” and Save 25% Your Next Rental at CSI Rentals – Brooklyn and Manhattan, NYC

Coupon Code Alert! Filmmakers & Videographers in Manhattan and Brooklyn: Save 25% Off your next rental with Coupon Code: SFMCSI0819. Click here: https://www.csirentals.com/   More helpful articles and resources Cameras | Lighting | Audio | Tradeshows Post a Job | Network | Join Discussions in the Filmmakers Forums Online   …

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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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GEAR SPOTLIGHT | F&V K2000 Power Half-Panel 3-Light Kit w/ Light Stands

F&V K2000 Power Half-Panel 3-Light Kit w/ Light Stands Industry best TLCI of up to 99 for incredible color Brightness of 2723 lux @1m for a powerful key, back, and fill light The most versatile LED lights *Get Daylight for $1,000 or Bi-Color for $1,100 using Coupon Code: STUDENTFILM     More …

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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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