STUDENT QUICK TIP #16

            Calm is contagious.             I’m hardly the first person to say this.  But think about it…             Just because every production has its chaotic moments, that’s no excuse for letting yourself get swept up in the madness.             As a department head – and the director’s closest collaborator – cinematographers need to embody a … Continue reading “STUDENT QUICK TIP #16”

5.13.2022

TESTING…TESTING…

            Last Friday’s post featured the first part of an exposure test that’s found in a chapter I wrote for the just-released 11th Edition of the American Cinematographer Manual.  Titled, Take Ownership of Your Sensor, it explains how to perform the test in fine detail.             Part 1 showed the sensor’s capabilities at the exact … Continue reading “TESTING…TESTING…”

5.10.2022

TESTING…

            The recently published 11th Editionof the American Cinematographer Manual once again stands as a magnificent achievement.  Completely revised and updated, it covers every aspect of cinematography and is properly recognized as the premiere exploration of its subject.             I’m proud to have contributed to it in the past and am even more pleased that … Continue reading “TESTING…”

5.6.2022

KOMODO A GO-GO

            FULL DISCLOSURE: I am partner in a company called Master Cinematographers along with Jared Land, president and co-owner of Red Digital Cinema.             Nonetheless…             Late last year I did what I said I’d never do and bought a Komodo.  It’s nothing against the good folks at Red.  I love Jim Jannard, Jared and … Continue reading “KOMODO A GO-GO”

5.3.2022