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3 Things I learned Shooting the Red Dragon

Always Red. While I still insist that Arri Alexa is my favorite, the camera I most often wield in the field is a Red Epic or Scarlet.  I am very grateful to this company for making such a great-bang-for-your-buck camera available to low and mid-budget productions.  Therein lies the number one (and honest) answer to
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Female Cinematographers Make It Look Good.

With the recent rash of “Movie Set Memes” flooding my facebook page, I suddenly felt inspired to make a cinematography meme.  You’re welcome. 🙂

Back from Bulgaria!

Bulgaria! Holy wow.  I just basically lived at Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria for 6 weeks! It was my first time in Bulgaria, although Bulgaria had been trying to come in to my life for a couple of years.  It seems that a lot of international production, and specifically many American productions, seem to
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K5600 Lighting Demo

K5600 at Nu Boyana I’m very excited to have attended the K5600 presentation and lighting demo today at Nu Boyana Film Studios! Our gaffer, Strahil Predov, and producer Dimo Aleksandrov, arranged a special visit from the French/US company on our day off from the shoot. Jokers, Alphas, and Versatility Marc Galerne, CEO K5600, brought a
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5 Tips for Better Focus!

Focus Up Keeping sharp focus can be pretty tricky, but it’s absolutely essential for a professional video or film project.  Most indie filmmakers now have access to cameras with large (APS-C, 35mm or full-frame 35mm) sensors, which can have very shallow depth of field.  The shallow-depth-of-field look has been much sought-after in indie projects, as
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Lighting Diagram from Tabloid Vivant

I get the most comments and questions about this scene from Tabloid Vivant. CLICK to read more…

Paddle-Boat-Camera!

Boat-in On Action! When our action hit the lake, I jumped in a random paddleboat with my AC and started peddling!  Handheld, with the Red Scarlet and a 25mm Zeiss T1.3 superspeed.  Good times. The Horde Shooting “The Horde,”  a stunt-heavy,  horror action film, was a total blast.  I teamed up again with Director Jared
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Hydroflex on Mega Shark 4

We braved some pretty rough waves shooting scenes from the sci-fi action movie, Mega Shark vs. Kolossus.   We used the Hydroflex Epic Deep Water Housing for our Red Scarlet with Zeiss Super Speed Mark II Primes. It needed to be a quick shoot, and given that the rough waves and strong undertow provided challenges for
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How to Mount a Filter without a Mattebox!

A new addition to my fledgling Online Cinematography Tutorial Channel! 

BM, now in 4k!

I’ve had it in my hands for 20  minutes, and I’ve already thrown up in my mouth a little. I’m going to bed.  I’ll be giving the Black Magic Cinema 4k Production camera the old college try over the next few days. Here’s what I thought about the 2k version …

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