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6 Tips to Make You a Better Focus Puller!

1st Assistant Camera   I love my camera assistants!  I am very grateful to David Elkins for the training I received as a camera assistant while I was in film school, and, over the years, I’ve also had the opportunity to train many of my ACs.   The 1st AC is responsible for focus, in
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Depth of Field – Made Simple

What is Depth of Field?   Depth of Field is a calculated, range of distance, wherein objects will appear to be in acceptable focus. Basically, it tells you how much stuff in front of your camera will be in focus at one time.  If an entire football field is in focus, you would say that
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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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FilmSkills.com features Laura Beth Love, DP

Back in 2009,  I was interviewed for the comprehensive online film course “FilmSkills.com”.  It was an intense five-hour interview on cinematography, discussing lighting, cameras, composition, technique, aesthetic, you name it… One hundred professionals were interviewed for the Film Skills tutorial series, I am one of twelve that interviewed specifically for the Cinematography Modules.  Film Skills.com
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Choosing your Shooting Stop

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