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Is TV too Dark?

Turn the Lights On? I came across this article from Vulture.com, titled “TV Dramas Are (Literally) Too Dark”. What struck me about this opinion piece is that it was responding as a viewer to a creative “issue” that I think is real and prevalent in the cinematography of films and television right now. The author
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5 Tips for Lighting Faces

Let’s Face It When we think of iconic cinematography, we most likely think of textured, “graphic” imagery…  shapes, quality of light, a striking composition… actual people may or may not even be present in the shots! Thus, it’s sometimes easy to focus on the “big picture” lighting and overlook the importance of the tiny details.
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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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Katie’s Tears

Last weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of  Katie’s Tears: a thoughtful, and occasionally sassy,  project centered around the world of prostitution and human-trafficking. Through a gracious offer from Bertone Visuals and Hollywood Camera, Director Don’re Walker and I were able to bring this story to life with the rich, raw detail
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Choosing your Shooting Stop

Keeping a Consistent Film Stock

Canon EOS Workshop

Having a camera which looks “that good” and is “that small” in the hands of a professional artist it, is revolutionary and exciting (despite all of the “DSLR drawbacks”) Click to read more…

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