Camera & Grip

Bringing Pan Am Back To Life: Photographing And Lighting The First Class Cabin of a 747

From its founding in the 1920s to its peak in the 1960s and 1970s, Pan Am set the status quo when it came to international travel. Everyone wanted to fly Pan Am, other airlines wanted to be Pan Am, and everyone wanted to work for Pan Am. Revered by the rich and famous, the traveling Read MoreRead More

The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

Brent Rose pits 6 different action cameras against each other to see which camera reins supreme. You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which Read MoreRead More

The Pentax 645Z brings Medium Format to Video

Pentax has just announced the 645Z Medium Format camera which will be shipping for just under $8500. What does mean for the filmmaker? Well the DSLR revolution has been dominated by 35mm still frame cameras – now for the first time there’s a larger than 35mm camera on the market that can shoot video.  Here Read MoreRead More

Motivated Camera Movement of Breaking Bad

Editor Vashi Nedomansky analysis a shot from the final episode of Breaking Bad which includes a pivotal reveal. In the final episode of BREAKING BAD…there are two shots in a pivotal scene that are perfect examples of how to use camera movement to amplify the narrative and surprise the audience. With one simple pan and Read MoreRead More

How To Pose And Photograph a Huge Group Shot With Thousands Of People

Shooting large groups is a difficult task – it’s even harder when you’ve got close to a thousand to corral – check out this behind the scenes video about what it takes to craft such a massive photo. Photographing large groups and make the photos look good is always a hard task. Any group of Read MoreRead More

Ode to (21st Century) Cinematographers

Erick Lee cuts together some of his favorite cinematographers from the early 21st century. This is a compilation of SOME of my favorite shots from numerous cinematographers from around the world, roughly during the past decade. Due to not only wanting to keep a consistent look, but to also respect the cinematographers’ work by not re-cropping Read MoreRead More

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