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5 Things Cinematographers Don’t Talk About

Sean Porter discusses a few things that go unspoken among cinematographers (and maybe why they shouldn’t be). 1. When to Say No Possibly one of the hardest parts of this career is dealing with any level of success. I’m very grateful for the filmmakers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They are all incredibly hard Read MoreRead More

Don’t worry so much about resolution. It’s getting the picture right that matters!

It’s not about the number of pixels but how you use them. The current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos Do you remember those grainy video pictures of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon? I do, which is an admission Read MoreRead More

Thoughts on Lighting & Shooting Interviews from a 40 Year Industry Veteran

The talking head interview is a staple of documentary and news production – Billy Campbell shares some insight and tips on how to craft better interview footage. Our good friend Billy Campbell, a working documentary filmmaker and creator of the Scorpion Light, is working on a series of lighting tutorials based on feedback from readers of this site. Read MoreRead More

A Beginner’s Guide to Light Painting

Bruce Wunderlich breaks down the elements to consider to get started painting with light in long exposure photography Light painting is an imaging technique that uses a moving light source to add light to an under-illuminated subject while taking a long-exposure photograph. A scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light! You, the Read MoreRead More

Sanitary Napkins Can Dry and Dehumidify Your Lenses in Wet Environments

Are you working in a wet environment – a simple trip to the pharmacy can get you a pretty decent lens dehumidifier. I often shoot time-lapse photos in harsh outdoor environments, and over the years I have discovered a number of odd items that are useful for my work. One of them is sanitary napkins (AKA sanitary Read MoreRead More

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