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The Properties of Camera Lenses – A FilmmakerIQ Lesson!!!

With a grounding in science and history (which you should watch if you haven’t), we now dive into the properties of camera lenses and explain the features of the modern camera lens for photography and cinematography from, Focal Length, Aperture, Primes vs. Zooms as well as some specialty features.  Read 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

Which Cameras Were Used on the Oscar-Nominated Films of 2015?

Keeping in mind that no camera makes a movie by itself, NoFilmSchool lists the cameras used for the films up for Oscars this year. This year’s Academy Awards is filled with exciting pieces of cinema, from the unique cinematography of Birdman and Ida to the peculiar aesthetic of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Though a camera Read MoreRead More

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