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Lighting Tip: Shoot the Fill Side (Just One Thing)

In this quick “Just One Thing” we cover Shooting the Fill Side or the technical term SHORT LIGHTING and how its a very useful starting point when thinking about how to light a subject.

Why are Anamorphic Bokeh Oval

It may not be the reason you think it is! Wrapping your head around anamorphic lenses can be tough – here I lay down the REAL reason why anamorphic lenses have that characteristic oval bokeh. Consider supporting this channel on Patreon: https://patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ If you want to play with the ray tracer here’s the address: https://ricktu288.github.io/ray-optics/ […]

The Fundamentals of Tilt Shift Lenses

Support this channel at http://patreon.com/Filmmakeriq In the last Just One Thing – I mentioned that perspective issues were traditionally fixed using tilt shift lenses. Well many of you wanted to see a video on that very topic. So here it is – the basics of what you need to know about tilt-shift lenses! If you […]

Why Distance Doesn’t Affect Exposure

You may know about the Inverse Square Law when it comes to light… but does the Inverse Square Law affect the way we expose an image? Maybe you never thought of it, but a random Roger Ebert quote in Citizen Kane got this myth stuck in my head – and now I’m going to explain […]

A 24fps Filmmaker Reacts to Gemini Man in 120fps

I forced myself to watch Gemini Man in High Frame rate 120fps and then again in 24fps

6 Reasons Why We Should Ditch the Exposure Triangle

In this relatively brief 4,000 word video essay John lobs a metaphorical bomb into the cottage industry of “Exposure Triangle” Videos. It really is time to move on, or at least put some perspective on the Exposure Triangle as an outdated tool in Filmmaking pedagogy.

The Joys and Sorrows of Interlacing

Check out this episode’s sponsor: New Vision International Film Festival: A lot of shade has been thrown on Interlacing and rightfully so – but Interlacing was actually a useful compromise when Cathode Ray Tube Televisions dominated the scene. We try to shed some light on what Interlacing really was and how that lead to our […]

Making of: Outta Sync

Make sure you check out our first official Filmmaker IQ Short! https://youtu.be/zKfhU9ffUAs PC Master Race will accept nothing less than glorious 60 fps, but John proclaims that 24 will be the frame rate of cinema. Now they have come for their revenge and it is up to the sound man to save the day. In […]

Dual ISO & Dynamic Range (featuring the BMPCC 4K)

Consider becoming a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ What does dual ISO mean in relation to Dynamic Range? We take the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and demonstrate the unique strategies that emerge when shooting Dual ISO. Diving into Dynamic Range https://youtu.be/2sshGdMgJxQ The Science of Exposure and Metering https://youtu.be/-BHbY9p4BgI The Science of Camera Sensors https://youtu.be/MytCfECfqWc #DynamicRange, […]

Diving into Dynamic Range

Support this channel by becoming a patron on Patreon! http://patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ We’re taking an introductory look at the somewhat confusing world of Dynamic Range from the Psychophysics of Human Vision to Gamma Correction on old CRT and modern devices, How LOG works, the impact of ISO and Dynamic Range and shooting RAW using Exposing To the […]

A Defense of 24 FPS and Why It’s Here to Stay for Cinema

In this #IQBiTS video, John responds to 7 myths that are commonly brought up by folks on our Frame Rate Video who hate 24 FPS. He further give 2 concert objective arguments on why 24 FPS is here to stay. If you dig the music, check out our music library at Artlist.io using our affiliate […]

How To Use *relatively* Inexpensive DJ LED Lights to Light a Set

Please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page: http://patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ In this #IQBiTS video we explain how we replaced the incandescent lighting on our stage with relatively inexpensive DJ LED lights and some of the things to consider when you set up this system. Here is our Amazon affiliate link to the products we used […]