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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 It really is time to move on, or at least put some perspective on the Exposure Triangle as an outdated tool in Filmmaking pedagogy.

3 Basic DIY Lighting Techniques for shooting better Film Noir

John Hess delivers 3 basic techniques for shooting better film noir. For more information about the history of film noir check out oru Origins of

The Properties of Camera Lenses

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ With a grounding in science and history, 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. Take the full Filmmaker IQ course […]

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 […]

DIY Mechanical Crank Camera Slider

John Hess describes how to mechanize the indiSlider. For full write up and specs check out http://bit.ly/aII7WA

The History and Science of Lenses

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ No camera could be complete without a lens – the glass technology that brings the world into focus. Dive into the history of the lens from it’s early beginning as a fire starting tool to the plethora of modern designs. Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Science of Camera Sensors

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the Science of Camera Sensors with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/science-camera-sensors/ A lot goes on under the hood when you press “REC” – check out the fascinating science behind film and electronic camera sensors. If you have any further questions […]

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, […]

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 […]

5 Elements of Great Chromakey

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Explore the 5 crucial elements of capturing a great chromakey for your production from space, screen, lighting, camera and post and try your hand at chromakey with a Reporter on the Street Short film.