Sony’s Venice and FX9 Updates/Upgrades: Firmware, HFR, 4K Recording
“Our industry is seeing rapid evolution as the need to develop content for cross-platform distribution has transformed both the creative process and post-production workflows.”
Stay Indoors Inspiration: Spend An Afternoon With Roger and James Deakins (and Then Subscribe to Their New Podcast)
Films, formats, philosophies: “I remember what John Huston said — ‘You shoot with your gut, not with your head! I really believe that.’”
Canon’s C300 Mark III: Super 35mm, Dual Gain Output Sensor, Seriously Customizable
With a dual gain output (DGO) sensor, Canon's new/next camera features a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount optional accessory
Let’s Definitely Talk About the Cinematography for “Ozark” (Online) (May 13) (Mark Your Calendar)
The online conversation will include “Ozark” cinematographers Ben Kutchins and Armando Salas, along with director and camera operator Ben Semanoff and production designer David...
How to Keep Your Camera Gear Clean (Like, Really Clean)
For those whose profession involves touching, adjusting and carrying camera equipment, it’s vitally important to face the realities that this virus can remain active...
Stay Indoors Information: Reviewing Relief Options for Media Professionals
Let’s discuss eligibility and benefits (and we’ve also compiled a number of other resources)
Work(flows) from Home: What You’ll Need for Remote Collaboration
There are many different ways in which people can and do collaborate remotely. Some methods work quite well. Others are still very much a...
“Full Frame” Sensors: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
What do people mean when they refer to “full-frame” when speaking about an image sensor for cinematography?
The Case for 8K Production and How to Manage That Monster Data
There are benefits to an 8K production that an increasing number of projects are taking advantage of.
Once Upon a Time in “Hollywood:” The Lights, Camera(s) and Action for the Netflix Series
“Ryan wanted the obvious glitz and glamour but also to pull back the gilded curtain of Hollywood and expose the darker side of sex...
How to Build the Perfect (or Imperfect) Color Palette for Your Project
"This is the foundation of the look, painting with light and your camera."
How VR Could (or Can) (or Will) Help Us Through This Quarantine
Learning to leverage virtual reality in our lives is a natural transition.
A Day in the Life: “The Assistant” and How to Skillfully Tell a Terrible Story
“Condensing the action of one day in the life of someone at the lowest rung of the power hierarchy into an hour-and-a-half cinematic experience...
Stay Indoors Inspiration: Let Movies Show You How to Social Distance
For the first and last time we can say, “Follow the outstanding example set by Charles Foster Kane”
Benh Zeitlin’s “Wendy” and How to Make Your Own Mythology
Director Benh Zeitlin: “Life should be a great adventure!”
How Documentarian Matthew Wolf Tackled an Archive of 70,000 VHS Tapes for “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project”
A visionary media critic and public access television host, Marion Stokes sought to create a comprehensive archive of American television that would one day...
Fever Dreams: How Pablo Larraín Invents a Whole New Filmic Structure With “Ema”
“The film isn’t a closed-off piece; it allows for a space, a crack through which the spectator can enter and exit.”
“Beastie Boys Story” and the Kind of Genius Concept of a “Live Documentary”
“More like an avant-garde comedy special or a particularly cool TED Talk than a traditional doc”
How “Run” Streamlined (Remote) Reviews and Approvals
Enables remote viewing of color and VFX sessions
How “Devs” Creator Alex Garland Fuses Tech, Tension and Apprehension Like Nobody Else
“It’s very clearly the case that technology and technological advances are happening at a rate that we are not able to keep up with.”
True Detective: How “Home Before Dark” Is Something That Hasn’t Really Been Made Before
“It just felt like an amazing challenge, to make this world about a young woman that needs to be taken seriously."
American Psycho: Cinematography on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
Achieving a dark beauty for this season's “American Crime Story”
Under the Northern Lights: Join Alister Chapman for an Arctic Adventure
"I come up here to Norway to shoot the Aurora every year and I've never seen any other camera show as many faint stars...
Research Project: How Seriously Should We Take 8K?
For some, it’s the next "big thing" and an unnecessary evolution. For others, it’s already here, inevitable and appropriate.
“Selah and the Spades:” How to Subvert a Genre and Make It Your Own
"It’s not about you having all the right ideas. As a director, it’s about how can we have the same goal and collaborate on...
Stay Indoors Information: Keeping the Stream Alive
“We are seeing a large uptake on low-cost OTT streaming applications as customers look to expand their reach.”
What’s the Deal With… Apple’s 16-Inch MacBook Pro?
This is the perfect laptop for creatives who want a Mac and need mobility coupled with horsepower.
“Tiger King:” Obviously, We’re Going to Talk About This Bonkers Production
“The challenge was to create a new type of series that looks at the pathology of animal people and the ethics of keeping exotic...
Remote Post Workflows… or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Edit Sessions from the Sofa
Post production has its own set of challenges when a team is works remotely.
Stay Indoors Inspiration: Adobe’s Premiere Pro Creative Challenge(s)
Check in with Jason Levine every day for a new challenge
The Deadline is May 1 for Digital Video and Video Edge’s Special Edition “Best of Show” Awards
"Our media technology marketplace is a vibrant place, and there's clearly plenty of innovation and hard work going on, judging by the nominations to...
“Boneyard Ballet:” Let’s See What the Canon C300 Mark III Can Do
Go behind the scenes with cinematographer Steve Holleran
How Alan Yang’s “Tigertail” is Both an Immigrant Story… and a Very American One
“My editor was like, ‘Man, you bit off a lot with this one. It's in a different language, it's period, it's a...
Practical Magic: AI’s Potential in Video Production
So what exactly can neural networks, machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing do for you?
Watch This Cinematography Master Class Series from Cooke Optics
Want to learn from some of your favorite cinematographers about some of your favorite projects?
“Charm City:” Three Years, Three Crews, Three Baltimore Communities, and A Lot of Questions
The film, director Marilyn Ness says, addresses "the most challenging questions facing police, citizens and the leaders tasked with protecting them."
Charlie Brooker: Branching Narratives and “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”
"There were points where in working stuff out, it got like trying to do a Rubik's Cube in your head."