HDVP Blog

Gear — Rokinon XEEN 135mm Lens

Capable of full frame coverage that will resolve to 4K resolutions, a new XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens joins a family of high end cinema primes with similar features as much more expensive lenses at a significant savings in cost.

Gear — Panasonic AG-AC30 Camcorder

The new and very affordable Panasonic AG-AC30 camcorder is priced for entry-level affordability but fully featured for professional events and productions

Gear — Triolet Adapter For Profoto Accessories

A new Triolet adapter will secure the extensive range of professional light shaping tools from Profoto to the popular Chimera Triolet continuous bulb solution

Video — Don’t Hate, BB-8

Seth Worley shows off many of the sophisticated visual and editing effects that Red Giant offers for NLE systems through a short film, "Don’t Hate, BB-8"

Featured Project

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¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Cinematographer Terrence Hayes lights a fluorescent Mexico on RED DRAGAON and Kowa Anamorphic lenses for Happy Birthday

More Recent Projects

The High Life

Indie filmmaker Ben Wheatley and cinematographer Laurie Rose go upscale to adapt J.G. Ballard’s sci-fi classic High-Rise

Shooting Blind

Despite dumping most of his gear and breaking the monitor on his EPIC-M RED DRAGON, filmmaker Renan Ozturk and his climbing team completed Down To Nothing, a documentary following the perilous ascent of one of Southeast Asia's tallest Mountains

Moody Blues

Stefan Czapsky, ASC, reveals his fresh approach to capturing cinematic visuals on NBC’s latest hit, Shades of Blue


Gear Spotlight

Cinema Quality Handheld Design

Cinema Quality Handheld Design

The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K offers 15 stops of dynamic range on a Super 35 sensor, plus 60 fps of RAW 4K-quality footage. In a word, it’s impressive.

Latest Gear

Keeping The Balance

With camera stabilization becoming more affordable for filmmakers, we examine the options for cinematographers seeking support for both light and heavier-weighted cameras

June 2016

Rounding up the best new gear for filmmaking and production

Workflow

Making The Cut

In the not-so-distant past, editing for film and television was a well-established practice, but in our modern tech-savvy world, how exactly has the process changed?

Boris Continuum Complete

Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) is a comprehensive set of over 230 VFX plug-ins designed to complement postproduction tasks—from editing and effects, to graphics and finishing.

DaVinci Resolve 12

More than a color-correction tool, the latest update aspires to be a complete post package


Technique

NASA Goes Hollywood

To create authentic effects for Sir Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Territory Studio collaborated with the agency for thrilling results, underscoring this modern-day Robinson Crusoe adventure in space

Outside The Box Tools

Cinematographers discuss the sometimes unorthodox tools that help them on set

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