A Short Lesson In Preparation
MacGyver to the rescue
It’s first-year film school, and I’m waiting in line at the equipment cage so I can sign out one of two ARRI BL16 film cameras.
Like A Rolling Stone
Is rolling shutter a deal-breaker?
Rolling shutter does seem to be a popular topic, as yours isn’t the only e-mail I’ve received on the subject.
Keep It In Neutral
Are variable ND filters the best solution for movies?
“With great power comes great responsibility,” said Ben Parker to his nephew Peter Parker, aka SpiderMan.
What Happens On XDCam
Be careful what you say on camera
I was working as an Avid editor for entertainment news in Los Angeles.
With the box office success of 3D and the rollout of 3D TV to follow, what are your options in post?
At a recent Golden Globe® party, Star Wars creator George Lucas referred to the stereoscopic 3D world of Avatar in an interview with television show Access Hollywood. “It’s so successful, and worked very well in 3D,” said Lucas.
To Light Or Not To Light
That is the question
As have cameras, lighting gear and techniques have changed through-out the history of moviemaking.
In Full Effect
VFX wizards create eye-popping 3-D effects for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D and Missy Elliott’s Ching-A-Ling video
As stereoscopic 3-D films grow in popularity, visual-effects supervisors and digital artists face the challenges of creating digital imagery in three dimensions.
Small Camera, Big Picture
With the season finale of FOX TV’s House shot entirely with Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs, will more professional productions follow suit?
What more is there to say about the season finale of FOX TV’s House M.D., which is the episode shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II HD DSLR? A lot, actually.
My Wife’s First Infomercial
Triple generator failure and seeping sewage on the set
About a year ago, the cosmetics company my wife was working for wanted to produce an infomercial.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and his Elite Team lead the HD-DSLR revolution into battle
The call time was 6:30 a.m. Come again? Although quite the norm for film crews, this was strictly foreign territory for a journalist, especially for a camera workshop.
What are native ISOs, and do they really exist?
“Let’s just fix it in post” is a statement often heard on sets these days.
Just The Facts
Is the Internet the best place to get your information?
This month’s column is a continuation of my last Video Assist column.
Everything Is Illuminated
Three cinematographers working in high def reveal lighting techniques for multi-camera sitcoms, documentaries and feature films
While television, documentaries and feature cinematographers might use a lot of the same lights, how they approach lighting each project takes a lot of creativity and planning.
The Right Tool For The Job
Canon EOS 7Ds capture the opening credits of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Since Nunes had experience working with the Canon EOS 7D on a few MTV promos, he was confident that the small, compact HD DSLR would be the right tool for the job.