5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with

5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with

Optical illusions and irregular visual phenomena mean many things to us. Simple enough to be enjoyed by anyone, yet perplexing enough to keep researchers busy in the foreseeable future. Their…

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

I’ve worked with a lot of cameras, and I’ve always come back to ARRI cameras whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s just…

Review: PhotoDirector 10, a photo editor with tethered shooting and DAM library

Review: PhotoDirector 10, a photo editor with tethered shooting and DAM library

More than a decade since the first version was introduced, PhotoDirector 10 gains features as tethered shooting or complex layers in a package that can also solve your photo indexing…

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

This city flythrough was created entirely using After Effects, with the final composition involving over 18,000 layers.  I made this almost 7 years ago, at the start of 2012…

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

Now that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have nominated the documentary “RBG” for an Oscar for Best Documentary now might be a great time to…

ART OF THE CUT with Hank Corwin, ACE on editing VICE

ART OF THE CUT with Hank Corwin, ACE on editing VICE

Hank Corwin, ACE, was nominated for an ACE Eddie for The Horse Whisperer; and for an Oscar and won an ACE Eddie for The Big Short. Editing work also includes…

Congratulations to the Oscar nominated editors

Congratulations to the Oscar nominated editors

Art of the Cut congratulates all of the Oscar nominated editors for Best Film Editing How hard did they work for these nominations? Read the interviews! Some have been published…

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

There was a time in the distant past when I thought of lenses as transparent glass. Film and digital sensors have dynamic range, but lenses are merely optics. Right? Wrong…

Classic Course: Box Blur

Classic Course: Box Blur

Want to decide how smooth or coarse your blur is? This is the effect to use. The next few movies we’re going to share from our retired Insight Into…

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Cinema Vistas are Tokina’s line of no-compromise, full-frame cine lenses. Five T1.5 primes from 18mm to 85mm are currently available with a 105mm on the way…

Michael Semanick – Storytelling with Sound

Michael Semanick – Storytelling with Sound

Michael Semanick is an award-winning rerecording mixer of some of the most creative and celebrated films to come out of Hollywood in recent decades. He’s collaborated with the…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in Title Studio 2019

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in Title Studio 2019

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the newest updates to Boris Continuum Complete 2019’s Title Studio. This first, in a multi-part tutorial series, will focus…

ART OF THE CUT on “Black Panther” with editor Michael Shawver

ART OF THE CUT on “Black Panther” with editor Michael Shawver

Editor Michael Shawver has edited all of director Ryan Coogler’s films, starting with Fruitvale Station and Creed. He’s edited numerous other projects and also worked as…

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

The long-time post-production Twitter account #PostChat asked this interesting question: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are:1__________2_________3_________#postchat — #PostChat (@postchat) January 16, 2019…

Television Firsts Surround the Crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

Television Firsts Surround the Crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June of 1953 was a flawless production. Rehearsed, reverent, professional, everyone agreeing to what had to be done to make it the classic…

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