Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

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…

Cooke Anamorphic/i SF 65mm MACRO: a star in A Star is Born

Cooke Anamorphic/i SF 65mm MACRO: a star in A Star is Born

Matthew Libatique, ASC used a series of Cooke lenses to capture A Star is Born, but the 65 Macro, which he says is “a game changer” was used to create…

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…

Navatics MITO: 4K UHD drone for aquatic videography arrives in March

Navatics MITO: 4K UHD drone for aquatic videography arrives in March

The Navatics MITO underwater drone will start shipping in March 2019, and is now available at an early price of $1,499. It promises aquatic videography for all, in a…

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…