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Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

I’ve always been a little different. That’s the only explanation I have for cutting gels out of Rosco and Lee swatch books and putting them behind…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…

Art of the Cut’s Voices from Sundance Ep. 4

Art of the Cut’s Voices from Sundance Ep. 4

Art of the Cut presents our “Voices from Sundance” series of podcasts about editing. Our fourth episode is about documentary feature film editing. I spoke with Robin Blotnick who edited…

ART OF THE CUT with the Oscar nominated editor of “Green Book”

ART OF THE CUT with the Oscar nominated editor of “Green Book”

Patrick J. Don Vito was just nominated for an Oscar for Best Editing for Green Book.  Previous feature film work includes My Life in Ruins, Movie 43, Walk of Shame…

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness…

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…

A (Short) Broadcast History of the Tournament of Roses Parade

A (Short) Broadcast History of the Tournament of Roses Parade

January 1, 2019, marks the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade in the California city of Pasadena. Meanwhile, the Eastern and Midwest portions of North America shiver from cold and snow…

PVCReview – BCC 2019 from Boris FX

PVCReview – BCC 2019 from Boris FX

Boris FX has some pretty lofty expectations to reach with this years release of Boris Continuum Complete, now called BCC 2019 (to match the new naming convention of Sapphire 2019…

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

With the release of Mocha Pro 5 a few weeks ago, the team at Boris FX is still working at a feverish pitch behind the scenes to get the newest…

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-nominated editor, Joe Walker, ACE on “Widows”

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-nominated editor, Joe Walker, ACE on “Widows”

Oscar nominated editor Joe Walker, ACE, recently cut the movie Widows for director Steve McQueen. It’s their fourth feature project together starting with Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), 12…