Matthew Jeppsen - DP Notes

Matt Jeppsen is a working DP with over a decade of experience in commercials, music videos, and documentary films. You can view Matt’s cinematography reel and contact info at www.mattjeppsen.com and editorial ethics statement at provideocoalition.com/ethics-statement

Top 20 Awards That Accurately Depict Filmmaking

Top 20 Awards That Accurately Depict Filmmaking

Today marks the 87th Academy Awards, where filmmakers are honored by peers for their finished work. Which got my colleague Kendal Miller thinking…last night he tweeted “What…

Flex Light Review and Photometrics

Flex Light Review and Photometrics

Recently I had the pleasure of working on a project with Jem Schofield. Jem has a gear obsession that borders on a medical condition, and I was delighted to see…

Hands-on with the Panasonic Varicam S35

Hands-on with the Panasonic Varicam S35

A few years ago, Panasonic showed early prototypes of what would become the 4K Varicam, their S35 digital cinema camera. That model is starting to trickle out into the wild…

Gratical HD EVF Review

Gratical HD EVF Review

The following is my detailed review of a pre-production Zacuto Gratical HD EVF unit. The production version of Gratical HD began shipping this month to pre-order customers. TL…

How to Setup a C-Stand

How to Setup a C-Stand

One of the most basic but important things you must know on set is how to configure and use a c-stand. This c stand tutorial from cinematographer Shane…

Simple DIY bounce boards

Simple DIY bounce boards

It seems like every grip truck has a few beadboard / foam bounce boards in the package, they are lightweight and very useful in a variety of lighting scenarios. I recently…

Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ get expanded 4K ProRes recording options

Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ get expanded 4K ProRes recording options

  The Convergent Design Odyssey series of monitors and recorders has been a work in development since they first shipped in the fall of 2013. Since then, they have been…

Cinematography of Inglourious Basterds

Cinematography of Inglourious Basterds

A week or so ago I posted a cinematography breakdown of Roger Deakins work in Prisoners. This week I'm sharing another one of Matt Scott's breakdowns…

Zacuto Gratical HD pre-orders get a $700 price drop

Zacuto Gratical HD pre-orders get a $700 price drop

Zacuto and their resellers have dropped the price on pre-orders for the Gratical HD EVF. Pre-orders for this new electronic viewfinder were previously listed at $3600, and as…

Filming smooth driving footage on a tight budget

Filming smooth driving footage on a tight budget

Last August I had the opportunity to DP a documentary feature film directed by my good friend Kendal Miller. The story followed two friends as they traveled across the US…

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