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

The Cinematography of Prisoners

The Cinematography of Prisoners

Prisoners was a tense, dramatic movie. I remember being almost exhausted after watching the film for the first time. But as I mulled it over in the following days, I…

Areca 8050 Thunderbolt RAID Review

Areca 8050 Thunderbolt RAID Review

About six months ago, I had a 20 Terabyte problem. I had a shelf of external hard drives of all shapes, sizes, and interfaces, and weak, infrequent backup system. It…

Ten Commandments of Making

Ten Commandments of Making

At the 2014 Maker Faire, mythbuster and creative Adam Savage spent some time talking about what it takes to be a Maker. He kicked off his talk by defining what…

Stocking Stuffers for Shooters and Cinematographers

Stocking Stuffers for Shooters and Cinematographers

With Christmas fast approaching, here are ten stocking stuffer gift ideas for the filmmaker. These are all tools I own, love, or use on a daily basis.  1.&nbsp…

Daily Inspiration – NOMOS Glashuette

Daily Inspiration – NOMOS Glashuette

Sometimes you have to whisper to get someone's attention. I was struck by the clean simplicity of this short film about the process of making a NOMOS…

Working in the field with the Editshare Field 2

Working in the field with the Editshare Field 2

Last fall I produced a large video project for a large youth summer camp based in the Ozarks. This organization offers an intense multi-week program for kids of all…

KinoGrip Wooden Camera Grips

KinoGrip Wooden Camera Grips

Wood handgrips have come back in to vogue lately. There's something lovely about a warm wooden grip when operating a handheld camera. It feels amazing, and it looks…

PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: Inside the Mind and Gear Bag of DP Matthew Jeppsen

DP Matthew Jeppsen talks through the kind of problems and solutions he runs into as a DP on a daily basis whil traveling domestically and internationally. Matt covers a wide…

How to Calculate Light Output Through Diffusion

How to Calculate Light Output Through Diffusion

Recently I was looking for a formula that would allow me to calculate how much light output I would get from a given size HMI once I punched it through…

Alexa, Epic, and F65 get the Single Candle test

CML just posted a few low-light comparison images from the Sony F65, RED Epic, and ARRI Alexa cameras. There is also one from from the F55, shooting the only…

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