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Building a photo and video editing DREAM MACHINE for 2019

Building a photo and video editing DREAM MACHINE for 2019

Choosing the right CPU for Premiere Pro is not an easy task and with modern GPUs DaVinci Resolve seems to be the herald of a new era. Here are some…

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…

What’s missing from the new full-frame Panasonic Lumix cameras?

What’s missing from the new full-frame Panasonic Lumix cameras?

Many videographers are excited about the new full-frame Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and DC-S1R cameras, without noticing a few key features that are unfortunately missing in them, but…

Danny Schmidt, an environmental cinematographer by chance

Danny Schmidt, an environmental cinematographer by chance

At ease with either verité, hand-held shooting or experimenting with composition and lens choice, Danny Schmidt has carved his place in the environmental film space. We asked him how…

Traveling While Black, a documentary in VR: trading pixels for emotions

Traveling While Black, a documentary in VR: trading pixels for emotions

Premiered at Sundance, Traveling While Black, directed by Roger Ross Williams, is a documentary  that does more than tell a story, it immerses the viewer in the narrative, thanks to…

Sundance Film Festival: storytelling using VR, AR, AI and mixed reality

Sundance Film Festival: storytelling using VR, AR, AI and mixed reality

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival is the place to go to see first-hand the dynamic crossroads of film, art and technology pushing, as Robert Redford said, ”the boundaries of…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing I had the opportunity to talk to cinematographer David Paul Jacobson who shot the Hulu documentary chronicling the incredible life…

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…

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

In late December I visited Canon Burbank, an 11,000 square foot, purpose-built facility where you can see Canon’s stills,  video, and cine cameras; take classes; test equipment…

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…