Arri Alexa

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…

Tentacle Sync E: a small and simple pocket sized timecode generator

Tentacle Sync E: a small and simple pocket sized timecode generator

With a newly designed body that looks better than the previous model, the new Tentacle Sync E enables professional and semiprofessional users to easily synchronize audio and video. Synchronization of…

Magic ViewFinder: a free director’s viewfinder app for Android and iOS

Magic ViewFinder: a free director’s viewfinder app for Android and iOS

Cinematographers, directors or photographers who use a camera and want to check and or simulate framing without holding the camera, should check the FREE collection of Magic ViewFinder apps. Whether…

Split SDI ports, or: how to hack an Arri Mini

Split SDI ports, or: how to hack an Arri Mini

“My assistant says it’s impossible,” said the Steadicam operator over coffee at Arri headquarters in Burbank. “The DIT wants a LogC output, but I need…

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

If you’ve got some time to spare on January 19th, and you’re near Burbank, stop by and see me at the Arri Burbank Training Space. My…

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Ten years ago if you were “indie”, you kludged together some fast still prime lenses for your cinema camera package. You’d stick them on your DSLR with the…

Game of Thrones: the beginning of the end

Game of Thrones: the beginning of the end

Season 8 will put an end to the saga Game of Thrones. One year from now the last six episodes, so is said, will free many professionals from what has…

Mount Everest in Cinematic VR

Mount Everest in Cinematic VR

Last May filmmaker and post-production artist Przemek Siemion and the VR Explorers’ team joined renowned Irish adventurers and guides Noel and Lynn Hanna on an epic quest to…

Anamorphics and Blackmagic’s URSA Mini: NAB 2016

Anamorphics and Blackmagic’s URSA Mini: NAB 2016

Found in the new UI is the option to turn the 16:9 4.6K Super 35mm sized sensor into a 3K 4:3 anamorphic sensor. This allows the use…

4.6K URSA Mini Compared To Arri Alexa

4.6K URSA Mini Compared To Arri Alexa

With the Blackmagic 4.6K URSA Mini now shipping we are getting a great preview of what to expect out of the camera. In step John Brawley, an Australian Director…

Shooting The Holiday Blockbuster: Hoyte van Hoytema and “Spectre”

Shooting The Holiday Blockbuster: Hoyte van Hoytema and “Spectre”

Since ‘tis the season of the Holiday blockbuster, I thought I’d examine the craftsmen behind some of the more anticipated films being released this time of the year. And…