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Focus ramping: when T-stops go bad

Focus ramping: when T-stops go bad

Years ago, while assisting on a sitcom, I helped the director of photography shoot exposure tests on all of our zooms. The closeups were darker than expected, and she wanted…

The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

“What’s with the pattern in the headlights?” I asked the first camera assistant, as I looked through “B” camera on a feature film set…

Quick Look: Signature Primes

Quick Look: Signature Primes

ARRI is now shipping Signature Primes, lenses “designed to render organic, emotionally engaging images, gently softening and texturizing the large format with natural skin tones and creamy bokeh.” Signatures Primes…

ARRI M18 lamphead: limited edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary

ARRI M18 lamphead: limited edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary

ARRI’s extremely compact, powerful M18 daylight lamphead has been used on film sets worldwide for the past ten years. A limited special anniversary edition available in August celebrates…

Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

The Arri booth seemed to always be full during Cine Gear 2019. Could it have been because many wanted to look through  ARRI’S ALEXA Mini LF viewfinder to see…

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

Come see me on June 6th at Sim Video in Vancouver, B.C., where I’ll co-present a session on ARRI Signature Primes with product manager Thorsten Meywald…

SmallHD offers ARRI Camera Control License with Cine 7 monitors

SmallHD offers ARRI Camera Control License with Cine 7 monitors

Showcased at NAB 2019, the  Cine 7 monitor is designed to work with support for ARRI, RED and Sony cameras. Now SmallHD has a limited offer for users of ARRI…

NAB 2019: Things ‘n’ Stuff

NAB 2019: Things ‘n’ Stuff

In recent NABs, the back end of Central Hall was filled with LED luminaires from a vast number of companies, all showing various interpretations of “daylight” or &#8220…

NAB 2019: ARRI ALEXA MINI LF: A FIRST LOOK

NAB 2019: ARRI ALEXA MINI LF: A FIRST LOOK

We at PVC got a chance to check out ARRI’S ALEXA Mini LF while we marched around NAB 2019 with all of our camera gear. The ARRI ALEXA…

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Large format is no longer out of reach of the average filmmaker, but the look is difficult to quantify. Naturally, that means I’ll give it a try. I…

Arri Announces The Alexa Mini LF – Large Format In A Small Body

Arri Announces The Alexa Mini LF – Large Format In A Small Body

A rumor no more. Arri just announced the ALEXA MINI LF. Since Arri’s introduction of the ALEXA LF, the big brother to the Mini LF, rumors swirled when…

Vmicro and Amicro ultra-compact  battery packs from bebob at NAB 2019

Vmicro and Amicro ultra-compact battery packs from bebob at NAB 2019

Producers of batteries since 1995, bebob takes to NAB 2019 its Vmicro (V-mount) and Amicro (gold-mount compatible) 14.4V battery packs, with the lowest weight and footprint in…

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…

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…

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…