cinematography

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Gets 3200 ISO With Firmware 6.0 Update

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro Gets 3200 ISO With Firmware 6.0 Update

After a little time in Beta with Blackmagic RAW, Blackmagic Design surprised URSA Mini Pro shooters. Today Blackmagic Design released Camera 6.0 update which improves the ISO range of…

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review

Is the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K their best camera to date? I hope we will find this out together so let’s break it down. What criteria…

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with ARRI’s senior color designer, and I asked him the question I like to ask all camera manufacturers: “Why?&#8221…

Recommended Media For The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Recommended Media For The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Since Blackmagic Design’s brand new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is ending up into some people’s hands it’s time to talk about what media works…

Blackmagic Design Joined The New Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Blackmagic Design Joined The New Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Blackmagic Design has joined the new Netflix Post Technology Alliance and that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, was chosen…

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

 Old glass and large sensors need a lot of testing. The results may surprise you. In this article I took a look at how older S35 lenses performed on a…

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

Many years ago I wrote about the simplest interview lighting setup ever. Here’s my modern take on that same setup. The TL;DR version is: I still use…

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

I like to see new cameras, but more importantly, I like getting my grubby hands on them to see if I like them or not. Thanks to Nashville-based Contrast…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

Business for Creatives – The Long-term Mindset

Business for Creatives – The Long-term Mindset

While visiting Sydney earlier this year, I had a good long chat with Den Lennie about the challenges of building and sustaining your Production Company, as well as how to…