Education & Inspiration

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

As one year finishes and another begins, it’s traditional to look back and reflect on the last 12 months. However this time I’m going to stretch…

The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

What’s the big deal about large format cinematography? Shallow focus on wide shots. It’s a big deal. One of my local rental houses, Videofax, recently took…

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…

Some thoughts on color, brightness, and contrast

Some thoughts on color, brightness, and contrast

I’m not happy with just knowing that colors work together in artistic ways. I want to know why. Here are some thoughts. I’m a strict amateur…

LED, the convenient yet dangerous light source

LED, the convenient yet dangerous light source

I love LEDs. Well, mostly. I have my tricks for dealing with them, and I’m going to pass some of them on to you. Read on… This…

DaVinci Resolve 14 Used On Latest Corona Commercial

DaVinci Resolve 14 Used On Latest Corona Commercial

For the first time filmmaker and Director, Leonardo Dalessandri jumped into the deep end and moved his entire post-production workflow into DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio for the new Corona…

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 2

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 2

Does large format really create a greater sense of depth and dimensionality in a flat image? Read on to find out… If you haven’t yet read part…

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 1

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 1

The mid-20th century epic movie experience is returning to a screen near you— at your local cineplex, in your home, and possibly even on your phone. A few years…

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

He has shot more than 200 films and is a frequent collaborator with Ken Burns. Buddy Squires, ASC is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Director of Photography. If you…

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in…