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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…

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…

Creative Edit of a Film Scene

Creative Edit of a Film Scene

All too often we look at the nuts and bolts of how to use NLEs. In this webinar Barry will show you a rough edit of a scene that was…

Sony Unlocks Full-Frame Capture On The VENICE

Sony Unlocks Full-Frame Capture On The VENICE

After the initial announcement of Sony’s new cinema camera, the VENICE, cinematographers, and directors called for Sony to release the VENICE with its Full-Frame 24x36mm image capture…

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker…

Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner Brings Film From “Water Ski Capital of The World” Back To Life

Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner Brings Film From “Water Ski Capital of The World” Back To Life

Rolls and rolls of film will be going through a Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Paul Gerrish, of Cypress Gardens Treasure. Gerrish is expected to scan…

Reality: it’s completely overrated

Reality: it’s completely overrated

There’s no such thing as a reality show, only unreality shows. The more unreal, in some cases, the better. Back in the early 2000s all of my corporate…

Art Of The Shot: “Menashe” Cinematographer Yoni Brook

Art Of The Shot: “Menashe” Cinematographer Yoni Brook

In this version of Art of the Shot, I had the opportunity to talk to “Menashe” cinematographer Yoni Brook. Brook is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch…

Vintage Lens Tests on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro by Jody Eldred and Todd Fisher

Vintage Lens Tests on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro by Jody Eldred and Todd Fisher

A museum of cinema artifacts is the birthplace of this lens test. Todd Fisher, son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher, and Jody Eldred, who is a talented…

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Connor Hair

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Connor Hair

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a Filmmaker…