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ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

One of Theo Van de Sande most recent films was the second edition of the Bill Bob Thorton film “Bad Santa 2.” The forever crass sequel found it…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder Review

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder Review

Red, Blue, or Green. Sometimes just monitoring in a primary color helps a cameraperson nail the shot.  In the past year, Blackmagic has pushed consistently to developing their products for…

Blackmagic Announces URSA Mini Pro and Accessories

Blackmagic Announces URSA Mini Pro and Accessories

In a youtube live streamed press conference Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty displayed a few new items. Yet, this was not just a show-and-tell style press conference. This time…

Using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve For Editing, Grading, and Finishing

Using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve For Editing, Grading, and Finishing

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12.5 was the program of choice for editing, coloring, and finishing the original short form comedy series “Please Tell Me I’m…

Flicker: Why On-Set Monitors Fail Us

Flicker: Why On-Set Monitors Fail Us

While working as a young second camera assistant on a film TV series in the 1990s, I noticed the DP set the camera shutter to 144 degrees (1/60th of…

Sony Professional Launches Tech Tip Video Series

Sony Professional Launches Tech Tip Video Series

For five consecutive weeks, Sony Professional will roll out new tech videos offering quick tech tips related to Sony’s LMD monitors and camera line. These videos will feature…

AN INSIDERS PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING

AN INSIDERS PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

There are four things the Panasonic AG-UX180 wants to be. This camera wants to be a broadcast camera, an upgradable option to 4K for those newsrooms who are currently…

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Book Review

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Book Review

I cannot tell a lie. It took me awhile to read the DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing book. Captivating prose and visceral vernacular do not grace the pages because the…