The ARRI Alexa has been a major player in digital cinema ever since its release and a large part of its success is because of its film-like image quality. As cinematographer Art Adams discovered, that quality may be due to the unique way Alexa handles color saturation and luminance.
It's been too long since we've explored what it means to be a camera assistant (AC) though the lens of the animated GIF. So here's 30 GIFs that illustrate life as an AC below-the-line and behind-the-scenes. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll question your career choice – well, you'll mostly laugh.
The short lens isn't just for shooting wide-angles, but for controlling how your video conveys the scale of a scene. Use the short lens to increase speed, change perspective and affect motion. From distorted close-ups to rapid moves, this lesson covers the advanced techniques for shooting expert footage with the short lens. | Difficulty: Advanced; Length: Short; Tags: Video, camera
The long lens can be used to enhance location shoots, create extreme changes of focus and strengthen your compositions. This lesson includes tips on lighting and controlling focus. These advanced techniques give you powerful ways to open scenes, direct attention and beautify a shot. | Difficulty: Advanced; Length: Short; Tags: Video