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Impossible Shots: The Invention of the Steadicam

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In the 1970's, cinematographer Garrett Brown was tired of the bulky dolly equipment needed to get a smooth, moving shot. Out of this frustration, came an invention that would revolutionize the cinema industry - the Steadicam.
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1st Demo shot on the Steadicam ever!

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5 Techniques That Create Depth & Make Your Cinematography More Dynamic

5 Techniques That Create Depth & Make Your Cinematography More Dynamic | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
How do you create depth when you're working with a two-dimensional medium?
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Quicktips: Understanding The 180 Degree Rule! - YouTube

Today, we break down the 180 degree rule! Like, Favorite and SHARE today's episode! http://youtu.be/I-rGQVFyjTs Subscribe for more Film Riot! http://www.yout...
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very important to learn this properly

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The ASC - American Cinematographer: Gone Girl

The ASC - American Cinematographer: Gone Girl | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, and David Fincher embrace a 6K workflow for Gone Girl.
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Fincher stresses, though, that extra resolution is only as good as the creative choices it serves. “People can forget that the art of photography is first and foremost about manipulating emotions,” the director states. “All the ones and zeroes and pristine glass and titanium fittings do not matter [unless] they help impact the viewer’s feelings. For us, collecting 6K was simply a way to get to the most pristine 4K, because then we could do all the stuff we wanted to do in post to emphasize the performances we liked. If I really like this take or that performance, but for whatever reason there was a minor imperfection, we can better fix that with the larger frame.”

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Ledgendary DP Darius Khondji Has Some Great Advice for Cinematographers on a Budget

Ledgendary DP Darius Khondji Has Some Great Advice for Cinematographers on a Budget | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
After one glance at Darius Khondji's IMDb page it's easy to see that the famed French cinematographer is a living legend. From his work with David Fincher (Se7en, Panic Room), to Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Amour), to Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris, To Rome With Love), and my personal favorite, Jean Pierre Jeunet/Marc Caro (Delicatessen, City of Lost Children), it's safe to say the Khondji has had a storied career as a cinematographer. IndieWire recently talked with Khodji about his advice for
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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on Camera Tests and the Joy of Older Lenses | Filmmaker Magazine

Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on Camera Tests and the Joy of Older Lenses | Filmmaker Magazine | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
I first saw cinematographer Shane Hurlbut speaking at a trade show held in New York City in 2010 hosted by Canon. Hurlbut had just finished shooting Act of
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Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire The Best and Worst Advice They Received

Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire The Best and Worst Advice They Received | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
There's plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographe
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"A camera operator once told me that you're not hired because you know the gear or the technical process better than someone else, you're hired because you communicate with the actors and director better than someone else. I find this to be very true. Communication is probably 90% of what I do."

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Take Your Handheld Camerawork to the Next Level: 10 Tips from DP Chris Weaver

Take Your Handheld Camerawork to the Next Level: 10 Tips from DP Chris Weaver | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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very important tips to avoid back pain after long hours of shooting hh

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[NEW] Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with Colin Witherill in 4K - YouTube

Beautiful natural landscapes captured with the new DMC-FZ1000 in stunning 4K definition by Colin Witherill. High quality photos are also available at the spe...
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Panasonic has just unveiled the Lumix FZ1000, a camera it describes as "the world’s first digital compact camera" to offer 4K video recording, for $899

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Famed DP Rodrigo Prieto Reveals Why 'Color is King' in this Promo for the Canon C500 « No Film School

Famed DP Rodrigo Prieto Reveals Why 'Color is King' in this Promo for the Canon C500 « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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World-class cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto ('The Wolf of Wall Street', 'Argo') explains why the Canon C500 was the right choice for his short film 'Human Voice' -- here's a hint: it has a lot to do with color

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Through The Lens - Craft Truck

Through The Lens - Craft Truck | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Season 2 of Through The Lens
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Season 2 gives us a whole new crop of amazing film makers whose stories have not yet been heard. From Steven Poster’s wild tales from the set of Pee Wee’s Big Top Adventure to Daniel Pearl’s experience on the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre AND it’s reboot, and Brandon Trost’s work with Seth Rogen and Adam Goldberg on This is the End
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The ASC: 3 Scenes from IDA « The Film Book

The ASC: 3 Scenes from IDA « The Film Book | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Lukasz Zal, PSC talks to the ASC about lighting setups for the film IDA

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This is Awesome: The Most Advanced Camera Ever Built

This is Awesome: The Most Advanced Camera Ever Built | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Finally, a camera that's got four built in lenses, onboard light and floppy disk drive. Where can we get one!? Check out this awesome product parody video.
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so amazing and only 25 pounds, lol

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Blackmagic Design: URSA

Blackmagic Design: URSA | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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The future is here! 4K super 35mm modular camera

The 3 zone monitors for DP, AC and sound recorder is an amazing feature, all for $6K (EF mount), hope they can fulfill their orders though with no delay :) 

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VILMOS ZSIGMOND Masterclass @ TIFF


Vilmos Zsigmond, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer, joined the Higher Learning audience for an in-depth master class and a look back at his 50-year career at the forefront of the industry.

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A Primer on Focal Length: Why Lenses Are One of the Most Powerful Tools at Our Disposal

A Primer on Focal Length: Why Lenses Are One of the Most Powerful Tools at Our Disposal | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Of the many complex aesthetic decisions that cinematographers make, lens choice is one of the simplest, most powerful, and most misunderstood.
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Cinematography 101: the power of lens choice.

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Why Emmanuel Lubezki is One of the Best DPs of All Time

Why Emmanuel Lubezki is One of the Best DPs of All Time | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Few cinematographers are as universally lauded and professionally respected as Emmanuel Lubezki. After watching this video tribute from Vimeo user Borealisk, you'll see why. https://vimeo.com/99452979
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and to top it off, watch his amazing work in Birdman

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How To Light a Film Beautifully Without a Big Budget

How To Light a Film Beautifully Without a Big Budget | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Beautiful lighting is not simply achieved by having the right lights, but rather by understanding how to shape and craft light. Follow these tips to get great results with simple lighting setups.
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4 good tips, especially china ball

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Christopher Nolan Shares DIY Shooting Tricks of His No-Budget First Film, 'Following'

Christopher Nolan Shares DIY Shooting Tricks of His No-Budget First Film, 'Following' | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Wealth of tips for cinematographers shooting low/no budget films in this interview.

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Impossible Shots: The Invention of the Steadicam

Impossible Shots: The Invention of the Steadicam | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
In the 1970's, cinematographer Garrett Brown was tired of the bulky dolly equipment needed to get a smooth, moving shot. Out of this frustration, came an invention that would revolutionize the cinema industry - the Steadicam.
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1st Demo shot on the Steadicam ever!

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Why Mastering Deep Depth Of Field Is Crucial For Becoming A Better DP

Why Mastering Deep Depth Of Field Is Crucial For Becoming A Better DP | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
While DSLR technology has opened up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to capturing cinematic like images, it's also caused an overuse of extremely shallow DOF.
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Swimming against the shallow DOF stream

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Video: Learn How to Make 'Beautiful' Movies from the Master, Akira Kurosawa « No Film School

Video: Learn How to Make 'Beautiful' Movies from the Master, Akira Kurosawa « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Akira Kurosawa  in my opinion is a DP's  Director, highly recommended interview for Cinematographers
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What Lighting Tools Do the Pros Use? Some of the Most Talented DPs Share Their Favorites « No Film School

What Lighting Tools Do the Pros Use? Some of the Most Talented DPs Share Their Favorites « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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For many of us, our favorite lights to use are the ones we can get our hands on, which often means cheap shop lights or the least expensive lighting kit you can afford on eBay or Amazon. However, just because you’re not able to use the tools mentioned below because of price, availability, or storage limitations doesn’t mean that the filmmakers and/or studios you work with in the future won’t be using them on their projects. Also, it’s just exciting to learn what some of the industries great cinematographers are using to capture the looks in their films!

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Top 10 Cinematography Tips from Renowned DP Roger Deakins « No Film School

Top 10 Cinematography Tips from Renowned DP Roger Deakins « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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When Master cinematographer Roger Deakins talks, you listen

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Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns | Hurlbut Visuals

Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns | Hurlbut Visuals | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.
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Shane shares his lighting breakdowns for "Need for Speed"

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Jonathan Glazer Hides in Plain Sight with Custom-Made Cam to Secretly Shoot 'Under the Skin' « No Film School

Jonathan Glazer Hides in Plain Sight with Custom-Made Cam to Secretly Shoot 'Under the Skin' « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

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Saw this film @ TIFF last year and it's really good, this article discusses in depth the shooting and post work, great read

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