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How the ARRI Alexa plays with color saturation to pursue a film aesthetic

How the ARRI Alexa plays with color saturation to pursue a film aesthetic | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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.
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watercolor paintings vs ARRI ALEXA!

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Watch the crew of 'Human Voice' configure an EOS C500 PL

Watch the crew of 'Human Voice' configure an EOS C500 PL | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Configuring the EOS C500 PL mount for 2K and 4K productions.

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RED cameras absent from all Oscar cinematography and best picture nominees » EOSHD.com

RED cameras absent from all Oscar cinematography and best picture nominees » EOSHD.com | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
SetLife Magazine (a recommended follow on Facebook) has compiled technical specification slates showing us who shot on what when it comes to the big 2014 (RED cameras absent from all Oscar cinematography and best picture nominees

Via KRONOSFILMS
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Interesting that ARRI has dominated all the films this year

 

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Film vs Video vs RAW

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Film vs Video vs RAW | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
There's a multitude of formats to choose from before you even start shooting video with your camera. So, which is best for your needs? RAW? ProRes/DNxHD? Iain Anderson breaks it down for us.
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Tutorial: Want a Dirt Cheap Wireless Monitor? A $30 Hacked TP-Link MR3040 Router Will Help « No Film School

Tutorial: Want a Dirt Cheap Wireless Monitor? A $30 Hacked TP-Link MR3040 Router Will Help « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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if you own an #android phone/tablet this is a really good and inexpensive option for wireless monitoring , for Jibs, sliders, etc or just mount using a OTG mini USB adapter for steadicam/dolly

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5 Films Not Nominated for Cinematography (that could have been) - Craft Truck

5 Films Not Nominated for Cinematography (that could have been) - Craft Truck | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The nominations for Best Cinematography are all very well deserved and we’re not questioning any of them. As time goes by the craft of cinematography keeps going.
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definately agree about Mud and Benoît Debie's Spring Breakers

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Famed Cinematographer Roger Deakins Talks Coens, Storytelling, 'Prisoners'

Famed Cinematographer Roger Deakins Talks Coens, Storytelling, 'Prisoners' | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
I spoke to British cinematographer Roger Deakins via Skype while he was filming Angelina Jolie's challenging new film "Unbroken" on the water in New Zealand.
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Master Cinematographer Roger Deakins talks ...

 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Steadicam Positions

A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Steadicam Positions | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Do you know the difference between flying a Steadicam in high mode or low mode? What about Don Juan and missionary?
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very good resource for learing how to fly a steadicam

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What's the reason to go hand held? - Craft Truck

What's the reason to go hand held? - Craft Truck | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Understanding story motivation from Sean Bobbitt.
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Arri's Free Photometrics App Might Be Your New On-Set Lighting Dictionary « No Film School

Arri's Free Photometrics App Might Be Your New On-Set Lighting Dictionary « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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good tool but only on iTunes

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Masterclass in Lighting from Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Dean Semler « No Film School

Masterclass in Lighting from Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Dean Semler « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Dolly Grips R Sexy:

Dolly Grips R Sexy: | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Grippin ain't easy, but when you slide some Rubber Spanner under it... Well damn it if those Dolly Grips aren't sexy.
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Grips never get credit for all the hard work they do

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A Closer Look at the Incredible Cinematic Style of Alfonso Cuarón « nofilmschool

A Closer Look at the Incredible Cinematic Style of Alfonso Cuarón « nofilmschool | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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As a cinemtographer visual storytelling is your most important task, a great read & videos to boost.

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Reading a Light Meter: Tips and Tricks | Hurlbut Visuals

Reading a Light Meter: Tips and Tricks | Hurlbut Visuals | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The light meter is essential for matching and to get your head around light ratios as a young cinematographer.
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Many of you have asked me, why in this new digital age is a light meter necessary? When everything is immediate, as well as right there on an HD monitor for your review, WHY the light meter? I have mentioned in the past that Roger Deakins feels like he can be much more of a risk taker with digital. What you see is what you get. RIGHT! He has a point. When you are infusing LUTs (look up tables) on your monitor and lighting to those specs, why would you need that old light meter that reads the values of illumination?

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Know Your WaveForm! RGB vs. Luma in the Field

Know Your WaveForm! RGB vs. Luma in the Field | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Via Christophe LARUE
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critical in the field

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Christophe LARUE's curator insight, November 19, 2013 2:45 AM

Proper exposure in HD is not always easy. Meter readings don’t always match what the camera sees. Zebras tell us where highlights are clipped but that’s about it. False color gives us broad stroke references… but the most useful tool overall is the waveform monitor. The problem is that there are two kinds: both are extremely useful, but for completely different things.

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Now that the Digital Bolex is shipping, we're getting the first location footage. By Peter Haas (01:49)

Posted by Peter Haas on January 23, 2014 • 

 

"When I shot on the D16 last year with Joe and Elle in New York City's Central Park, I was able to get an initial impression of the camera (which I wrote about here.) Now that cameras are shipping to KickStarter backers, I was able to get my hands on one and take to the streets to start shooting!"

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Read and watch more on RedSharkNews.com


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There's definitely something going on with the highlights,

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planetMitch's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:37 AM

For those of you wanting to see some samples from the new Digital Bolex, here's a few shots! Love the lack of rolling shutter :)

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The ASC: Awards Season, Through the Eyes of Bruno Delbonnel « Parallax View

The ASC: Awards Season, Through the Eyes of Bruno Delbonnel « Parallax View | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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I asked Bruno what he learned on the shoot. “I learned that I’m not Roger Deakins,” he quips.

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Interview with The Skeleton Twins and War Story D.P. Reed Morano, ASC | Filmmaker Magazine

Interview with The Skeleton Twins and War Story D.P. Reed Morano, ASC | Filmmaker Magazine | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
When you meet cinematographer Reed Morano, ASC, you immediately start to think of cultivating ways you could maybe become a little cooler, because she seems to
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Sage advice: "I think being the right choice for a film comes down to your understanding of the narrative of that particular story and your ability to communicate effectively with the director."

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Cinematic Shooting Principles: Using a Long Lens – Photography – Tuts+

Cinematic Shooting Principles: Using a Long Lens – Photography – Tuts+ | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The long lens changes the way you shoot video. For close-ups and cinematic looks such as shallow depth of field, this is the lens of choice. This lesson will show you how to get the most out of the long lens.
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This a new cinematic series from Tuts+, first one using long lenses

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The Way She Haunts My Dreams : ICG Magazine / Showcasing the members of the International Cinematographers Guild

The Way She Haunts My Dreams : ICG Magazine / Showcasing the members of the International Cinematographers Guild | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Hoyte van Hoytema cinematograpeher of Spike Jones "Her" explains the shooting process

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Have Computer Generated Images Changed the Definition of Cinematography? « No Film School

Have Computer Generated Images Changed the Definition of Cinematography? « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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An interesting debate for DPs

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7 Books That Will Enhance Your Creativity As a Cinematographer | Hurlbut Visuals

7 Books That Will Enhance Your Creativity As a Cinematographer | Hurlbut Visuals | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
These seven books take you on my creative inspirational journey. The written word was added to my tool box and this is when my creativity expanded exponentially.
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Shane's recommendations on books that every cinematographer shoud read

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VIDEOWORLD's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:18 PM

7 Libros para aumentar tu creatividad como cinefotógrafo

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BMPCC RAW Test GINZA

Stunnming Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera footage - RAW(CinemaDNG) graded in Reslove 10 lite

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Watch in 1080p, very good BMPCC test and grade

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Renowned Gaffer John Higgins Reveals Secrets Behind Lighting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Films « No Film School

Renowned Gaffer John Higgins Reveals Secrets Behind Lighting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Films « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Ever wondered what a Gaffer actually does? here's your answer

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Alex Buono | HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders”

Alex Buono | HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders” | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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A DP's wet dream ...

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