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News: World’s First Arri Alexa M 3D Feature Film

News: World’s First Arri Alexa M 3D Feature Film | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Veteran film director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (‘Amelie’ / ‘Delicatessen’) has embraced 3D technology for his upcoming film “The Young and Prodigious Spivet.” Cinematographer Thomas Hardmeier, AFC (‘22 Bullets’) is lensing the project that is currently shooting in Alberta and Quebec, Canada
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Rosco View: New frontier polarizing tools for filmmakers that increase speed and save money | Hurlbut Visuals

Rosco View: New frontier polarizing tools for filmmakers that increase speed and save money | Hurlbut Visuals | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This is a huge time saver for any cinematographer.

The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.

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Color Grading with the new DSC Labs OneShot - An essential tool for digital cinematography

Color Grading with the new DSC Labs OneShot - An essential tool for digital cinematography | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The best way to reproduce color accurately is to have a color reference in the shot with known colors on it. This chart does just that.

In the old days we shot an 18% gray card to tell a film dailies timer where we wanted our exposure placed and what color we wanted dailies to be. Now that film is being replaced by HD a simple gray card is no longer enough, because while film colors are fixed by emulsion video colors are not. A gray card in video doesn’t communicate anything about accurate color. That’s why I designed the DSC Labs OneShot dailies reference chart.


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John Brawley posts new Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage | EOSHD.com

John Brawley posts new Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage | EOSHD.com | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Exciting times!

 

Please note the compression and noise is from Vimeo not the camera John Brawley has some new Blackmagic footage for us.

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The End of Cinema: On Hou Hsiao-hsien's Good Men, Good Women

The End of Cinema: On Hou Hsiao-hsien's Good Men, Good Women | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Part of the fun of Good Men, Good Women is piecing together the narrative as it unfolds.  Hou Hsiao-hsien doesn't exactly withhold information, but rather, like in his previous film The Puppetmaster, he tends to explain events only after they've gone on long enough that, if you've made the effort, you've probably figured out what's happening anyway.  So, be warned that there will be spoilers here as I'm going to try to sketch out the different layers of a narrative that folds the past and present in on themselves and reflects them back out again like a disco ball.

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Cinematographers Talk about their Cannes Films & ARRI Alexa Cameras

Cinematographers Talk about their Cannes Films & ARRI Alexa Cameras | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Cinematographers Karim Hussain & Erol Zubcevic talking about the movies they worked on & their decisions for choosing the ARRI Alexa camera.
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¿Porqué ARRI ALEXA?

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A-Cam dII | Products | Ikonoskop

A-Cam dII | Products | Ikonoskop | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This is in the $20K range, but a neat camera, there's also monochrome version.

 

"When recording in 1920 x 1080 pixels you can master directly to HD-cam, HD-cam SR or any other full HD-formats that you have available. If you need to print your footage to film you can use the native 1.78:1 aspect ratio without any loss of pixels. "


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Which to get as a low budget shooter – 5D Mark III or GH2? | EOSHD.com

Which to get as a low budget shooter – 5D Mark III or GH2? | EOSHD.com | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Very good discussion about lenses 4/3 vs EF mount

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Oscars: Cinematography nominees discuss film versus digital

Oscars: Cinematography nominees discuss film versus digital | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This year's Oscar nominees for cinematography present a particularly varied cross-section of contemporary filmmaking at a time when the very infrastructure of how movies are made and seen is in transition...

 

planetMitch note: very interesting discussion! For example:

 

"The only vocal anti-digitalist among this year's nominees is Janusz Kaminski, nominated for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." The Polish-born Kaminski won Oscars for Spielberg's"Schindler's List" and"Saving Private Ryan," and though he recently shot in digital for the first time while working on a commercial, he decried digital as a harbinger of "the death of the cinematographer." "Generally speaking, I don't have respect for digital media just yet," he added..."


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Using GoPro Cameras on Live Multi-Camera Remote Broadcasts « Tom Guilmette – Director of Photography

Using GoPro Cameras on Live Multi-Camera Remote Broadcasts « Tom Guilmette – Director of Photography | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Excellent blog post by Tom Guilmette on using GoPro cams for sports broadcasting

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BTS ARRI Alexa on EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE (via Cinescopophilia)

BTS ARRI Alexa on EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE (via Cinescopophilia) | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Some nice behind the scene shots of the ARRI Alexa camera and the hard working production crew on the set of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close movie which stars Tom Hanks.
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Kodak goes bankrupt amid digital world of film

Eastman Kodak, the US-based company which brought photography to the masses over a century ago, has filed for bankruptcy protection after years of failing to...

 

oh the irony! "And though one of its own researchers invented the digital camera, Kodak was slow to embrace digital photography."

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Simple SunwayFoto Lens Zoom / Focus Lever » CheesyCam

Simple SunwayFoto Lens Zoom / Focus Lever » CheesyCam | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

I've used this method on short film My Fiance and it works perfectly fine.

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Fuji Ceasing Motion Picture Film Production, Kodak is on Life Support. Is Celluloid Done For? - NoFilmSchool

These days, no DP practically shoots motion pictures on film anymore ...

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Exclusive – Canon confirm 1D C 4K DSLR is identical hardware to a 1D X | EOSHD.com

Exclusive – Canon confirm 1D C 4K DSLR is identical hardware to a 1D X | EOSHD.com | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This is seriously flawed business practice, a $6K firmware update!

 

Canon confirmed me today the 1D C 4K DSLR is a 1D X with a firmware update.

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DSC-RX1 official sample video - Sony's new FF P&S camera looks good

Sony's new Full Frame P&S camera with Zeiss 35mm T2 lens looks pretty good even though it 720p, such a compact size would bring endless possibilities, priced $2800 US.

Actually shot with Sony DSC-RX1 - the World's first compact digital camera with Full-Frame sensor.

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Blackmagic Acquires Assets of Film Scanner Maker Cintel

Blackmagic Acquires Assets of Film Scanner Maker Cintel | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The postproduction equipment maker -- which recently made noise with the surprise unveiling of a $3,000 digital cinema camera -- is exploring how it might make film products more accessible to movie makers.
Privately-owned postproduction technology company Blackmagic Design continued its acquisition streak by purchasing the assets of Cintel International, a maker of motion picture film scanners and related tools.

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The Five C’s of Cinematography at FreshDV

The Five C’s of Cinematography at FreshDV | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Let's not forget about the most important aspect of Cinematography: The Story. 

Good refresher.

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ARRI ALEXA M Camera is it the Ideal Camera for Shooting

ARRI ALEXA M Camera is it the Ideal Camera for Shooting | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Looks Fantastic , but it's $100K!

The ALEXA M is the ideal camera & the ideal size for shooting with 3D rigs, POV, car interiors / exteriors, action photography, Steadicam.

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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera K For 2.5K RAW Uncompressed

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera K For 2.5K RAW Uncompressed | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Finally an exciting and well priced RAW Camera, props to BMD.

 

Blackmagic Design have a camera that is 2.5K, has 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW, Uncompressed BMD Cinema Camera and just $3000.

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Manfrotto SYMPLA, Electronic Follow Focus for DSLR cameras (via NextHardware)

Manfrotto SYMPLA, Electronic Follow Focus for DSLR cameras  (via NextHardware) | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

It's in Italian, but has actual pictures of the Manfrotto electronic FF DSLR Sympla rig.

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GRAVITY // UN RÊVE DE DEMAIN

Just proof that you can do #cinematography with stop motion, still photos. Fantastic piece of imaginative art

 

"A young woman wakes up to find that she has become weightless, and floats through life until gravity inevitably catches up with her. Une jeune femme se réveille dans un rêve de demain. Elle vole dans la nature."

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Director Adam Smith on The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think - Denver Music - Backbeat

Director Adam Smith on The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think - Denver Music - Backbeat | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

Saw Chemical Brother's Don't Think Film @ preview screening last night in Toronto, terrific performance film, coming out Feb 1st, great interview with Dir. Adam Smith on making the film

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Indie filmmakers can distribute their DVDs on amazon.com

CreateSpace provides free tools to help you self-publish and distribute your books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads and MP3s on-demand on Amazon.com and other channels...
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Interview: Robbie Muller (English) (via cinematography.nl)

Interview: Robbie Muller (English) (via cinematography.nl) | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

This is a great interview with the legendary cinematographer Robbie Muller.

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