336 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Film Camera in San Mateo
To Buy Camera Equipment or Rent?
It’s a lasting dilemma for film crews, production houses, and freelance camera people: Do I buy camera equipment or rent gear on a case-by-case basis? You may purchase the latest and greatest only to find it sitting on the shelf when the next best thing replaces it a month later. We talked to Pierre Habib of Dunia Films to take some of the mystery out of renting camera equipment.
Published on Monday, September 18, 2017 3:00 PM
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Review
by Kholi HicksBlackmagic Design’s first Cinema Camera offers great value in a small package: 13 stops of dynamic range, 2.5K Resolution, Linear RAW data in an open-source format (Cinema DNG), options to acquire in high quality, straight-to-the-edit industry standard formats such as DNxHD and ProResHQ, as well as both PAL and NTSC options in one single unit.
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 8:52 PM
Camera Op to Cinematographer: Matt Leonetti & His Road to Hollywood Success
Matt Leonetti started his career as a camera operator & quickly became a full-fledged cinematographer shooting iconic films, including Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Weird Science, Jagged Edge, Star Trek: First Contact, Dawn of the Dead, The Butterfly Effect, and Rush Hour 2. Forty years after his first role as director of photography on Bat People (1974), Leonetti continues to shoot, including the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. Learn how Leonetti paved the way to his success, with tips, advice and much more.
Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00 AM
2014 Sundance Selection: Me+Her
Director Joseph Oxford and cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer created a unique live action short film “Me+Her,” which was accepted into this year’s Sundance Short Film program. What makes this film so special is that Joseph and Bradley created an incredible imaginary world where all of the main characters and sets were built out of standard cardboard boxes. While any film admitted into the Sundance competition is going to look amazing, the fact that Joseph and Bradley captured stunning images using only cardboard really sets this project apart.
Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:19 PM
Review: Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera
Portability meets performance with this itty bitty camera. Videographer, Bradford Hill took the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera for a test run, here are his thoughts on the camera's usability.
Published on Monday, March 10, 2014 1:37 PM
Equipment Review: Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder
by Bradford HillThe Canon XA25 Pro HD Camcorder is a compact 1/2" inch CMOS Sensor Camera with a lot of great and unexpected stand-out features. To start, its full auto & manual modes, its two XLR inputs, and an HDSDI slot packaged with the ability to shoot 1920x1080 at 59.94p are notable. While traveling on shoots, I was impressed with the capability to be able to record 1080p at 60fps within a moment’s notice. This frame rate is a new feature to the Canon line of cameras, which gives this camera a competitive edge. It is also easy to manage when set to auto mode, which comes in handy if a novice needs to use the camera on a small crew shoot, or to simply capture any ‘run-and-gun’ footage.
Published on Monday, December 30, 2013 2:47 PM
Rules and tips for working with rented gear on your shoot
Let me tell you a short story. When Quentin Tarantino was working on The Hateful Eight, they rented an extremely expensive 145-year-old guitar for the purpose of shooting a scene. In that particular scene, Jennifer Jason Leigh's character was supposed to play the guitar, when Kurt Russel's character snatches it and breaks it on the floor. The idea was to cut the scene at the right moment, replace the guitar with a fake, and then break the fake guitar. However, that was not communicated properly to Kurt Russel, and the rest is history. As you can see, there are certain rules and tips for working with rented gear on your shoot. To prevent any similar mishaps, let's see what are the best practices you should follow.
Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00 AM
What I Learned Shooting My First Feature Film on 35mm
In 2015, I started production on my first feature film, ANONYMOUS KILLERS. Shooting on 35mm was very important to me because the quality of film makes for a more natural, grainy look than filters applied to digital. I found that this choice also made me a much more disciplined filmmaker. During each stage of filming, a filmmaker must make difficult decisions. Shooting on 35mm added to these challenges, but the end effect was worth it!
Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:00 AM
Film Students Form Longshot Collective as a Response to Covid-19
To try or not to try? Join us as we get an inside look into the inception of Longshot Collective, a team conceived by a group of film students grappling with the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Diving Into the ARRI Academy Certified Camera and Cinematography Workshop
Matt Siegel, Director of Photography, talks about being an instructor and more about the ARRI Academy Certified Camera and Cinematography Workshop.
Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:00 AM
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