Some very sound advice in this short article by Megan Griffiths. Largely common sense, and applicable to many parts of life.
One of my favourite cinematographers, Gordon Willis has passed on, aged 82. Watch the video at the end of the article to see why he was so good at his job.
A veritable Cambrian explosion of equipment at NAB 2014.
A new production camera from Black Magic Design, the URSA. 4K, though only 12 stops, but the sensor block is user upgradeable which will make for interesting times. Nice concept with functionality, and once the sensor and colour science catches the higher end competition…
The latest iteration of Resolve, V11 looks very nice, with complete edit functionality and multi monitor (finally!) added to it’s already fantastic colour suite.
New lenses everywhere.
Along with rumours of 32 new Hawk Anamorphic primes.
There is also a very interesting new automatic follow focus system based on motion captures tracking technology previewed here on News Shooter.
Much more to come no doubt…
ALEXA XT B+W is the latest iteration of the ARRI Alexa. No Bayer mask, optical low pass filter or IR block filter.
First time Directors and their story boards are soon parted. This great article mirrors my experiences. Dramatic scenes always work best when you capture what an actor actually does, without trying to constrain them within a story board created months earlier on your laptop.