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For Cinematographers: A Chart To Quickly Set Hyper-Focal Distances on Digital Cameras

GH2 Hyper Focal Distance Table

Earlier this week, I posted my interview with The Creation of Meaning director Simone Rapisarda Casanova, in which he mentioned a solution he came up with to save time on finding hyper-focal distances:  I decided to use micro-four-thirds lenses from Panasonic and…  Read more

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Rachel Morrison Talks Dope, Her Favorite Shot and Career as a Cinematographer

Rachel Morrison (photo: Frank Masi)Rachel Morrison (photo: Frank Masi)

As the second largest film festival in Germany, Filmfest München programs a large German slate and a range of international titles. In addition to the Alexander Payne retrospective and homage to Andy Warhol’s cinematic experiments, this year’s festival highlighted an…  Read more

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Blackmagic NYC: Shiny Happy People

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My biggest takeaway from this year’s New York Blackmagic Event is that the people at Blackmagic are really, really happy. I could dive into a detailed rundown of all the tech specs of their latest products, most of which are…  Read more

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Test Footage of the GoPro HERO4 Session

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Today GoPro announced the release of their first brand new camera in nine years: the GoPro HERO4 Session. The reviews trickling in thus far are fairly positive, despite noting the trade offs that accompany a design that is 40% smaller than the…  Read more

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