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


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


Blackmagic NYC: Shiny Happy People

Blackmagic URSA MiniBlackmagic URSA Mini

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


Test Footage of the GoPro HERO4 Session


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