Filmmaking - Cinematography


Sony Shrinks the FS7, Announces PXW-FS5 and the a7S II


Today at IBC Sony announced a smaller version of their popular PXW-FS7 4K camera. The PXW-FS5 takes most of the features of the PXW-FS7 and shrinks them into a box that’s less than half the weight and almost one quarter…  Read more

By Sep 11, 2015

As 4K Expands, Now Might Be the Time to Buy an HD Camera


The world of inexpensive 4K cameras is expanding rapidly. For $8,000 there’s the Sony PXW-FS7, and Panasonic will soon start shipping the fixed lens AG-DVX200. At $4,195 the DVX200 takes the sensor from their GH4 and puts it in a…  Read more

By Sep 8, 2015

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

By Aug 27, 2015

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

By Jul 27, 2015

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