Filmmaking - Cinematography


Little (And Not So Little) Gear Finds at NAB

Most of the big news that comes out of NAB you’ll hear about, whether you’re there or not. Where NAB gets interesting is when you wonder around the cavernous Las Vegas Convention center, especially towards the back or perimeters, and…  Read more

By May 12, 2019

The 24 Films (More or Less) Shot on 35mm Released in 2018

Image courtesy of Carolyn Funk

For five years, I’ve been rounding up the previous year’s US theatrical releases of films shot, in whole or significant part, on 35mm—yes, this year’s tally is lower than any of my previous totals. The total number is unlikely to…  Read more

By Apr 24, 2019

The Z 6, Z 7 and Related Gear: Nikon Shows off Their Latest Filmmaking Tools at NAB

Announced towards the end of last year, Nikon had their two new full-frame mirrorless Z mount camera systems on full display at NAB, which ran April 6 – 11 in Las Vegas. The Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 can…  Read more

By Apr 18, 2019

Over 100 Cast Members and No Permits: How I Shot Ham on Rye in Los Angeles

From left to right: Michael Basta (Assistant Camera), Tyler Taormina (Writer/Director), Carson Lund (Director of Photography), David Yorr (Assistant Director)

The following guest essay on the making of Ham on Rye is from cinematographer Carson Lund. The film premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week, and the official site is here. For independent filmmakers, Los Angeles is a city…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2019

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