Filmmaking - Cinematography


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

The Documentary Masterpiece that is Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old

By now you must have heard about Peter Jackson’s “controversial” restoration of 100-year-old 35mm newsreel footage from WWI, taken from the archive of London’s Imperial War Museum. A splendid profile by Mekado Murphy occupied #1 in the New York Times…  Read more

By Dec 27, 2018

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: Is it Worth It?

A $1300 4K RAW camera that comes with DaVinci Resolve and produces stunning, detailed images as those featured in the above camera test seems like a no-brainer. But as Blackmagic begins shipping their latest Pocket Cinema Camera, reports are rolling in…  Read more

By Dec 13, 2018

“This Was the Aesthetic I’d Been into Since I’d Started Making Films”: Cinematographer Katelin Arizmendi on Lensing Cam


Alice (Madeline Brewer), the star of Cam, sustains herself as a full-time webcam model at the top of the “FreeGirls.Live” leaderboards. She aspires to break Top 50, but to do so she’ll have to descend deeper into her on-screen persona…  Read more

By Nov 9, 2018

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