Inside your digital camera is a very important element: the sensor. Camera sensor size is definitely something to consider when renting or purchasing a camera. The image quality and the flexibility of what kinds of images you can capture is directly related to your camera’s sensor. So how exactly does camera sensor size matter? Let’s… Continue reading Camera Sensor Sizes Explained: What You Need to Know
What is a C-stand? Anyone who has been on a professional film set is sure to be familiar with C-stands and their various permutations, but to the general public and plenty of no-to-low budget filmmakers, the C-stand remains a piece of equipment that often goes undefined. No longer will the ubiquitous C-stand remain shrouded in… Continue reading What is a C-Stand?
What is the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom? Is one better than the other? We will be answering those questions and providing definitions for both types of zoom. Before we get into comparing and contrasting optical zoom and digital zoom, let’s first take a look at each zoom type individually.Continue reading What is… Continue reading What is Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom
Types of LensesOpen menu Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Lens Basics More About Lens Types Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) More Focal Lengths Specialty LensesOpen menu Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter Lens Deakinizer Lens Lens BrandsOpen menu Lens Buying… Continue reading Cooke Cinema Lenses: Breaking Down the “Cooke Look”
Why do filmmakers need to know about 3 point lighting? It’s great for picture-day photography, but what if you’re looking for an explanation of how 3 point lighting works for film and video? We’re going to show you why 3 point lighting is important for filmmakers, but also take you deeper into some advanced techniques, and… Continue reading Three-Point Video Lighting: Key, Fill, & Backlight Setup Guide
TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Finding the right lens for your camera can vastly improve your images and overall production, but learning what you need to know about video and photo camera lenses can be expensive and time-consuming. Continue reading Camera Lens Mounts Explained: Types of Lens Mounts and Adapters
Whether you’re filming features, live shows, or weddings, gimbals are one of the best ways to capture movement eloquently with that cinematic touch. This isn’t a review of one of our favorite gimbals the DJI Ronin-S, but we will give a very brief overview of the device. This post takes a look at the best… Continue reading Watch the Best DJI Ronin-S Footage from Indie Filmmakers
The crane shot allows the audience to leave a normal point of view, creating a novel perspective that’s inherently cinematic. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or intermediate enthusiast, getting comfortable with how to shoot with cranes will only enhance your craft. It’s not complicated and you don’t know need super expensive equipment to do it.… Continue reading What is a Crane Shot? And Why Do the Pros Use Them So Often?
You’re a videographer or photographer learning more about what goes into lighting a shot. You know it takes years to become a skilled filmmaker, but maybe you want quality images and well-lit footage fast. The ring light can enhance the quality of light in your images and this post explores some reasons why you should… Continue reading What is a Ring Light, Who Relies on Them and Why?
Types of LensesOpen menu Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Lens Basics More About Lens Types Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) More Focal Lengths Specialty LensesOpen menu Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter Lens Deakinizer Lens Lens BrandsOpen menu Lens Buying… Continue reading What is a Macro Lens? Tips and Techniques on How to Use One
Types of LensesOpen menu Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Lens Basics More About Lens Types Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) More Focal Lengths Specialty LensesOpen menu Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter Lens Deakinizer Lens Lens BrandsOpen menu Lens Buying… Continue reading What is a Telephoto Lens? How to Get the Shots You Want
TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Sony has announced two new APS-C lenses for the Sony E-mount, bringing Sony’s total E-mount lineup to 54 lenses. What does this mean for Sony alpha users in the near future, and should they invest? In this post, we’ll take a look at these new Sony APS-C lenses to see their… Continue reading Sony Announcement: Two NEW APS-C E-Mount Zoom Lenses Out Soon
If you’re like me, you and a few filmmaker friends love to send each other videos and news about the latest state-of-the-art filming equipment. Camera gear is always improving, and we like to keep ourselves educated on the cutting edge film technology. Today, we’re going to show you pro ARRI camera stabilizer systems. Let’s look at… Continue reading 4 Best ARRI Camera Stabilizer Systems
If you’re an aspiring videographer, or even cinematographer, you’ve probably used a gimbal. But if you haven’t…how come? They’ll make your shooting life a whole lot easier. And they’re pretty fun to use. So, what is a gimbal? And how can you use them to make your shots just a bit better? Let’s find out.Continue… Continue reading What is a Gimbal? How Can You Use Them to Shoot Better Videos
The cleanliness of your camera lens affects the quality of your images. It’s as simple as that. But it’s a bit of a double-edged sword because if you clean your lenses too much, or too often, you run the risk of scratching your lens. This post will briefly summarize how to clean camera lenses, with… Continue reading How to Clean a Camera Lens: The Do’s and Don’ts