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Creative Analysis - Part 7 - Cinematographer Chris LaVasseur On Warrior NunSeptember 21st 2020 - 09:00 AM

“‘Chris,’ she said, ‘it’s about an order of nuns who’re protecting the world.’”

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Is Gamma Still Needed? - Part 4September 17th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Now the CRT is history, we have to justify the retention of gamma on its performance as a perceptual compression codec. That requires its effect on human vision to be considered.

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Creative Analysis - Part 6 - The Middle Man With DOP John Christian RosenlundSeptember 9th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Director of photography John Christian Rosenlund has at least a three-decade history with director Bent Hamer. Their most recent collaboration, The Middle Man, depicts a town in the northern United States during a post-industrial depression. It’s perhaps not a subject instinctively associated with Rosenlund and Hamer’s Norwegian roots, though when we learn that the production is based on a book by Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen, the link becomes clear.

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DOPs & Post Production: Is This Our New Livelihood?September 7th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Before pandemics and the downsizing at traditional, broadcast news operations, many news and non-fiction DOPs were already assuming a significant role in post-production. Whereas frame rates, f-stops, and the character of our lenses, once formed the backbone of our expertise and practice, DOPs in the non-theatrical realm increasingly find ourselves in a different kind of ditty bag, as correspondent, writer, director, and ersatz editor – all rolled into a one-person-can-do-anything-and-everything mode.

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Telestream has been hard at work during the pandemic, ensuring its customers are fully operational while safely socially distanced.

Telestream Adapts Technology To Minimize Challenging TimesSeptember 4th 2020 - 01:50 PM

In the wake of the pandemic, Telestream has used the restrictions imposed on virtually every equipment supplier over the past few months to innovate and focus on providing new features for its products that facilitate remote operation and automated quality control for enterprise-scale broadcast and media operations.

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HDR - Part 13 - Cameras And The Zero-Sum GameAugust 31st 2020 - 09:00 AM

For a long time, selecting camera gear has been fairly easy. For twenty years, digital cinema cameras have never quite had everything we wanted, and the choice often boiled down to comparing the compromises. That’ll always be true to a degree, but for the last year or two it’s felt like we’re arriving somewhere. We can’t have anything, but we can have more than enough, and those compromises are boiling down to a zero-sum game.

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Creative Analysis - Part 5 - Video Displays With Markus FördererAugust 24th 2020 - 09:00 AM

It’s perhaps a little unfair to blame modern visual effects people for the fact that audiences are becoming a little jaded about green screen. If we’re to conclude that there’s some sort of quality problem with VFX, we’d need to be sure that we were noticing each and every use, so we know how big the sample is. Many of the applications of VFX, in modern movies, are actually comparatively simple fixes or paint-outs of inappropriate details that nobody ever notices – the boom reflected in a window, the anachronistic sign in a period piece. If we’re not aware of these VFX, they can’t really be objectionable, and we have no idea what proportion of VFX are actually a problem.

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Is Gamma Still Needed? - Part 3August 14th 2020 - 09:00 AM

There are two components of gamma that have quite different purposes. One of them is always necessary because displays and their surroundings are never equally as bright as the original scene. The other one is a compression technique.

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