Presented In Cinemascope March 31st 2020 - 01:00 PM

Electronic camera manufacturers have spent – by some measures – something like the last twenty years trying to make digital cameras that shoot pictures that look like real movies. Now, they’re making cameras with larger and larger sensors, the better to simulate the sort of cameras that shot some of the great…

Moving Cameras March 11th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The world’s oldest surviving motion picture, often called Roundhay Garden Scene, does not include any camera movement. It’d be tricky to imagine anything approaching a move, since the scene, which was shot in 1888 by Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince on a camera of his own invention, is just a h…

The Modern Moving Camera October 14th 2019 - 09:00 AM

One of the classic examples of great motion picture photography is Orson Welles’s breathtaking tracking shot at the opening of his film, Touch of Evil. The camera, mounted on a Chapman crane, begins on a close-up of a ticking time bomb and ends a tense three-plus minutes later with…

How Video Shooting Styles Are Changing June 13th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Since portable video became widespread in the mid-1970s, most videographers shot handheld. Video cameras were heavy — but well balanced — and most professional shooters learned to hold the camera very steady. Now, most cameras are much lighter — often too light for handheld shooting — and gimbals, sliders, motion controllers and stabilizers have fi…

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Read too much film and TV industry technical literature, and it’s easy to get the impression that everything about the technology is built to carefully considered specifications. As Philo Farnsworth’s wife was probably aware, though, as he tinkered with the electronics while she sat in as a test sub…