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…

You might be interested in the following resources

Sensors and Lenses - Part 1 December 11th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The push to create the ideal digital cinematography camera has now been going on for, arguably, two decades. There were a couple of standout attempts in the 1980s involving high definition tube cameras, but the introduction of Sony’s HDCAM tape format in 1998 served more or less as the starting p…

Real Film Grain For Video December 9th 2019 - 09:00 AM

People have been making pictures for both the big and small screens for almost a century. In an industry with a history that long, it’s no surprise that the perpetual search for something new has long been tempered by a certain respect for tradition. Or, to put it another w…

5G And Live Production November 28th 2019 - 10:00 AM

This past summer the NBA did a little experimenting using 5G and mobile phones to cover their summer league. This is not User Generated Content (UGC) by any means. It also was not an off the shelf deployment of 5G and demonstration of its capability.

Cyber Security Is An All Industry Issue November 25th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Cyber security impacts everyone and every industry. One unifying comment from cyber security experts is the bad guys are mostly winning. The good guys are fighting the good fight and we each need to do our part. One of the more challenging aspects of cyber security is cyber policy, governance,…