Sports Re-Starts Without Fans And The Virtual Crowd Goes Wild July 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

In mid-May of this year, as countries such as Germany, England, and Spain considered easing COVID-19 restrictions to allow professional sports to resume, various professional sports leagues began discussions with broadcasters and production companies on the best way to televise games without fans in the seats. They’re called “ghost gam…

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…

Shooting Video In Extreme Cold Weather March 6th 2020 - 01:00 PM

Cold weather videography can be challenging and is plagued with danger for the production gear. Driving rain and snow can ruin unprotected gear, while extreme cold can shorten battery life and threaten a range of devices in the production chain. Here are some ways to be prepared for winter weather…

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