Cinematography

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How much do you know about New York City’s 1982 Loft Law, which established a process for artists to obtain legal occupancy of the raw industrial spaces they inhabited, while also providing rent stabilization and protection from future eviction? Or the pigeon fanciers who were once a fixture across the rooftops of Brooklyn and remain valued as neighborhood sentinels? Above photograph © Joshua Charow If these poetic vestiges from Gotham’s storied past have you dreaming about the good old days, then you won’t want to miss our podcast with gen-Z
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Cinematographer Oren Soffer sat down with B&H’s “Inside Digital Production” to discuss his work in Gareth Edwards’s sci-fi epic The Creator. Brett Smith: So, one of the things that really surprised me about The Creator was that you reportedly used the
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Cinematographer Sade Ndya's creative style is grounded in surreal-like imagery, intricate attention to production design, and dynamic lighting that portrays the beauty in being Black. Her presentation covers the technical and creative aspects of cinematography, because her vision, or "gaze," informs her gear choices. 0:00 - Beginnings 4:26 - What is a Cinematographer's "Gaze"? 6:58 - Ndya's Work 16:13 - How Do We Find Our Gaze? 21:40 - The Role of a Cinematographer 27:11 - Behind the Scenes for Soñadora 37:20 - Commercial for Black Panther 38
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to animate a picture or make an endless looping photo? Jennifer O’Brien shows you how to create cinemagraphs. Share your experience with cinemagraphs in the Comments section, below.
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Go behind the scenes with Food Visualist and Commercial Director David Ma as he shares his five tips for food videography, including food styling, creating cinematic shots, producing and more. Do you work in food videography? If you have any tips you’d like to share, or questions about the process, please use our Comments section.
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Have you ever wanted to film an epic-looking commercial? Filming close-ups (or macro) allows you to capture epic b roll that will make your product videos stand out. Visual engineer @Steve Giralt shares his macro videography tips to help you create a cinematic product video. Are you a macro videographer? Share your tips or ask questions in the Comments section, below. We are always pleased to hear from you.
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The RED KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera marks a first for many features never seen before in a RED DIGITAL CINEMA camera. It features a built-in LCD screen, 19.9MP Super35 Global Shutter CMOS, phase-detect autofocus system, 16+ stops dynamic range, the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production, and more. Check out Doug
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With its global market share now approaching eighty percent, DJI is the undisputed leader when it comes to consumer drones. However, despite widespread recognition and its dominant market standing, many consumers don’t realize DJI’s product line goes well beyond its unmanned flyers. For those understandably unaware individuals, we’ve put together this buying guide that covers several of DJI’s prominent categories, with exemplary products from each. Drones Despite
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Take your videos to the next level with this introduction to camera movement for cinematic video. Jake shows you some basic filming techniques, as well as equipment!
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Come learn about VR and AR video workflows with Director and Cinematographer Jim Geduldick, of Wairua Studios. Geduldick will showcase his work and his creative process, as well as his workflow between Mac and PC computers with G-Technology products. We hope you enjoy this presentation, and we invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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In this installment of B&H's Prospectives Series, we sit down with cinematographer William Wages, ASC. He shares his approach to cinematography, and how naturalistic, motivated lighting helps tell a story in the best possible way. Wages also goes into his thoughts on the digital versus film debate, preparing for a shoot ahead of time, and his experiences with the new Panasonic Varicam LT.
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In the following video, Doug Guerra of B&H discusses 4K video and why it is becoming an ever more common format. This is an introduction to 4K and the beginning of a multi-part series where you can learn more about the ever-growing format. Guerra hits on a variety of points, such as future-proofing, impacts to overall image quality, and even how it can benefit Full HD productions. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative
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Cinematographer Mark Raker illustrates his techniques for macro cinematography that help create a realistically life-size image, using a model car. Raker shows us what lighting, lenses, and other gear to use, as well as the correct perspective and set for creating the illusion of a larger image.  
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In this B&H Prospectives video, we catch up with Academy Award-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC, who describes his philosophy, breaks down his process and shares some indelible filmmaking experiences, along with valuable wisdom for creatives in all disciplines. As the guardian of the director’s intent, Carpenter talks about how he wears at least four hats on set, as a storyteller, a technician, a manager of time and resources, and a politician—especially when things aren’t going the way one might have hoped. From pre-
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Cinematographer Mark Raker illustrates his techniques for macro cinematography that help create a realistically life-size image, using a model car. Raker shows us what lighting, lenses, and other gear to use, as well as the correct perspective and set for creating the illusion of a larger image.