Filmmaking - Cinematography


Indie Camera of the Year: Blackmagic Delivers Small in a Big Way

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

Since forever, I’ve gotten the question, “What camera should I buy?” This always comes from someone not in the market for an Alexa Mini or 8K RED, but instead something recent, capable, and cheap. Did I mention cheap? There’s no…  Read more

By Dec 31, 2021

Technology Tailwinds — Where Are They Taking Us?

The SOLO Cinebot

The following article was originally published in Filmmaker‘s Winter, 2021 edition. Digital technologies, incessantly lurching forward, are the ground we filmmakers stand on. No wonder we’re often unsteady on our feet. The pandemic has only become an accelerant. Although FaceTime…  Read more

By May 13, 2021

The 25 or So 2020 Features Shot on 35mm

Image by Carolyn Funk

Since 2015, I’ve annually rounded up interviews and features covering the previous year’s U.S. theatrical releases shot on 35mm, an inherently melancholy collation of (increasingly dead) links. (“This is your most quixotic project,” a friend messaged recently.) The 25-ish 35mm…  Read more

By Apr 8, 2021

Live Streaming with the ATEM Mini Pro

ATEM Mini Pro in a studio

In the early days of the global shutdown, even before the canceled NAB would’ve taken place, Blackmagic Design had some product announcements that ended up being very appropriately timed: Updates to their Pocket Cinema cameras and the ATEM Mini, and…  Read more

By Jul 29, 2020

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