The Hollywood Reporter has been conducting a series of enlightening roundtable talks with various renowned filmmakers (and various filmmaking professions) for quite a while now. Very much like we are trying in our ON THE COUCH series, THR brings together people who are at the top of their game, talking bluntly about the challenges they face doing their everyday work. The mainstream focuses mainly on directors, so it’s nice to hear from other creators in the complex process of filmmaking. This new roundtable gathered some of our time’s top cinematographers, Roger Deakins (“Unbroken”), Dion Beebe (“Into The Woods”), Jeff Cronenweth (“Gone Girl”), Benoit Delhomme (“The Theory Of Everything”), Matthew Libatique (“Noah”) and Dick Pope (“Mr. Turner”). It’s very interesting to hear them talk about their work as well as the challenges they face, including the insecurities even they face on productions – something that you probably wouldn’t expect from cinematographers at that level, but it’s certainly a relief to hear for the rest of us. They talk about the obsession with technology rather than craft, 4K vs 2K, film projection vs. digital projection, and many other subjects that are well worth 40 minutes of your time.Read more
On the go? Subscribe to the Cinema5D ON THE COUCH audio and video podcasts on iTunes! This is a very special (sixth) 50 minute episode of ON THE COUCH, in which we had the pleasure of hosting my friend Rodney Charters, ASC, best known for his work as director of photography on “24”, “Shameless” and now the new “Dallas”, Bruce Logan, ASC, best known for his work on the original TRON, the original Star Wars films and Batman Forever, as well as the owners of Zacuto, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn – both of them shooters with decades-long experience in production themselves!Read more
by Jared Abrams | 30th March 2010
Shane Hurlbut ASC, does a great job of describing how to dial in the color balance of your Canon HD DSLR. According to Shane, not all cameras are the same. “Each camera comes from the factory supposedly balanced but all of them have a bias.” He describes how to adjust the white balance properly in camera as each sensor has a personality of it’s own. By adjusting the white balance in camera, multiple cameras can be matched up by eye or waveform monitor. This is a great tool when using multiple cameras or trying to match a look from a previous shoot. Click here To Read Shane’s Article.Read more
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