Why does The Revenant look so 3D and Life-like? What makes the 65mm format Special?

Here’s a simple explanation of why 65mm cinema looks so life-like and three dimensional.

Thoughts on the Arri ALEXA 65 65mm 6K Camera

My thoughts on the Arri Alexa 65 65mm 6.5K cinema camera. Who is it for?

A Fun Comparison between the Sony A7s, the Panasonic GH4 and the Canon 1DC 4K ‘DSLR’ Cameras

Here’s a fun comparison of the specifications of the Sony A7s, the Panasonic GH4 and the Canon 1DC 4K DSLR cameras.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Guide (Part Two): Lenses, Filters, Matteboxes and Follow Focus Systems

A detailed guide to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part Two covers lenses, adapters, matte boxes and follow focus systems.

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: The Megapixel Counts of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: The Megapixel Count of the Human Eye Rule of Thirds? Whenever I arrive on a real location, I have to move around and work out what the best angles are going to be. When I was moving around with the lens, I discovered things that the naked eye would not have – Pedro […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Airy Disk and Pixel Density of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: The Airy Disk Diffraction Pixel size of the Eye Pixel density or resolution of the Eye Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: The Resolution of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: The average and maximum resolutions of the human eye PPI and DPI at various distances Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? – George Bernard Shaw Exclusive Bonus: Download my free cheatsheet (with examples) of the most […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Focal Lengths of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: The many focal lengths of the eye The focal length of the eye in photographical terms Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain – Henry David Thoreau Before you get the wrong impression, let’s […]