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Basic Cinematography

What is Focal Length in Cinematography?

In this video I explain the useful features of focal length in cinematography and how to exploit it for maximum impact.

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SUB Camera Angles Analysis

Did he really use telephoto lenses? A Study of the Focal Lengths Used by Akira Kurosawa

Here’s a video of the lenses used by Akira Kurosawa.

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Choosing Cameras

What Camera Should I Buy?

Here’s guidance to make the right choice on what cameras to buy for different kinds of videos.

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Lens Accessories

A Quick Comparison of Six Important 4×5.65″ Matte Boxes for Single Shooters

A quick comparison of the features and price of six 4×5.65″ matte boxes for the single shooter.

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Basic Cinematography

What is the 35mm Equivalent and Why is it Confusing?

This article explains what 35mm equivalent means, and takes a stand on how it should be used.

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How to Find the Right Lenses

The 15 Things to Look Out For in a Camera Lens (Part One): The Lens Aberration

No lens is perfect. This article explains 15 things you must look for in a new lens before you put it to good use.

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How to Find the Right Lenses

How I understand the Focal Length of a Lens (Part Two): Focal Lengths

The simplest explanation of what the focal length of a lens really is. Part Two shows how focal lengths affect storytelling.

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How to Find the Right Lenses

How I understand the Focal Length of a Lens (Part One): Perspective

The simplest explanation of what the focal length of a lens really is. Part One simplifies the focal length.

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How to Find the Right Lenses

What Lens to Get? Part Two: FOV and Focal Lengths

If you’re a beginner and don’t know what lens to get, then look no further. This article will tell you exactly what to get, and why it is best for you. Part Two covers angles of view and focal lengths.