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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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Basic Cinematography Common Access WMP

T-Stops vs F-Stops. Why is one used for photography while the other for cinema?

T-Stops vs F-Stops. Why is one used for photography while the other for cinema?

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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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Lighting Basics

How I Setup and Light Interviews for Interiors

A detailed look at how I choose cameras and lenses and light interviews for interior locations.

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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

How to Read Modulation Transfer Function or MTF Charts Easily

Here’s the simplest way to read MTF charts to compare lenses.

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a7rii guide

Sony a7R II 4K Preliminary Guide: Cine and Zoom Lenses

A detailed guide to the Sony a7R II – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part Three covers cinema and zoom lenses.

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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

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.

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a7rii guide

Sony a7R II 4K Preliminary Guide: Lens Adapters and Still Prime Lenses

A detailed guide to the Sony a7R II – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part Two covers still prime lenses.

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Advanced Cinematography Techniques

How to Match Shots from Two or More Cameras for Color and Exposure

Shooting multi-cam but with different cameras? This article will show you how to make sure your shots match.