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MEM Advanced Cinematography Tips

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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Basic Cinematography

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.

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Sony A7s Guide

The Sony A7s 4K Guide (Part Four): Filters and Internal Recording

A detailed guide to the Sony A7s – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part four covers filters and internal recording.

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Sony A7s Guide

The Sony A7s 4K Guide (Part Three): Cine and Zoom Lenses

A detailed guide to the Sony A7s – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part Three covers cinema and zoom lenses.

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Sony A7s Guide

The Sony A7s 4K Guide (Part Two): Still Prime Lenses

A detailed guide to the Sony A7s – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part Two covers still prime lenses.

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Comparison Review of Lighting Fixtures

A Comparison of Light Fixture Output and Photometrics (Part Two): HMI Lights

To compare the photometric (light outputs) data of two fixtures is time consuming. Here’s a handy chart.

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How to Find the Right Lenses

How to Choose a Camera Lens or Lenses for Long and Complex Projects

A professional deals with greater complexity on projects, and must get it right every time. Here’s my methodology on how to choose a camera lens for long form projects.