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Lighting Basics

A Beginner’s Guide to Film Lighting Basics

A quick and easy primer to film lighting basics – light, shadow and color.

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Review of Light Fixtures

Yongnuo YN-900 Bi-color LED Light Panel Review

A comprehensive review of the Yongnuo YN-900 Bi-color LED Light Panel – is it really that good?

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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

Understanding Video Camera Profile or Preset Adjustments and Settings (Part One)

The simplest explanation of the settings found on video cameras to control exposure and color information.

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Comparison Review of Lighting Fixtures

A Comparison of Light Fixture Output and Photometrics (Part One): Tungsten

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.

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Lens Accessories

The Complete Guide to Lens Filters (Part One)

Everything you wanted to know about lens filters, in one place. Part One covers UV Filters and Polarizers.

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Comparison Review of Lighting Fixtures

A Comparison of 9 LED Fresnel Lights

A simple side-by-side comparison of LED Fresnel Light specifications. Who gives the best value for money, at least on paper?

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General Filmmaking

The Ideal Viewfinder for Directors

Want to know how to find the ideal viewfinder for directors? This article gives you a simple guide to finding your ideal soul mate.

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Driving Miss Digital

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Color Bit Depth, Middle Grey and White Balance of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Color Bit Depth Middle Grey Whiteness and White Balance Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions – Pablo Picasso We have already seen that the color space of the eye, as defined by the CIE 1931 XYZ color space, estimates about 10 million colors for our vision. The word size required […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Dynamic Range of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Contrast Ratio Static and Dynamic Range The Dynamic Range of the Human Eye Contrast Sensitivity By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does – Edvard Munch The following image has two objects – can you see them? No? […]