The Complete Guide to Follow Focus Systems

Everything you wanted to know about follow focus systems, in one place.

The Edius Pro Crash Course for Beginners (Part One): Setting Up

The simplest and quickest guide to learn Grass Valley Edius Pro. Part One deals with choosing the right project and system settings.

Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E (Part 4)

In this part I’ll cover tripods and other support rigs for the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E. Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. A tripod must be heavy enough […]

Comparing Camera Systems for Feature films

Thinking of buying a camera for your next low-budget independent feature film? Below is a comparison chart of five systems to help you decide. The cameras are the Sony PMW-F3, the Panasonic AF100, the Canon 600D, the Canon 5D Mark II, and the old and outdated JVC GY-HD111E. Click on the image to enlarge:

Professor Sampler’s Notes: Decimal, Binary and Hex

Topics Covered: The decimal system The binary system The hexadecimal system A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers – Plato Since humans don’t seem to get along too well with each other, scientists had to find symbols that are ‘almost’ universally agreeable to all. These groups of symbols are called numbers […]

Who needs the Zone System?

Every modern camera has an in-camera meter, and the most common of them is the Matrix or Multi-zone meter (also called evaluative or segment meter, among other names). Surprisingly, due to complicated algorithms that work effortlessly in real time, these meters give you the best exposure ninety nine times out of a hundred. And that’s […]