Every lens has a personality and a usage. Certain lenses are good for close-ups, certain lenses are dynamic for emotional moments and certain lenses work for action. I have even had an Executive Producer who encouraged me to use the “funny” lenses – in his world, anything that was a short/wide lens was built for […]

Did you see yesterday’s article on the Exposure Triangle for still photography?  It’s here: http://thecameraforum.com/exposure-triangle/ For video cameras, the same rules apply.  There are 3 ways to control exposure internally on a camera, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed or “Angle” as it is called on moving film cameras. For video, where movement is the rule vs the exception, the meanings […]

Contax Zeiss Distagon 28mm F2 Sony A7S Test from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Looking for a great wide angle prime for your Sony A7S?  Look no further.  The Contax Zeiss 28mm f2 is a champion.  One of the things that I always love to do as soon as I can with a new camera body is to […]

The Kodak Brownie Starflash From Brownie-Camera.Com: Here is a trip down memory lane for other old timers.  At times I find it helpful going back to my roots to research ideas from older projects.  While looking thru old film negatives, I got the idea for this story, so today, it is back to the very beginning, to […]

Moonlight | Sony A7s ISO test from Carbon Studios on Vimeo. Their goal was to set out and shoot a short film that was lit entirely by moonlight. They waited for the “right” full moon, and on the night of September 8th set out to explore the Northern California coast on a mission of discovery. Discover, they did. […]

Fremont, CA – July 16, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of […]

Sleep, eat, taste wine and relax! – Shot on a Sony A7s from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo. The Sony A7S is finally shipping and in stock at some of the largest camera retailers over this past weekend.  Credit to Sony, they said shipping would commence the first of July, and indeed it did the very […]

Alien Skin Software has just released Alien Skin Exposure 6, integrating the features of stand alone product “Bokeh” into the already powerful film emulation and “look” software add-on. I’ve used Exposure myself a number of years now as I have not found a better way to execute quick film emulations. I’m not necessarily looking  for something new. In fact, […]

Leading off our NAB 2014 coverage we will start with Blackmagic Design. This year at NAB 2014, Blackmagic Design is rolling out a whole new range of Ultra HD products such as converters, routers, DeckLink cards, and more. They are introducing the first 12G-SDI Teranex Express with 12G-SDI in their new cameras. They even have a […]

Seed Story from William D. Caballero on Vimeo.  From behind a camera lens, William D. Caballero tells big stories using small figures.   His childhood action figures, model railroad set miniature people, and 3D printed polymer-resin models became an army of actors that William positioned amongst life-sized backdrops of urban decay, in the filming of […]