Christopher Nolan’s first film, the 1998 picture Following, was shot on black and white 16mm film. To conserve money on expensive film stock, Nolan had his actors rehearse each shot extensively because they could only afford two takes. I was faced with a similar task when creating my micro-film, … [Read more...] about How Affordable Digital Film Cameras Make Your Vision Possible (On a Micro-Budget)
How The Atomos Shogun Shows Filmmakers What They Are Capturing - by Michael Head DSLR filmmakers have a distinct need to see what they are shooting, including framing, exposure and focus. The challenge is, DSLRs typically have small screens on the back of the camera, which are not ideal for … [Read more...] about The Atomos Shogun
Thoughts On The Sony A7s Camera by Michael Head I once had a cinematography professor tell me that the video DSLR trend is just a fad. But for whatever reasons, camera manufacturers didn't hear his message. New and more powerful cameras are coming out everyday, and each model strives to be … [Read more...] about The Sony A7s Camera
Is The Panasonic GH4 Your Dream Camera? By filmmaker Michael Head The future of production for the foreseeable future is 4K. This is true even if the majority of distribution will remain at 1080P and 2K for a while. But each day we get closer and closer to wide stream 4K distribution, be it … [Read more...] about Is The Panasonic GH4 Your Dream Camera?
If you're part of the filmmaking stuff community, you probably saw my email about a DSLR resources that I was evaluating. After sending the email, one of our readers (named Jonathan) responded with another good recommendation. So now instead of just one DSLR resource, I can provide you with … [Read more...] about DSLR filmmaking guides