The basic concepts of controlling depth of field with aperture, focal length, and distance are fairly easy to grasp, and we covered those topics in part one of this series, but now it's time to dig a little deeper. In this segment, we talk about perceived depth of field, how sensor size and angle of view can affect your ability to get the depth of field you want, and using depth of field to rack focus. There's a lot of confusion surrounding these topics, but a little common sense, and of course a bit of math and science can help us break it all down.
Panasonic announce the new digital single lens mirrorless LUMIX DMC-G6 camera for photo and video. Is not just an interchangeable lens camera, but also an advance digital photographic tool with attractive features.
It's hard to imagine a movie today that doesn't have a scene with a camera closely following the subject and Garrett Brown is getting much deserved recognition in the National Inventor's Hall of Fame for his creation of the Steadicam.
John Brawley, beta tester for Blackmagic Design, posted footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera on this blog today. The subject of his footage looks like home video material, but the quality definitely doesn't look like what you might see from a consumer camcorder.
Zylight new F8 LED Fresnel is a compact lighting instrument that collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage and delivers all the performance of a traditional Fresnel lighting instrument in a much more energy efficient design.
Among the favorite products of many attendees at this year NAB show, the Hexolux Xum7 120 Watt LED is the super-high performance LED Fresnel light gaffers have been waiting for. And for a competitive price!
If you are going out to the wild to watch spectacular scenic or monumental sports plays having binoculars at hand is a good idea. But not just any binoculars, why not get one that record full AVCHD and 2D or 3D such as the newest Sony DEV-50V.
American filmmaking icons Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen have each left their uniquely indelible marks on movie culture with films that have delighted, astounded, amused and, in Kubrick’s case, sometimes disturbed, audiences around the world.