Part 3.1: Capture Format – What is it?

After choosing your optical process (Spherical or Anamorphic) and capture medium (Film or Digital), the next important decision to be made is your Capture Format. Capture format refers to the physical size and shape (aspect ratio) of the film frame or digital sensor. Capture format is independent of capture medium. As the graphic above illustrates,… Read More Part 3.1: Capture Format – What is it?

My K.I.S.S (Keep it Super Simple) Rig Phase 1: Design

From the previous post, I mentioned some of the inspirations I had for my rig. Let’s discuss those a little more. I really liked the ErgoCine design for it’s focus on shoulder mounted ergonomics. As stated on their site, they really tried to emulate the most ergonomic camera design (by general consensus) to date – the Aaton LTR.… Read More My K.I.S.S (Keep it Super Simple) Rig Phase 1: Design

Part 2c: Capture Medium – Film beats digital in…

  [Quotes courtesy of – http://www.theasc.com/site/blog/parallax-view/totino-laments-disappearance-of-craft/ & http://nofilmschool.com/2016/07/jeff-nichols-midnight-special-cinematography-anamorphic-lenses] In the last post, we discussed how the accessibility of digital makes it, by default, the primary option for many filmmakers. In this post, however, we’ll discuss an area where film is superior. “Film is better than digital in…Craftsmanship!” It’s not that film automatically makes someone a craftsperson in as much… Read More Part 2c: Capture Medium – Film beats digital in…