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Intro image for article 4K Multi-Cam on Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
Client Profiles
For Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, TV legend David Letterman teams up with fascinating global figures for in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions. Season 2, featuring guests such as Kanye West, Ellen Degeneres, and Tiffany Haddish, was recently released. DP Cameron Barnett worked closely with AbelCine's rental teams on both coasts, along with technical production firm TV Tech Managers, to make it happen.
Intro image for article Canon EOS R: A Still Photo Camera for Production and Fine Art
Tech News
I count myself among the many motion shooters who are also committed still photographers. Whether for location or tech scouting, BTS (behind the scenes), a fine art photography practice, or all of the above, many DPs, operators, and other production crew carry a capable camera dedicated to still photography as part of their regular kit. Since about the beginning of 2019, for me that camera has been Canon's first full format mirrorless camera, the EOS R.
Intro image for article Andrew Theiss Steps Up to the ARRI TRINITY Camera Stabilizer
Client Profiles
Andrew Theiss is a Steadicam Operator based out of Columbus, Ohio. After deciding on this career path, he purchased an ARRI TRINITY 5-Axis Hybrid Stabilizer. Recently, he talked to us about why he chose the TRINITY and how he’s been putting it to good use.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI FSND Filters
Tutorials & Guides
ARRI now has a line of FSND filters, which stands for Full Spectrum Neutral Density. You might be thinking: there are many choices for ND filters, so what makes these filters unique? Typically, filters are composed of two pieces of optical glass with filtration sandwiched between them. For these filters, ARRI applies the filtration directly to the surface of high-quality optical glass. They are then coated with a protective surface that helps prevent scratching and makes for quick cleaning.
Intro image for article The HDR Production Gap
Tech News
We have been talking about HDR for several years now as the next big advancement in cinema production. It was four years ago that we started to see HDR evolve from a buzzword into a reality, but I’ll admit that I never saw much HDR content outside of a trade show or showroom floor, and I’m guessing that is true for most of us.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony VENICE Firmware Update 4.0
Tutorials & Guides
I recently got to spend some time with a Sony VENICE camera body running a beta version of firmware version 4.0 and, of course, the first thing I did was to run through the new high frame rate recording modes to see where each "maxes out" in terms of frame rate.
Intro image for article At the Bench: First Look at the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I had the opportunity to take a first look at the brand new Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9 zoom lens. One of the few full frame zoom lenses, this lens will also have a sister lens released by the end of 2019, the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5.
Intro image for article Jax Media Chooses ALEXA LF for Colin Quinn's CNN Special
Client Profiles
Comedy is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of CNN, but when the cable news network decided to do something different on Memorial Day, it was comedian Colin Quinn they turned to. In the hour-long special that aired at the end of Memorial Day Weekend, Quinn performed a version of his recent off-Broadway show, Red State Blue State. To produce the special, CNN turned to Jax Media, the production company behind Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Intro image for article At the Bench: TVLogic's WonderLookPro
Tutorials & Guides
WonderLookPro is an on-set color grading program from TVLogic that is used in conjunction with their IS-miniX LUT box.