Understanding colour temperatures can be simple once you get your head around it. Let’s break down the basics of what colour temperature is, how to white-balance to your creative advantage and briefly cover different colour temperature filters and gels.
Thermal imaging was made famous by Predator in 1987. It’s more recently been seen in Sicario and Planet Earth II. I look at the current state of thermal cameras and how viable it is for filmmakers to use this unique technology.
Prime lenses are smaller, lighter, cheaper, faster and optically superior to zooms. So why bother using a zoom? There are some instances where a zoom might just be the better choice.
The British Society of Cinematographers held it’s annual Expo at the Battersea Evolution Centre in London this weekend just gone. The Expo is a great opportunity to see new products being showcased and to catch up with colleagues and acquaintances.
Often, cinema zooms cost more than the camera they’re mounted to. This year however, there’s been a sudden wave of budget cinema zooms introduced, aimed at the owner/operator market and priced accordingly.