Cinematography

10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro

10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro Learning how to negotiate is a learned skill for most. It is nerve wracking and awkward, but necessary in the industry. For every job you will have some kind of negotiation over pay rate and conditions. Negotiation for a job takes place with the Unit Production…

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NAB Exclusive Preview: Killer New Sigma Cine Lens Line

NAB Exclusive Preview: Killer New Sigma Cine Lens Line I just directed This is Meg star’s Jill-Michele Meleán new Comedy Stand-Up Special and we shot it using SIGMA’s new Cine Lenses 18-35mm and 50-100mm on the Blackmagic Ursa 4.6k. My cinematographer Austin Nordell just can’t stop raving about them and I can’t tell you how…

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Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear

Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear You may be wondering why this article is called Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear and the reason behind it is that I feel today’s filmmakers rely more on technology than the technique of filmmaking itself. I recently wrote an article on why shot composition…

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Film vs Digital Shootout: Can You See the Difference?

Difference Between Film and Digital – Can You See the Difference? So the debate between Film vs Digital is a long and kind crazy one. I personally have shot every film format imaginable, except for IMAX, and I loved the image. The magic of celluloid is something that you can’t explain without experiencing it. I’ve…

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important?

What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important? Auteur Theory is a way of looking at films that state that the director is the “author” of a film. The Auteur theory argues that a film is a reflection of the director’s artistic vision; so, a movie directed by a given filmmaker will have recognizable, recurring…

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Shutter Speed, Aperture (F Stop) & ISO Explained!

Aperture (F Stop), Shutter Speed & ISO Explained! For beginning filmmakers and camera peeps there’s a bunch of confusion about three areas of the camera: Shutter Speed Aperture (F Stop) ISO What is Shutter Speed? Shutter Speed is one of the three pillars of cinematography, the other two being ISO and Aperture (F Stop). Shutter speed can…

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Rokinon Cine Lenses XEEN Test – Are They Worth the Price?

Rokinon Cine Lenses XEEN Test – Are They Worth the Price? I wanted to start breaking down some of the tools of the filmmaking trade. The more information you have on your “paint brushes” the more beautiful the artwork you can paint. Moving forward Indie Film Hustle will be doing reviews on all sorts of…

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Demystifying Digital Camera Sensor Size

Demystifying Digital Camera Sensor Size The soul of any digital camera is its digital sensor—to determine the resolution, camera sensor size, depth of field, low-light performance, dynamic range, lenses, and even the camera’s physical size but the camera sensor is the key. The camera image sensor is a solid-state device. This is the  part of…

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IFH 123: What is Cinematic Virtual Reality with Jason Diamond

What is Cinematic Virtual Reality with Jason Diamond Is Virtual Reality the next big step in visual storytelling? Steven Spielberg said: “I think we’re moving into a dangerous medium with virtual reality. The only reason I say it is dangerous is because it gives the viewer a lot of latitude not to take direction from the…

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