1. We’re going to show you what you can do with each of these cameras on the same set by letting expert DPs who’ve mastered these cameras get creative with them. They’ve figured out the best profiles, they know how to light for their camera while keeping color timing in mind. This shootout is about two things- what a camera is capable of and what a DP can do with his abilities to make it look great with all of his skills, experience and talent. The key element here is talent. There are no winners as with all of our tests, since winning is dependent on your abilities.

    This 90 minute documentary will be presented in three parts.

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  2. Visionary Director Christopher Nolan returns for the final chapter of the Batman saga. In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection video we profile the sound and music team including Composer Hans Zimmer and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.

    For more exclusive videos check out SoundWorksCollection.com
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  3. It was recently revealed that Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film, "Gravity", will not only have a 17+ minute opening long take, but also an ASL (average shot length) of 45 seconds. Having been a fan of his previous films, I revisited my favorite one to see just what that type of shot looked and felt like.

    I had seen the film a few times before, and couldn't recall more than handful of shots that I thought would work. I was shocked to find there were 16 of them -- heck, there are 6 longer than 90 seconds! They are used in a variety of situations, and to great effect. It was easy to see how I could forget there were so many, as each one simply pulled you further into the story. It made me so excited for 'Gravity' that I felt I just had to share with anyone else who would be interested.

    Some other stats:

    62 shots > 22 seconds ("half of 45", my original criteria)
    39 shots > 30 seconds
    24 shots > 40 seconds
    16 shots > 45 seconds
    6 shots > 90 seconds

    Obviously, you should see the film if you haven't already. My point in doing this is to demonstrate the effect of a long take in a variety of narrative uses, and to give an idea of what a 45+ second shot looks and feels like when directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

    I hope you enjoy!

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  4. | Director: Wong Kar Wai
    | Production: Jet Tone Productions
    | Number of VFX shots: 512

    Credits
    | Music: "La horse" / Serge Gainsbourg - J.C Vannier
    | Montage by Charles Labriet

    VFX Production Notes
    | buf.com/films/the-grandmaster/

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  5. John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.

    This lesson is part of the FilmmakerIQ course: "Everything You Need To Know about Aspect Ratio"
    filmmakeriq.com/courses/everything-you-need-to-know-about-aspect-ratio

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