GEAR: Panasonic AG-DVX200

World’s first 4/3-type, large-format, 4K/60p handheld camcorder Records 4K (4096 × 2160)/24p, UHD (3840 × 2160) and HD (1920 × 1080) • 59.94p/50p/30p/25p/2398p and SD in MP4/MOV file formats Newly develo... Read More...

Tough As Nails

Jessica Jones is a new kind of Marvel superhero for the digital age – flawed, funny, female and streaming! Marvel’s new streaming Netflix series, Jessica Jones, is a modern noir: there’s a hard-boiled PI wit... Read More...

Melissa Rosenberg – Jessica Jones

Superheroes are so much in vogue in Hollywood, one is even apt to find them behind the cameras. Case in point is Melissa Rosenberg, creator of the new Netflix streaming series Jessica Jones and friend to writer... Read More...

President’s Letter January 2016

"Higher Callings" Showcase is a word that fits a lot of situations. But what it means, most often, to cinematographers, is getting your work seen in a film festival. Of course these days, film festivals are ... Read More...

Far and Away

The Force is back – bigger, better and bolder than ever as Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC helps J.J. Abrams restore the franchise’s thrilling (film-based) roots. By Kevin H. Martin and Matt Hurwitz. On the original St... Read More...

Real Fun

Longtime SNL DP Alex Buono replicates classic nonfiction of all stripes for the new IFC series, Documentary Now! By Matt Hurwitz. Two women, a mother and daughter – both with the same name – are introduced i... Read More...

CREW PHOTO: Secret in Their Eyes

B Camera 1st Ac - Andy Depung, DIT - Matthew Love, Unit Photographer - Karen Ballard, Digital Utility - Michael Stampler,  B Camera 2nd - Matthew Fortlage, B Dolly Grip - Matthew Horochowski, B Camera Operator ... Read More...

President’s Letter November 2015

“Real-ly Dedicated” Some of the most difficult, demanding and personally dangerous work our camera crews ever do is in the area of nonfiction filmmaking. This includes some areas of reality television (think... Read More...

Digging Deep

Checco Varese, ASC, redefines chiaroscuro in one of the planet’s most harsh environments Imagine a place where the most basic elements of human life – light, food, water, going to the bathroom (!) – become c... Read More...

Crew Photo: Heartbreaker

Left to Right: Josh Williamson, Matt Guiza, David Speck, Charles Whelan, Mike Cassidy, Mark LaBonge, LLoyd Ahern, ASC, Eric, Echilling, Jefferson Fugitt, Bill Coe, Charles Murphy and Seth Orozco photo by Un... Read More...

The Kids Are Alright

Cinematographer Alice Brooks hits all the right notes in transporting the 1980s animated series Jem and the Holograms to the big screen Back in 2011, cinematographer Alice Brooks and director Jon M. Chu (Ste... Read More...

President’s Letter – October 2015

“The Human Factor” In the last few years, I’ve written many times in this space about workflow, mostly because everywhere we turn, another workflow comes along, each, as the metaphor goes, “as unique and com... Read More...