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Cooke Cinema Lenses: What Exactly Is the Cooke Look, and Why Do You Want It? Lenses are often one of the more subtle choices that the cinematographer makes when determining the look of a film. Usually things like camera (or film stock) and lighting take precedence over lenses. However, what many people don't realize is just how powerful an effect certain lenses can have on the final image of a film, no matter how subtle or subconsciously appealing the look may be. Cooke lenses, for example, are known worldwide for their distinctive look. But what exactly is the "Cooke look"? Where does it come from, and why would you want it on your next project?

Stick with us to find out: Cooke, as a lens manufacturer, has a rich and storied history (one which is well worth reading) dating back to the early 1890's for photography lenses and the early 1920's for cinema-style lenses. The answer to that question is a multifaceted one which we'll explore over the course of a few videos. What do you guys think? Links: Ariane DeVere. 'Hollywood Sessions': Lead actor contenders. Janusz Kaminski's Advice to Aspiring Cinematographers (masterclass)

Polish cinematographer Janusz Kaminski is known for his long-time collaboration with Steven Spielberg, that started on Schindler’s List and propelled him into the masters club. In 2009, Kaminski was a guest of honor at the Berlinale Talent Campus, just like Matthew Libatique and Philippe Le Sourd. During over an hour, Kaminski talks about his work, mostly with Spielberg but not only. And of course, when the time came to let the audience ask questions, one of the first one was: “What advice would you give to an aspiring cinematographer?” And here is Kaminski’s answer: “The suggestion is to tell stories. If you have a video camera do it on video camera, if you have a still camera, do it with a still camera but give yourself a limit.

“Ok, I have 15 frames, I’m gonna tell a story, whatever that story is, from the beginning, to the middle to the end.” And I think there has to be some kind of progression, just like when you write a script. But primarily it’s the story. Types of locks - Strengthen your security. When it comes to advancing your physical security it can sometimes seem to be a daunting task as there can appear to be an infinite variety of options in terms of the lock.

And even more disheartening, trying to determine the degree of security these different types of locks offer. But in truth, locks are very simple creatures in theory and shouldn’t be feared. The purpose of this guide is to aid you in two ways: to help determine what types of locks could best suite your needs and to enlighten you of what security considerations to be aware of for each lock type. Additionally, we provide a recommendation for each lock type as can be found through clicking the images associated. Padlocks Padlocks are typically never permanently attached to anything and are the only lock type that are portable. Keyed padlocks, as the name suggests, utilize a key to disengage the locking mechanism. Knob Locks Deadbolts Single cylinder deadbolts are what you most commonly see on residential homes.

Cam Locks. Story Telling. Staff Picks | Strand Books. Simple instructions clearly written, this no nonsense explanation of how King writes is as revealing of the man as it is of his craft. You could disagree with everything he says and still be inspired by his passion.

Plus, if you’re really paying attention, you could learn telepathy…. Abbi R's Picks Jesse Ball's latest novel is the best book I've read this year. Cale H's Picks This memoir recounts the years (beginning in his late teens) in which Samuel R. Matthew G's Picks Nadja holds her own against her talented father with this emotionally vivid, achingly truthful memoir. Whitney H's Picks A powerful meditation on love and marriage that you can/will read in one sitting. Miguel S's Picks A novel?

Liz DT's Picks In his second book The Statesman and The Storyteller, Mark Zwonitzer (producer, director, stand-up guy) creates and engaging world rich with detail. David D's Picks There are so many theatre textbooks out there, but none are as engaging, funny and relevant as this one. Will A's Picks. 15 Premiere Pro Tutorials Every Video Editor Should Watch. How to Export iBooks from iPhone/iPad to Mac/Windows. Importing iBooks from PC to iPhone/iPad is easy through iTunes. It’s a no-brainer because all you do is drag and drop books from PC to the iBooks file manager in iTunes when your iDevice is connected. But many times, I download books directly on my iPad or iPhone and read them on it.

How do I export these files from iBooks on the device to PC? The PC to iBook import is as easy as a cinch but exporting takes a little more effort. To export a file from within the depths of iBooks app, you need a file explorer. Interestingly, with Mavericks OS X, Apple wants to get rid of this export trouble by letting you read iBooks on your Mac. 1). The funniest thing is that you won’t be able to decipher what file corresponds to what book from your library because, like music, the file names are encrypted.

This folder method gives you access to all files including .epub, .pdf and all types you have purchased. Transfer Purchases: The software mentioned above has both Mac and Windows versions. Newsshooter – Making the real world look as good as cinema. Professional | XC15 | Canon USA. The Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is compact, ergonomic and lightweight, broadening the range of recording opportunities and possibilities for image expression – and offering innovative shooting potential in situations where a larger camera can't be used. Users will appreciate this camcorder for events such as weddings, video reporting, documentaries and other uses where increased mobility and an unobtrusive design is necessary.

This allows the user to interact and record their subjects in a more personal way, while at the same time, limiting the amount of equipment that needs to be carried. Rotating Handgrip The handgrip on the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder can be rotated to various positions to allow for comfortable shooting at a variety of camera angles. Integrated LCD with Touch Panel A 3.0-inch 1.03-million-dot tilting LCD monitor provides the Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder with a bright, vivid-color display for shooting and playing back footage. Built-in Microphone. 10 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter.

No matter what you're in the mood to learn, there's a podcast out there to help you. The web's best educational podcasts can transform even the most boring commute into an immersive lesson in astrophysics, American history, or the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Here are 10 brain-boosting programs worth downloading. Every episode of this 44-part series from The Washington Post is dedicated to the life and legacy of a different U.S. president. Host Lillian Cunningham and a Pulitzer Prize-winning panel of guest historians discuss topics like Lincoln’s love for language, Washington’s skills on the dance floor, and the real story behind William Henry Harrison’s untimely death.

In his stellar podcast, host and astrophysics superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson covers everything from the science of movies to protecting the earth from asteroids. Corey Olsen has devoted his life to studying the works of J.R.R. You don’t have to be an expert on the economy to enjoy this podcast. Almostgeniusblog. What are some unique visual techniques used in 'Sherlock' the BBC TV Series? - Quora. Deductionlikesherlock. Show Chapter. Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley FUNNY INTERVIEW.

The Frozen in Time Effect! Why ED, LD, ELD, SLD and ASPH Glass Make a Difference in Your Photographs. When shopping for a new lens, sooner or later you’re going to run into the terms “ED” (extra-low dispersion), “LD” (low dispersion), “SLD” (special low dispersion), “ELD” (extraordinary low dispersion), and “ULD” (ultra-low dispersion), and each of these variants represents a standard above the norm when it comes to image quality. The key reason LD, ED, ELD, ULD and SLD glass are important in lens design is because of their ability to reduce levels of chromatic aberration, or color fringing, an optical phenomenon in which the colors that make up the image come into focus at slightly differing planes (similar to the way a prism or rainbow breaks white light into individual color channels) as they strike the surface of your camera’s imaging sensor.

The net effect is a loss of contrast, color tonality and a perceptual loss of image sharpness. Though fluorite based, low-dispersion glass technologies go back to the 1920s and ’30s, their composition proved common in 300mm and longer lenses. Canon PL Mount. SLR Lens Mount Identification Guide - Tripod.com. The Lens Mount Guide: Part 1 - KEH Camera Blog. Optical Anomalies and Lens Corrections Explained.

If you spend much time perusing the Lenses section of the B&H website, or follow along with the latest announcements of new glass, you're likely to run into a range of phrases that are not inherently known to those with less than a keen, honed understanding of photographic and optical geekery. Scientific-sounding words like aspherical elements, chromatic aberration, coma, low dispersion, and high refractive index to the layman often lead to imprecise thoughts regarding how a lens performs or what it does to better image quality.

But what exactly does an anomalous partial dispersion element do? And why do you not want spherical aberration? This glossary of terms and explanations should help to sort out some of the linguistic and conceptual hurdles faced when learning about a new lens. Aberration In its most basic definition, an aberration is something that deviates from the norm, usually in an unwanted way. Chromatic Aberration Monochromatic Aberration Corrective Elements Aspherical Element. HD Warrior » Blog Archiv » Filming Sherlock with DP Fabian Wagner. Q1. When did you start filming video professionally. Professionally I started around 2004, mainly doing music videos. Q2. What was your first camcorder you worked with. The first camcorder I used was for my first short back in Germany, I think it was a Sony something or other, it was in 98, with video zooms. nothing like it is today and I had a couple of super 8 cameras that I was playing around with.

Q3. Yes, the DoP should always have a say in what camera to use. the Alexa is the only choice for me right now and everybody else liked it so thats what we went with. Q4. I shot some tests and a music video with it before but nothing long, not a 4 month shoot. Q5. We shot sherlock on 4:2:2 HQ, 25fps, and also did a lot os slow motion, mainly 50 or 60 fps. Q6. My main set was the Cooks S4’s we also used the superspeeds a bit, and a set of uncoated lenses for all the flairs. Q7. Q8. On dramas we always have focus pullers, the Depth of field is so small, you need it and its a very tricky job.

Q9. Tilt–shift photography. Tilt–shift photography is the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the large depth of field is simulated with digital post-processing; the name may derive from a perspective control lens (or tilt–shift lens) normally required when the effect is produced optically. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle.

Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings. History and use[edit] Perspective control lenses[edit] The 1961 35 mm f/3.5 PC-Nikkor lens—the first perspective control lens for a 35 mm camera Shape control[edit] Available lenses[edit] Tilt[edit] Sensor size explained. At the heart of every digital camera is a light-sensitive silicon chip called a sensor. The sensor takes the place of film for recording images. The size of these rectangular chips varies depending on the type of camera. In small compact cameras the sensors are relatively tiny, sometimes no larger than the size of the fingernail on someone's little finger. Above: The full-frame sensor in the Nikon D700 The imperial measurements used to indicate some sensor's sizes are a hangover from the old days of television camera tubes.

It can be very confusing to understand and is best explained by a diagram showing the various relative sizes of different types of sensors. Above: The relative size of sensors from the smallest type used in a compact camera all the way up to a full-frame digital SLR Pixels Sensors are packed with up to 24 million light-sensitive points or pixels that can register the amount of light falling on that part of the silicon. Large and small Article continues below. Why NASA don't use Canon: Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Forum: Digital Photogra... There have been a few threads over the years about what cameras NASA take into space and why. So when an opportunity arose, I had to take it: I was doing a subcontracting job at NASA last week and I got speaking to a guy in Image Analysis.

I told him I was most interested in the cameras being used for shuttle missions and on the ISS. The guy told me they use Kodak and Nikon DSLRs and Nikkor lenses exclusively. When asked why they weren't using Canon DSLRs, he replied that they had been trialled, and the bodies didn't have any problems. The problem, he said, is that Canon use Fluorite lens elements in many of their long lenses and that in trials the fluorite elements had suffered fractures from the vibration associated with a launch. On one occasion, a fluorite element had completely disintegrated rendering the lens useless. A quick google check also revealed more info about the downsides of fluorite lens elements: Anyone here had their fluorite lens elements fracture?

Normal lens. In photography and cinematography, a normal lens is a lens that reproduces a field of view that appears "natural" to a human observer. However, to find a photographic lens equivalent to the human eye, which has an effective focal length of approximately 17mm,[1] is problematic due to the nature of human binocular vision, being mediated and processed by the cortex, and because of the structure of the human eye which has a concave retina, rather than a flat sensor, with variable sensitivity and resolution across its wider-than-180° horizontal field-of-view.

A normal lens then, is one that renders a printed (or otherwise displayed) photograph of a scene that when held at 'normal' viewing distance (usually arms-length) in front of the original scene and viewed with one eye, matches the real-world and the rendered perspective.[2] Perspective effects of short or long focal-length lenses[edit] 'Normal' lenses vary for different formats[edit] Typical normal focal lengths for different formats[edit]

Circle of confusion. In photography, the circle of confusion (“CoC”) is used to determine the depth of field, the part of an image that is acceptably sharp. A standard value of CoC is often associated with each image format, but the most appropriate value depends on visual acuity, viewing conditions, and the amount of enlargement. Properly, this is the maximum permissible circle of confusion, the circle of confusion diameter limit, or the circle of confusion criterion, but is often informally called simply the circle of confusion. Real lenses do not focus all rays perfectly, so that even at best focus, a point is imaged as a spot rather than a point. The smallest such spot that a lens can produce is often referred to as the circle of least confusion. The depth of field is the region where the CoC is less than the resolution of the human eye (or of the display medium).

Two uses[edit] Two important uses of this term and concept need to be distinguished: Circle of confusion diameter limit in photography[edit] Film format. Depth of field and your digital camera. Hitchcock/Truffaut Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas ... Tim's Vermeer. Golden ratio. Introduction to Filters for DSLRs. Beginner's Guide to Buying Filters. Camera Optics Theory. Lens Optics.