Cinematography

The place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on all things lighting, framing, cameras, lenses and technique

Karen "Kay" Ross
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Are You Attending AFM 2020?

Also, consider how this could help you with your November Write Club Challenge! It's super simple to participate...

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Nick Assunto - Stage32 Script Services Coordinator
Cinematography Reels?

Hey Cinematographers of Stage 32! I've slowly started looking for someone to team up with on a short film shoot next year. Will be paid but it's a ways off so I'm just scouting. Someone with a good eye for comedy and horror. Just curious who's on here and what you've worked on/are working on.

Drop y...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
What is ISO? by StudioBinder with contemporary examples

This is a fantastic video essay! I'm also a big fan of the "Production Triangle", so I appreciate that they made a "Exposure Triangle" to help relate ISO with Aperture and Shutter Speed.

Did you learn anything new? Is there anything you'd add? What is your favorite low-light camera to work with? What...

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WATCH: What is ISO? Camera ISO and the Exposure Triangle Explained [Ep 2]
WATCH: What is ISO? Camera ISO and the Exposure Triangle Explained [Ep 2]
ISO stands for the International Organization of Standardization. This organization is the main governing body that standardizes sensitivity ratings for camera sensors. But that's just trivia - it's b…
Andrew Sobkovich

At best this info is really sketchy very very basic stuff. In the video there is a suggestion of capturing light to dark within a scene. This is not ISO, but in fact latitude. Different aspects of exp...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

I see what you're saying, Andrew Sobkovich. Is there a YouTube video you would recommend? Or a video series? I'm quite fond of Anthony Q. Artis who does a few series on Lynda.com, but I use his videos...

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Andrew Sobkovich

Kay, sorry but I have no links as I rarely watch such videos. I commented upon the above video because an acquaintance specifically asked me about it and what I watched was woefully lacking in what it...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
What Do DPs Look For in Storyboards?

Hey, Stage 32 Cinematographers!

I'm digging storyboarding as part of my creative outlet while my scripts are finding legs. While I clearly know what I would look for as a director, I'd love to hear from DPs! What do you look for in storyboards? What kind of details get you excited for the project? Wh...

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Justin Little

So I have been doing film for a few years now but I am just getting into the larger industry here in Hollywood, and one of the things that I have noticed is that roles and items are much more specifie...

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Royce Allen Dudley

Storyboards can tell a DP about the director. A new director who comes prepared with coherent or even excellent boards can help build initial trust. Without them, it's anyone's guess if this director...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Justin Little! I actually went to Colorado Film School, so I know what you mean. It's both an indie world out there - so it's hit or miss whether or not they'll have a detailed storyboard - but i...

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Andrew Sobkovich

I look for some clarity about what the director sees in their head when they think about the shots and scenes and transitions that make up their movie, That is what I will try to improve upon and put...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Generating Ideas for Cinematography GOALS

Hey, Stage-32-ers!

As you may know, next month is typically known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but here on Stage 32, we do a "November Write Club" where YOU set a goal for the month and then check in each week with your progress. Keep your eyes out for Jason's blog post launching th...

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Hannes Famira
Who solders in NY?

Hey everybody, I need someone in New York who will order a LEMO connector for me and solder it onto my camera's (existing) DC cord for a reasonable price in a reasonable time frame. Do you have any recommendations?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Hannes Famira! Are you looking for someone to attach it for you? Or buy it for you and attach it for you?

Hannes Famira

Both, I have the DC cable but I am looking for someone to sell me a 4-pin LEMO and solder it to one end of the cable.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Okay, inside sources say to check out Gotham Sound and MarkerTek. Let us know how it goes!

Hannes Famira

Thanks Kay, Gotham Sound is out. I have had a terrible experience in the past but I found AbelCine here in Brooklyn are actually a good option. Going there today. Thanks for helping!

Karen "Kay" Ross

I will keep AbelCine on my shortlist, then! Thanks!

Karen "Kay" Ross
Wiki Commons Photography Contest! "Wiki Loves Monuments 2020"

Did y'all see? They are looking for pictures of historical sites:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2020_in_the_United_States

AND, bonus, you can location scout at the same time. Win win! What local monuments are you thinking of exploring?

Florin Şumălan

I like the idea. I think about the painted monasteries from Bucovina (Romania), but maybe sometime in the future. Karen "Kay" Ross , what historical sites or monuments would you like to explore and ph...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Oh, cool! I bet Wiki would benefit from updated pictures of painted monasteries. Most of my knowledge if of the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia area), which is HIGHLY documented. Also, I'm not physically th...

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Amy Balcomb
Looking for documentary filmmakers

Anyone making documentaries who maybe interested in my music? I’m a UK-based composer very keen to work on factual projects.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Amy Balcomb! Definitely check the job postings: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs Is there a particular attraction to documentaries for you?...

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Amy Balcomb

Hey Kay! My role as a composer allows me to tell stories with music and some of the recent network releases in this genre have been stunning (My Octopus Teacher, An American Murder, etc). They continu...

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Brian Onley
A Goal is a Goal is a Goal

Here is a little something I saw last week about getting past doubts and naysayers as to can it be done or can't it be done. Even though the subject matter isn't film, I think the end result is exactly the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bumPyvzCyo...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

LOVE watching this talk! Although, it feels like he wants to make a third point and we never hear it. Hmmm... Thanks for sharing, Brian Onley!

Brian Onley

Thanks, Kay! Love to help when I can :)

Kristina Smith
Cinematographers in Washington State

Hey All, hope all is well, I just moved back to Washington State. Is there any Cinematographers working in Seattle or nearby? And is there any Filming or TV series in production up here right now? I use to live in Los Angeles, CA, but had to move home to WA for financial reasons. Just Curious.

Joan Enering

I live in Tobyhanna, PA, and saw a post from Bridget LaMonica, who lives in Scranton, PA. I would love to collaborate on a movie, if you are interested.

I can be reached at 570 894-4320. joanenering2@yahoo.com

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Kristina Smith! Definitely check the job listings regularly: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Cinematography on HBO's Insecure
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