» Posts Tagged ‘depthoffield’

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Shot depthSince we shoot on a 2D plane, creating the illusion of depth is an important aspect of cinematography. Sometimes a few blocking choices, like filming your subjects against walls, can (not always) make a scene look flat and uninteresting. So, let’s take a look at what gives a scene depth, and if there’s a lack thereof, what options you have to bring your subjects from the dark and boring abyss of the background.  More »

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To round out the good amount of RED-related news we’ve covered recently, Jarred Land has recently posted about something not directly related to their cameras or software. While not busy working on their new sensor or getting a bunch of SCARLETs ready for shipping (hopefully to you), RED has been working on a few online tools to calculate the inter-connected nature of sensor crop, focal length, and the field of view of your final shot — among other things. Read on for more details. More »

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So you just started using DSLRs and you think you’ve got an idea about this newfangled “depth of field.” Or maybe you’re an experienced professional AC and you know the depth of field chart by heart for a 40mm Master Prime. Regardless of your experience level, depth of field is an extremely important concept to wrap your head around if you want to shoot with large sensor cameras (like those DSLRs you might be using). Camera Assistant Evan Luzi over at The Black and Blue has created a quiz with 20 questions to test your depth of field knowledge. More »