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Evan Luzi, who runs The Black and Blue website that focuses on the art of camera assisting, has updated the pocket camera guides he released back in October. Some were a little disappointed that their favorite camera (mainly the GH2), was not included as part of the package. Well, if you were one of those people, fear not, because the Panasonic GH2, along with a number of other cameras, have been added to the guides. Evan has also made a few changes that make these guides even better. More »
Nobody really wants to carry around camera manuals (at least I hope not), and if you’re frequently using different cameras, it can help to have a lot of the basic information about the camera handy. That’s why Evan Luzi, who runs a fantastically practical site about being a top-notch camera assistant called The Black and Blue (and even wrote a guest post for us), has put together a total of 20 pocket guides for basically every major filmmaking camera in use right now — from the Canon 7D all the way to the RED EPIC and Arri Alexa. More »
There are many out there shooting on DSLRs for the first time and learning the ropes as a one-man/woman band. But if you’re interested in filmmaking as a career, you’re going to be working with a crew on a set at some point in your life. Many of the professionals that read this site can probably remember how little they knew the first time they stepped on a real set, but if you’re still in school or just learning about filmmaking, here are 7 rookie mistakes to avoid your first time on set. More »
Evan Luzi runs a great blog full of valuable camera department information, The Black and Blue. He also wrote a great guest post here about how to find professional crew members for free. Now Evan has released a free 145-page PDF entitled Becoming the Reel Deal, and it may remind you of a certain other free eBook — in a good way. Evan’s advice is focused on the camera department, as you’d expect given his background, but it should be brain candy for anyone looking to break into film: More »
Evan Luzi, who runs the camera assistant blog The Black and Blue (and who also wrote a guest post here on NFS), takes a look at the crucial but unheralded position of data wrangler. The data wrangler is the person on set who is responsible for making sure that what gets recorded on camera makes it back to the editor without any data loss or corruption. This is not an action-packed video, but if you might find yourself doing work in this position it’s a nice and informative behind-the-scenes commentary. There, I warned you: I don’t want to hear any comments of “this was boring!” Hmm, that wasn’t a very good front page teaser. Well, check it out anyway: More »
This is a guest post by Evan Luzi, a camera assistant who runs The Black and Blue.
The most amazing part of the digital cinema revolution isn’t the streamlined workflows, 5K resolutions, or the high dynamic range. It isn’t even the versatile cameras available for a couple grand. What is truly remarkable about digital cinema is its impact in the democratization of film. In theory, right now, you could take your film school money, grab a kitted out Canon 7D and go shoot a movie that visually holds up against the films playing at your local theater. The opportunity is there and while you might not need a crew for a self-made film such as a wintry montage or short landscape piece, to really dive deep into a project like a narrative feature or short film, you still need a crew. And while the technology is cheap, the people aren’t. More »