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RED Epic For Sale? -- James Mathers Ponders the Sale of his RED Camera Gear

By DCS, Apr 3, 2014

One DP’s Perspective RED Epic For Sale? By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS That’s right, after being a very early adopter and loyal customer of the RED Digital Cinema Company, I’m seriously considering selling my personally owned Epic Camera.  Although there were the occasional hiccups ... [ Read: RED Epic For Sale? -- James Mathers Ponders the Sale of his RED Camera Gear ]

Motionographer, Virtual Cinematographer, Director of Imaging? Role Evolves, Title Remains: Cinematographer

By DCS, Jan 31, 2014

By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS As a Cinematographer, I’ve had to get used to the fact that my role is constantly changing, and while I don’t think it is necessary, some have even suggested a new name for what we do.  Whatever the specific skill-sets employed, we are still charged with ... [ Read: Motionographer, Virtual Cinematographer, Director of Imaging? Role Evolves, Title Remains: Cinematographer ]

DP/Test Pilot Action Figure? James Mathers on Tribe of the Wild, December 2013

By DCS, Jan 2, 2014

One DP’s Perspective DP / Test Pilot Action Figure? By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS In my role covering new Cinema Technology for DCS, I am often offered gear to test and evaluate, everything from new lighting units and cameras to various digital cinema recorders. Since I need to keep ... [ Read: DP/Test Pilot Action Figure? James Mathers on Tribe of the Wild, December 2013 ]

Keeping Up With The Clairmonts -- Confessions of a Gear Addict by James Mathers, May 2013

By DCS, Jan 2, 2014

Keeping Up With The Clairmonts -- Confessions of a Gear Addict One DPs Perspective by James Mathers Having survived NAB, I'm now buckling my safety straps in preparation for Cine Gear and IBC, trying to prepare myself for the continuous onslaught of new gear coming our way. I sometimes have trouble deciding if ... [ Read: Keeping Up With The Clairmonts -- Confessions of a Gear Addict by James Mathers, May 2013 ]

The Only Constant is Change -- Ten Years of the Digital Cinema Society, April 2013

By DCS, Jan 2, 2014

The Digital Cinema Society remains dedicated to informing the entertainment industry regarding the integration of new technology. As we get ready to celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year at NAB, perhaps it is time to reflect on where we started, where we are now, and identify our goals for the future.  It's ... [ Read: The Only Constant is Change -- Ten Years of the Digital Cinema Society, April 2013 ]

3D in Decline? by DCS President James Mathers, Excerpted from DCS eNewsletter of July 2013

By DCS, Jan 2, 2014

3D in Decline? The Percentage of Box Office is Down and TV Programers Are Pulling the Plug on 3D Sad to say for 3D enthusiasts, but the latest wave of 3D seems to be losing steam, especially in regard to 3DTV. Although domestic box office returns were respectable, moviegoers largely passed on the opportunity to see ... [ Read: 3D in Decline? by DCS President James Mathers, Excerpted from DCS eNewsletter of July 2013 ]

Bracing for the Correction, by Marty Shindler, CEO of The Shindler Perspective, July 2013

By DCS, Jan 2, 2014

DCS Member Content Contribution: Bracing for the Correction Marty Shindler, DCS Advisory Board Member and CEO of the consulting firm, The Shindler Perspective We often hear on the business news channels and in the business press about companies, industries, and even market segments going through correction periods. ... [ Read: Bracing for the Correction, by Marty Shindler, CEO of The Shindler Perspective, July 2013 ]