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A Quick Look at the P+S Technik Technovision Classic 1.5x Anamorphic Lenses

By DCS, Jul 10, 2018

In this short video, James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society takes a quick, unscientific look at two of P+S TECHNIK's new TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X anamorphic lenses. We intercut directly between the anamorphic 35-70mm Zoom and the 50mm Prime and a spherical Fujinon 25-300mm zoom, so ... [ Read: A Quick Look at the P+S Technik Technovision Classic 1.5x Anamorphic Lenses ]

Tom Fletcher and Gary Adcock's New 2018 Camera Comparison Chart Now On-line

By DCS, Jun 26, 2018

Gary Adcock and Tom Fletcher, (current and former Presidents of the Digital Cinema Society Midwest Chapter), have come out with an update to their now famous Camera Comparison Chart. The information has been gathered from numerous conversations with various cinematographers, colorists, colleagues and manufacturers. ... [ Read: Tom Fletcher and Gary Adcock's New 2018 Camera Comparison Chart Now On-line ]

Avid's Louis Hernandez, Jr. Explores: The Storyteller's Dilemma: Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age

By DCS, Nov 21, 2017

Book Review: The Storyteller's Dilemma: Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age by Louis Hernandez, Jr., CEO Avid Technologies As Artists and Content Creators, we all sometimes need to be reminded of the old adage, “There’s a reason they call it Show Business” lest we forget that our Industry ... [ Read: Avid's Louis Hernandez, Jr. Explores: The Storyteller's Dilemma: Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age ]

Lighting Tips from James Mathers: 5 Reasons to Recommend a Soft Box - Especially with LED Lighting

By DCS, Jul 19, 2017

Lighting Tip:  5 Reasons to Recommend a Soft Box with LED Lighting By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of the Digital Cinema  Society LEDs are a highly efficient light source, and putting aside any color spectrum issues, (that have generally been improving they still have limitations for lighting ... [ Read: Lighting Tips from James Mathers: 5 Reasons to Recommend a Soft Box - Especially with LED Lighting ]

High Dynamic Range (HDR) What It Is and What It Is Not - White Paper by Larry Thorpe

By DCS, May 30, 2017

The term HDR is often loosely bandied about to describe various imaging and display technologies resulting in considerable confusion in the market place.  Now, Larry Thorpe, Digital Cinema Society Advisory Board Member and Sr. Fellow, Professional Engineering Solutions at Canon USA, has penned an extremely insightful ... [ Read: High Dynamic Range (HDR) What It Is and What It Is Not - White Paper by Larry Thorpe ]

James Mathers for AdoramaTV - Basics of Designing Coverage and How to Avoid Crossing the Line

By DCS, May 5, 2017

Produced by the Digital Cinema Society for AdoramaTV, in this short video, James Mathers presents a few tips on how to shoot cinematic coverage with a basic break down of the shots to cover a two character scene, with Master, Over-The-Shoulder, Close-ups, etc.. Special care is provided to explain how not to "cross ... [ Read: James Mathers for AdoramaTV - Basics of Designing Coverage and How to Avoid Crossing the Line ]