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Light Meters Vs. LUTs – with William Wages, ASC – ON THE GO – Episode 82

By Fabian Chaundy

In this episode of cinema5D ON THE GO, we talk to cinematographer William Wages ASC about shooting on film vs. digital, light meters, and the Panasonic Lumix line!

William Wages, ASC

For cinematographer William Wages ASC, the main reason for shooting on film has been relegated to getting a certain aesthetic effects, such as achieving a Super 8mm look. In terms of capabilities and image quality, modern cameras far outperform the capabilities of film, which in turn has allowed for the development of a new visual and technical cinematic language. He gives us a few examples of his work in which these advantages have come in handy.

Mr. Wages also tells us about how he uses the Panasonic Lumix line of mirrorless cameras, such as the GH4 or GH5, as viewing devices during location scouts and on set. Rather than using a director’s viewfinder, the portability of these cameras – in addition to their V-Log capabilities and high ISO – allow for a quick visualisation of what the end result could be when planning to shoot with a Panasonic Varicam LT. Of course, the dynamic range may not be the same as the LT, but they certainly have a place in his arsenal for shooting high-end productions.

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DaVinci Resolve Training and Certification Programme Announced

By Ollie Kenchington

Blackmagic Design have had quite the year. From releasing cutting edge hardware, like their recently announced Decklink 8K Pro, the mighty Ursa Mini Pro and their fantastic Micro and Mini controllers, to the latest major update for DaVinci Resolve. You’d have thought Grant Petty and his team were done for 2017! Today, however, they announced an all new DaVinci Resolve Training and Certification Programme.


Apple, Adobe and Microsoft all learnt a long time ago that certified trainers and end-users, qualified via the relevant exams, played a key role in the growth of their software communities. Having been both an Apple and Adobe certified trainer during the past ten years, I know only too well what an important part these networks of highly-skilled instructors and training partners play in the ecosystems of these companies.


After a lot of preparation, Blackmagic have now announced the start of their own, internationally-recognised, DaVinci Resolve Training and Certification programme. The first course to be available will be a three-day intro to all aspects of DaVinci Resolve 14, based on The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14 written by Blackmagic’s own Paul Saccone. An advanced colour grading course, written by my friend and colleague Daria Fissoun, will follow next year and, further down the line, other advanced editing and workflow courses will become available. These too will be based around official courseware and exams, put together by Blackmagic and taught by certified Blackmagic trainers, such as myself.

Blackmagic describe The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14 as a “step-by-step training guide that covers basic editing, color correction and Fairlight audio in DaVinci Resolve 14. The book is designed for both new users and established professionals that are switching to DaVinci Resolve from another editing system.”

The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14


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