ARRI Stellar 1.7

ARRI has released Stellar 1.7. ARRI has continually been upgrading Stellar since it was first announced back in 2018. If you are not familiar with Stellar, it is an intelligent app for professional lighting control that is available for iPhones and iPads. Stellarimproves on traditional lighting control by automatically managing complex DMX settings and by … Continued

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Maxima 7– a compact LED fixture capable of matching a PAR 1200W HMI?

Maxima has announced the Maxima 7, which they are claiming is the world’s first compact LED fixture capable of matching the lighting output of a PAR 1200W HMI. I’m not a fan of lighting companies making comparisons between LED lights and HMI fixtures. I can understand why they do it, but most companies don’t actually … Continued

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Tilta Tiltaing $99 Mini Matte Box Review

Recently I did a hands-on review of the Tilta Mini Follow Focus and to follow that up I now have the Tiltaing Mini Matte Box that also retails for $99. The Tiltaing Mini Matte Box is designed for DSLR or still lenses. Tilta kept the size and weight on the low side to fit the … Continued

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Xeen CF 16mm T2.6 & 35mm T1.5 Released

Xeen has released the 16mm T2.6 and a 35mm T1.5 Compact & Flexible cine prime lenses. The lenses were originally announced back at IBC 2019 in September. Above you can see our first look from IBC. The new additions now join three other focal lengths to create a set of 5 lenses. The 24mm, 50mm, … Continued

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The Affordable 21mm f/1.5 for Leica M and Mirrorless: A Quick Review

The Affordable 21mm f/1.5 for Leica M and Mirrorless: A Quick Review

Cheap lenses are getting better, faster, and more interesting these days. So, how’s this wide angle for Leica M mounts?

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The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #215 – Mandy Walker ASC

We have a great one today with cinematographer Mandy Walker ASC.  She just wrapped up shooting Mulan and is on to chat about the incredible process behind the film, the extensive testing, her approach to prep on a film this big and more.

It was great chatting with Mandy and I look forward to checking out Mulan in the theaters.


P.S. I also messed up the intro.  This is indeed episode #215.  Yeow!

Patreon Podcast – Mulan

This week on the Feature Film breakdown we figured let’s double up and go big for Mandy Walker week.  We are looking at the Mulan trailer to breakdown some of the ideas Mandy discussed on the podcast.

We look at the color, the lighting, the format and more.  

Lots of great images and even more fun after hearing Mandy describe the lengths they went to in order to get the images on the day.

To see the images and listen to the special breakdown podcast click the link below:

The Wandering DP Patreon

Featured Guest – Mandy Walker ASC

Personal Website: Mandy Walker ASC

Instagram: @mandywalkerdp

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“I Was Taken by the Capriciousness and Boldness of his Flirtation”: Heidi Ewing | I Carry You With Me

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly integral to your film? What story does it tell? It’s 1995 in conservative Puebla, Mexico and we’re inside Bar Franco,  a clandestine gay watering hole located in an old mansion. Gerardo, a regular, spots a man at the bar (Iván) whom he’s not seen before. He’s intrigued. There is a quick but promising glance between them. But how to be […]

10 Lessons to Help You Navigate Our Rapidly Changing Industry

The Entertainment Finance Forum enlightens Hollywood about what’s next in film and television production and budgets. Here’s what you need to know.

No Film School went on a field trip to the Skirball Center in Los Angeles where we sat in on some amazing discussions about the future of the entertainment industry, including topics about finding startup capital and financing, getting your project on streaming platforms and working with brands and influences.

Panels were hosted by industry recognized vets Claire Scanlon, Thomas Jane and Effie Brown, among others. Since we know most of you couldn’t make it, we took the top ten things we learned and made a list for you.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the future.

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