CameraImage

It was my first visit to CameraImage this year in the past commercials have made it impossible to attend. I now wish that I’d turned down some of those jobs so that I could attend! It was an amazing meeting of cinematographers, I met people I hadn’t seen for 30 years and I also made […]

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Camera Test updates and reflections on the difference between the Netherlands and the UK

I’ve had to pause on the camera evaluations, well, the uploading of them, not the assessment of them. I just wonder how many people will look at them in full res or even download the files to be able to judge them properly. It’s interesting the way some cameras change colour from under to over […]

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Lots of Lens Tests!

I’ve finally got around to finishing all the lens tests, I was kinda delayed by events last year! So here they all are… Angeniuex Optimo 15 to 40 Arri Alura 15.5 to 45 Arri Master Primes Arri Ultra Primes Canon 15.5 to 47 Canon 17 to 120 TLS Cooke S3 Cooke S4 Mini Cooke S4 […]

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Major upgrade at CML – Cinematography Mailing List

Well, its been a challenge. The last few weeks have been spent totally rebuilding CML and moving it from a sub-domain of www.gboyle.co.uk based  in the UK to it’s own server based in the US. We have also added SSL and are now a secure site. The addition of our own mail servers has meant […]

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CML’s birthday

It was 20 years ago today that I started CML with 60 members, people I’d been talking to about cinematography on Compuserve, AOL and Usenet and who I made members of CML because I thought that there should be a simple single system dedicated to professional cinematographers. It was never set up to make money, […]

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Stupid thief

We’ve been having a few problems with noise and vandalism so we installed a video entry camera and it was stolen. We then had all our flowers and decorations in the common entry area vandalised so we installed 2 camera systems. One on the door to CML HQ and one on out apartment entrance. They were […]

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Is it possible to use autofocus for an entire movie?

In my pre-occupation with other things in my life at the moment I’ve forgotten to publish the results here of trying to shoot an entire movie with autofocus. Another movie with Dominic Brunt and he agreed to me using the Canon C300-2 with stills lenses for the entire film. Although I had an AC he […]

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Some days are Diamonds, some days are stone

The words of Tom Petty strike a chord with me again. “Rhino Skin” and “I won’t back down” have been my soundtrack. I think I’m going to need this… “Well, I won’t back down No, I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won’t back down” I […]

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Lens Testing

The results of my lens testing have been fascinating. http://www.cinematography.net/CML-CMIR-Lens-Tests.html I originally published them without identifying the individual lenses and received a number of emails from people saying how were they expected to evaluate them if they didn’t know what was what. Err look at the pictures?? Interestingly there were a number of surprises here, […]

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