In this post, we test the Canon EF-S 17-55 and L-series 24-105. Get a detailed look at why and how these lenses fit in to the toolbag of a documentary cinematographer. Check out the post here, or all the lenses in the Behind the Lens series at AbelCine and newsshooter.com.
Go in-depth with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm, a lightweight option to their impressive Premier line of cinema lenses. Read this post here, or see all the posts in the Behind the Lens series at AbelCine or newsshooter.com.
In this post, we look at the Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100, a lightweight, long zoom range addition to the Zeiss Compact Zoom line. You can find this post, as well as all the others in the Behind the Lens series at AbelCine or newsshooter.com.
In this post, we test the Canon CN-E Compact Zooms: 15.5-47 and 30-105. Get a detailed look at the various tests we put the lenses through to see when and how they best perform with AbelCine’s Behind the Lens: Canon CN-E 15.5-47 & 30-105 Compact Zooms.
Go inside the Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 lightweight cinema zoom with the first installment of my lens test series with AbelCine’s Behind the Lens: Fujinon MK 18-55mm Zoom.
I have been wanting to conduct a documentary lens test for quite some time now. We tend to get stuck working with the same lenses we always use, whether its because we own them, or its just easier to keep renting the same ones over and over. I was lucky enough to partner with AbelCine […]
I had the pleasure of working with the Canon Digital Learning Center and Jem Schofield on a series with the Canon C300 MKII. We shot a short documentary about Brooklynphono in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and broke down working with the C300 MKII in a documentary environment. Check out the entire series here.
Matt Heineman and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Iain Stasukevich of American Cinematographer magazine to talk about our shooting process and style of Cartel Land. I’ve been reading this magazine since high school, so to be honored in its pages is an absolute dream come true. American Cinematographer continually pushes and inspires us […]
Many filmmakers dream of having their work screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The world watches each February as Park City, Utah’s Festival showcases new films and the artists behind the camera. Getting a film into Sundance is itself an achievement. For Department of Film & Media Arts alumnus Matt Porwoll, that achievement also includes […]
In my last post, I broke down some key grip items to travel with on any job. Here, I will add to the list items in my paired down “AC kit.” Often times you may not have an assistant camera on the shoot, or sometimes you will need to split crews. Regardless, it’s always important […]