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#1 Patrick Christell

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Hi there, I am a writer/director that just directed his first feature. I am taking lessons from this experience-- one of them is to at least get a grasp on the physics of cinematography. I am starting by subscribing to this forum, the ASC magazine, reading Bergery, Brown and the like... I was wondering. Does a website or youtube channel exist that consists of shot comparisons, camera tests and the like? DPs narrating scenes they lit? The kind of thing you'd expect from ASC. To me, cinematography consists of many interwoven concepts that only spring to life in concert and in context. Reading about the relationship between say, lens selection, f-stops and depth of field on the page just isn't cutting it for me.

Many thanks, and I apologize if this is mis-posted, I felt this would be the place for this query, not the director sub-forum.

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Patrick
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#2 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

I think a user handle like that is extremely offensive and I would recommend changing it before mods come around. This is a real name forum and that handle is not only not your real name but some could argue that its a name to troll with.

Please follow forum rules and post your real name.
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#3 Patrick Christell

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

It's an anagram of my name. I use it for facebook. I logged in with facebook so it defaulted to that name. Honest mistake. Didn't mean to cause you extreme offense. It is now changed.
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

You shouldn't judge cameras by comparing them on you tube videos, these are highly compressed and differences can get lost in the transmission chain.

Abelcine have on line videos http://blog.abelcine.com/

There are a pile of you tube videos if you google cinematography
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#5 Patrick Christell

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

Not really looking to judge cameras, but to see shot comparisons e.g. a single shot done several different ways with different lenses, lighting, etc... thanks for the lead
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#6 Adam Brown

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

If you haven't, try taking a look at Zacuto's Camera Shootout series. They've done one in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and they're all up on their website, under the "Web Series" dropdown menu selection.

It seems to be what you're describing.

http://www.zacuto.co...nal-web-content
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