India is the world’s largest democracy, but it is also a very unequal country, where some citizens are more equal than others. Convicted criminals, who are rich and powerful, seem to get out of jail well before their sentences have been completedRead More
Once upon a time , not very long ago, in a typical film set ; the shot is made ready and the actors are in position and the director is about to say ‘Roll Camera’ ; the associate to the Cinematographer would jump in to take a final check on the light falling on the actor …Read More
Cinema is a synthesis of fine arts like painting, music, literature, dance, sculpture, theater and architecture. Its innovative technology capturing the moment as images make it stand apart. That technology being, “Cinematography”Read More
Three inventors founded Technicolor in 1915 and developed several different processes for making color films.
At the beginning it was two strip process introduced by exposing two strips of panchromatic film in a special camera using a prism to create red and green color images
Panasonic’s new cinema camera has 5.7K sensor and dual native ISO where it extracts more information from the sensor without affecting the image can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivityRead More
Canon with its 5D MARK II opened the flood gates of DSLR movie making; later Canon brought EOS cinema camera series. The third generation Cinema EOS camera C-200 has internal 4K raw recording feature aimed for both narrative and documentary style film making. The EOS C200 integrates an 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS sensor that supports 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096×2160 pixelsRead More
In 1921, Mitchell Company was selling motion picture cameras to break the league of very popular Bell and Howell cameras. Earlier Mitchell cameras were not as popular like ‘Bell &Howell’ until sound was invented for motion picture film making as sound became part of film makingRead More
Nab Show is a yearly event, this year it was held in Las Vegas, USA from 22nd Apr, 2017. This Trade Show was a 6 day event that ended on the 27th April, 2017. This trade show was organised by National association of broadcasters. Here, almost all leading companies like Arri, Red, Sony,Canon, Blackmagic, Pananvision, Zeiss exhibited and introduced their new products during the show, where there was a record attendance of nearly one lakh peopleRead More
Zeiss is one of the supreme brand names manufacturing lenses for photography and cinematography since 1890.
The Zeiss Compact Primes hit the market at the turn of the digital cinema revolution and really brought in a new era of affordable, quality cinema lens that was compactable for both DSLR film cameras and High Cinema cameras
The shift in a way from films as animated photographs to films as stories or narratives began to take place about the turn of the century. Cinema cameras, techniques, projection, filming speed all began to get standardized one by one for standard exhibition in theatresRead More
platform for both best video and still photography quality in a single compact camera. At the heart of the camera there is a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine processor, both offer dramatically improved processing times over its predecessor. This enables the ability to record 4K video at up to 60 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with select settings, Full HD video at up to 180 fps, 12 fps continuous shooting and sensitivities up to ISO 25600. Also, the camera features built-in 5-axis sensor stabilizationRead More
ஃபிலிம் கேமராக்கள், முழுவதுமாக வேதியியல், எந்திரவியல் அடிப்படையில் இயங்குபவை என்பதை நாம் அறிவோம். ஆனால், டிஜிடல் கேமராக்கள் முழுவதுமாக மின்னணுவியல் அடிப்படையில் இயங்குபவையாகும்Read More
The Parvo was a 35mm motion picture camera developed in France by Joseph Jules Debrie, in 1908. Earlier foreman in the Boucot Company, Joseph Debrie made the first film perforation machine for Lucien Reulos Mirographe in 1898, further in 1900 he created his own precision tools workshop in Paris. He manufactured a new perforation machine called ‘optima’. In 1905 with his son Andrie , he devised a most revolutionary motion picture camera called ‘ Parvo’Read More
Color correction process is done during post production using digital color colorecting software. The term D.I stands for ‘digital intermediate’ which was coined few years back when filming or capturing images done by motion picture film. It was scanned to a digital medium and color corrected then recorded to an intermediate film stock and then it would be processed back to a negative to make prints that would go to theatresRead More
Lumiere brothers were also known as French brothers were sons of Claude-Antoine Lumiere. They ran a photographic firm. Antoine, a well known portrait painter turned photographer along with his sons Lumiere brothers known for being biggest manufacturers of photographic plates in EuropeRead More
திரைப்படம் என்னும் இவ்வூடகம் எப்போதும் புதியவற்றை, புதிய சிந்தனையை, புதிய முயற்சியை, புதிய இசையைக் கொண்டாடிக்கொண்டே இருக்கிறது. நீங்கள் ஒரு வெற்றியாளனாக இருக்க விரும்பினால், புதிய முயற்சிகளுக்குத் தயங்காதவராக இருக்கவேண்டும். நம் கடந்த காலத்தை அறிந்துக்கொள்ள நினைப்பது வருங்காலத்தை வடிவமைக்க அது உதவுமென்பதனால்தான்.Read More
இன்றைய தேதியில் டிஜிட்டல் கேமராக்கள் பயன்பாட்டிற்கு வந்துவிட்டன. ஆயினும், அதன் அடிப்படையான செயல்பாடுகள், ஒரு செலுலாயிட் கேமராவை ஒத்துதான் இருக்கிறது. இன்றைய டிஜிட்டல் கேமராவை புரிந்துக்கொள்ளுவதற்கு, செலுலாயிட் கேமராவைப்பற்றி தெரிந்துக்கொள்ளுவது மிகுந்த பயன் தரும். மேலும் கடந்து வந்த பாதையை தெரிந்து வைத்திருப்பது, வருங்காலத்தை புரிந்துக்கொள்ள உதவும். அவ்வகையில், இக்கட்டுரையில் செலுலாயிட் கேமராவைப்பற்றி பார்ப்போம்Read More
In early 2013, Damien Chazelle was yet another writer-director making the rounds at the Sundance Film Festival with a short film to promote. But unlike some of his fellow moviemaking brethren, the then-28-year-old had a leg up on the competition with his 18-minute story Whiplash: namely, a beloved character actor (J.K. Simmons) as its star and a lot of interest from producersRead More
It looks like a bright, hot summer day on a Los Angeles highway, where scores of drivers are stuck in early morning traffic listening to various tunes on their radios. But as a hilarious title card would inform us in just a few moments, this is winter in LA. It’s “Another Day of Sun,”Read More
This app designed by Clayton Combe is very useful for cinematographers who would like to design Lighting by diagrams and direct their ideas to GafferRead More
An ultra wide angle view of the complete stadium is always fascinating while watching Cricket or Football match.
Sports cinematographers prefer to use ultra wide lens named ‘ABAKUS 381 STADIUM LENS’ to capture entirety of thousands of people and a fish eye view of stadium architecture.Read More
360-degree videos are also known as immersive videos where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time, shot using an omni directional camera or a collection of cameras. Multiple images are stitched together to form a 360 degree view video. During playback the viewer has control of the viewing direction like a panorama, a form of virtual realityRead More
High speed cinematography involves shooting at a higher frame rate than 24 fps, giving yet a more surreal look. High speed cinematography effect is also called as Slow motion a process of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so that the action appears to be slowed downRead More
SONY began marketing the concept of ‘electronic cinematography, utilizing its analog HDVS professional video cameras. But this effort met with very little successRead More
Digital medium format is special that it renders images in a totally different way.
Digital medium format cameras offer resolutions far above current full-frame sensor. They also offer incredible image quality in terms of color, dynamic range and tonalityRead More
Fiilex, makers of LED products was launched in 2013 and soon they marked one of the leading manufacturers for LED lights into the film Industry. Fiilex has released a new drone-specific lightweight light, the AL250, an aerial lighting system. The AL250, Fiilex’s first aerial lighting solution, redefines lighting control by mounting to any drone with a minimum payload capacity of at least 0.6lbs (270g). TheRead More
Panasonic had its strong foothold in the digital era by introducing the world’s first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera DMC-G1 in 2008 and the subsequent DMC-GH1 achieved the world’s first Full HD video recording in 2009.
Panasonic Gh3 and 4 cameras got wide attention among Independent film makers. Especially GH4 gave 4k video recording option internally
For over 60 years, the Leica M full frame lenses have captured unique and iconic images around the world.
LEICA has manufactured high quality cinema and still photographic lenses. Recently SUMMILUX-C PRIME LENS (CW Sonderoptic) a lightweight, prime lens set for high resolution cameras won Oscar award for technical achievement.
The new Canon XC15, which builds on the XC10 4K UHD digital video camcorder, enables shooting with an external microphone through an XLR input. It features the selection of different ‘Look’ modes for different visual aesthetics and also allows it to match the look of other Canon professional cameras making it ideal for the use as ‘B’ camera option for professional film makingRead More
Once upon a time photographers used to buy Sigma lenses as they were cheap. That perception has changed with the recent series of Sigma lenses, especially their art series lenses were applauded by professionals and independent film makers started using for video filmingRead More
Carl Zeiss is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices known for its high quality cinema lenses has launched a new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 (ZEISS LWZ.3) for the Super 35 format that can be used for a wide range of applicationsRead More
The history of Tamil cinema takes root from the film ‘Keesaga Vadham’ made by Mr.Rangaswamy Nataraja Mudaliar, released in 1918. As Nataraja Mudhaliar started his firm in 1916, there is a notion that Tamil cinema’s centenary year is 2016 (or 2018..!?). In1927, the world’s first talkie film,Read More
China into 6k business and is already growing with moderate success of their ”KINERAW MINI” digital cinema camera. Now they are with KINEMAX 6K raw Camera!Read More
LensBaby is a very popular product and company in providing special effects optic lens for still photography. It was founded in the year 2004 by professional photographer Craig StrongRead More
சினிமா என்பது அறிவியல் முன்னேற்றத்தால் உருவாக்கப்பட்ட ஒரு நவீன கலை வடிவம். சினிமா வளர்ச்சியின் பாதை என்றும் பெரும் சவால்கள் நிறைந்ததாகவே இருந்திருக்கிறது.
சினிமாவின் தோற்றத்தை பின்னோக்கிப்பார்த்தால் அரிஸ்டாட்டிலின் ’ஒளிபுகும்’ தத்துவமே இதன் ஆரம்ப கட்டம் எனலாம். 1620 ல் ராபர்ட் பாய்லி உருவாக்கிய காமிரா அப்ஸ்குராவிலிருந்து படிப்படியாக வளர்ச்சி
I did my graduation in physics at Scot Christian college, Nagercoil and came to Chennai for pursuing a diploma in film technology specializing in film processing at Adyar Film Institute. And then, I moved to Mumbai to work in Bombay film industry and joined one of the reputed labs called M/S Famous Cine Laboratories there. I worked for three years in the Black and White section and then
GoPro is into 360 degree business. It has released ‘Omni’, a camera rig which when combined with Kolor post-processing software forms a full VR content capture and post-processing solution.
The 120mm x 120mm x 120mm cube uses six cameras carefully arranged end to end and is more than just a glorified mount as GoPro says, the Omni allows cameras to act as one.
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre in 1837.
On 9th January 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. A few months later, on 19th August 1839, French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift ‘Free to the World’. The word photography was first used by scientist Sir John F.W. Herschel in
1916 ஆம் ஆண்டு திரு.ரங்கசாமி நடராஜ முதலியார் எடுத்த ‘கீசக வதம்’ திரைப்படத்தின் வாயிலாகத் துவங்குகிறது தமிழ் சினிமாவின் வரலாறு. (கீசக வதம், 1918 ஆம் ஆண்டுதான் வெளியாயிற்று. நடராஜ முதலியார் தன் நிறுவனத்தை துவங்கிய ஆண்டு தான் 1916. அதனால் தமிழ் சினிமாவின் நூற்றாண்டு 2018 தான் என்ற ஒரு கருத்தும் இருக்கிறது) உலகின் முதல் பேசும் படமான ‘தி ஜாஸ் சிங்கர்’ (The Jazz Singer) 1927 ஆம் ஆண்டு வெளியாயிற்றுRead More
இங்கிலாந்து நாட்டைச் சார்ந்த ஒளிப்பதிவு இயக்குநரான ரோஜர் டீக்கின்ஸ் பதிமூன்று முறை சிறந்த ஒளிப்பதிவாளருக்கான ஆஸ்கர் விருதுக்கு பரிந்துரைக்கப்பட்டவர். ஆனால் 2016ம் ஆண்டு வரை ஒரு முறைகூட இவருக்கு விருது கிடைக்காதது ஆச்சரியமான மற்றும் வருத்தத்திற்கு உரிய விஷயம்Read More
The Laowa has the wide angle view of any f / 2.8 lens in existence, making this piece of glass incredibly versatile.
The Laowa Lens is an ideal lens for landscape, architecture, interior, travel. Great news is that, it is good for shooting video at low lightRead More
What is great filmmaking, Legendary Cinematographers share their personal perspectives on what they do and what it means to themRead More
There is every chance to be filled with inhibitions when you are speaking to someone who has extensive knowledge about his subject and is renowned for his body of work. But half the battle is probably won when the other person is kind enough to share that knowledge and his in depth inputs with you. Ace cinematographer P.C. SreeramRead More
இயக்குனர் பாலாஜி சக்திவேலின் ‘கல்லூரி’ மூலம் ஒளிப்பதிவாளராக அறிமுகமான செழியன், தமிழில் நல்ல சினிமாவுக்காக தொடர்ந்து எழுதியும் பங்காற்றியும் வருபவர். இவரது உலக சினிமா நூல் புகழ்பெற்றதுRead More
தென்னிந்திய ஒளிப்பதிவாளர்கள் சங்கத்தின் thesica.in இணையதளம் தொடக்க விழா இன்று பிரசாத் லேப் திரையரங்கில் நடந்தது. இவ்விழாவில் ஒளிப்பதிவாளர் சங்கத்தின் முதல் உறுப்பினர் எம்.ஏ.இரானி,தயாரிப்பாளர் ஏவி எம் சரவணன்,நடிகர் சங்கத் தலைவர் நாசர் ஆகியோர் இணையதளத்தைத் தொடங்கி வைத்தார்கள்Read More
When you look around in our industry and our own work as a cinematographer, its always subjective, You are either defending yourself for not achieving greatness because you didn’t have the gear or the time, some even feel superior to everyone else even when others feel their work is mediocre, its difficult to have an objective view.Read More
Southern India Cinematographers Association (SICA) is an umbrella organization which aims promotes, preserve and advance the cause of art and science of cinematography. We have to remember the fact that, we are, first of all cinematographers, guys who love looking through the camera, feeling the light, waiting for the right moment… even before we joined the union or got electedRead More