Simple is the name of the game tonight and I can’t state it any easier than the title already does. Thanks Art Adams once again for passing along the knowledge!
I’m going to be using this as a place where I’ll continuously update the world on geniusly simple home made lights that work really well and are fun to make. Minus the ever famous China Lantern (one of my favorites), I’m looking to add to my arsenal of home made lights and so the quest begins.
Thanks to Shane Hurlburt, ASC for openly saying a number of times over that if the light works, it works no matter what it is. Also, his lights are badass. And crazy simple.
Next up: still to be discovered…if you have any, please share!!
The Dalsa Origin was the original digital cinema camera that offered 4K resolution. Despite its whale-like size, there seems to be nothing but good things said about it’s image and dynamic range.
NHK (an extremely forward thinking Japanese broadcasting company) requisitioned Dalsa (at the time, early 2000s, they were/are a premier semiconductor designer) to design them a sensor that met the 4K x 2K resolution requirements. Only Dalsa kept the intellectual rights and then used the sensor to make it’s own camera from the ground up. It was to much to early, and “too big”.
Just read/watch. The man is an inspiration to say the least. Gotta love that one of the greatest DP’s of all time is using a prosumer camera to capture footage from #OccupyLA, just goes to show all the spec wars out there that it’s more important to capture the moment, that what you capture it with.
Chris Doyle, an australian, is a crazy man, and it’s because he doesn’t bow to conventional ways of how everyone else acts or does their business. I found this article awhile ago and am only just now getting around to reading it, and I am sad that I’m only just reading it now.
I have friends who are very good DP’s who are extremely versed in the old school way of doing things, and I have friends who are the exact opposite. Each kind tends to criticize the other which is stupid and a waste of time because we are all artists and if we did things the same, then where would the fun be in that?
Doyle’s interview opens your eyes to this ideal and to that of being different and I applaud him for it.