Participants in these cinematography discussions are cinematographers and their crew as well as representatives of all the main manufacturing and rental companies involved in cinematography.
The main discussion groups are here and the search box below allows you to easily search the edited discussion archives and find cinematography related content quickly.
We regularly evaluate digital cinematography cameras and lenses and the latest evaluations follow, UHD versions are here with extremely large but most useful EXR's here. The lens tests are here.
We also try and develop tools for cinematography, A step by step guide to simple ACES shooting & ACES LUT's for use in a non-ACES environment
As cinematography standards are compromised with the introduction of equipment that makes it easy to get "acceptable" results we help professional cinematographers hold on to a sense of discipline and quality. "Good enough" is not good enough and "close enough" is miles away from good.
Of necessity our discussions are often of a technical nature but we never lose sight of the fact that we are "Guardians of the Image"
The Cinematography Mailing List, CML, was originally started in 1996 by Geoff Boyle so that 60 cinematographers working in high end commercials, TV series and movies could talk about issues that concerned them.
Beginners and non-cinematographers are welcome to read any list but we'd be grateful if they kept their questions to the mentor discussion list where cinematographers will answer questions as their schedule allows..
As an experiment these pages are also available as an ebook Timeless Cinematography Basics
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