Participants in these discussions are cinematographers and their crew as well as representatives of all the main manufacturing and rental companies involved in cinematography.
As cinematography standards are compromised with the introduction of equipment that makes it easy to get "acceptable" results we try to 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"
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. Since then we have grown to a total membership of around 12,000.
The latest camera evaluations are finished, UHD versions are here and HD versions are here with extremely large EXR's here.
A personal review of the C200, EVA and Ursa MP is here
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..