William Friedkin Master Class - Cannes 2016 -thefilmbook feat
    May 2016

    Cannes 2016: William Friedkin’s 8 Cinema Lessons

    The director gave a fascinating Master Class, or “Cinema Lesson” in French, hosted by Michel Ciment, as part of the Cannes Classics program of the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival.

    Cinematographers at Cannes 2016 -featured
    May 2016

    Cinematographers at Cannes 2016

    Although there are a lot of news stories about the films, directors and actors at Cannes, much less is said about the cinematographers...

    Practical Optics - Notes on Lenses & Elastic Formats -thefilmbook-
    April 2016

    Practical Optics 2 - Notes on Lenses and Elastic Formats

    This post is a brief reflection about focal lengths with multiple, "elastic" formats. It serves as an addendum to my previous in-depth post about Testing Different Sensor Sizes, and is aimed at students... like myself :)

    Walter-Murch-interview-part-1-Benjamin-B-thefilmbook-featured
    February 2016

    Walter Murch - 1. Cook, Surgeon, Conductor

    "Editing is a mixture of cooking, surgery and orchestra conducting." Renown editor and sound designer Walter Murch talks about his art and his craft in a first video interview with Benjamin B.

    11 aspect ratios-thefilmbook
    February 2016

    The Elastic Frame

    This is a post about the transition in contemporary cinema to the elastic frame, a result of digital projection.

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