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.

    For Vilmos - featured
    January 2016

    Thank You, Vilmos

    A personal tribute to my friend Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC.

    12 noteworthy films of 2015 -thefilmbook-preview
    December 2015

    6 Cinematography Trends

    December is the occasion to look back at six cinematic trends of the past year, while also recalling some of the wonderful films I saw in 2015.

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