Every year, the American magazine Variety presents possible Oscar candidates and lists the most likely winners in each category. Year after year, the “Best Cinematography” Oscar is not only about which cinematographer is going to win, but also which camera was used. The most popular brand of them all? Well, you know the answer, don’t you?
The key grip leads an entire department of workers. They work in tandem with the camera department to support them and the cinematographer in their endeavors.
As cameras now start to push beyond 8K, we have the potential to see some significant gains in perceptual resolution. So for all the people saying “who needs 8K or 9K or 12K?” the answer is that these are not the crazy increases they sound like but rather a logical, incremental continuation of where we have been going. When we get to 20K cameras, it is likely that they will look twice as sharp as 2K to most people.
A new video essay takes an in-depth look into Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Alfred Hitchcock, and Wes Anderson to see how they like to shoot their movies and what aspects of filmmaking they lean into more heavily than others.
If you do the math, the plugin is in development for more than three years now, which can sound like an eternity in the filmmaking world. However, the team behind it put a lot of work to improve it.