Roland Denning

Posts by: Roland Denning

29 April, 2020

The origins of colour grading

Since most of us are isolated at home at the moment, you might be considering some serious grading or re-grading of stuff from the deepest recesses...

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18 April, 2020

Five myths and fibs about lenses

  Debunking lens myths   RedShark Replay: Contributing writer Roland Denning debunks some commonly-held misconceptions about lenses that have led...

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21 March, 2020

The filmmaker's guide to surviving self isolation

You are doing the right thing and staying at home. But if you are a filmmaker, once you have exhausted the star potential of your family and pets,...

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7 March, 2020

Do you really need a matte box?

A fully-fledged matte box is a thing of beauty. But complete, professional matte boxes range from £1000 to £5000 – you can get a decent camera for...

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13 February, 2020

Digital sharpness: Why do we want to take the edge off our video?

To filter or not to filter, that is the question that pre-occupies our minds. Is the glass diffusion filter really dead in the water now that we have...

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30 January, 2020

The film of the decade or a technical catastrophe?

Bait is a modern film shot on a clockwork Bolex camera. A case of artistic license going a little too far?

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26 January, 2020

The Return of Deep Focus? (AKA Shallow Depth Of Field is not the only way...)

Citizen Kane's Deep Focus Replay: Once upon a time, Deep Focus ruled the cinema screen. Why did it fade in popularity? And do recent consumer and...

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9 January, 2020

It wasn't just camera design that changed in the last decade

In the last part of this review Roland Denning looked at the massive changes in camera technology in the second decade of the 21st century. But...

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4 January, 2020

The 2010's was the decade where almost everything changed

The Sony FS7 was perhaps one of the most notable cameras of the decade. If any period was game-changing in our business, it was the second decade of...

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3 January, 2020

Olde Denning’s Almanak - Film & Video in 2020

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