Jay Holben was a cinematographer for more than a decade working in features, documentary, commercials and television. He is a faculty instructor for the Global Cinematography Institute and the co-chair of the American Society of Cinematographers Technology Committee Lens Subcommittee. He is the author of A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting On (Almost) No Budget and Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. www.jayholben.com
Eviscerating optics. People get very fixated on lenses: certainly they’re probably the single area of broadcast kit that has held its value the most during the Great Move to Digital. Perhaps that’s why Matthew Duclos’ new series of lens teardown videos, 'Lens Guts', is quite so compelling.
- Saturday 9 Sep 2017 - (47354) The truth about colour. This is stuff every film-maker should know about.
- Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 - (11661) Venice is the new 6K full frame CineAlta camera from Sony
- Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 - (11463) Sony RX0: probably the best action cam so far!
- Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 - (8261) Canon announces two new fixed lens 4K camcorders with high frame rate capabilities
- Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 - (7316) HP boasts new workstation is ‘the most powerful on the planet’
- Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 - (858) The winners of the RedShark News awards at IBC 2017 announced
- Monday 18 Sep 2017 - (604) Avid’s MediaCentral promises to speed up collaborative workflows
- Monday 18 Sep 2017 - (576) RØDE goes wireless for vocal performance
- Monday 18 Sep 2017 - (1141) Metadata capable lenses from Zeiss help to smooth post workflows [video]
- Monday 18 Sep 2017 - (2555) The latest from Blackmagic Design at IBC 2017 [video]