Barry Braverman

Barry Braverman

Barry Braverman is a cinematographer with over thirty years experience in television documentaries and feature films.  His credits include Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012), THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007), as well as National Geographic TV Specials, HBO ‘First Look’ and CBS News Sunday Morning.  Braverman is a member of Hollywood’s cinematographer guild and regularly conducts multi-day camera and video storytelling workshops around the world, most recently in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As an author his new book VIDEO SHOOTER 3rd Edition (2013) from Focal Press will explore the art of video storytelling with the latest 2D and 3D cameras.

How to work with high ISO

Published in Production

Replay: Barry Braverman took the ISO 5000 Panasonic Varicam 35 out for a night shoot in Paris, an experience which has left him with some very definite opinions on the difficulties of shooting at high ISO.

Barry Braverman hoists the vérité-style Sony PXW-FS7 4K onto his shoulder and, with a few qualifications, finds it an honourable recreation of the spirit of the classic Super 16 documentary cameras.

Primary storage: not a place to go cheap

Published in Production

Barry Braverman on why he’s quite so impressed with the CalDigit Thunderbolt 2 RAID - HDD.

Shooting in near total darkness

Published in Production

Hollywood cinematographer and frequent RedShark News contributor Barry Braverman shares his thoughts on the trend of shooting in low light and wide open.

Say NO to small f-stops!

Published in Production

Do you think smaller apertures always lead to sharper images? Think again, as explained by Hollywood cinematographer Barry Braverman.

The Peril of 4K: Our Craft is Being Threatened!

Published in Business

4K resolution images enable plenty of post-camera hanky-panky.  Shooters embracing very high-resolution cameras must be aware of the downstream perils and threats to the craft that can pop up around them.

Plugging into Red Giant's Universe

Published in Post & VFX

Red Giant's foray into Subscription Services is called Universe

 This is a very small camera, but - make no mistake - it's broadcast quality. Panasonic Guru Barry Braverman looks at it in detail

Make your video Flicker Free

Published in Post & VFX

Flicker - however it's caused - can ruin a shot. Worst of all, you might not notice it until it's too late to do anything about it. But is it really too late?

Interlacing is dead

Published in Technology & Computing


When I started in this business in the 1970s we shot film and we shot it happily and merrily and we did it progressively – frame by intermittent frame. Today a few decades later we professionals have been shooting progressive video frames for so long it's hard to imagine ever having shot interlaced pictures

Panasonic's Miniature AC90 packs a powerful HD punch

Published in Production

This is a camera that's small enough to always have with you, but don't be deceived by the size: it's a very good imager, as Barry Braverman finds out

When you should NOT shoot 4K video

Published in Production

 Surely it's always best to shoot in the highest possible resolution? That's what we've always been told. But, sometimes, you should stick with, good, old fashioned, traditional HD, says Barry Braverman

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