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Behind The Lens



 
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Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematic Trenches, he’s compiled nearly 100 of his best articles on everything from camera technology and lenses to tips and techniques for better lighting.

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  • Filmmaker Jay Holben has been

  • battling in the production trenches for most of his life. For the past
  • 17 years, he’s chronicled his adventures in the pages of American Cinematographer, Digital Video, Videography, and TV Technology. Now, in Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematic Trenches,
  • he’s compiled nearly 100 of his best articles on everything from camera
  • technology and lenses to tips and techniques for better lighting.
  • Whether you’re making independent films, commercials, music videos,
  • documentaries, television shows, event videos, or industrials, this full
  • color collection provides the tools you need to take your work to the
  • next level and succeed in the world of digital motion imaging.

  • Featured topics include:

  • *Tech, including the fundamentals of how digital images are

  • formed and how they evolved to match the look of a film, as well as
  • image compression and control

  • *Optics, providing a thorough examination of lenses and lens interchangeability, depth of field, filters, flare, quality, MTF, and more

  • *Cameras, instructing you in using exposure tools, ISO, white balance, infrared, and stabilizers

  • *Lighting, featuring advice on using lighting sources and fixtures and how to tackle common lighting problems

  • Additional tips and tricks cover improving audio, celestial

  • photography, deciding if film school is right for you, and much more.

  • For over a decade Jay Holben has worked as a director of

  • photography in Los Angeles on features, commercials, television shows,
  • and music videos. He is a former technical editor and frequent
  • contributing writer for American Cinematographer, the current technical editor and columnist for Digital Video, and the lighting columnist for TV Technology. The author of A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben is also on faculty for the Global Cinematography Institute. He is now an independent producer and director.\