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Cinema Raw
Cinema Raw


 
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Kurt Lancaster

With the next generation of raw cinema cameras you can finally shoot professionally with uncompressed raw motion pictures-without compromising your image or your budget. In Cinema Raw: Shooting and Color Grading with the Ikonoskop, Digital Bolex, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Lancaster takes you through the birth of these new cameras and includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Digital Bolex. He field tests each camera and discusses the importance of shooting in raw and guides you through the raw color grading process so you can create stunning films. Interviews with professionals who have shot documentaries, shorts, and promotionals with these cameras are featured throughout, allowing you to learn field production techniques under real world conditions.
FEATURES:
Behind-the-scenes case studies for the next generation of low budget cinema cameras
Recommended gear lists to begin your raw shooting experience
Full color post workflows that help you realize your boldest cinematic visions
A companion website (www.kurtlancaster.com) featuring raw projects covered in the book; video interviews with the creators of the Digital Bolex, Joe Rubinstein and Elle Schneider; and resources for further study of raw cinema
Author Bio
Kurt Lancaster earned his PhD from New York University and has shot documentaries that have screened nationally and internationally. He is the author of DSLR Cinema and has consulted for the Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, training their print journalists in video journalism, and he has shot and edited documentary journalism pieces. He is an associate professor of digital filmmaking in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University, where he teaches courses on documentary and multimedia journalism.
Part I: Getting the Raw Deal
Introduction: What Camera to Choose? What Story To Tell?-DSLRs, RED, Sony, and the Promise of Cinema Raw With the Next Generation of Low Budget Cinema Cameras
Creating a New Paradigm: Behind the Scenes in Creating Low Budget Cinema Cameras
Is There Really a Difference When Shooting Raw? A Case Study in Shooting Compressed versus Shooting Raw
Film Gear for Raw Filmmakers: A Low-Budget List
Part II: Raw Production Case Studies [drawn from on-set observations and/or interviews of the filmmakers from existing films]
On-camera Features and Menu Selections of Raw Cinema Cameras
One Small Step: Shooting with the Digital Bolex D16
Shooting with Blackmagic's Digital Cinema Camera
Shooting with Ikonoskop's A-Cam dII
Shooting with Weisscam's T-CAM
Part III Raw Postproduction
Postproduction Workflow-Getting the Footage onto the Computer and Editing with raw
Color Correcting and Color Grading with Raw
Conclusion-The Future of Low Budget Digital Filmmaking
Additional Info
    • Publisher: Focal Press