Picking The Right Digital Cinema Camera To Buy Is Hard To Do

Picking The Right Digital Cinema Camera To Buy Is Hard To Do

Picking The Right Digital Cinema Camera To Buy Is Hard To Do by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the June 2022 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) In a tradition going back to the early days of my writing for DCS,...

DCS Employs Camera-2-Cloud for Streaming Coverage of NAB 2022

DCS Employs Camera-2-Cloud for Streaming Coverage of NAB 2022

DCS Employs Camera-2-Cloud for Streaming Coverage of NAB 2022 by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the May 2022 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) NAB 2022 marked a return for the industry and for the Digital...

Picking A Mirrorless Camera With a Little Help From My Friends

Picking A Mirrorless Camera With a Little Help From My Friends

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the November 2021 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) I shared earlier this year in an essay for DCS that I finally decided the time was right to invest in a mirrorless stills...

Deep Fakes — Not All Fun and Games Anymore

Deep Fakes — Not All Fun and Games Anymore

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the August 2021 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) Deep Fakes -- Not All Fun and Games Anymore Artificial Intelligence is a powerful tool that can be used to speed up and...

I Stream, You Stream, We All Stream

I Stream, You Stream, We All Stream

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the August 2020 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) Streaming, Progressive Downloads, Over The Top or “OTT”, Video On Demand or “VOD”; whatever you want to call it, this general...

Virtual Production – A Pandemic Fueled Catapult Into The Future

Virtual Production – A Pandemic Fueled Catapult Into The Future

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the July 2020 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) There is a tectonic shift taking place in the process of making motion pictures, perhaps as significant as the introduction of...

Getting Back To Work — The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Getting Back To Work — The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the June 2020 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) As I sat down to write my essay this month, I wanted to cover any subject that would not require mention of Coronavirus,...

2019: The Year of Growing Sensors and the Lenses To Cover Them

2019: The Year of Growing Sensors and the Lenses To Cover Them

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the January 2020 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) Reviewing and analyzing the previous year’s cinema technology advancements has become an annual ritual for the DCS...

Can James Cameron Save It, or is 3D Finally Dead…Again?

Can James Cameron Save It, or is 3D Finally Dead…Again?

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the October 2019 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) James Cameron is an innovative filmmaker who has pushed the boundaries of technology in services of cinematic storytelling....

Keeping up with SIGGRAPH, Where Art Meets ART-ificial Intelligence

by James Mathers Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society (Excerpted from the August 2019 Digital Cinema Society eNewsletter) I try to never miss covering the annual SIGGRAPH convention, where I get a sneak peek at where computer graphics technologies...