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100 Great Resources for Cinematographers

Recently he put together a powerful list of places to pay attention to on the internet. This is his introduction and the headings for the list:

One of my goals when I started this blog, along with providing original content, was to be a place that could redirect its readers to valuable resources they might not otherwise find. Well, I have taken this to the extreme and listed out 100 resources for cinematographers, camera assistants, and film professionals that features everything from places to find work, to books, to podcasts and forums.

100 Great Resources for Cinematographers, Camera Assistants, and Film Professionals 
The Black and Blue – A Camera Assistant’s Blog

The list is separated into sections that can be accessed quickly below:

1 – 12: Jobs and Industry
13 – 20: Film News
21 – 32: Print (Physical and Digital)
33 – 44: Blogs
45 – 53: Podcasts
54 – 63: Forums
64 – 74: Reference and Advice
75 – 84: Tools and Gear
85 – 93: Social Networks and Technology
94 – 100: Analog (Real World)

The Black and Blue – A Camera Assistant’s Blog

The Best of 2010: Top Posts of the Year – The Black and Blue – A Camera Assistant’s Blog

Open Source Tools – Ongoing Series

Many, (though not all) of the core tools of digital cinema are based upon Open Source standards. The most obvious is the compression standard, JPEG 2000 and the security standard, 256-bit AES encryption.  

This ongoing column will list open source software that can and is being used in the industry, from acquisition to exhibition. Please add more of your own in the comments and I’ll drag them to the proper category. Anyone who would like to write articles on their use, please submit them.

The newest to hit the streets, end of November 2010: Lightworks, right now for PCs only, but promised for Linux and Mac by the end of next year.

Kdenlive | Free and open source video editor for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD

Introducing Color Scopes: The Vectorscope | Kdenlive

PiTiVi, a free and open source video editor for Linux

An Ars Technica review of the three: Video editing in Linux: a look at PiTiVi and Kdenlive

Ongoing 3D Tools Article

This article will highlight 3D tools that sail past the author’s eyes. They may get more full articles in the appropriate sections if someone writes it, or may not.


3D movie Calculator | Stereographers calculator for iphone

Not only an essential tool, but the front page of the website has a concise set of details about 3D principles that should be known by rote.