CINEMATOGRAPHY Blog & RESOURCES
KEEP YOUR SKILLS SHARP
Stay up to date on the latest lenses, cameras and cinematic techniques.
AVAILABLE NOW: The ARRI Alexa 35
The next industry-defining camera system is now available at CineMechanics. Meet the Alexa 35.
AVAILABLE NOW: Cooke S8/i Full Frame Primes
The long-awaited line of compact Cooke primes for the large-format age. Available now in rentals at CineMechanics.
What is the Focusbug CineRT?
Accurate real-time distance measuring & more for Focus Pullers.
Intro to the ARRI RIA-1
New from ARRI: an all-in-one receiver, transmitter, motor controller, and more.
Specialty Camera Support
7 Ways To Use The Raptor Rickshaw Dolly
New at CineMechanics, the Raptor Rickshaw Dolly by CustomEasy-- let's take a look at a few of the ways that filmmakers can use this tool to great effect.
What Are Macro Lenses?
You may have an idea of the basics, but what are macro lenses really? And more importantly, how do you use them?
AVAILABLE NOW: Sony Venice 2 8K Camera
Sony’s new flagship cinema camera, now available at CineMechanics.
Nodo Inertia Wheels Training App: Learn to Operate
Get hands-on experience operating with wheels.
What Is Camera to Cloud?
An explainer on the revolutionary new workflow option for DPs, DITs, Editors, and others.
NEW: TRIBE 7 Blackwing7 Primes
After much anticipation, the highly coveted Blackwing Primes are here.
AVAILABLE NOW: Arri Hi-5 Hand Unit
A closer look at Arri's next-gen handheld camera & lens control unit.
Specialty Camera Support
Betz Wave1 Horizon Stabilizer
Keep your horizon stable with this easy-to-use device.
MRMC Remote Operated Turntable
Rotate objects as heavy as 440lbs at the touch of a button.
E-Mount Lenses at Cinemechanics
Primes, zooms, and even an anamorphic cine lens for E-Mount cameras.
Quick Guide: Dutch Angle Tools
A brief intro to our specialty tools for Dutch angle shots and compositions.
The Super Wide Low Angle Prism
A simple, yet effective tool for extreme low or high-angle shots.
Meet the Teradek Bolt 4K
With all of the great technological strides in Teradek’s 4th Gen lineup, 4K wireless video is only the cherry on top.
An Intro to the Skater Scope
A highly versatile multi-directional lens system from our friends at P&S Technik.
Plan Better Cinematic Shots with the Sigma fp
The Sigma fp Director’s Viewfinder is a “viewfinder for the 21st century.”
Lens Review - Leica Noctilux
The TLS rehoused Leica Noctilux F/0.95 is a photo lens rehoused for cinema. Focus Pullers beware!