All posts by Jack Dennis

Choosing Lenses for Video

Prior to the advent of DSLR video, having interchangeable lenses on a digital video camera was a privilege reserved only for the likes of Peter Jackson and Hollywood’s elite. The 5D MkII gave consumers cinematic possibilities that rivalled the most expensive digital cameras of the day. Alongside super shallow depth-of-field and incredible low-light performance, came a rich lens library that extended deep into the archives of photographic lens manufacturers. Today, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to compatible glassware, regardless of whether you’re shooting on a DSLR, mirrorless body, or professional grade video camera. Yet having such a wealth of choice is a blessing that can at times feel overwhelming. However, it’s always worth remembering that the majority of lenses are designed with photographers in mind. When choosing lenses for video, and more specifically, the kind of video that you will be shooting, your options will be greatly reduced. Continue reading Choosing Lenses for Video

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Live Music Videos with Tom Green and the Ligeti Quartet

We’re big music fans here at Aglow Films, and love working with bands and musicians, especially when they’re as talented as these guys! Contemporary classical composer and guitarist, Tom Green, came to us with the challenge of filming a series of live music videos, featuring himself and renowned chamber band, the Ligeti Quartet. They were looking for something polished and professional, with high-end camera work and cinematic lighting. As with most musicians, their budget was tight and their expectations high! Cost and time constraints allowed for only one day of filming, in which they were hoping to record four tracks! This meant the shoot had to be planned meticulously, with no room for errors. Needless to say, we bossed it… Continue reading Live Music Videos with Tom Green and the Ligeti Quartet

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