Manta Rays at Risk

I just finished this personal project called "Manta Rays at Risk" using photos I took during my holidays in Maldives and Hawaii. The final movie is in 4k and you can download it on vimeo. Mantas have been classified Read more

My first experience using Magic Lantern RAW

  Model: Lea Filmed & Edited by Martin Ureta Music: Jake Bugg - Two Fingers Software: Magic Lantern RAW v2.3 1920x1080 25fps - Card CF LEXAR 1000x This is my first test using the Magic Lantern RAW during a photo shooting of my cousin Read more

Interview with filmmaker and cinematographer Sergio Herencias

I’ve contacted Sergio Herencias, a talented Swiss/Spanish Filmmaker and Cinematographer based in Zürich, Switzerland for an exclusive interview. Raised in a small village called Degersheim, Sergio has managed to turn his dream and great passion into a career. Cameraman.com: Tell Read more

Cine Gear 2013 - The Sony FS700 in the RAW

Art Adams and Adam Wilt present the Sony FS700 in the RAW, featuring the new 2K RAW High Frame Rate, and 4K RAW recording solutions. The seminar includes footage screening. Super-sampling: Spectacular HD or 4K 4K/2K RAW recording option Super 35mm Sensor Read more

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Cinematographer Sebastian Cepeda Interview

I have had the pleasure to interview cinematographer Sebastian Cepeda, the Director of Photography of the coming science fiction movie The Rift. Sebastian was born in Argentina and studied Fimmaking in the SAE Institute. He lives in Switzerland and he is starting his third feature film this year as a Director of Photography. Before leaving you with the interview I would like to say that I’m also delighted to share our 10th interview on Cameraman.com. Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy it.

Sebastian Cepeda Filming

Sebastian Cepeda at work

Cameraman: How and why did you become a cinematographer?

Sebastian: I became a cinematographer because I love to tell stories and the best way for me to do that is with images. I’m a very visual person, writing was never my strong side, so I started drawing comics when I was around 10. Drawing comics was like storyboarding movies for me at that age.Sebastian Cepeda Actor
Afterwards when I came to Switzerland at the age of 15 I decided to become an actor, but it was pretty hard in Switzerland. I had minor roles for TV as well as theater but then I realized that I wanted to be on the other side of the camera.  I studied at the SAE Institute and had a Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking. The school was good to learn some basics, but in my opinion the best way to become a Cinematographer is watching at a lot of movies, TV shows, music videos, pictures and other images. You get a sense for the lighting as well as framing. There are a lot of books too that were very helpful, one of my favorites is “Painting with Light” by John Alton.

Cameraman: Tell me about The Rift and how you got involved in that movie.

Sebastian: The Rift is a low budget science fiction/thriller movie set in America. I got involved in the project thanks to the director Robert Kouba. I was his teacher at SAE and thought him “Camera & Lighting”. So after having my class he asked me if I wanted to be the Director of Photography for the movie. We had a couple of meetings and I was very impressed with him, being such a young guy and so talented, and he thinks a lot with images like myself.

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Interview with cinematographer Taylor Loughran

Over the past year Canadian cinematographer Taylor Loughran had been working on developing, planning, shooting and editing a 25 minute mountain bike film called “You Like This”.

I discovered the film and was amazed by the quality of the images and the diversity of the shots including aerial shots, dolly/crane shots, etc…a Mountain Bike Film done with passion and hard work. As Taylor says:

Good things come to those who work. So, work hard, know what you want, and don’t let anyone tell you different!

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If you like “You Like This” go ahead and take a look at Taylor Loughran’s interview below.

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Slow-Motion: Cinematographer David Torres’ stunning work

In this post I wanted to present a selection of short films produced by Mexican production company The Mates for the project “Stars of the Bicentennial” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Mexico as a Country.

Cameraman and Cinematographer David Torres did an amazing job using the Phantom and Red One Camera with lenses Red Pro Primes.

The dream and the challenge is to transmit through images that can be perceived not only natural beauty and biodiversity, but the soul, spirit, feelings and pride of Mexico.

If you like horses watch the first video: The images are just spectacular!

Altamura Sinaloa

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Interview with Christophe Persoz, Director of The Endless Session

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Cinematographer Christophe Persoz is presenting here the trailer of his film called «The Endless Session ».  He directed and shot the film that it’s still under production and coming in fall 2011. I contacted him to get this interview where he tell us a little bit about the film and some of the challenges he faced during the shooting. Christophe used a RED ONE camera for some of the shots but he used primarily the CANON EOS 7D DSLR. Read more

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