With the next generation of raw cinema cameras you can finally shoot professionally with uncompressed raw motion pictures—without compromising your image or your budget. In Cinema Raw: Shooting and Color Grading with the Ikonoskop, Digital Bolex, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Lancaster takes you through the birth of these new cameras and includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Digital Bolex. He field tests each camera and discusses the importance of shooting in raw and guides you through the raw color grading process so you can create stunning films. Interviews with professionals who have shot documentaries, shorts, and promotionals with these cameras are featured throughout, allowing you to learn field production techniques under real world conditions.
"Lancaster's Cinema Raw provides a great overview and history on the recent but densely complicated process of raw video shooting and capture."
- Jon Yi, 16mm and digital cinematography professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, www.jonathanyi.com
"Cinema Raw is essential for educators, students, and practitioners who want to understand new technologies and how to harness them for the kind of quality in our filmmaking that, until recently, was just a dream for those without the backing of millions of dollars in production support."
-Ellen Spiro, documentary film professor at the University of Texas, Austin; winner, The National Board of Review for Body of War; www.spirofilms.com
"Kurt Lancaster gets you where you need to be so you can make this incredible but complicated recording format work for you. He also tells you why it’s not for every job. With the essential knowledge found in Cinema Raw you will save hours, days, and possibly weeks of your time."
-Philip Bloom, filmmaker, www.philipbloom.net
Part I: Getting the Raw Deal
Part II: Raw Production Case Studies [drawn from on-set observations and/or interviews of the filmmakers from existing films]
Part III Raw Postproduction
Conclusion—The Future of Low Budget Digital Filmmaking