Originally started in 1996 by Geoff Boyle so that 60 cinematographers working in high end commercials, TV series and movies could talk about issues that concerned them. Since then we have grown to a total membership of around 12,000.
Of necessity our discussions are often of a technical nature but we never lose sight of the fact that we are "Guardians of the Image" The key here is professional cinematography and as cinematography standards are compromised with the introduction of equipment that makes it easy to get "average" results we try to hold on to a sense of discipline and quality. "Average" is not something we aspire to.
Participants in these discussions are Cinematographers and their crew as well as representatives of all the main manufacturing and rental companies involved in cinematography.
We regularly test motion picture cameras and lenses.
To join the cinematography discussion list please click on the Join Discussion
Lists link in the menu at the top of the page. Beginners and non-cinematographers are welcome to read any list but we'd be grateful if they kept their questions to the mentor discussion list where cinematographers will answer questions as their schedule allows..