Professional Cinematographers talk & exchange ideas about Cinematography.
Cinematography Mailing List, CML, was started by Geoff Boyle in 1996 so that 60
Cinematographers could talk about work.
The aim of CML is to promote the free exchange of ideas amongst fellow cinematography professionals. Participants in these discussions are Cinematographers and their crew as well as representatives of all the main manufacturing and rental film & video/digital companies.
"There's something about Cinematographers, and the passion we bring to our work, that gives us a sense of being blood brothers. We have a love and admiration for each other, and a desire to help each other out" Conrad Hall ASC
We now have 19 publicly available cinematography lists with memberships from 2,000 to over 6,000 and others that are private, with a total of over 17,000 members 45% who come from the US, 14% from the UK and the balance from 198 countries worldwide The discussion lists are still primarily email based as this is the most convenient system for working cinematographers.
Over 40 million messages were sent out in the last year with a successful delivery rate of over 99%.
We test all the new cameras and the results are published regularly along with original RAW files available for download.
Whilst non-cinematography visitors are welcome please note that this site is primarily for working professional cinematographers and focus's on their needs.
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..
To join the cinematography discussion list please click on the Join CML link below.
We work extremely hard to make this list an international one and not one that focuses on local issues.
there are regular face to face meetings/parties at NAB, CineGear & IBC.
This web site of edited pages, which are all available to non-members, was added in 1997, we now have over 3,000 pages of
edited discussions between cinematographers, their crews and
equipment and facility suppliers.
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CML has won awards from SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) BKSTS (British Cinematography, Sound & Television Society) BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) for outstanding contribution to education in Cinematography.