NAB Live Show 2016: Bill Bennett ASC, Geoff Boyle, Rodney Charters ASC and David Lightner

Dan Chung talks to Bill Bennett ASC, Geoff Boyle, Rodney Charters ASC, and David Lightner at the Teradek Live Show act NAB. They’re all acclaimed in their fields, which range from drama to docs to features, and the discussion ranges from industry trends, like HDR, to the specifics of how and why to test lenses.

The panel also discusses the Lytro light field cinema camera, which, alongside Ang Lee’s use of 120fps 4K in his film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, has been a hot topic at this year’s NAB.

Rodney Charters talks about his recent use of Canon’s specialist low-light ME20 cube camera and the panel weighs in on why, as sensor technology improves, many DoPs and shooters are choosing older lenses to take the digital edge off the footage from new cameras.

The panel winds up by pondering what it is that makes something ‘cinematic’ and if their points of view will necessarily make sense to the next generation of film makers who have grown up immersed in a multiplicity of smaller tablet and smartphone screens.

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