What is a director’s viewfinder? A director’s viewfinder is an optical device used by cinematographers and directors to pre-visualize the framing of a motion picture camera. The light and portable …
A matte box is a device that is attached to the front end of the lens in video and film production and sometimes in still photography.
A clapperboard, also called a film slate, is a tool that is used to synchronize sound and image in motion picture production.
A follow focus is a mechanical device that uses gears to make the rotation of a lens’ focus ring easier and more precise for the camera operator or focus puller.
A dovetail plate, also called a sliding plate, is the basis of most camera support systems used in feature productions.
What is a bridge plate? A bridge plate, also called a dovetail clamp, is a piece of camera riggig hardware used to attach a camera to a dovetail plate.