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Jonathan  Multiple Emmy winning Director/ Director of Photography and owner of Belinski Media LLC. Offices NYC and LA. www.belinskimedia.com

I reiterate a modern color temp meter is the most valuable gadget on set. At least for me. Increasingly we are using RGB, fluorescent, HMI, and generally mixed lighting. Getting your color right in camera unit to unit saves tremendous cost and time in post and gives you total control of color palette. In an effort to illustrate this point I made these images in Black and White 😜.
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#cinematography #lighting #rgb #color #colortemperature #kelvin #filmmaking #sekonic @sekonicglobal @filmmakersworld

SWIPE ➡️ Fantastic UFC fights this Saturday night. Have had the pleasure to film both of these fighters over the years: @blessedmma and @joannajedrzejczyk. Both great to work with outside the Octagon but don’t get caught on wrong side of fence when that gate closes! #cinematography #ufc231 #mma .
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EP: @kingcondal
DP: @jdbelinski .
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Color on Joanna spot: @bryansmaller .
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#maxholloway #joannajedrzejczyk #filmmaking #8k #setlife #poland #hawaii #losangeles .
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@reddigitalcinema @belinskimedia @teradek @freeflysystems @filmmakersworld @leitzcine

Butch Walker for Pursuit of Tone. Epic several days on this great show. .
tbt #cinematography #butchwalker #filmmaking #shotonred #ernieball #directtv #belinskimedia #directorofphotography .
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EP: @dustin.hinz
DIR: @havenlamoureux
DP: @jdbelinski
1st AC: @joelswanner

Two of the greatest players ever shooting the breeze. New show/podcast “The Corp” for Barstool Sports we had pleasure of working on starts tomorrow. #kobebryant #arod .
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#baseball #basketball #cinematography #directorofphotography #nba #mlb

Swipe ➡️ New work premiered Thanksgiving on NBC/Golf Channel from the super creative mind of Todd Kapostasy. This is Don Byers the oldest collegiate player in history at age 61. Narrated by Ron Livingston with an homage to “Office Space”. Full link in bio but here are some clips from first several minutes. Shot on @reddigitalcinema 8k cameras with @leitzcine prime lenses in Nebraska and Los Angeles.
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Writer, Director, Producer, Editor: @toddkap .
DP: @jdbelinski .
Colorist: @bryansmaller .
VFX: @longkyle .
Audio Mix: Rob Reinbolt
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1st AC: @ceeotter .
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#cinematography #vfx #golf #ronlivingston #officespace #nbc #golfchannel #directorofphotography

Go big or go home. I generally prefer prime lenses to zoom lenses but sometimes you need the versatility. In the spherical world the @angenieuxlenses 24-290 is a beautiful work horse and cuts in well with high end primes (Leica, Master Primes, etc). It’s a little challenge with new 8k cameras that only covers 6.5k at wide end but very excited to test out Angeniux’s new larger formats zooms. All in all superior glass. #cinematography #filmmaking #zoomlens .
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When using car mounts. Account for the fact it may be freezing outside and nothing will work as expected. But then again we could have real jobs so I’m not complaining! #protip .
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#cinematography #directorofphotography #redhelium #leica #gripology #filmmaking #r3d
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@reddigitalcinema @filmmakersworld @belinskimedia @leitzcine

Thanks for all the great responses to Jon Jones Spot. I got a lot of DM’s for lighting plots, etc so thought I would give a basic breakdown. When shooting night exteriors with a single source moonlight motivation the key is to backlight and crosslight to sell that single source key. We flew up 18HMIS on condors as backlight and and double back edges at times. Additionally we had everything from 6k’s on down to Skypanels to side key and fill. Moonlight is reflected sunlight so it reads 5600ish. Your eyes will white balance to white light but the camera balanced at 3200k will see it as blue. The audience accepts this as moonlight (see terminator, etc). I however fealt a lightly warmer/greener balance would be better look for this with the very warm road flares playing a role. When we used the flares we typically shut our key lights off for more dramatic look. You can see the difference of when we did vs when we didnt. From an FX point of view we used “tubes of death” which if unfamiliar are 100’ + feet of tubing releasing an even haze throughout outdoor scene. It was so windy we wound up rolling out a 100+ feet on either side on would turn one tube up or the other down depending on prevailing wind. Bottom line “night” needs to feel right to you. Generally keep it back and sidelit as front lit will make it feel too “lit”. I do love the approach of heavy backlighting and then flying up overhead balloon lights but in our situation the wind dictated we could not. Great shoot and great team.
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#filmmaking #directorofphotography #bts #ufc #jonjones #mma #cinematography @filmmakersworld @reddigitalcinema

SWIPE ➡️ Dope Spot with Jon Jones. Shot on @reddigitalcinema cameras in 8k. We lit up a forest at night with 18k HMI’s on Condors and a whole host of ground units. “Tube of Death” ground foggers were provided by FX dept powered by Viper foggers and a a whole bunch of localized units. Lenses as almost always for me Leica primes.
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EP: @kingcondal
DP: @jdbelinski
DIR: @rinestar
TALENT: @jonnybones .
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#newmexico #cinematography #jonjones #mma #ufc #filmmaking #directorofphotography .
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@filmmakersworld @belinskimedia @cinematogr @mytworks @sachtlersystems @freeflysystems @leitzcine

One of baddest dudes on the globe is always so cool to work with. @jonnybones. Day 2 in books. More to come.
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EP: @kingcondal
DP: @jdbelinski
DIR: @rinestar .
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#ufc #directorofphotography #cinematography #jonjones #8k #newmexico #r3d #mma

SWIPE ➡️ Great day 1 with Jon Jones. One of baddest dudes to ever do it. Awesome fight coming up. Shot on Red helium’s in 8k with mostly Leica primes. Lighting Arri Skypanels and a whole host of other units. More to come. @jonnybones .
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EP: @kingcondal
DIR: @rinestar
DP: @jdbelinski
1st AC: @ceeotter .
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#ufc #jonjones #mma #directorofphotography #ufc232 #alexandergustafsson #setlife #r3d #filmmaking .
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@reddigitalcinema @k5600lighting @filmmakersworld @leitzcine @arri @sachtlersystems @teradek @flandersscientific

Shout outs to @markaragon505 and the great people at @jacksonwink_mma for always going above and beyond.

Sylvester Stallone Thursday Night Football show open. Swipe ➡️ for part 2. Shot on @reddigitalcinema 8k cameras and @leica_camera prime lenses. @officialslystallone #cinematography #r3d #nfl
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Prod: @jesseweiss24
DP: @jdbelinski
Client: @foxsports
Prod Co: @belinskimedia
PD: @laurentturlure
1st AC: @ceeotter .
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#filmmaking #tnf #sylvesterstallone #widescreen #movi .
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@freeflysystems @cinematogr @filmmakersworld @leitzcine

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