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Stephen Maing’s Crime + Punishment

Crime + Punishment (2018) from American Cinematographer on Vimeo.

Maing operated the Canon C300 with Canon EF 24-70mm, 70-200mm f/2.8L and Rokinoh 35mm and 50mm prime lenses, and most of the film was shot handheld. The filmmaker primarily opted for natural lighting, stating, “Having worked as director of photography on both fiction and non-fiction for many years, I’ve long felt that subtle shifts in camera position can often maximize the use of available lighting. The high sensitivity of current sensors and histogram are our best friend — which I always track. I like to keep my ISO below 8000 but also really love images that embrace both true black and fully exposed practical sources.” 

Source: Crime + Punishment: Exposing Corruption in the NYPD  – The American Society of Cinematographers