Filmmaking Database: Cinema Camera Lenses Masterclass (

Become a Master of Cinema Camera Lenses! Improved your Cinematography, Video Production, Filmmaking & DSLR Video!

Created by: IFH Courses

Produced in 2018

What you will learn

  • You will have a better understanding of the world of cinema camera lenses
  • You will know the basics of camera lenses

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Overall Score : 66 / 100

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Course Description

Join over 30,000 students learning from our courses!
  • Are you a filmmaker who is clueless when it comes to lenses?
  • Do you want to speak to your cinematographer in his/her language?
  • Do you want to know how to choose the right lenses for your shots?
  • Do you want to make your films stand out from the crowd?
Then this one of a kind course is for you.
Welcome to the Cinematography Database: Cinema Camera Lenses Masterclass. After getting many requests for this information instructors Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle) and Egon Stephen Jr. (Cine Video Tech) decided to put together the DEFINITIVE Educational resource for anyone interested in CINEMA LENSES.
They DON'T teach you this in Film School!
This course includes:
  • 2.5 hours of talk-to-camera discussions about the entire filmmaking process - from concept to planning to filming to post to distribution - divided into 21 lessons plus a few bonuses.
  • An exclusive look at rare lenses and camera rigs
  • Hands-on explanation of difficult concepts but told in an easy to understand manner
  • Go inside the CVT lenses workshop
  • Mobile access

Important information before you enroll:
  • In case you find the course useless, don't forget you are covered by a 30-day money back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited, lifetime access to the course!
  • I will give you my full support regarding any issues or suggestions related to the course.
Enroll NOW and let's get started!

What people are saying about our courses:
"By far, the best director and cinematography course on the Internet." - Nate Carroll
"I really enjoyed taking this class. It wasn't just that the subject was interesting to me, but the teacher also made the class intriguing. I would gladly recommend this class to anyone who would be interested." - Leah Ames
Very helpful. Adds depth to your understanding and intuitive insights which you surely had if you happened to play with video shooting and editing without doing any learning beforehand. It's enriching. The movie samples are great as the clarify the points. Love it! - Yosi Tsitsu
So what are you waiting for? Whether you are fresh out of film school, a cinematographer who wants to get a better understanding of cinema lenses or a director who wants to know how to pick the right lens for the shot this course is for you. Join over 20,000 students that have already taken Indie Film Hustle filmmaking and screenwriting courses.
Enroll NOW and learn all about cinema lenses and make your films stand out from the crowd! Let's get started!
About your instructors:
Egon Stephan Jr.
"Like father, like son" they always say, yet nowhere has this clich been truer than when you apply it to the love of filmmaking shared between Egon and his father. Egon began his professional career at an early age, eventually running the camera rental department for his father at the ripe young age of sixteen!
After a six-year stint as the camera rental manager of CineVideoTech, he pursued his love for film in the field, running up an impressive list of credits. He worked his way up from technician to second assistant, second to first, first to operator, operator to second unit Director of Photography, second unit DP to Director of Photography on his first feature film, "Jungle Juice", starring Christopher Walken, Morgan Fairchild, Robert Wagner and Rutger Hauer.
Shortly after this achievement, Egon's father fell ill and his duty to continue the legacy his father had begun took precedence over his own successful career. He took over the helm at CineVideoTech in 2002 and has since been busy recreating the company that has launched so many successful careers into a vision of what is to come.
Alex Ferrari
Alex began his career as an editor and quickly moved up the ranks as a colorist, post-production, and visual effects supervisor. Coming from a visual effects/post-production background, this versatile director combines his passion for storytelling and visual effects experience with a unique visual style. Alex exploded onto the indie film scene with his award-winning short film BROKEN. The film went on to screen at over 200 international festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets worldwide including famed film critic Roger Ebert. "Broken is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques." - Roger Ebert.
Through self-distribution, the BROKEN Special Edition DVD has also sold over 5000 units worldwide. Produced on a budget of $8000 and boasting over 100 vfx shots, BROKEN is one of the most celebrated shorts in recent years.
Alex Ferrari's work runs from stunning live action to animation, from visually gripping and stylish worlds to comic gems that will have you rolling on the floor. His body of work, highlighted by commercials spots for Comedy Central, a music video for the Three-Time Grammy Award Winning group Ozomatli (guest-starring Comedian Gabriel Iglesias), and the stylish Lipstick and Bullets, a compilation of your of his short film.
Being frustrated in seeing how his fellow filmmakers were being "chewed up" by the film business, Alex decided to start Indie Film Hustle, a website dedicated to educating filmmakers and artists on to survive and thrive in the film business. He also launched a podcast focusing on filmmaking called The Indie Film Hustle Podcast. Within three months of its start date, the show became the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes.Who this course is for:
  • Filmmakers
  • Video Makers
  • Film Students
  • Photographers
  • Cinematographers
  • DSLR Video Producers

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IFH Courses

IFH Courses is a creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality online courses covering all avenues of the filmmaking, screenwriting, post production and social media / marketing crafts. Think of it as the ultimate online film school. We bring together industry leading experts from all disciplines so you can learn from the best. Filmmakers, Screenwriters & Content Creators are our passion!
Our expert instructors will teach you skills that will have an immediate positive impact on your career or business.

You'll find his approach to our courses a bit raw and real. That's because I care about my students, fellow artists and filmmakers. He has seen and personally made many missteps over the years and he wants to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. The industry is abusive to the new comer and he hopes Indie Film Hustle can help you navigate the shark infested waters of the film industry.
We also is the founder of Indie Film Hustle TV, the world's first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters and content creators. Think Netflix for Filmmakers.

Egon Stephan Jr is an accomplished master of film equipment, camera techniques, and lighting, disciplined and exacting, and always on the cutting edge.
Egon grew up in this business, his credits include over 40 Feature Films and TV Shows, 60 Music Videos, and over 300 Television Commercials, and the list of filmmakers he has worked ranges from Ridley & Tony Scott, Michael Mann,



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Yes, good overview of the different lenses and uses.

Very informative

Lighting is bad. Camera angel showing equipment is bad.

Good, but might be better with more practise and more light situations.

Gives the student a great knowledge of all the different lenses out there and how and where you could use them as well as visual examples.Well worth it.

It is too technical and not understandable for beggingers

You plunge right in. Luckily for me, I have some understanding already, but evenso it would have been nice if the good duo here had explained a few more of the basics (beyond prime and zoom) before moving on to mounts, etc. MM ratings, for instance, and what the MM refers to exactly. Is this a horizontal measurement, or vertical/flat plane measurement? A distance from the lens to the object?2nd Lesson when discussing lens mounts and lenses, 52mm is mentioned: (Distance between the lens and the receptor (film or sensor))?Things like these would be good to explain up front. It is informative and interesting, but they could do a better job explaining the basics.

Good knowledge, but audio is REALLY BAD and transcriptions are bad as well.

Sounds like it was recorded over 2 days with a single Lav unchecked for movement between takes. In fact, I don't believe its creator even tried to increase the gain in post. A backup cell phone recording would have produced better audio quality. Plus, the content is more focused to those with established film budgets.

Course is good and teaches you what it says. Following points should have been incorporated while shooting video for this course.1. Since you are showing parts of camera, please zoom on that part, it makes life lot easier.2. Instead of mono output, stereo output would be better.