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Simple Framing Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Cinematography

With such a heavy focus being placed on the technological aspects of cinematography these days, many DPs have lost sight of some of the fundamentals …

Gordon Willis Tribute – KLUTE

<i>This post features excerpts from a tribute to the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, that I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage last November,</i> …

Cinematography

Gordon Willis Tribute – THE GODFATHER

<i>This post continues excerpts from a tribute to the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, that I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage last</i> …

Cinematography

Basic Camera Techniques for Photo-to-Video Shooters

Film, like many other visual arts, is a two-dimensional medium that attempts to trick the viewer into perceiving a three-dimensional space. Decisions …

Depth Of Field

5 Of The Greatest Cinematographers For Creative Inspiration

For aspiring cinematographers, there’s no better way to learn than by studying the work of others. These 5 critically acclaimed DPs will surely …

For Beginners: The steps involved in Cinematography, a Presentation

presents the basics of cinematography:<p>“Why?” a question that should be asked at every step of film-making. With this talk I aim to cover some of the …

Cinematography: High & Low Angles

As with anything in filmmaking, the relativity to any given component can be used to manipulate the audience’s perception of that scene. The height …

Cinematography

How to Make Compelling Lighting Decisions that Support Your Story

It's something that aspiring cinematographers hear all the time: "Make sure your lighting supports the story you're trying to tell." But how the hell …

Attention, Filmmakers: Here’s How to Create the ‘Film Noir’ Look with No Budget

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create the 'Film Noir' Look with No Budget<p>READ MORE: Insider Advice: Essential Lighting Tips for Indie Filmmakers<p>…

Every Frame a Photo: Black and White Moments on New York City Streets

What would a black and white street photographer capture if given a cinema camera instead of a still camera? Perhaps something like this.<p>“Moments” is …

5 Practical Cinematic Lighting Tutorials

Learn the basics of practical cinematic lighting with these five awesome video tutorials.<p>The quickest way to make your footage look more cinematic is …

Cinematography

How a Professional Cinematographer Breaks Down a Script

Great cinematographers don't just show up on set, capture some images, and call it good. They work tirelessly and meticulously though the …

What's in Your Kit: Cinematographer Blake McClure

For our series What’s in Your Kit, we ask a range of working cinematographers to share the gear they can’t live without.<p>This week, Blake McClure</i> …

Cinematography

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Red Tent’ Cinematographers Play With Color

Creating spectacle on the small screen calls for skill and ingenuity. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” employs up to five cinematographers to capture …

Shoot Full Cinematic Style on a Micro-Budget

You don't want your micro-budget film to look like what it is. Shooting pro-style is essential. Fortunately, you live in the age of affordable …

7 Iconic Hollywood Cinematography Techniques

Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques used by the …

Rule Of Thirds: Context and Balance | Cinematography Compositions

The Basics of Filmmaking<p>When you’re shooting a film, you want to make sure every frame and composition you choose is intentional. There’s a saying …

Cinematography

A Primer on Practical Lights: How Practicals Can Make Your Cinematography Come to Life

If there's one simple thing that you can do today to make your cinematography look more professional and polished, it's incorporating practical …

Cinematography

The Power of Point of View (POV) Shots

Point of View (POV) shots have been around since the early days of filmmaking. This “subjective camera” is still commonly used to captivate audiences.<p>…

Alfred Hitchcock

'Bullet Time' App Lets Ordinary Smartphones Take Photos Like In 'The Matrix'

Back in 1999, <i>the Matrix</i> was a groundbreaking film in many ways—including its special effects, for which it won an Academy Award the following year. …

'House of Cards' Cinematographer Martin Ahlgren: Painting With Light

Most 15-year-olds don’t kill off their friends, much less turn the ordeal into a 90-minute feature set in the northern European woods. But …

TV

These Cinematography Tutorials Will Help You Put Some Brains Behind Your Cinematic Choices

This 3-part tutorial series by Julian Melanson entitled Thought Experiments delves into the psychology of cinematography, namely how to speak to your …