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Adobe Color Themes | How To Create & Use Them For Color Grading In Photoshop

Made from Adobe’s ever-expanding knowledge base gleaned from basically every creative industry, Creative Cloud contains many, many, useful features …

Tutorials

Color Palette Breakdowns of Classic Movie Stills Celebrate Beautiful Cinematography

While watching <i>Skyfall</i> and finding herself more captivated by the images than the story, Roxy Radulescu decided to look into the colors that comprise …

Relaying Light: Using Diffusion to “Fix” Natural Light

I shot this entirely with natural light and kept the look consistent all morning long. (Arri Alexa with Zeiss Super Speeds.)<p>Diffusion doesn’t just …

Ultimate Aspect Ratio Guide

aspect ratios throughout cinema history<p>The boundaries of the canvas that filmmakers use can take many forms. The Aspect Ratio of the frame size …

Four Lessons in Cinematography from Nestor Almendros

<i>Days of Heaven</i><p>Nestor Almendros has quite the filmography: most of Eric Rohmer’s films, a good amount of Francois Truffaut’s, <i>Kramer vs. Kramer</i>,</i> …

How to Work with a Camera You’ve Never Touched Before

With the amazing amount of choice on the market right now for cameras, it’s almost impossible to have heavy experience in every single system. Yet, …

How to Work with a Camera You’ve Never Touched Before (Part 2)

In the first part of this series, we talked about how preparation is key to working with a camera you’ve never touched before. If you don’t prepare …

25 Pieces of Juicy Filmmaking Knowledge from Cinematographer Roger Deakins

Is it really worth my time to give Roger Deakins an introduction?<p>Surely you already know him as the talented cinematographer behind films like <i>The</i> …

Behind the Lens: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC on Sleepy Hollow

Kramer Morgenthau, ASC has shot over 60 films, including Thor: The Dark World. He has been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys for his television work, …

'Nebraska' Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael Talks ALEXA in Black & White

I'm a sucker for good black and white cinematography. For that reason, 2013 was a fantastic year. We were given a slew of unique independent films …

Famed DP Rodrigo Prieto Reveals Why 'Color is King' in this Promo for the Canon C500

The Canon C500 is one of those cameras that hasn't been readily adopted by the film industry, at least not to the extent of ARRI and RED products. …

Better B-roll: Slavik Boyechko show how he shoots for PBS Digital Studios series “Indie Alaska”

Shares 45<p><b>Guest post by Slavik Boyechko:</b><p>It’s been said that the best way to learn is by teaching. Recently I made a tutorial on shooting B-roll for …

'3 Days to Kill' Director McG Shares 6 Golden Rules of Filmmaking

Director McG (<i>3 Days to Kill</i>) has lent his filmmaking talents to virtually ever major area in entertainment media. He has helmed high grossing films …

Apple update Final Cut Pro X with new Prores 4444 XQ real-time Log lookup tables, 4K Vimeo export

Shares 29<p><b>By technical editor Matt Allard:</b><p>Great news for FCPX users, Apple has updated the popular editing program to version 10.1.2.<p>There are a lot …

Cinematography Masterclass: Legendary DP Robby Müller Explains His Approach to Film

When talking about influential cinematography, it's impossible not to talk about Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller. His style is as distinct as …

This DaVinci Resolve Course, Now 75% Off, Will Get You Color Grading Like a Pro in No Time

There are many factors that go into making a film look cinematic, like lighting, blocking, and camera settings, but creating a good color grade is …

Top 10 tips for being a cinematographer

<b>Anthony Dod Mantle is an award-winning British cinematographer. In 2009 he won an Oscar for best achievement in cinematography for Slumdog Millionaire.</b><p>He won a Bafta for the same film and his other credits include Rush, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours and The Last King of Scotland.<p>He has most recently …

Do You Know What The Difference Between A T-Stop And An F-Stop Is? Here’s What It Means And Why It Matters!

So many younger cinematographers today have come up during the DSLR revolution, and as a result have never used lenses that feature T-Stop markings. …

Cinematography

Lighting an Interior Sunset Scene by Josh White

<b>Article written by Josh White joshwhitedop.co.uk</b>I’m going to do a short write up of a recent lighting set up I did for a scene in the low budget …

How to Light a Film that Looks Like One Continuous Take: Chivo Talks 'Birdman'

Blocking and choreographing a feature film to look like one continuous take is a daunting task on its own. But how in the hell do you light something …

How the Cinematography of 'Drive' Utilized Quadrants for 'Tightly Composed & Weirdly Unpredictable' Frames

Tony Zhou delivers another quick bite of film education with this video on the interesting framing used by Nicholas Winding Refn in <i>Drive</i>:<p><i>One of the</i> …

Cinematography

The Top Ten Final Cut Pro X Multicam Editing Tips

One of the best features in FCPX is multi camera editing. It takes seconds to sync up footage and start cutting, but there are things that you can do …

Atlas Camera Support Review

<b>Atlas Camera Support is designed to relieve the weight of your camera setup. I tested it out alongside my DJI Ronin to see how well it performs with</b> …

Cinematography

KineMAX 6K

<b>6K RAW In-Camera</b> KineMAX is capable of Capturing and Recording 6K RAW without external recorder. KineMAX is honoured as one of three cinema camera …

5 Female Directors of Photography Talk About the Role of the Cinematographer

While cinematography tends to be a boys club, there are plenty of talented female Directors of Photography. We've got snippets of knowledge from five …

Cinematography

Tips from Colour Grading Breakdowns

Tips from Colour Grading BreakdownsOne of the most interesting things to invest your time in as a budding colorist is examining, frame by frame and …

SLR Magic's 50mm APO HyperPrime Cine T2.1 MTF Tests

<i>Zeiss 50mm CP.2 and SLRMagic 50mm T2.1</i>About a year ago, Andrew from SLR Magic came and spent a couple of days in our lab, testing some of the SLR …

Pixel Film Studios Boosts Storyboarding in Final Cut Pro X with a Great New Corporate Storyboard Plug-in

FCPX plug-ins maker Pixel Film Studios recently released FCPX Storyboard: Corporate, adding to FCPX’s native storyboarding feature. The plug-in adds …

Tips On Setting Up And Operating A Gimbal Quickly & Easily

Equipment set up. Who doesn’t love it? Well, I don’t. Actually, I loathe it quite a bit. But in our profession, set up is necessary. Be it lighting, …

Videography

8 Essential Steps to Perfect Exposure - The Knowledge any Cameraman Should Have

<b>We all love to joke that we’ll fix it in post, but it doesn’t have to be that way.</b> <b>It does require a coherent thread of understanding from set</b> …

Cinematography