Cinema Minima

By Austin Burbridge | Connection and Intelligence for Movie Makers Worldwide, since 1997. Executive Editor: Austin Burbridge. Follow @cinemaminima on Twitter

Master of Light

<i>Cinematographer Roger Deakins uses his blog to pull back the curtain on the lighting tricks that have made him famous.</i><p>Sometime in the late nineties, cinematographer Roger Deakins took a kind of pilgrimage to visit his friend and mentor Conrad “Connie” Hall, who was living in semiretirement on a …

These MIT cinematography drones get the perfect shot every time

Drone technology has come on so quickly in such a short space of time. Especially the camera technology. I’m not just talking about the quality of …

Drones

What is a LUT (Look-Up Table)?

In this article we’ll learn what a Look-up Table (LUT) is, and how it should be used.<p><b>Exclusive Bonus:</b> Download my free cheatsheet (with examples) of …

A Closer Look at the Dolly Zoom

The “dolly zoom,” also known as the “Hitchcock zoom” or “Vertigo effect,” is a filmmaking technique that involves changing a zoom lens’ angle of view …

‘Westworld’ DP On Major Challenge Of Shooting At Night, On Film

<i>Game of Thrones</i> may be out of the awards conversation this year, but never mind that. Wrapping up his work on the series’ new season in December, …

Westworld

Why Action Scenes in Big-Budget Movies Have Become So Boring

More and more Hollywood action scenes are unbearable. There's a reason for that: Studios aren't hiring the right directors.<p>When Brett Ratner recently …

The Reckoning: Why the Movie Business Is in Big Trouble

Anyone in the movie business who tells you they’re not scared stiff about the future is probably lying.<p>This story first appeared in the March 28, …

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin answer the internet’s questions

In this delightful new video, <i>Going In Style</i> stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin offer up some details—and some banter—about their …

Cannes 2017. A Cold War Affair—Claude Lanzmann's "Napalm" on Notebook

War

‘The Knot’ film launch in St. Lucia

Thursday May 11th saw the launch of filmmaker Davina Lee’s latest project ‘The Knot’ at the Zen Nightclub in Rodney Bay.<p>The film which deals with …