Jay Dasgupta

364 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 139 Followers | @jaydasgupta | 2001 Lannan Fellow. Writer. Photographer. Filmmaker. Creative Director @ Biswasri Creations, Charlatan Cocktails & The Future of Sex.

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

The Secrets to Writing Successful Movies for the Whole Family

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

The Workout For Every Muscle in Your Body

You’ve done singles, splits, circuits, intervals, and everything else under the sun to hammer the hell out of the body fat that lives on your body. …

Easy Exercises You Can Do To Improve Your Eye For Composition

Some people just seem to have been born with a natural talent for “seeing” the perfect composition, and hopefully, you are one of them; however, if …

Photography

11 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat if You Want to Lose Weight

Not all veggies are created equal.<p>You don't need science to tell you that fresh produce is healthier than processed, packaged food— especially if you're trying to lose weight. But science is here to help anyway. New research that tracked more than 133,000 people's eating habits and weights for four …

Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Rolls You Can (and Should) Make at Home

Great seafood doesn't need a lot, but we'll never say no to a killer shrimp, crab, or lobster roll, either.<p>You know what we're literally always in the mood for? A good seafood roll. Crab, shrimp, or lobster—we don't discriminate. Just toss that meat in mayo (or butter), pile it in a split-top roll, …

Cooking

These Amazing Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a While

As another week flies by us all we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all the known corners of the internet, looking for links to the best …

Landscape Photography

Why Use Studio Lights When You Can Use the Sun?

My name is Jeremy Lebled, and I’m a fashion photographer. I recently just did a shoot to demo Leica’s S Camera. My specialty is using just the sun to …

Photography

Lighting – Storytelling with Cinematography

May 3, 2015<p>This week we’re going through lots of lighting setups, focusing on the way that we can use lighting to tell a story.<p>In the second part of …

Cinematography

by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella

Yotam Ottolenghi re-creates a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible to get to Mediterranean restaurant.<p><i>How do you re-create a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible-to-get-to Mediterranean restaurant in a basic London kitchen? In his new column, Notes From My Test</i> …

North London

Composition & Framing Can Help You Tell Great Stories with Your Cinematography. Here's How

Effectively telling a story through cinematographic choices can seem intimidating if you're just starting out. Luckily, if you know the basics of …

Cinematography

Pro-Tip: Make Cool Hazy/Light Leak/Mystical Photos With A Sandwich Baggie And A Colored Marker

Photographer Jesse David Mcgrady shares an awesome tip for creating hazy and mystical photos in camera using a simple ingredient you probably have …

How a Director Made a Sci-Fi Marvel in Five Days With No Script and No Budget

Director James Ward Byrkit stripped his vision down to the barest of bones to achieve a mind-shifting, metaphysical freakout about a dinner party …

Time Warner

How to Train Focus Pulling With a DSLR by Jose Antunes

When we see a movie, the last thing we think about is definition… until it is not there. That’s why Focus Pullers are important. One recent example …

Tutorials

No Budget, No Problem: 5 Things We Learned at the 5th Annual No Budget Film Festival

What do you do when you have an amazing idea for a short film, but lack the finances to make it happen? Simple answer: you wait around for the money …

Independent Film

Advanced Lighting Tips That'll Help You Pull the Perfect Chroma Key

When working with green screen, lighting is everything. (Almost)<p>The basics of pulling off a good chroma key are pretty straightforward: light evenly, …

What is 'Composition'? Watch this 14 min video and find out

<i>Scene Composition</i> is considered as one of the most critical constituents of filmmaking as it either helps audiences understand the filmmaker’s …

Framing

Cinematography Tutorial: Why Manipulating Character Size Is an Incredibly Powerful Tool

We've all heard the age-old adage that shooting a character from below makes them appear larger and seem more powerful. However, that's just the tip …

How to Remove Unwanted Sounds from a Take | Art of the Guillotine

April 5, 2018, 5:05 am<br>We met at the top of the escalators in Canning Town Tube Station, London. Two of us had experienced something like this before, …

Six Kinds of Light: John Alcott, a rare documentary on cinematographer best known for his four collaborations with Stanley Kubrick

John Alcott, the great cinematographer who worked with Stanley Kubrick for some time, speaks at length about Kubrick and his additional work on <i>2001:</i> …

Cinematography

9 Scenes from 'Jaws' That Will Show You How Spielberg Does Cinematography

Clearly Steven Spielberg is a legendary director with a style all his own, but compared to other filmmakers with cinematic techniques more -- flashy …

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 …

Cinematography

The Complete Mark Duplass Filmmaking Bible on Becoming a Successful Director

You want to be a successful filmmaker, but you’re a nobody in nowheresville with no connections.<p>Well, the Duplass Brothers started out just the same …

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

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> …

Negative Fill Can Add Dimension & Contrast to Your Shots, & It's Easy on Your Wallet

When contrast is the objective, reflected ambient light is your arch enemy. But worry not, because negative fill is here to save the day.<p>When talking …

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

Different Types of Lighting for Film

Filmmaking is telling stories with pictures or painting with light. Lighting is a very important aspect of storytelling, as it creates a full range …