Cinematography

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: 40 Photos That Capture the Show’s Unique Cinematography

“The Handmaid’s Tale” presented a unique production challenge for cinematographer Colin Watkinson and Reed Morano, an executive producer and director …

Handmaid's Tale

Call It: Analyzing the Coin Toss Scenes in ‘No Country For Old Men’

No one really wins, except the audience.<p>One of the most chilling facets of the character of Anton Chigurh, antagonist of the Coen Brothers’ <b>No Country</b> …

Filmmaking

‘Legion’ Stunt Coordinator On Executing ‘Revenant’-Like Oner

Watching the elaborate action sequences in FX’s unorthodox superhero series <i>Legion</i>, there is a texture and a level of complexity which brings one …

TV

Watch: 5 Major Staples of Film Editing Explained

Every filmmaker should have these basics in mind.<p>Walter Murch once said, “The invention of editing is the thing that allowed film to take off.” And …

Filmmaking

The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster: Is a light meter necessary in the digital age?

Light meters are absolutely crucial when shooting on film, but are they necessary in the digital age? Modern day cameras have a range of tools that …

Tutorials

The home-brew return of anamorphic

<b>Optically stretching images to make a wider aspect ratio is back in a big way thanks to the internet. Adam Hamer investigates.</b>• Anamorphic<br>• homebrew<br>• lenses

Depth Of Field

Bask in this glowing new footage from 'Blade Runner 2049'

Director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins look to be putting together one of the best looking sci-fi flicks in years.<p>The original "Blade Runner," despite poor critical and commercial performance upon initial release in 1982, has become iconic in the decades since. This year it's …

Movies

‘The Young Pope’ DP On Doing The “Unthinkable” With Digital Technology

Working alongside writer/director Paolo Sorrentino—one of Italy’s most revered cinematic talents, nominated six times for the Palme d’Or—for nearly …

Young Pope

Working with resolutions above 4K: We interview renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC

<b>RedShark: What are the main artistic reasons for working in higher-than 4K resolutions?</b><p>Flexibility in post production is a big factor if the project …

Filmmaking

Watch: How to Capture Different Emotions with Different Lenses

There's no such thing as the "right" lens, just the "right" lens for your story.Your job as a filmmaker is not just to capture images that are …

Filmmaking

Glossary of Motion Picture Terms | Motion Picture Film

# | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z<p><b>1D LUT:</b> A 1-dimensional lookup table is a …

Tutorials

‘Legion’ & ‘Fargo’ DP On Visual Through Lines Between The Two Series

A two-time Emmy nominee, winning last year for his work on <i>Fargo</i>, cinematographer Dana Gonzales shouldn’t be lacking for work anytime soon, if his …

TV

13 Gimbal Moves That Will Make Your Cinematography More Dynamic

Here's your chance to add a bunch of new gimbal camera moves to your repertoire.Whether you're a seasoned vet or a bright-eyed newcomer, learning new …

Filmmaking

5 Tips to help the Colorist/DP relationship from Warren Eagles

1. "Don't stamp on my images"<p>I am hearing this more and more from DPs. Stamp means the picture is over worked, too many layers or nodes and too many …

Videography

The Coen Brothers’ Rules: 4 Filmmaking Practices That Give ‘Fargo’ Its Cinematic Consistency

Cinematographer Dana Gonzalez breaks down the key elements of FX's homage to world of the Coens.<p>Although the Coen Brothers jump to a new genre with …

TV

Filmmaker Friday Featuring Filmmaker Anup Kulkarni

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or …

Filmmaking

Cinematography Lighting Breakdown: Lighting a bottle in the studio

In this Cinematography Lighting Breakdown, LensProToGo will show you how we shot this product shot for a beer bottle in the studio using Icelights, a …

Portrait Photography

Flashback: Hitchcock Talks About Lights, Camera, Action - The American Society of Cinematographers

Long known as “The Cameraman’s Director,” the Master of Suspense regards himself as primarily a film technician, explains his methods of working with …

37 Amazing Mirror Shots That Prove Cinema Loves A Good Reflection — Watch

A beautiful supercut from The Auteur Journal brings together some of cinema's most impressive reflection shots.<p>What do “The Aviator,” “Inglourious …

Amazing

Panavision Primo Artiste lenses available by end of year

<b>Panavision’s new set of lenses not only have an accent on creativity and artistic expression but, at T/1.8, they also happen to be the fastest lenses</b> …

Cameras

Dept. of Oddities

There's a new movie called "Bokeh." Listed under "Trivia" at IMDB, it says, "The title is a photography term for the aesthetic quality of the blur …

Photography

Cinematography 101: The 180 Degree Rule

Learn about the 180-degree rule of cinema through this comprehensive video from Fandor, inspired by master filmmakers.Read More

Grading movies: where did it all go wrong?

Perhaps it's due to the increasing public understanding of filmmaking, or perhaps it's because there's forever going to be a need for YouTube auteurs …

Videography

The Ultimate Guide To Color Theory For Photographers

Color is all around us, and when used correctly it can help your images come to life. Color has the power to transform your compositions; from dull …

Tutorials

Comment on philmColor motion picture film LUTs for RED by Andrew Stalph

I think these make sense on set for a DOP’s workflow.I have virtually no experience with RED, but with ARRI. A lot of DOP’s just put the standard …

Videography

How To Add In-Camera Custom LUTs to the Panasonic GH5

In addition to the plethora of fantastic video features packed on board, the Panasonic GH5 allows users to load custom LUTs as well so that they can …

Filmmaking

How I made a quick and simple single light setup with colour

It was a while ago now that I posted about using a single light to create a stunning beauty setup with only an additional reflector. At the time that …

Portrait Photography

Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate …

Film Noir

The Perfect Shots of ‘Road to Perdition’

By H. Perry Horton The final film of a legendary cinematographer, Conrad L. Hall.On this week’s episode of <i>Shot by Shot</i>, the official cinematography …

Filmmaking