Cinematography

1 Rule for Getting Properly Lit On Camera

After over 25 years in the business, Kelly Clear is no stranger to the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a film project. Now, as chief lighting …

Kathryn Bigelow

Watch: How the 'Revolutionary' Cinematography of 'Barry Lyndon' Drives Kubrick's Story

<i>Barry Lyndon's</i> cinematography works seamlessly with the film's story to create a haunting look at a vanished world.<p>With his visual collaborator, …

Filmmaking

A Beginners Guide To Cinematography: How to Start

Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>August 14, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>A Beginners Guide To Cinematography: How to Start www.sleeklens.com<p>The creative world to …

Photography

How to Light Any Subject: A Cinematography Tutorial

The world around us is a complex mix of reflective, transparent and neutral surfaces. Each of these surfaces don’t reflect light the same way as the …

Portrait Photography

8 Scenarios in Which You May Not Want to Shoot 24 FPS

Even though it's the cinema standard, 24 fps isn't always the right frame rate for the job.<p>When it comes to making a film look cinematic, one of the …

Filmmaking

Contrastly

If you want correctly exposed images, you need to determine how bright a scene is. And whilst experienced photographers can often estimate a fairly …

Digital Photography

‘Westworld,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Battle for Cinematography Emmy

Sci-fi and dystopian visual worlds will have the greatest impact on the cinematography series race.<p>This year’s one-hour series Emmy contenders for …

Entertainment

Watch: How to Light a Romantic New York City Night Exterior

Lighting city streets at night can be complex and chaotic. Here are some ground rules.<p>Ah, New York at twilight: the romantic setting to end all …

Filmmaking

4 Important Things Camera Movement Can Add to Your Films and Videos

Moving your camera can do so much for not only your film's aesthetic, but for its quality of storytelling as well.<p>Even if you're a beginner, chances …

Theodor W. Adorno

Game of Thrones’ cinematographer breaks down the ‘dragon-induced Armageddon’ in The Spoils of War

From the smoke effects HBO shut down to the cavalry-cams, how he got those effects, and where the line between practical and CGI lies<p>Canadian cinematographer Robert McLachlan is a <i>Game of Thrones</i> veteran. He’s shot eight episodes of the show, including “The Dance of Dragons,” where Daefonerys faces …

Spoils of War

DP Steve Yedlin Blows the Lid Off Camera Resolution Myths

Assume that more resolution equals better? DP Steve Yedlin argues that we are already at peak resolution.Steve Yedlin, ASC is the cinematographer …

Filmmaking

Veteran cinematographer becomes new film academy president

Cinematographer John Bailey is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<p>The organization’s board of governors elected …

The Oscars

How To Shoot Cinematic iPhone Footage – a Tutorial by Richard Lackey

This is an awesome How To Shoot Cinematic iPhone Footage tutorial that was recently created by Richard Lackey.Who is Richard Lackey and should we …

Tutorials

Netflix Picks Up the Coen Brothers’ Anthology Series, ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

The Coen Brothers’ venture into anthology series territory with <i>The Ballad of Buster Scruggs</i> became public knowledge back in January, and now it seems …

Coen Brothers

Lensing Perspective: Crafting Subjectivity with the Camera

By H. Perry Horton A POV primer.When it comes to cinematography, there are various ways the camera can reflect a character’s subjective perspective, …

Filmmaking

25+ Summer Films Used Blackmagic Design Cameras, Resolve, Fusion, or other BMD Gear

Do you know what I love? I love being able to use the same cameras or software as a big Hollywood Summer Blockbuster. I know what we see on screen …

Filmmaking

How the ‘Atomic Blonde’ Team Pulled Off the Incredible, 10-Minute, ‘One-Take’ Action Sequence

From “Children of Men” to the opening scene of “La La Land,” so-called <i>oners</i> are all the rage these days, as directors design scenes (or entire …

Movies

A Myriad of Resources to Help You Better Color Grade Your Photography

Color grading is a critical tool involved in the production of a truly impressive image. Through the use of grading a photographer can completely …

Photography

Unity: introducing the era of procedural cinematography

Timeline and Cinemachine, which allow artists to create cinematic content and gameplay sequences without the need for coding, are key tools of the …

Filmmaking

The Do’s + Don’ts of Moving in the Film Frame

When actors ask, “What’s my frame,” or “What’s my framing,” it’s because they want to know how much room they have to move in the frame. But no …

The Power Of Colour In Film: Storytelling Through Chromatics

A cinematic revolution erupted as colour exploded onto the big screen for the very first time almost 100 years ago. Since then, a century of …

Mad Max: Fury Road

Using the ARRI Alexa Mini as a stills camera

The Alexa sensor has a wide pixel pitch allowing for great low light performance as well as the ability to resolve rich detail in shadows and smooth …

Videography

“Every So Often a Train Would Come Rumbling By and the Set Would Shake”: DP Doug Emmett on Shooting HBO’s Room 104

An octogenarian couple returns to the hotel room where they spent their first night together — it’s a logline that would typically preface an elegiac …

Filmmaking

Inside ‘Annabelle: Creation’ and the Inner Workings of Hollywood Horror

Cinematographer Maxime Alexandre critiques the movies and scenes that scare the crap out of him.<p>Cinema is like a machine. It has moving parts and gears that function in unison to produce a product. The same is such with directors, screenwriters, production designers and all the other individuals …

Annabelle: Creation

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

At each of the last five Oscars, Best Cinematography has gone hand-in-hand with Best Director: <b>Claudio Miranda</b> and <b>Ang Lee</b> for “Life of Pi” (2012),</b> …

Movies

How the Use of Single Shots With Limited Cuts Lets the Audience Fully Experience the Details of a Scene

by Lori Dorn at on<p>Video blogger and web producer Evan Puschak aka The Nerdwriter explains how the use of limited cuts and single shots allow the …

Watch: '12 Angry Men' is a Masterclass in Blocking Your Movie

Never waste even a single iota of your frame.Sidney Lumet's 1957 classic <i>12 Angry Men</i> is a masterclass in blocking—and one that directors today should …

Filmmaking

5 Ways to Use a Color Meter in Photography Sessions

Here’s an incredible piece of technology that can save you hours and hours of post processing time and speed up your whole workflow: a color meter. …

Portrait Photography

Watch: How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting

How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting<p>There’s no other movie experience as unique as watching a Stanley Kubrick movie. Even after his death, …

Stanley Kubrick

Shots of the New York subway in the 1950s prove Stanley Kubrick was a genius, even at 16

You may only know <b>Stanley Kubrick</b> by the acclaimed films that generally precede his name, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, <i>Dr Strangelove</i> and <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>. …

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