Cinematography

The UPRtek CV600 - one of the best colour meters you can buy

There was a time when lights were either tungsten or daylight. It's still like that now, or at least that's what you'd believe if you accepted every …

Videography

'Two Devices Connected': A Great Example of Cinematography, Storytelling, and Editing In a Short Film

Telling a story is not easy. On the other hand, making short films is easy. There are lots of shorts on the Internet, but few of them manage to …

Storytelling

Roger Deakins Explains His Personal Connection to Cinematography

"It's experiencing life."<p>Though Roger Deakins has yet to ever win an Oscar, he is one of the most highly regarded cinematographers in the world. His …

Filmmaking

Watch: David Fincher Hijacked Your Eyes and You Never Even Noticed

Good luck seeing the world the same way again.Who's to say where, in the creation of an artistic work, the <i>work</i> comes in? In film, we find that some …

Filmmaking

Five Ways to Get the Cinematic Film Look Using Your DSLR

When it comes to filmmaking, a really popular look is the cinematic look. This is something that can be really difficult to perfect especially when …

Photography

From ‘Zodiac’ to ‘Mindhunter’: 5 Visual Elements that Define David Fincher’s Cinematic Universe

Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt breaks down how the look of Netflix's "Mindhunter" builds on Fincher's well-established style.<p>David Fincher is one …

Entertainment

Detail Oriented: The Art of Color Correction, Part One

<i>Movies are a mosaic of moving parts. But we don’t always see which parts, or who’s moving them. Each month in</i> <b>Detail Oriented</b><i>, Su Fang Tham goes</i> …

Independent Film

How to Avoid Colour Banding when using Coloured Gels

Ever wondered why I’m so fussy about ‘clean’ lighting with my coloured gelled photography? Well it’s because failing to produce cleanly lit shots …

Painting

APSA to Honor Late Abbas Kiarostami, Newcomer Ilgar Najaf

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are to honor the late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami with a special prize. It has commended Kiarostami’s final …

Celebrity News

Learn How Legendary Filmmaker David Fincher Tracks His Characters

Through clever tracking, panning, and tilting, David Fincher immerses his audiences by crafting characters like no other working director.

Storytelling

Vassilis Tangoulis Borrows the Mysterious Mood of Film Noir for his Landscapes

<i>All images by Vassilis Tangoulis. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>When we speak of film noir, we are instantly transported to the classic crime …

Photography

Understanding Zoom Lenses and How to Use Them Properly

Before you go overboard with the zoom lens on your next project, learn how it works — and how to use it properly to get the perfect ...

Videography

How to get that orange Bladerunner 2049 look in post or in the camera

The hotly anticipated follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner, is finally here. Blade Runner 2049 is largely being hailed as a …

Blade Runner

Irene Rudnyk Shares Her First Large Format Camera Experience

<i>Sreenshot image from the video by Irene Rudnyk on Large Format cameras</i><p>Surely, anyone who’s a fan of traditional photography today has large format …

Photography

Watch: How to Use Color Theory to Elevate Your Photography

As anyone who’s ever stumbled out of the house with mis-matched socks or a poorly coordinated outfit knows, color matters. For photographers, color, …

Color Theory

How Roger Deakins Shot and Lit Blade Runner 2049

Take a look at the lighting cinematographer Roger Deakins designed to capture the visually stunning footage in Blade Runner 2049.

Videography

HBO’s New Documentary “Spielberg” Is a Must-See for Aspiring Directors

HBO's "Spielberg" is more than a biography, it's a mini masterclass detailing some of the most influential scenes in the history of American cinema.

Videography

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

The Sigma Cine FF High Speed Prime on an Arri Alexa.Ten years ago if you were “indie”, you kludged together some fast still prime lenses for your …

Filmmaking

The 12 movies with the best cinematography of all time

These days, major cinematographers like Emmanuel Lubezki and Ed Lachman are as much of a draw to serious moviegoers as the directors they work with.<p>Currently, Roger Deakins’ masterful work in the visually stunning “Blade Runner 2049” has led to one recurring question above all: W<i>ill Roger finally</i> …

Robert DeNiro

Why David Fincher's 'Mindhunter' DP Believes 'There Are No Rules' in Lighting

'Mindhunter' DP Erik Messerschmidt shot the darkly intimate show with custom-made RED Xenomorphs.When it comes to cinematography, every filmmaker, …

Filmmaking

Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece - Here's why

<b>35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hit cinemas last week to widespread critical acclaim. While director Denis Villeneuve has received his</b> …

Blade Runner

Roger Deakins Thinks Seeing ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in 3D is Not a Good Idea

When the master of cinematographery speaks, you better listen.<p>“Blade Runner 2049” won’t be crossing the $50 million mark at the box office in its …

Blade Runner

Digital Cinematography Smackdown: Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman Debate, With Love

The legendary cameramen behind "Wonderstruck" and "Wonder Wheel" shared the stage for a New York Film Festival master class.<p>Cinematography legends …

Entertainment

‘Mindhunter’ DP Recounts Rise From ‘Gone Girl’ Gaffer to Cinematographer on Netflix Series

When Erik Messerschmidt stepped into the role of David Fincher’s cinematographer on “Mindhunter” — a series centered on an elite FBI serial crime …

Netflix

Taking time to immerse your audience

<i>In the latest instalment of Flickering Myth’s film class, Tom Jolliffe looks at immersing the audience…</i><p>In the ever changing landscape of film, it …

Blade Runner

For The Love Of Grain | The Foundations of Film Photography

<i>We are excited to bring you the following guest post courtesy of our friends at Richard Photo Lab</i>There’s no denying it—film is making a comeback in …

Photography

How to enhance character with cinematography

Actors, costume designers, make-up artists and set dressers all work hard to enhance character through their work. If you’re a cinematographer, you …

Videography

DJI's 6K drone camera is designed to make movies

You can certainly shoot movies with drones right now, but that doesn't mean drone cameras are ideally suited to movie-making. They seldom have the resolution and image quality of the pro movie cameras you see on the ground, let alone the high-quality lenses. DJI is trying to fix that -- it's …

Cameras

Sitges 2017 Interview: HAGAZUSSA DP Mariel Baqueiro on Snow, Swamps and Magical Moments

A singluar work of visual story telling, almost dialouge free, <b>Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse</b> is one of those movies that you are not entirely sure of …

Video Essay: Roger Deakins: 0 for 13

At this point, it’s safe to say that Roger Deakins can shoot anything and it would look remarkable. The cinematographer has become something of …