Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a new edition of my popular Lighting Dozen cinematography tutorials – Natural Light. As the name suggests, this edition shows how to work with natural light. I will explain how to control and shape the sunlight in order to get different moods and looks. Continue reading Lighting Dozen – Natural Light – Tutorials!
I have a new filmmaking tutorial for you guys today where I talk about moving camera in your production. Also I get into why you should do it, when, how and also some common mistakes that beginner filmmakers make. Continue reading Cinematic Camera Movement – Steadicam / Gimbal / Dolly
Even though I normally have access to lighting equipment, I often just use the sun and a reflector to light the films or music videos I work on. This way I can move fast and save a lot of money by not renting those huge and expensive HMI Par lights (but if you want to learn to use HMI Pars, I have a tutorial about them too). Continue reading Lighting using just the sun & a reflector
Tony Zhou has posted another informative video on his Vimeo channel. This one will give you ideas how to creatively stage and frame scenes, rather than just do the standard coverage (i.e. wide, medium, close-ups). Continue reading Shot Composition tutorial by Tony Zhou – based on Kurosawa’s “The Bad Sleep Well”
The makers of the indie feature “The House On Pine Street” have posted a great video on Vimeo showing the importance of colour correction when shooting digitally. Continue reading Why you want to shoot flat and then colour-correct in post
Here is a very affordable lighting kit for a beginner in filmmaking and photography… or someone experienced but who wants something cheap and small (so that you can take it on small shoots). Continue reading Umbrella Lighting Kit for $50
Do you want to make it rain in your next film? Or maybe you’re doing a sexy music video where you wet the ladies down? Here’s how you can do it on a super low budget! Continue reading $15 DIY Rain Machine
This weekend sees the North American wide release of the movie “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon. The film is directed and DP’ed, respectively, by Jean-Marc Vallée and Yves Bélanger. This is the duo of talented Quebec filmmakers whose work includes the Oscar-winner “Dallas Buyers Club”. Continue reading Shooting With Natural Light: movie “Wild”
Today I am super proud to announce that my new tutorials are available for sale on the STORE page. The best part is that it’s only $24 dollars! Continue reading Lighting Dozen – New Cinematography Tutorials!
Those of you interested in cinematography must have heard of Shane Hurlbut. He’s been the director of cinematography on many big Hollywood movies, including Need for Speed, Act of Valor and Terminator Salvation. Continue reading Shane Hurlbut’s Cinematography Tour