Despite all the controversy surrounding this year’s Oscar nominations, 2016 saw outstanding work from many filmmakers, including those recognized by the Academy. One of the most deserving Oscar nominations went to the cinematographer of “Sicario”, Roger Deakins (the film also received two other nominations: Original Score for Jóhann Jóhannsson; and Sound Editing for Alan Robert Murray). Roger Deakins is an accomplished Hollywood cinematographer – some call him the best DP to have never won an Oscar (despite his twelve nominations, before this year’s). He is also someone who shares his knowledge freely. Therefore, he is the perfect person to learn from. Continue reading The Cinematography of “Sicario”
I am excited to announce that I will be touring with a filmmaking workshop – the 2 Day Cine School. We have worked really hard to prepare this workshop for you and I really believe that those of you who attend will get a lot out of it. To give you a sense of what to expect, here is the tour trailer. Continue reading I am on a tour!
In this tutorial, I show you how to use natural, available light, like the sun to get sexy bikini beach shots! Continue reading Bikini Shoot with $3 DIY Reflector – Photo & Video Tutorial
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!
Today premieres a music video I directed, shot and edited for Anna Cyzon. The title of the song is “Never Broken”. Continue reading “Never Broken” music video + tutorials!
Often I get asked how I get my videos to look less like video and more like film. Continue reading How to get that “Film Look” Fast and Free!
Today I have a little tool for you – widescreen presets that you can use in your next video. They come in various resolutions: 4K Cinema, 4K UHD, 2K and HD. Continue reading Widescreen Bars – How To
Here is a fun new tutorial where I destroy San Francisco using stock footage from www.Pond5.com Continue reading How to create EPIC shots with VFX & stock footage
LUTs, i.e. look-up tables, can be great tools in color correction. Here is a tutorial where I talk about how to use them in various editing programs. Continue reading Using LUTs in Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve & Final Cut Pro