I decided to do a post talking about how I organize my day because it’s something that is important, but gets often overlooked. As a filmmaker, you have to juggle multiple projects and still complete them on time. What is my formula? Well, I am not sure whether I manage my time well, or whether I work faster than most – I like to think it’s both 🙂 In any case, here is a glimpse into my life – hopefully you find it helpful. Continue reading My Daily Routine: The Life of a Filmmaker
Today, I am reviewing the DJI Phantom 4 – a quadcopter that includes a gimbal-stabilized 4K camera. The camera drone technology has surely advanced a lot since my CineDrone and then “CineDrone 2.0” (a kit sold by BH PHoto Video that included DJI Phantom 2, gimbal and GoPro camera). Last year, I reviewed the DJI Phantom 3 and was already very impressed – one can for sure produce outstanding aerial videography with it. Continue reading DJI Phantom 4 camera drone review
Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!
I wanted to show you a new set of LED lights that I used on a film I shot. Continue reading LED Lights – Thin, Good Quality and Cheap
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!
In today’s video I talk about filmmaking books that I’ve found inspirational and/or very useful. Continue reading Filmmaking Books
In today’s video Tom and Raafi Rivero discuss the ten most common mistakes made by beginning filmmakers. Here’s the video.