Getting the exposure and colours right (and the focus!) are the basics of video and filmmaking, but we don’t always get them correct. There are a lot of things happening on the day of a shoot, and it’s easy to overlook these simple things. The best thing is to develop a good routine to go through as you set up your shot. There are also some tools out there that make this process easier. Continue reading Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time
I built a custom camera rig for my DSLM using various parts I found on Amazon. It costs just $200 and fixes the main problems I find with many DLSR/DSLM style cameras. My custom rig turns any DSLR / DSLM camera into a proper video production tool. Continue reading DIY Custom Camera Rig for $200
In today’s video, I show seven simple techniques used by cinematographers to create beautiful images. Continue reading Pro Hacks to Make Your Videos Cinematic
Continuing with the series covering equipment that help you color grade, today we’re talking about tools specifically designed to calibrate colors of computer monitors. Here we review two top-sellers from X-Rite and Datacolor. Continue reading Best tools for calibrating the colors of your monitor
Professional colorists wouldn’t be nearly as effective if they had to rely on a keyboard and mouse. Instead, they use specifically designed panels. Here is a review of an entry-level panel for color grading from BlackMagic Design. Continue reading Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel
Color grading is challenging enough, but it is much more so when you don’t have a professional monitor. There are many good monitors out there, but they cost thousands of dollars. I wasn’t quite prepared to spend that much money, though. Continue reading Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought
In today’s tutorial, I show you how I recreated a scene from the movie “Sin City”. Continue reading How we remade a scene from “Sin City”
Today’s tutorial is on the long side – almost half hour – but it covers techniques that are crucial to filmmakers and photographers. There is a lot of information about how to remove noise from your images, while making them cinematic. So, here we go! Continue reading How to get CRISP noiseless videos & photos – in any light and with any camera!
I am super excited to announce the release of new LUTs. These 20 LUTs have been inspired by some of the most memorable,
– and certainly visually remarkable – films. Continue reading I’ve finished my Famous Movies LUTs!
Today, we’re recreating a scene from “Road To Perdition“. Continue reading Cinematography of “Road To Perdition” – recreating a Hollywood scene