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
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
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!
Today, we’re recreating a scene from “Road To Perdition“. Continue reading Cinematography of “Road To Perdition” – recreating a Hollywood scene
In today’s video my brother and I have fun recreating an iconic scene from “The Matrix”. The video talks about all the elements that go into creating such a scene – but, of course, doing it the low-budget way. Continue reading “The Matrix: Retired” – recreating famous movie scenes
In my earlier newsletter, I talked about how IR (infrared) light pollution can be a problem on some cameras – especially on new cinema cameras such as the URSAs from Blackmagic. Both the Minis and the full-size URSA don’t have any internal filters that will cut out infrared light. Continue reading Solution to IR Pollution
Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!
Today, I saw the short film “The Answers”, which is currently featured on Vimeo Staff Picks. The film has done a long and successful festival tour (winning eight awards) and is now piling up views online. Short films are great for showcasing talents of indie filmmakers. This well-crafted and entertaining film accomplishes exactly that. It has led me to discover the talents of Colin Pregent, among others. Continue reading From wedding videos to films – the outstanding work of cinematographer Colin Pregent
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”