Today I’m taking you behind the scenes of a recent music video I shot in Ecuador for the artist Renkai (song “Fly”). I show you how I lit and shot a scene, and talk about other important elements that made it possible to make my work as cinematographer look good. Continue reading How to Light a Film Like a Cinematographer | Job Shadow
A common headache in video production is matching footage from multiple cameras. If you are prepared, though, this can be an easy process. Continue reading Matching Different Cameras
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!