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
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
Today, I am testing out a small run-and-gun audio set-up for doing two-person interviews using one camera and two wireless lav mics. Normally, to do that kind of an audio set-up, you would need a mixer to plug the two mics into. Then you would send the mixed audio from the two mics to a recorder or camera. This requires a second person Continue reading My Interview Setup with two Wireless Mics and GH4 – One-person crew
Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!