In today’s video Tom and Raafi Rivero discuss the ten most common mistakes made by beginning filmmakers. Here’s the video.
Today I am super proud to announce that my new tutorials are available for sale on the STORE page. The best part is that it’s only $24 dollars! Continue reading Lighting Dozen – New Cinematography Tutorials!
It is natural for filmmakers to be a bit obsessive about the technical aspects of their films. We all want our work to be as close to perfection as possible. That is fine, but only as long as we don’t lose the big picture, which is to tell an entertaining story. The truth is, if you absorb your audience in the story, the technical mistakes will be forgiven, or they might even go unnoticed. A good example of this is the Oscar-winning “Braveheart. Continue reading How A Film With Out-of-focus Shots Won An Oscar In Cinematography
Those of you interested in cinematography must have heard of Shane Hurlbut. He’s been the director of cinematography on many big Hollywood movies, including Need for Speed, Act of Valor and Terminator Salvation. Continue reading Shane Hurlbut’s Cinematography Tour
The French have invaded my YouTube channel today! Or at least one Frenchman has 🙂 Continue reading Cinematic Effects with Serge Ramelli
I finally had a chance to update my demo reel with the videos I shot in 2013. Continue reading My latest DEMO REEL
Are you looking for something to inspire you to get you working on your next movie? Then you have to see “Junk Head 1” – a stop-motion animated film by Takahide Hori. It’s brilliant. Continue reading Indie Filmmaking Gem – Stop-Motion Film By Takahide Hori
Janusz Kaminski has directed an interesting series of eleven shorts (or vignettes) for the New York Times. Each short is one-minute long and uses only one actor – but a great one, for example, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford. The super short format doesn’t allow for much storytelling, but the vignettes still manage to be entertaining. But what stood out for me the most was the cinematography. Continue reading Great cinematography in a series of shorts by Janusz Kaminski
I shot two new music videos for J-Reyez in September of 2013. Here is the first one. Continue reading MV Premiere! “This Isn’t Who We Are” JReyez ft. Jordan Lorenzo
Often, I get asked what presets I use to give my films their final look. I always answer “I don’t use presets. I adjust the colors of each shot individually by hand”. Continue reading Color Correction For War Film Look