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Back to Basics: The Rule of Thirds in Filmmaking

Using the Rule of Thirds can dramatically increase the look of your composition. Here's a few tips on how to integrate this technique into your next shot.

How to Capture Professional-Grade Stunts Safely with a Long Lens

Safety is the first concern when dealing with stunts on set. Let's look at various ways to pull off a professional-grade stunt via a long lens.

Exploring the Illuminating Cinematography of Robert Richardson

Let's have a look into the beautiful compositions and overblown haloes of cinematographic Robert Richardson and his main cinematography principle.

Some of the Best and Most Affordable Variable ND Filters of 2020

These three variable ND filters are tried and true, helping you control exposure under the harshest light possible. They also won't break the bank.

A Look into the Cinematography Stylings of Bradford Young

One of the best ways to improve your cinematography is to learn from some of the masters. Let’s deep-dive into Bradford Young’s work to explore his approach ...

What We Can Learn from Music Videos Released During Quarantine

The film industry is on hold, but in the music industry, the show must go on. Here are some exceptional examples of music videos produced in quarantine.

Everything You Should Know About Picking Your Film’s Color Schemes

Let's explore one of the core issues of a film’s cinematography — color scheme. A film's color scheme sets the tone, emotion, and complexity of the film.

2020’s Best Prime Lenses Under $1,000

Capture beautiful images with these high-quality, low-cost prime lenses. Another year, another NAB full of jaw-dropping gear announcements and — oh, wait. Yeah, it hasn’t been a ...

Industry Insights: Shoot Like the Coen Brothers

So, what goes into a Coen brothers' film that makes it so distinctive, and their style so admired? Let's look into the brothers' filming techniques.

5 Affordable Fisheye Lenses for Shooting in Small Rooms

Check out the best wide-angle camera lenses for beautiful cinematography in tight areas, that won’t break the bank. Let's see why these cameras are so good!

Why the Best Camera is NOT the One You Already Have

As content creators, we’ve been inundated with the notion that the best camera is the one you already have. Is it so? Let's figure out what filmmakers ...

How Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Pulls Off a Shallow Depth of Field

Take a closer look at the career of Hoyte van Hoytema and the inner-workings of his signature shallow-depth-of-field shots.

A Look at the DJI Mavic Air 2 – Why We Want This Drone

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is one of the most exciting drone releases that we have to-date. Check out its technical specs, and decide whether it's worth ...

Roger Deakins Launches a New Cinematography Podcast

It's podcast time: Roger Deakins and wife James team up on new podcast where they talk about filmmaking and answer your questions.

The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000

From action cameras to mirrorless, full-frame cameras, with $1000 or less, you can find an outstanding filmmaking camera and get started on your project.

Live Stream with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K

Live streaming with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K? It's possible now. Learn how to set up your streaming experience with this camera.

6 Slow Motion Cameras You Can Afford

Bring your slow motion game up to speed with this roundup of high frame rate cameras that won’t deplete your life savings.

10 Podcasts for Cinematographers and Filmmakers

Looking for something to listen to while you commute between shoots? These podcasts are great for cinematographers and filmmakers alike.

Industry Insights: How Christopher Nolan Shoots a Scene

Very rarely has a single filmmaker’s style transformed Hollywood with such force, or achieved such consistent success, as Christopher Nolan.

Lighting a Scene Without Breaking the 180-Degree Rule

Today, we're going to explore the intricacies of lighting a scene using natural light, geography, and the 180 Degree Rule.

Cinematography Tip: Lighting Techniques for Villains

We're going to survey some of cinema’s most iconic villains and learn how lighting and color grading has contributed to their aura of menace.

Industry Insights: What Makes a Successful Cinematographer

From politics to storytelling to great sets, today we'll discuss what it takes to become a successful cinematographer, at any level.

A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting Coverage for a Film Project

Coverage is a deceptively simple term that encompasses a wide range of factors — how a film is staged, blocked, lit, and performances are captured.

Full-Frame Zoom Lenses for Full-Frame Cameras

Let's take a look at some of the best full-frame zoom lens options on the market, for a variety of budgets.

5 Affordable Streaming-Ready Cameras

Streaming a conference or live production? Check out these practical and affordable camera options for your next live streaming video event.

Should Filmmakers Invest in a 120fps RAW Sigma fp?

Here's a look into the update announcement for the much-anticipated Sigma fp 2.0, and what it could mean for your filmmaking.

Video Tutorial: How to Create Cinematic One-Light Setups

Don't let the limitations and constraints of the filmmaking process deter you. You can still get a great-looking, cinematic image with a single light.