If you’re shooting outside on your next project, here are some tips on how to shoot both with or against the ultimate light source — the sun.
We take a look at the owner-operator model of cinematography — including the pros and cons of buying your own camera rig.
In this article, we take a look at the evolution and application of the FIZ system — including their unparalleled ability to control the camera remotely.
Autofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, since they often lack the budget for a dedicated focus puller.
A look into how digital cameras are continuing to change the landscape of the film and video industry, both nowt and into the near future.
Let's take a look at the dolly Francis Ford Coppola developed for some of his most revered films — and how it affected the overall aesthetic.
Using a split-field diopter used to be much more common, but it's still an effective tool. What is it, and how can you create the effect yourself?
Uplighting is a great tool in any DP or gaffer's tool kit. Let’s look at the main ways uplighting gets used (and misused) in cinematography.
Digital noise is a dignified enemy for low-budget filmmakers and content creators. But when would it be okay to let a noisy shot slide?
Aputure introduces its first RGBWW and smallest light to date with the MC. See what this tiny-but-powerful light can offer.
After a long wait since the initial reports, we finally get a new update that completely reenergizes the Pocket 4K with plenty of new features.
A new documentary, "Memory: the Origins of Alien," explores the filmmaking process behind the iconic sci-fi horror classic "Alien."
A plethora of makes, models, features, and price points for cinema lenses can overwhelm the first-time buyer. Let's look at five solid investments.
This article takes a look at the digital side of the film world, the importance of film grain, and the evolution of getting that "cinematic" look.
The Mini MAX is a great option to lighting a scene, giving the actors and camera the freedom to move and shoot at almost 360 degrees.
In this article, we'll examine the EVF, its usability pros and cons, and the best options for an indie filmmaking budget.
Shooting in natural light, outdoors, can often be a limiting experience. Introducing the space light — a great alternative to outdoor lighting.
Is it time to consider upgrading to a full-frame cinema workflow? In this article, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading sensor size.
How the filmmakers involved with Ford v Ferrari rigged custom vintage lenses to achieve the gritty look and feel of the 1966 Le Mans car race.
In this next video for fiscally clever car rigging, we'll break down the mission control setup inside the car. Plus, my experience with these techniques.
Dutch angles, if used discreetly, add an aura of dread, as well as a sense that the world has gone askew. Let's take a look at how ...
The Swiss Frame Book Light is a valuable tool for any DP or gaffer because it is a versatile diffusion setup that will make the talent look ...
Some of the most successful DPs are using tungsten on some of the biggest productions, and for reasons that might surprise you.
"The Irishman" follows the "heighten naturalism" aesthetic from "The Wolf of Wall Street," injecting a darker, more conspiratorial tone.
Learn the origin of the term cinéma vérité, the vérité tradition, and tips for creating your own cinéma vérité documentary projects.
Robert Richardson's eye for the unusual showcases extreme framings and non-realistic lighting. Let's take a look at his signature style.
See how director James Mangold relied on tried-and-true methods for shooting scenes at high speed—and invented a few techniques of his own.
The mystery and thrill of Alfred Hitchcock's MacGuffin: What it is and how it can be utilized in your next film and video project?
Camera movement is an important variable in any scene. Today, we'll discuss how the subtleties in camera movement can evoke emotion.
In this episode of our Learning Curve series, we'll explore the pros and cons of the Easyrig — its use, itscost, and how it can improve your ...