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Learn Francis Ford Coppola’s Signature Dolly Move

Par Rubidium Wu — 11 septembre 2019 à 13:00

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.

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The Video Camera Trends Currently Re-Shaping the Industry

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 10 septembre 2019 à 14:00

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.

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American Society of Cinematographers Selects 2019 Student Heritage Award Nominees

Par Ignite Strategic Communications — 6 septembre 2019 à 01:07

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen 12 nominees in three categories of the 2019 Student Heritage Awards. Recognizing exceptional work by cinematography students, the organization designed the ASC Student Heritage Awards to encourage and support a new generation of visual artists. Winners will be announced on October 12. The ASC Student Heritage Awards ...

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Is Autofocus Finally Ready to Take The Filmmaking Field?

Par Rubidium Wu — 5 septembre 2019 à 14:00

Autofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, since they often lack the budget for a dedicated focus puller.

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FIZ Systems (Focus, Iris, Zoom) and How to Use Them

Par Rubidium Wu — 3 septembre 2019 à 13:00

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.

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Will Buying Your Own Camera Get You Work as a DP?

Par Rubidium Wu — 30 août 2019 à 13:00

We take a look at the owner-operator model of cinematography — including the pros and cons of buying your own camera rig.

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Nature’s Lighting: A Guide on Shooting With or Against the Sun

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 26 août 2019 à 14:00

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.

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The Dolly Shot: How It Works and Why It’s Powerful

Par Charles Yeager — 20 août 2019 à 14:00

There's nothing more cinematic than a great dolly shot, but they're not always easy to pull off. Learn how dolly shots work technically and for storytelling, and ...

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5 Documentary-Style Lenses for 5 Different Budgets

Par Tanner Shinnick — 13 août 2019 à 13:00

To find the perfect documentary-style lenses for your next project, we’re going to look at five of the top lenses across multiple budget ranges.

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Ridley Scott’s Secret Weapon: The Graduated Neutral-Density Filter

Par Rubidium Wu — 6 août 2019 à 13:00

Capture powerful images with a signature look. In this write-up, we'll look at how a graduated ND filter can make your shots look amazing.

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Practical Tips for Avoiding Stress and Saving Time as a Solo Filmmaker

Par Lewis McGregor — 5 août 2019 à 13:00

Here are some common sense tips and methods to help you relieve stress and save time on your next adventure as a solo filmmaker.

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5 Essentials Tools for Your Documentary Camera Package

Par Tanner Shinnick — 1 août 2019 à 14:00

In this write-up, we’ll take a look at five of the best, highest-quality tools and accessories to make your documentary camera package top notch. 

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From Jason Bourne to Indiana Jones, This Is the Secret to Better Action Scenes

Par John Francis McCullagh — 1 août 2019 à 13:00

Learn how to create a more cohesive action sequence when dealing with hand-to-hand combat, as well as long-range action scenes.

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The Right In-Air Diffusion for Your Project: Haze vs. Fog vs. Smoke

Par Rubidium Wu — 31 juillet 2019 à 14:00

Today, we'll take a look at which in-air diffusion best emphasizes dramatic light in your scene — as well as adding production value to your set.

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4 Ways Still Photography Can Make You a Better Cinematographer

Par Tanner Shinnick — 30 juillet 2019 à 13:00

In this article, we examine visualizing light through photography — and how it can make you a better cinematographer and filmmaker.

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Drawing the Audience’s Eye by Shaping and Cutting Light

Par Rubidium Wu — 26 juillet 2019 à 13:00

In this write-up, we'll take a look at cutting and shaping light, why you would want to do it, and the best methods for each budget level.

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29 Free LUTs for Video

Par Logan Baker — 17 juillet 2019 à 15:00

These FREE LUTs are perfect for professional video editors. Make your footage more cinematic with these free color grading tools.

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7 Options to Consider When Choosing Kodak Motion Picture Film Stocks

Par Tanner Shinnick — 15 juillet 2019 à 13:00

Kodak offers a wide range of options for film stocks. Here, we take a look at what’s available for your next project — and what you should ...

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Mastering the Subtle Techniques of the Zoom and the Punch In

Par John Francis McCullagh — 11 juillet 2019 à 13:00

There are several stylistic and technological approaches to communicate information at a distance. We look at two: the zoom and the punch In.

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Production Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on Set

Par Rubidium Wu — 9 juillet 2019 à 14:00

Today, we’ll look at the three main reasons filmmakers use high-output lights on their set, how to harness this light, and what it’s good for. When people ...

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Follow Fill: The Simple Solution to Lighting a Difficult Scene

Par Rubidium Wu — 5 juillet 2019 à 14:00

Lighting a moving subject and staying out of frame is always difficult. The solution to this problem is easy: follow fill.

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Viltrox vs. Metabones: Speed Booster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Par Lewis McGregor — 1 juillet 2019 à 14:00

Next in our ongoing series of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K guides, we're taking a look at the world of speed boosters.

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The Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field

Par Zach Ramelan — 26 juin 2019 à 14:00

This breakdown covers a range of creative motivations behind these two aperture settings, as well as the pros and cons of using each category.

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The Advantages of Hard Light and the Benefits of Using It on Set

Par Rubidium Wu — 21 juin 2019 à 14:00

You can create dramatic compositions by bouncing hard light off something to make it soft, and create sharp edges and punchy, bold images.

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Three Cheap, Underappreciated Cameras Filmmakers Should Consider

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 21 juin 2019 à 13:00

Research demonstrates, in a crowded marketplace, sometimes your best options aren’t always the biggest, most expensive name brands.

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Why Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft Light

Par Rubidium Wu — 19 juin 2019 à 13:00

In this article, we take a look at why most filmmakers and photographers prefer to light their subjects with large, soft light sources.

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Capturing the Cinematic Moment: Creative Uses for a Color Meter

Par Rubidium Wu — 17 juin 2019 à 14:00

Color has long been one of the primary tools filmmakers use to communicate aspects of their characters and the worlds they live in.

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What Is Panavision’s Liquid Crystal Neutral Density (LCND) Filter?

Par Caleb Stephens — 12 juin 2019 à 13:00

Panavision recently announced its brand new LCND filter. We took a look at what it is, how it works, and what to expect from ND filters in ...

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Stabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO App

Par Charles Yeager — 7 juin 2019 à 14:00

In this video tutorial, learn how simple it is to stabilize GoPro footage with a new standalone software app — ReelSteady GO.

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What the Marvel Cinematic Universe Means for the Future of Film

Par Jourdan Aldredge — 6 juin 2019 à 14:00

What do all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters mean for filmmakers and the future development of the industry?

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