Coverage is a deceptively simple term that encompasses a wide range of factors — how a film is staged, blocked, lit, and performances are captured.
Let's take a look at some of the best full-frame zoom lens options on the market, for a variety of budgets.
Streaming a conference or live production? Check out these practical and affordable camera options for your next live streaming video event.
Here's a look into the update announcement for the much-anticipated Sigma fp 2.0, and what it could mean for your filmmaking.
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.
The Fujifilm X-T4 keeps all the best features of the X-T3 while making updates that users have been clamoring for, like In-Body Image Stabilization.
From aperture to shutter speed to frame rate — in this tutorial, we'll look at the basic building blocks of great filmmaking.
There's no shortage of movies that use visual effects, but only a few have been totally cutting-edge and crazy when it comes to green screen.
In this video tutorial, we take a look at high-key lighting — what exactly it is, when should you use it, and how you set it up.
With the Academy Awards approaching, we decided to honor the Oscar-nominated film The Lighthouse by recreating a scene from the movie.
The Fisher Model 10 dolly is an industry standard for good reason, but you can't buy one — you can only rent it. So what can it ...
A light meter is still a powerful tool for getting a correctly exposed image. Here's what you need to know to get started using one.
What better way to learn filmmaking than from the best. Let’s take a look at some of the principles we can gather from modern films and television.
Lighting talent is hard enough, but when you have to take into account different skin tones, you need a thorough understanding of how to control light.
Today, we'll talk about lighting in ratios, how it can change your cinematography, as well as the way you think about lighting a scene.
Focus is a major cornerstone of successful cinematography. Learn how to find the focal plane manually in every situation that might arise on set.
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be named at the organization’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. This year’s nominees are: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC ...
2020 is here, so it's time to reflect on what we've learned in the past year. We've rounded up our favorite tutorials of 2019 so you can ...
From building a crew to shooting and editing a video, here's everything you need to know to begin your filmmaking career.
In ten years, a lot has happened to the world of filmmaking and cinematography. Let's take a look at some of the biggest moments.
Learn how to utilize specular reflections, why it is important you're getting that particular effect, and how to enhance or reduce it.
The classic gimbal hand-off is a great technique that can add style and eloquence to an otherwise pedestrian tracking shot.
Gregory Middleton shares some behind-the-scenes stories about the cinematography behind Watchmen — as well as some insights for aspiring filmmakers.
The BMPCC 4k and the Sigma fp have different strengths and weaknesses, so which one do you need on hand for your next project?
Let's take a look at what the firmware update provides for users of some of Panasonic's most popular, well-regarded cameras.
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 ...
Camera movement is an important variable in any scene. Today, we'll discuss how the subtleties in camera movement can evoke emotion.
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?
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.
Robert Richardson's eye for the unusual showcases extreme framings and non-realistic lighting. Let's take a look at his signature style.