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.
Learn the origin of the term cinéma vérité, the vérité tradition, and tips for creating your own cinéma vérité documentary projects.
"The Irishman" follows the "heighten naturalism" aesthetic from "The Wolf of Wall Street," injecting a darker, more conspiratorial tone.
Some of the most successful DPs are using tungsten on some of the biggest productions, and for reasons that might surprise you.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Shooting in natural light, outdoors, can often be a limiting experience. Introducing the space light — a great alternative to outdoor lighting.
In this article, we'll examine the EVF, its usability pros and cons, and the best options for an indie filmmaking budget.
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.