It’s been an incredible year for my HV team and it’s been our best year yet of sharing the art of cinematography with all of you. We’re taking a look back at our top 10 most popular content of 2017, so enjoy! We look forward to bringing you more on cinematography and filmmaking in 2018!
In a home, it’s very important to understand the etiquette of breakers, circuit boxes and your power needs. We take you through the do’s and don’ts of household power distribution so your production can run smoothly and quickly!
Rules of engagement are what the camera does and does not do throughout the movie depending on who our character is. All of these rules of engagement mean being obsessed with the subtleties. In a 2 hour (plus) feature film, you’re not going to see it. Rather, you’re going to feel it. That’s what the emotion is all about. You want to feel it in some way and not be taken out of the film because of camera work.
On a feature film, it’s important to understand how aspect ratio is going to affect your story, creatively and logistically. Your framing comes down to how the story wants to be told.
How Color Archetypes can affect your work as a filmmaker. Understanding color archetypes takes time, but it’s manageable when applied with common sense.
One of my favorite types of light is remote phosphor. It’s incredibly powerful. Since this technology has been introduced to our industry, these lights have been taking over.
One question I get asked a lot is how to choose the right focal length. Do I go long in a certain situation or do I go wide? How do you know what to choose? There are different times to employ various focal lengths – knowing when to employ each is part of the craft that is cinematography. Here’s my secret sauce for choosing whether to go long or wide in a scene.
The Xeen really came to play during this test. It stood up to the expensive glass, and not only held its own, it even excelled in many ways.
Imagine being able to have the fear work to your benefit. Fear is an emotion that has the potential to help us or harm us. If we recognize fear for what it is and move through it with action steps, fear can be very helpful. If we ruminate and stay stuck in fear, it is a huge roadblock to future success. These are the 4 C’s that will get you, and keep you, on the right track.
In our 4th installment of our Blackmagic URSA Mini test, we go over some post-production workflow with DaVinci Resolve: coloring day exteriors with a few tricks to save you time and energy.
Welcome to our Zoom Lens Shootout! We are going to review the Fujinon MK 50-135mm E Mount Cinema Zoom against the Tokina Cinema 50-135mm PL Mount Cinema Zoom. These lenses are affordable, lightweight, and flexible for most shooters – something that has been missing in our market with all the advancements in affordable tools and tech.
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Now, go out and shoot!