Let's take a look at how the filmmakers behindThor: Ragnarok demonstrate the power of collaboration when creating a movie.
Do you need to shoot an interior location without any lighting equipment? No problem. Here's how you rise to the challenge.
In which we explore everything from the brainstorming to the post-production behind Netflix's acclaimed series "Mindhunter."
Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in only the broadest sense. I wasn’t very good at formulating color combinations, or recognizing subtle hues, or evaluating variations in hues. Fortunately I had one key experience that put me on the right path. I took a beginners class in color at an interior design school, just for fun. In the class they ran a video from the late 1980s starring a designer by the name of Carlton Wagner. He
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Until the end of December, Sony Professional will roll out all new tech tip videos offering quick tech tips related to monitors and production. Just like the first installments, these videos feature Sony’s own Joseph Schimizzi, an engineer with Sony, as the host and tech maven who will help production staffs navigate their way to using Sony equipment, which can be a little complicated. Any help is very much appreciated. These Sony Tech Tip videos will be released weekly and the first two for fall 2017 are already on Sony Professional Solutions American’s YouTube page. So far topics range from LMD Monitor metadata to
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Curious about the cameras behind Netflix Originals? Here are the cameras Netflix has officially approved — and the series using them.
After the initial announcement of Sony’s new cinema camera, the VENICE, cinematographers, and directors called for Sony to release the VENICE with its Full-Frame 24x36mm image capture sooner than later and Sony listened. The immediate demand for Full-Frame capture was clear. The VENICE, with an optional license, will support Full-Frame 24x36mm recording from day one. The VENICE is expected to ship February 2018. If you have yet to see the footage from the camera then check out the short film “Dig,” which was shot on the VENICE. Here is what Sony says about the VENICE and its Full-Frame Sensor. “VENICE
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While filming at dusk may look beautiful, it can quickly become problematic. Follow these tips to get the most out of "magic hour."
Need to shoot in a tight spot? Here are 5 helpful tips for getting the shot when all of your gear won't fit where you need it ...
Tired of renting or buying pre-built rigs that don't fit your project? Start creating your own custom camera rigs just like the pros.
Using the Rule of Thirds can dramatically increase the look of your composition. Here's a few tips on how to integrate this technique into your next shot.
In 1992 Francis Ford Coppola filmed Bram Stoker’s DRACULA with no CGI or […] The post The Best Feature Film with No CGI:<br />Bram Stoker’s Dracula appeared first on Blog.
The art of the opening title sequence is flourishing like never before. The best ones contain clues, “Easter eggs,” as to the theme of path of the series. I’ve collected some examples below. I’m constantly on the lookout for new and interesting TV series. We live in a golden age, where I’d rather stay home and watch ten hours of deeply-plotted long form television than go to a movie theater and watch two hours of made-for-the-masses light entertainment. TV networks are trying to outdo each other in making niche content that new customers can discover over time, and a lot
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Alright, Alright, Alright, Blackmagic Design has released the latest version of the color grading and editing software DaVinci Resolve. Firmware 14.1 is officially available to download and install, but WAIT! Do not install it just yet. This update requires a few new processes to get it correct. Do not do as I did, which was update my Mac OS and then update my DaVinci Resolve. Nope, did not work. Blackmagic Design needs all DaVinci Resolve Studio users to update their PostgreSQL server BEFORE updating their computer’s operating system. Here is what Blackmagic Design directs you to do “Until DaVinci Resolve
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Histograms can help you properly expose your projects both in-camera and in post. Find out how with this practical guide.
Learn how to easily use color gels to modify light and create breathtaking, cinematic imagery for your film or video project.
Here are a few different ways the GorillaPod can help you capture those elusive shots when nothing else at hand seems to work.
Struggling to get a better composition? Here are five simple ways you can take your film or video project to the next level.
I’ve worked on episodic television. I know how fast it moves. That’s why I’m amazed at how good recent TV shows tend to look. Not only are the stories and acting better than what I see in features, but the cinematography is on par as well. It’s not always as complex as one will see on a feature, but it’s amazing what television cinematographers are able to do quickly and simply. The following are three shows that I’ve watched and enjoyed over the last year or two that tend to be pretty obscure, at least in the U.S. Each
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