I see this all the time “which LUT should I use to get this look” or “I like that, which LUT did you use”. Don’t get me wrong, I use LUT’s and they are a very useful tool, but the now almost default reversion to adding a LUT to log and raw material is killing creativity.
At this year’s Academy Awards, Todd Phillips’s Joker took home Oscars for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir. It received the most nominations (11) ever for a comic-based movie.
Shot by often collaborator, cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Hangover, Garden State). Hurlbut Academy has released an analysis video talking about the look and cinematography of Joker. This is the first in their series of “the Look of” videos on recent films.
Joker – the Movie
If you haven’t seen it, Joker is available online and nominated for 11 Academy Awards, includingBest Picture
As camera resolutions increase and the amount of detail and texture that we can record increases we need to be mindful more and more of temporal aliasing.
Temporal aliasing occurs when the differences between the frames in a video sequence create undesirable sequences of patterns that move from one frame to the next, often appearing to travel in the opposite direction to any camera movement. The classic example of this is the wagon wheels going backwards effect often seen in old cowboy movies. The cameras shutter captures the spokes of the wheels in a different position in each frame Continue reading “Temporal Aliasing – Beware!”
Thin slicing is a psychology term used by Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Blink.” The premise is you have garnered so much experience you can look at something and all those years of hard work all those years of finding what works and what fails bubbles to the surface, giving you a superhuman capability to see something. I saw the Canon C500 Mark II. I saw what it could do in the hands of a cinematographer. I saw it. Canon has made a very good camera.
This came out of a discussion about viewfinder brightness where the compliant was that the viewfinder on the FX9 was too bright when compared side by side with another monitor. It got me into really thinking about how we judge exposure when purely looking at a monitor or viewfinder image.
To start with I think it’s important to thing understand a couple of things:
So you’re about to shoot someone’s wedding. That’s amazing — it’s an incredible opportunity to be part of one of the most intimate and beautiful experiences in human love. But between photography and videography, which medium gets the job done?
I’m the co-owner of CineStory Films, a Los Angeles-based wedding video and photo service, and we specialize in both mediums. We have professionals who opt for video and others who choose photo to get the best results. Here are the pros and cons of both photography and videography.
Charter is a masterfully made film from Swedish director/DP duo Amanda Kernell and Sophia Olsson. This film has the grip of a chase movie, the psychological tension of great suspense, the urgency of a fugitive film…and yet still manages the heart of a great family drama. This movie puts the audience inside a mother’s spontaneous abduction of her children during a terrible custody battle. Read on to learn more about the film’s cinematographer Sophia Olsson and how she achieved its bold look in some truly challenging circumstances.
Charm City Kings, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, took home the U.S Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast this past Saturday at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. From Executive Producers Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and James Lassiter, comes the story of a young man named Mouse, who hopes to take his place in the Midnight Clique, a notorious group of dirt-bike riders in Baltimore, among whom who his late brother had ridden to glory and tragedy. To learn how the incredible performances of this award-winning cast went from set to screen, read our interview with the film’s
Exciting news! Cooke Optics will be unveiling the latest Anamorphic/i Full Frame 85mm Macro lens at BSC Expo in just a couple of weeks. During BSC Expo, Cooke Optics will reveal the Anamorphic/i Full Frame 85mm Macro with both Standard coating and SF (Special Flair) coating. Cooke’s Anamorphic/i FF line of lenses includes the following […]