When you have a small team to tell your story, you need to find lights that do many things and provide many color temps. You need some that can focus and ones that are a broad source.
With the price decrease on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, new functions, firmware upgrades and the anticipated delivery of the Pocket Cam, I thought it would be perfect timing to run more of the tests that I did for Need for Speed.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what you need to work on the HDSLR platform.
Crane moves can give you scope, geography and the sense of discovery. Understand why you are doing it first, not just because it looks cool.
Many of you requested information on the go to lighting package. Having a package that can do many types of lighting is the secret. Lights that can multi-task are my recipe for success.
Get out there and start to form that skin. Being sensitive is a strength and a weakness. Finding the right level of each is the hard part and you will find that balance.
We have a few days off from shooting, so here is a poll. Filming on Need for Speed moves to what location this week?
Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.
How using different focal lengths can help assist character development in new ways. It is the cinematographer’s job to assist in the character arc process.
Many people have asked about how I am processing these huge files from the Canon 1D C and its powerful 4K in camera capture. Here is how we roll it out.
The lens’ traits can help tell your story. The look and feel of lenses, their characteristics of color and contrast rendition, are all relevant factors.
Lance Maurer and his team at Cinnafilm developed the Dark Energy Suite, a revolutionary texture management system. This is how I was able to seamlessly cut film and the Canon 5D MkII together on Act of Valor.
Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.
The Codex S Recorder is incredibly lightweight and gives you assurance that your negative is under lock and key. See how we are using it on Need for Speed.
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The approach to selecting cameras for Need for Speed. It’s about each camera’s unique abilities and how to use those abilities to your advantage.
The Why, The Where and The When to Move the Camera: Using a Dolly on Mr. 3000
The Music Bed has just released a cool little iOS app and it is a fantastic way to research what music you want for your project while you are mobile.
Many say that the light meter is dead with digital. I disagree. It is the only tool that you have in your box that can measure what you love.
I joined the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. We talked about the art and science of cinematography and then did a mini-workshop. I go into story scenarios and how I would light and lens them.