The Why, The Where and The When to Move the Camera: Using a Dolly on Mr. 3000
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.
Demo reel scrutiny. You want to show everything, but short and sweet is simply the best advice I can give you.
I’ll be speaking Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm in San Fernando with insider information on getting the best out of the new 4K Canon arsenal, Canon 1DC tests, post workflow and etiquette — how the elite team rolls out.
American Cinematographer recently produced a podcast about shooting Deadfall — “going inside the visual landscape of a suspense filled winter wonderland.”
The NeedCreative Podcast is an online radio show that covers topics related to creativity. I had the privilege of being the guest of co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger from Anticipate Media to discuss my history and experiences in the film industry.
My Book Light tutorial on how to build it and why it is so useful. Plus, how I got started in this business.
As cinematographers, our storytelling camera tools change on a monthly basis, and trying to keep up with all of this is a daunting task. However, the two core tools of storytelling that never change are light and composition.
When Neil Smith, the founder and owner of Hollywood DI, asked us to participate in their Open House event on October 20th in West Hollywood, we were happy to collaborate.
Many people have approached me with questions about books that have inspired me as a filmmaker. We have compiled a list of valuable resources for you to use to expand your scope and vision.
In the winter of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity to teach side by side with a gifted storyteller. Patrick Moreau and I were both speaking for Canon, educating about how we were similar (filmmakers and storytellers) and different in our unique approaches.
We have so many new digital tools at our disposal that you cannot just pick them up and start shooting with them. Treat your new digital camera like a new film emulsion that needs testing.
Shane and I and our entire team make it a priority to give back to filmmakers, our local communities, and others worldwide who may benefit from our time and expertise. Upcoming events in Toronto and Santa Monica.
I wanted to thank you all for the huge response on part one of Storytelling Through Composition. Now we move into the tighter side of framing.
Many of you have expressed an interest in composition: what makes a good frame or a bad one. There are a few classic frames that I customize to give them flare. I think this will help all of you find your compositional voice.
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