These seven books take you on my creative inspirational journey. The written word was added to my tool box and this is when my creativity expanded exponentially.
My suggestion to all of you is to continue to educate yourself. Become a responsible filmmaker who will take the time to understand WHY – because this is what it is all about.
This week’s post will focus on the subject of DSLR cinema and a fantastic resource known by the same name – DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pilgrimage to a small town in the Utah mountains has been going on for years. With creativity and wonderful storytelling, the Sundance Film Festival has [...]
A reel is your creative expression and a very powerful tool to showcase unique talent.
My last blog post was about story and not getting caught up in all the tech/gear frenzy. Now, I want to talk about [...]
This year, I had the privilege of experiencing NAB from Montreal while shooting my latest feature “KIN.”
You are going to Dubai to shoot a motorcycle race that will require mobility and high speed.
One week ago I was slated to do two amazing car commercials for the Bandito Brothers, one for Yokohama and the other for Hot Wheels. The spots both had a very unique style and approach. One would be shot with our hybrid 35mm motion picture film and [...]