Color correction gels can be used many ways, but what I will discuss is how to use them in subtle ways to create color contrast with the new digital sensors.
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.
Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.
What I think about when I am blocking a scene and my preferences on how to work from the master to the close-up.
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.
My cinematography interns and I set out on a mission to showcase the many uses of a polarizing filter.
We demo the power of the glass filter, including the ones that I use and their wonderful benefits.
Using the right filtration to impose a mood, create a style, encapsulate a time period or just to cream a woman’s skin can be a very powerful visual tool. The first diffusion I go to time and time again, whether it is film or HD, is smoke.
After my blog post about lighting from your local hardware store, I wanted to take it one step further [...]
One of the most popular requests was for lighting instruction. In the HD world and film, lighting is king. Knowing how to light and not just rely on available light is what being a cinematographer is all about.