Posts Tagged ‘cinematography’
How much do camera operators make? We’ve created an infographic of recent statistics showing the locations where camera operators and cinematographers earn the most.
Most DPs are trained early on in their careers to learn the basics of a three point lighting setup. However, in this post I’ll make a case for why reducing your lighting setup can actually be more conducive to a cinematic look.
In the 1970′s, cinematographer Garrett Brown was tired of the bulky dolly equipment needed to get a smooth, moving shot. Out of this frustration, came an invention that would revolutionize the cinema industry – the Steadicam.
You don’t have to have big production lights to light up dark spaces. Learn how to double bounce light in the following video tutorial.
It seems like every filmmaker these days likes to throw a 2.35:1 letterbox on their footage to give it a more ‘filmic look’. The truth is though, this ratio is not right for all projects and what’s more pertinent for a cinematic look is choosing the most appropriate aspect, not necessarily the widest.
Many of us focus heavily on cameras, gear, lenses, and other equipment as a means to create a cinematic image, but there is so much more that goes into making a cinematic image.
Most DSLR shooters are accustomed to working with electronic lenses, but there are a handful of great manual lenses out there (old and new) that can provide even better results with many added benefits.
While DSLR technology has opened up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to capturing cinematic like images, it’s also caused an overuse of extremely shallow DOF.
Make a custom cine-lens for less than $150 in this video tutorial by Caleb Pike.