Posts Tagged ‘director of photography’
Framing can often make or break a great shot. Here are a few of the most common framing mistakes made by cinematographers.
Filmmakers with limited budgets can often benefit from using mirror kits on set as a means to maintain production value while keeping costs to a minimum.
ACE, ASC, DGA. What do those letters mean? Here’s a look at the most popular film societies.
Working with a new director or DP can be a trial and error process. Here’s how to ensure your production gets the most out of the director/DP relationship.
This guide for cinematographers will teach you all the basics of cinematography while linking you to tons of other great resources for more in-depth coverage.
For those of you just starting out as DPs, here are the six settings you need to double-check every time you get ready to roll a take.
A film production’s camera crew is responsible for setting up and using the camera. Here are the responsibilities of each crew member.
Instagram is full of photographers, but some of the world’s best cinematographers are also just a follow away. Here are 8 great accounts from awesome DPs.
Let’s put aside the camera load outs and other gear setups and just focus on knowledge based cinematography tips.
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.
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.
Using only available light maybe a stylistic choice for your film project – but it must be executed well. In this post, I share 3 tips for effectively shooting with natural light.