Posts Tagged ‘filmmaking’
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.
For the last few years full frame cameras have been all the rage in independent level film production, but crop sensor cameras offer some huge advantages over their full frame counterparts that are hard to deny. With the recently released crop sensor GH4 turning heads all over the indie film world, the issue is now more relevant than ever.
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.
Compression doesn’t have to be confusing. The following video explains video compression quickly and clearly!
One of the most important things you can do when starting out in the film industry, is learn to abide by the unwritten rules of the set.
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.
Whether you’re creating a low-budget short or a multi-million dollar feature, follow these considerations for creating a comprehensive (and realistic!) film budget.
In our quest to identify the next great gear, we discovered the following photo/video campaigns currently raising dough on Kickstarter.
Many amateur directors decide to write and direct their first film before they have had much on set experience in other roles. This is a viable approach for learning the craft of filmmaking and one that can often yield great results, but it must be approached with caution – particularly with regards to how the cast and crew is treated on set.