Cinematography

“the art or technique of motion-picture photography.”

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Exposure: Why Still Use a Light Meter?

Photo by Chris Yang. Instagram @chris.yang.film   Written by David Appleby With digital cameras now equipped with waveform monitors, histograms and programmable zebras, why do you need to use, or even know about, light meters? A first answer would be that all the built-in features you’re using are light meters. …

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Evaluating an Indoor Location: From the DP's Perspective

Evaluating an Indoor Location: From the DP’s Perspective

Photo by Sam Moqadam. Instagram @itssammoqadam.   Evaluating an Indoor Location From the DP’s Perspective Written by Paolo Dy   A successful shoot is usually made up of 90% very thorough preparation and 10% ingenious last-minute thinking. Part of the preparation phase is the all-important location check, where each department …

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Daniel Villeneuve csc on Lighting Dark Scenes

Daniel Villeneuve csc on Lighting Dark Scenes

Daniel Villeneuve csc on Lighting Dark Scenes Create and Capture Cinematic Emotion   Daniel Villeneuve csc has been shooting for film and television for over 30 years. His craftsmanship being recognized two years running in both 2019 and 2020 with nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards for best photography, drama, …

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Peter Rowe csc Shares His Wilderness Filmmaking Experiences, Insights and Tips for Students and New Filmmakers

Peter Rowe csc Shares His Wilderness Filmmaking Experiences, Insights and Tips for Students and New Filmmakers

Peter Rowe csc has produced and directed over 200 films and television shows, including 8 features and Angry Planet which was broadcast around the world. He was nominated for several Gemini, Genie and Directors Guild of Canada Awards, won two Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards for Lifestyle/Reality Cinematography, a Platinum …

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A Conversation with Craig Wrobleski csc

A Conversation with Craig Wrobleski csc

A Conversation with Craig Wrobleski csc Lighting Dark Scenes and Creating Characters, Ambiances and Emotion with Light Exclusive interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis In more than 30 years behind the camera, Craig Wrobleski csc has had the opportunity to photograph projects of most every description. After getting his start …

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A Conversation with Kenneth Zunder, ASC: Capturing Cultural Touchstones

A Conversation with Kenneth Zunder, ASC: Capturing Cultural Touchstones

A Conversation with Kenneth Zunder, ASC Capturing Cultural Touchstones Exclusive interview conducted by Johnny Lee Solis Since earning my first cinematographer credit on the television series thirtysomething, I have worked on many features, television movies, and series such as Brooklyn Bridge, seaQuest, Chicago Hope, Lois and Clark, Judging Amy, The …

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Yesenia Rodriguez Shares Drone Do's and Don'ts

Yesenia Rodriguez Shares Drone Do’s and Don’ts

Yesenia is a Director of Photography based in both Austin and Houston. She specializes in documentary and commercial work and is experienced with a wide range of production styles; she’s been in the industry since 2012. Prior to being a DP, she owned and operated a fine art print business …

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Sean Silas Shares Drone Flying Tips and Best Practices

Sean Silas Shares Drone Flying Tips and Best Practices

Sean Silas aka Silas Of The Lamb specializes in graphics design, using software such as Photoshop, Affinity Designer, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Lightroom, ReaIlusion Character Creator 3, iClone 7, and Unreal Engine 4. He is also a guitarist/composer/producer. He uses software like Pro-tools, Reason, and Nexus.   How …

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