Cinematography

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

M. David Mullen, ASC Receives Documentary and Television Nomination for the 34th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards

M. David Mullen, ASC receives another nomination! This year Mr. Mullen won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone”. Congratulations to his new nomination under the “Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television” category for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone” …

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“How to Relieve Stress When Shooting Live Events: 10 Helpful Tips” by Michael Skolnik

Stressed out shooting live events? It doesn’t have to be this way (most of the time). I’ve spent many a night before a wedding shoot losing sleep over potential problems that might or might not happen. There are plenty of horror stories out there such as: camera not in record, …

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“CHICAGO FROM ANOTHER WORLD: Making the Music Video, ‘Endless Frozen Dawn’ by John Klein

When composer Andrew Edwards approached me in the spring to direct and shoot a music video for a track off his upcoming album, “The Center of the Sky” – an orchestral concept album inspired by the difficult time spent in southern Illinois during his mother’s final battle with Stage IV …

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NOW AVAILABLE: New ROKINON Autofocus 18mms F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens

The new ROKINON Autofocus 18mms F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens for Sony E (model: IO18AF-E) is now available at Amazon and other authorized ROKINON dealers. Ultra wide angle auto focus lens for Sony E mount full frame and APS-C cameras Aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22with a minimum focusing distance …

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“Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home” by Thomas Ackerman, ASC

I received an e-mail query from a University of Colorado cinema student approaching his first interior shoot with 16mm Kodak Vision 500T raw stock. His central question was how to expose the film using studio lighting, in this case a kit limited to three open faced quartz lights. Although he …

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INSIGHTS: M. DAVID MULLEN, ASC Q & A on Lighting

Over the years I’ve answered many questions from students regarding lighting. One thing I want to emphasize is that what matters most is developing a visual imagination so that one can “see” the lighting in one’s mind. I don’t think one should tell someone how to light something, just as …

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Advance your creative skills at ARRI Academy’s hands-on camera classes in Burbank and Brooklyn!

Emerging filmmakers looking to crew-up, discover the basic elements of camera composition and lighting design through ARRI Creative Tools? Our NEW 2-day Block, Light & Shoot workshop is for you. Register for November Brooklyn BLS class, Nov. 9-10, here: http://arri.academy/Block-Light-Shoot-Brooklyn Register for December Burbank BLS class, Dec. 7-8, here: https://arri.academy/Block-Light_Shoot_Burbank-Dec …

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Improve your skills and empower your image at ARRI Academy

Block, Light, Shoot Workshop ARRI Academy | BLOCK LIGHT SHOOT from Hype Alliance on Vimeo. This 2-day class will explore the art of cinematography through intensive practical group experience while emphasizing creativity and collaboration. Students will learn how to build the lighting design and camera set up in a professional …

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“Notes on Camera Movement: When to Move the Camera and Why” by M. David Mullen, ASC

Motivation is not just something actors need – it’s something cinematographers and other cinema artists deal with every day when making a movie. This not only applies to how a set is lit, but also to elements like camera movement. When to move the camera, why to move the camera, …

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