Cinematography

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

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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Cinematography for Interviews: 7 Best Practices

Cinematography for Interviews: 7 Best Practices

Pictured above: Production still by Austin Distel. Follow on Instagram @austindistel. “Recording a new podcast interview with CEOs and Founders of successful online businesses, Scale or Die. This show recently hit Apple’s New and Noteworthy for business and technology categories. Watch or listen to the most recent episodes at useproof.com/scaleordie.” …

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"Visual Style in Documentary Filming" By John Klein

“Visual Style in Documentary Filming” By John Klein

Pictured above: On Strong Bodies Fight, the look of the natural environment played into our Malick-esque cinematography plan. Photo by Mark Weber.   Documentaries are such a wild card in filmmaking from a visual perspective. You have to expect the unexpected every time you venture out, which means both coming …

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Filmmakers Network | Community Spotlight with Harris Tomlinson-Spence

Filmmakers Network | Community Spotlight with Harris Tomlinson-Spence

“As difficult as this past year has been, I’m excited for what 2021 can bring in terms of filmmaking. We’ve all figured out how to continue shooting in this pandemic which means projects should slowly continue to increase for next year. Myself and View Shift have various projects planned throughout …

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"The Difference Between Looking and Seeing for A Filmmaker, or Any Artist" By Brad Rushing csc

“The Difference Between Looking and Seeing for A Filmmaker, or Any Artist” By Brad Rushing csc

Pictured above: Brad Rushing csc on the set of “Salvage Marines.” Photo Credit: Ryan Abrahamson. I was asked to write an article for StudentFilmmakers Magazine. I don’t want to retread a subject that has been done to death many times before by myself or others. I won’t talk about breaking …

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7 Expert Camerawork Tips for Filmmakers

7 Expert Camerawork Tips for Filmmakers

Camera tips and tricks, and inspiration, from master cinematographers Daryn Okada, ASC and Patrick Cady, ASC, and more… Pictured above: United Boxing Club, Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canadá. Boxing Commercial “Making of”. Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado. Follow @tio.mp 7 Expert Camerawork Tips for Filmmakers   “The first thing …

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