Cinematography

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

“Can LED Replace Traditional Fresnels?” By Sherwin Lau

At our film school, the Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts, traditional tungsten Fresnel fixtures have been the main lighting instruments in the classroom and on set. We do have some HMI’s and Kino’s but the tungsten Fresnels are the main tools we use.  We need these lighting …

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Stewart Filmscreen Redesigns Industry’s Favorite Projection Screen

Visit Stewart Filmscreen, at InfoComm 2019, Booth 2842 Luxus Builds Upon Stewart’s Unprecedented Seamless Screen Customization and Formulation Options with Modern Case, Quieter Operation, Faster Installation, In-Field Serviceability, and an Immediate Website Configuration Experience TORRANCE, Calif. — June 12, 2019 — Stewart Filmscreen®, the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of …

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LIGHTING | “Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” By William Donaruma

“Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” Now Let’s Think Outside the Box By William Donaruma   It depends on the tunnel and how it plays in the story. We can get caught up in motivated light sources within a scene. Where is the window or practical light …

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“Camera Composition That Tells the Story” By David Landau

Camera Composition That Tells the Story   By David Landau Composition is selecting placement of everything within the frame and deciding what has emphasis. If we fail to do this, if we just shoot a shot, the frame could become visually dense, filled with details that turn out to be …

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STUDENTFILMMAKERS MAGAZINE | CAMERAWORK | “How to Use Camera Framing as a Storytelling Tool” By David Landau

(Article published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine.) How to Use Camera Framing as a Storytelling Tool Reinforce the Intention of Your Scene By David Landau Camera framing is a great storytelling tool which doesn’t require a big budget – just some consideration and planning.  When used creatively, the framing of the image …

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STUDENTFILMMAKERS MAGAZINE | LIGHTING | “Motivating Your Light” By Scott Spears

(Article published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine.) Motivating Your Light Here’s How… By Scott Spears  So, you arrive on set and look around at the space asking yourself, “Where do I start?” The answer to this question is what is motivating the light in the scene. Using motivated sources is the best …

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STUDENTFILMMAKERS MAGAZINE | PRE-PRODUCTION | “The Art of Location Scouting” By John Klein

(Article published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine. Above photo from the film, “Skimmers.”) The Art of Location Scouting Look, Access, Schedule and Control By John Klein Location scouting is an often-overlooked aspect of micro-budget filmmaking. Filmmakers are content to rely on either their own apartments or their friends’ houses or that bar …

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SMPTE Introduces New Virtual Classroom Course – Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to Lenses

Society Extends Course Series Aimed at Supporting Motion-Imaging Technologists and Creatives Throughout Their Professional Careers WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — April 29, 2019 — SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, has expanded its SMPTE Virtual Classroom offerings with a new course, “Imaging System Fundamentals: From Light to …

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VI RENTAL REPLACES ENTIRE TRIPOD FLEET WITH SACHTLER FLOWTECH100 TRIPODS

Rental Division of Leading UK Broadcast Equipment Provider Visual Impact Adds 40 flowtech100s and Video 18 S2 Fluid Heads to Inventory BURY ST. EDMUNDS, U.K. — April 25, 2019 — Sachtler today announced that VI Rental, the hire division of UK broadcast equipment provider Visual Impact, has made a major …

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Litepanels’ Launch New Gemini 1×1 Soft RGBWW LED Panel for Fast-Moving Filmmakers

LOS ANGELES — April 3, 2019 — Building on the success of Litepanels’ award-winning Gemini 2×1 Soft LED Panel, the company today announced the eagerly anticipated Gemini 1×1 Soft — an all-in-one, cine-quality LED light that is easy to transport and quick to rig in the studio or on location. …

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