Cinematography

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

“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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Carl Zeiss, Central Hall C4437 NAB Show Vegas 2019

Carl Zeiss, Central Hall C4437 ZEISS Cine Lenses offers high quality camera lenses for the film making industry. Consistency is one of the key elements offered by the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses, focusing on consistent coverage, color rendering, aperture, size, weight and ergonomics. All the lenses across the family cover …

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Great Cinematography Begins with Inspiration and Research By David Landau

Great Cinematography begins with inspiration and research By David Landau In my teaching career, I have seen all too often how film students will rush to start production.  Other than a scouting trip or a short shot list, the cinematographer and the director will show up on location and start …

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