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    The virtual presentation of the 35th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography takes place on April 18, 2021. Awards for feature film, documentary and television cinematography will be handed out in seven categories (For a full list of...
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    ASC Nominees Announced

    The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its nominees for feature film, documentary and television cinematography. Winners will be named during the 35th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on April 18. The virtual ceremony will be live streamed via American Cinematographer’s...
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    Cinematography of 'Mank' - depth of field

    Did anyone else notice this variable depth of field effect in 'Mank'? The depth of field changes and makes the background blurry in one shot without changing exposure. Who knows how this is done?
  4. jodymichelle

    Conversation with Peter Stein, ASC

    Throwback Thursday! Is it Thursday already? Wow, this week rocketed, and rocked 🚀🎸 This exclusive interview was conducted by Nash Choudhury for For those of you who have landed in our Filmmaking Forums here--- Welcome! I'm so happy you found your way to the forums! We do...
  5. jodymichelle

    "There Is No Such Thing As Video Lighting" by M. David Mullen, ASC

    "There Is No Such Thing As Video Lighting" Written by M. David Mullen, ASC There is no such thing as video lighting, nor DV lighting, digital lighting, HD lighting – anymore than there is Fuji lighting versus Kodak lighting. I mean, what exactly is “film lighting” when that term covers the...
  6. jodymichelle

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

    "Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home" Written 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...
  7. jodymichelle

    Cinematography for Interviews: 7 Best Practices - Written by John Klein

    Cinematography for Interviews: 7 Best Practices - Written by John Klein Here are the 7 Best Practices at a glance. (# 1.) Depth is key. (# 2.) Turn all the lights off when you arrive in the space. (# 3.) Simple backdrops solve problems. (# 4.) A little soft light goes a long way. (# 5.)...
  8. jonedwards

    "Into The Unknown" Best of 2018 Showreel

    Select shots from projects filmed over the course of 2018. Music: White Flashes - "Into The Unknown"
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    What software

    I watched this clip on YouTube I’m wandering what software do I need to do clip like this one:
  10. mindscreen

    Six Months Course in Film Making and Direction at MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE

    MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE No: 4, Ranga Lane, Off Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004 Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / 2499 6417 Mobile: +91 9841612595 E-mail: Web: Six Months Course in Film Making and Direction ADMISSIONS OPEN AUGUST 2019...
  11. mindscreen

    Nine Months Course in Cinematography @ MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE

    MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE 4, Ranga Lane, Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600004 Ph: +91 44 42108682 / 24996417/Mobile: +91 9841612595 Web: E-mail: ADMISSIONS OPEN! MFi Launch its NINE MONTHS COURSE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY from May 2019 to January...
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    Interview with Seamus Mulligan Ferry - Independant Cinematographer

    Cinematography aids in connecting an audience with a story - with proper camera manipulation and unique composition, a story's meaning can change. This weeks "EXPOSED" film, Pronouns, highlights cinematographer Seam Mulligan Ferry's crafty camera work, what it was like collaborating with a...
  13. harriet

    Rise- An experiment in editing I made to document a day spent with friends.

    I don't really know what to call this, it's not really a narrative film but also not a vlog, more of just an experimental piece to remember a lovely day spent with friends, almost a diary entry. I'd love some feedback on if you guys enjoyed it- bit of a different technique but also something...
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    Are these lenses enough for a short film?

    I am a photographer, and making my first short film. Unfortunately, I can't find a good Cinematographer in my area. I have Canon 6d full frame with Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 85mm, Canon 28-70mm f3.5-4.5, and Canon 28-135mm f3.5-4.5. I also have a 120 cm slider, couple of led lights and glidecam...
  15. Cameron Sun

    Tripod Warfare - Short Action Film

    Hey guys! When I was growing up, I used to pretend my dad's tripod was a gun and have shootouts with imaginary bad guys. A few weeks ago, while looking through my equipment, I realized I had a bunch of tripods in various sizes. So a few days later I decided to make a short action film in which...
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    Positively Manipulating Horizontal Banding

    I was recently researching some more techniques to avoid horizontal banding when I found this interview with director Claire Marie Vogel (shot music vids for Atlas Genius and Red Hot Chilli Peppers). Instead of eliminating the banding, she...
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    Why Indie Filmmakers Should NOT Shoot 4K!

    An issue I see come up again and again is indie filmmakers shooting a format that they can’t handle in production, post production or in delivery. Currently the big buzz word is UHD (Ultra High Definition). Now shooting 4K in todays world is a bit different. It cost much more than you’d expect...
  18. mindscreen

    Admissions open for february 2016

    ADMISSIONS OPEN FOR FEBRUARY 2016 BATCH APPLY NOW Six Months Course on Cinematography - February 2016 (Last date for receipt of filled in application is 9th November 2015) Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking - February 2016 (Last date for receipt of filled in application is 9th...
  19. mindscreen

    Cinematography & Film Making

    MISSION ADMISSION Mind set on an alternative career? Cinematography & Film Making by Rajiv Menon - Founder Director, MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE on Sunday, 24th May 2015 between 02.00 PM to 02.45 PM @ Hablis Hotel No.19, Grand Southern Trunk Rd, Guindy, Chennai - 600032 To...
  20. Sheenica Filmmaker Smiley

    "Whiplash" Opening Scene Cinematography?

    Hello, I am a film student here in Atlanta and I volunteered for my very first Director of Photography assignment to be the opening scene of Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash":roll:As I am taking a closer look at the scene I am realizing it may be a little more advanced than I thought initially. I...