What Cinematography Techniques Are Best for Your Story?

Posted on: by Michael Tringe

Have you ever wanted to recreate that perfect shot in that movie you just saw?

I think it is safe to say with a fair amount of confidence that the answer is yes. Would you be visiting this website if it wasn’t? I remember one time, not too long ago, I was in the theater seeing a new releases. All of a sudden, there was a scene that was shot so beautifully and so exquisitely crafted that I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Do I want to make that exact same shot in my own work? No. However, I do want to understand its draw and why it impacted. I want to be able to make my own audiences feel that way, and I hope many of you share my drive as well.

You may be wondering what the difference between two angles will be, or how to light the scene for a certain mood. Here are four videos to help you begin your journey into Cinematography.

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Written by Michael Tringe

Mike Tringe earned his MFA in Film Production from USC and has worked at Creative Artists Agency Film Sales (Paranormal Activity, Black Swan), Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, (The Booth at the End (Hulu), Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Snag), Little Women Big Cars (AOL), and Blip Networks (300 million monthly views, Smosh, Annoying Orange, Nostalgia Critic).

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