Posts Tagged ‘cinematography’

Digital Cinematography and the Magic of Color Correction

Digital Cinematography and the Magic of Color Correction

Color Correction can be the savior you need for a project that requires a bit of help. It has a lot of versatile functionality, but mostly you can use it to iron out any production problems you might have had (for example, a light that changed or the sun going down). People keep color correction as a staple of their digital cinematography arsenal because it can be used to make one shot’s look match another in order to keep the audience engrossed in the storyline and characters, and not focused on the production value. Leave that to the critics. (more…)

How to Film a Movie: Camera Choice and Framing

How to Film a Movie: Camera Choice and Framing

Every shot in your film should advance the story – no ifs, ands or buts. You can convey a lot of meaning inside of a classic “two shot” (a shot with two people as the main focus) without your actors having to say anything. It is all based on how you position them next to each other as well as within the frame. This is known as “blocking.” There are a couple of different styles when considering how to film a movie, and each has its appropriate uses when you’re learning how to film a movie. (more…)

Become a Cinematographer with Pre-Production

Become a Cinematographer with Pre-Production

“Any problem in production could have been fixed in pre-production” – Ang Lee

Chaos is the word of choice when describing what it can be like on a poorly planned film shoot. Nobody knows what to do, tensions are running as high as the stakes, and your coworkers will be at each other’s throats. Luckily, that is rarely the case thanks to good Pre-Production planning. Everything from understanding the project’s tone to putting your crew into motion to duplicate that tone requires a plan and a back up plan. Preferably two. (more…)

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