This has to be the number-one reason for bad green screen shots.
Black and white imagery gives a feeling of elegance to a photo or video, but there’s more to creating the art than simply turning off the color saturation in your editing program.
Lighting, camera choice, and lenses play a huge role in high-quality cinematography, but poor framing can often make or break a shot. Here are some of the most common framing mistakes made by DPs.
Shots that accentuate the illusion of depth are referred to as deep frames, while shots that flatten the space along the z-axis are called flat frames.
Cinematographers on low-budget indie films are often required to operate their camera while also pulling focus.
Learn how to use an incident and spot meter to determine the proper brightness value of your subject.
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The term “coverage” refers to the variety of shots you use to visually tell your story.
Learn basic shooting techniques to make the best quality footage, both visually and for the edit
Inexperienced filmmakers and studio executives tend to love it. Everyone else, for the most part, tends to hate it.
An essential element in producing excellent video is correct lighting.
Lighting is an essential tool for enhancing the video image. The subtle use of light creates atmosphere and mood, dimension, and texture.
Looking at a well-balanced image, we see that it has a settled, stable look. An unbalanced shot, on the other hand, has an insecure, uncertain feel to it.
Good compositions work not only because of what is included in the frame, but also because of what is left out of it.
I’m doing some research into lenses for my Canon 40D DSLR and have come across lenses being referred to as Prime lenses.
I spent the last weekend participating in the Illumination Experience Cinematography Tour (illumination.mzed.com).
A Quick Tip for New Shooters
The long shot (LS) is sometimes called the wide shot (WS) and is also known as the establishing shot, the master shot, or the cover shot.
Let’s go over the names for each type of shot, going from wide to tight:
One of the principle duties of a director is to determine how to visually present every moment in the script, and this means choosing shots.
Mechanical techniques include the use of devices that allow filmmakers to create unique and interesting camera movements.
The first thing you should adjust in any correction is the black level, which is sometimes also referred to as pedestal, lift, or setup.
Here are some tips specific to lighting for HD and shooting with High Definition cameras:
Since the release of his 2008 short film Reverie, which was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II, Vincent Laforet has become an influential figure in the video-making community.
Filmmaking is about creating something out of nothing, and no matter how prepared you may think you are, problems always arise on set.
If there is anything I could change after teaching lighting for 35 years at the college level and working as a practicing commercial shooter, it would be this.
Variations in lens height can be an effective tool for adding subtext to a shot.
Canted shots are composed with a camera tilted laterally, so that the horizon is not level and vertical lines run diagonally across the frame.
I’m sure you’ve heard this, “If you light it right…” or “With good lighting, the scene will…” What does that mean? What is “good” lighting?