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Independent filmmakers are constantly striving to make their low-budget films emulate higher budget productions in any way that they can. One of the most common goals for directors and cinematographers is to recreate the ‘film look’, (which is certainly something I can relate to!). But unfortunately in the quest to find this look there have been some […]Read more →
I’m on a bit of a DSLR kick right now as I’ve just announced my Guide To Capturing Cinematic Images With Your DSLR, and have been eager to share some recent thoughts on this topic with my readers. The DSLR video tips that you find below are not so much technical, but rather fundamental in nature, […]Read more →
I have written loads of articles on this site about capturing a cinematic image when shooting with a DSLR, and many of you have written to me asking to learn more and more about this topic. I get e-mails almost every day from readers that want to see a more in depth analysis of exactly what it […]Read more →
Over the years I have gone through a lot of cameras. My first semi-professional camera was the infamous DVX100 which I later sold when I needed to upgrade to an HD camera, and the endless cycle of buying and selling cameras continued from there. As I started freelancing as a DP, I quickly realized that […]Read more →
Before committing to shoot a feature film by the end of this year, I wanted to shoot a couple of quick and dirty short films to do some creative and technical tests. One of these test projects was a no-budget ultra short film that takes a minimalistic look at a young model on her first […]Read more →
Ever since the Canon 5D MKII took the video world by storm, full frame video has been one of the most sought after looks in modern cinematography. Unfortunately though, there aren’t a whole lot of full frame DSLRs out there that also have great video functionality, and arguably the very best DSLRs/DSLMs today (for video) […]Read more →
A while back, I wrote a popular article titled Why Dynamic Range Is More Important Than Resolution For Achieving A Film Look which is worth checking out if you haven’t already read it. While I have always felt strongly that dynamic range is one of the most important elements in achieving a cinematic image, today I want to […]Read more →
To this day, one of the most common questions that I get asked by beginner videographers & DPs that are new to the DSLR world is - ‘What is ISO’? I get that question so much that I wanted to answer it in this article once and for all, helping to explain the basic fundamentals of ISO to those that are just […]Read more →
UPDATE: I’ve just announced a new Cinematography Guide For Capturing Cinematic Images On Your DSLR. Click here to check it out! Over the past few months there have been so many fantastic DSLR releases that I felt it was about time to write a follow up to my Top 5 DSLRs For Video article. This time around though, […]Read more →
The close up shot is really an art of it’s own, and like any other shot type there are many rules that you can follow (or not follow) that will help you to achieve an optimal look. For the purpose of this article though, I’m not going to be talking about framing, lighting, or aspect […]Read more →
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