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Many cinematographers feel that the camera they shoot on is the least important element when it comes to capturing a beautiful image since lighting, lenses, color grading, and other factors often play a more important role. I myself fall into this camp for the most part, and those of you that are frequent visitors of the site likely […]Read more →
Over the couple of weeks a lot of camera announcements have been made – some very exciting, and others not so much. The Canon 7D MKII, Samsung NX1 (which shoots 4K encoded to H.265), and the Sony FS7 are just a few of the highlights. I will be posting some of my thoughts on these […]Read more →
Earlier this summer I wrote an article documenting the very first steps of developing my independent feature film, and now that some real progress has been made, I felt it was time for another update. Below I’m going to walk you through my process of refining my feature film’s story, and fitting it in to the […]Read more →
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post one of my Tip Of The Day videos, as I’ve been swamped with work over the summer, but my latest instalment in this series covers a topic that is universally important to any type of narrative filmmaker – The casting process. I wrote an article […]Read more →
After an overwhelming response to my recently released Guide For Capturing Cinematic Images With Your DSLR, I decided to take things a step further by organizing an in-person digital cinema course this fall. There’s nothing quite like having hands on experience on a real set to jumpstart your knowledge and understanding of the craft of cinematography. The […]Read more →
There is no denying that the pace of the average feature film today is faster than ever before. It’s become quite common for the first act of a movie to be jam packed with enough plot points to sustain an entire movie, and while in some cases having a fast paced film may work (particularly if it falls into the action/thriller genre), […]Read more →
It’s been a really huge week for product announcements, releases, and developments in the camera world, so I wanted to do a quick roundup here for anyone that hasn’t been able to keep up. I’ll start things off by highlighting a new lens by Rokinon, that I have personally been waiting for ages to get my […]Read more →
Insurance is a necessary evil in our industry. If you are shooting a substantial project with actors, crew, and lots of gear then it’s always best to be safe and have an insurance policy to cover liability, injuries, or other damages. Unfortunately however, production insurance can be extremely expensive and there are many situations where the […]Read more →
The Micro Four Thirds format has become increasingly more popular with video shooters over the past year or two (thanks to innovative MFT cameras like the Lumix GH4), but the majority of photographers still prefer to shoot with full frame bodies. That said, throughout this article I’m going to explain some techniques for achieving better results with […]Read more →
So much of the content on this site is dedicated to education, whether it be in the form of insight, experience, reviews, or news. But another huge component to any filmmakers creative journey is inspiration. I always recommend that filmmakers consume as much content as possible so that they can passively become inspired and taught […]Read more →
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