Posts Tagged ‘cinematography’

Film Grammar: Top 20 Cinematic Techniques

I collect these links because it’s always good to have references to films – and not just films that I am really familiar with – but a lot of other films to constantly study Film Grammar.  How does it work?   And not work?  

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film Budget-Reason #4: Incentives

Films get made with Incentives in today’s financing structure – plain and simple.  Whether you are shooting in the United States in Georgia or another incentive state or the United Kingdom or France, then incentive financing structures have become not only the norm but a critical component for the successful financing of your project. Incentives…

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David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong

I remember watching “Seven” with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. An extraordinary film for its sheer tonal quality.  Oppressive, intimate, foreboding.  Fincher is a consummate technician with an extremely strong intent in his framing.

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film’s Budget-#3: Inaccurate Perks

Perks. The word itself carries emotional connotations of either simple requests – or a vast array of pampered “Stars”.  Or “Rock Stars”.    In this case, the Producer might hire a Big Star – and not think about the impact of their perks on the budget.  And maybe they exceed the means of the budget.…

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Careers in Filmmaking : You’re Fit Into the Industry

Usually, finding your career in the film industry takes a little bit of time.  You try one position, hate it.  Try another position and love it.  But knowing that you’ll find your place in this exciting business is part of the Adventure. I did a lot of jobs on a movie set before going into…

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Crazy Visual Techniques for Filmmaking

Whether it’s a drug trip or someone making the world shake with their brain, here are some awesome/crazy visual techniques to use for your projects! —————————————————————– fxguide on Logan effect: —————————————————————– Logan Hallway Scene: —————————————————————– **GEAR WE USE** COLOR GRADING LUTs: SOUND FX: MUSIC: VFX ASSETS: CAMERAS: C300 mkII: A7s II: C100: LENSES: Rokinon: AUDIO:…

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Must Have Filmmaking Accessories for iPhones & Androids

Shooting on any mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, Pixel, Galaxy S, etc… has become a much more viable solution. Today we show some accessories that will help take your mobile filmmaking up a notch. Watch the sketch we shot on the iPhone – —————————————————————– ACCESSORY LINKS: Camkix Lenses – Olloclip lens – Moondogs Anamorphic…

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8 Tripod Tricks for Filmmakers

A few ways to get creative with your tripod for some cinematic results. In collaboration with Benro – Cinesummit promo – Register for Cinesummit here – —————————————————————– **GEAR WE USE** COLOR GRADING LUTs: SOUND FX: MUSIC: VFX ASSETS: CAMERAS: C300 mkII: A7s II: C100: LENSES: Rokinon: AUDIO: NTG3: H4n Zoom: Zoom F8: TRIPOD: BV-10: —————————————————————–…

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iPhone Filmmaking: Your Camera Doesn’t Matter

You’ve heard it said before – “The best camera is the one you have with you”… While we don’t completely agree with that, there is a lot of truth to it. And now more than ever, almost any camera you can get your hands on will yield great results… So today we take a look…

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“The Godfather” – Classic Cinema 45 years Ago

“The Godfather” is one of the most iconic American movies of all time.  This great feature film was the catalyst – The Moment – for me to personally enter the film industry.  Its craft, artistry, pacing, talent and more is legendary.   The film created a craving for sequels, established the Mob Mafia movie and built…

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Focal Lengths and Lenses used by Great Directors

To help us make more videos like this and to receive exclusive notes and discounts, please support us on Patreon: Get Your Free Report! (The 11 Tools and DIY Hacks I Use To Shoot All My Professional-looking Videos) Find out the focal lengths and lenses preferred by 19 great directors. I'll keep adding information (as…

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Composition + Framing – Storytelling with Cinematography

This week we're looking at how filmmakers can use composition and framing get across complex emotions and ideas. BLOG POST: Part 2: Lighting: Part 3 – Lenses: Part 4: Movement: Graded with FilmConvert – 10% off: (I earn a commission from purchases ^^) WEBSITE: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: ALL EQUIPMENT: QUESTIONS: dslrguidance@gmail.com Host and Creator – Simon…

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Lenses – Storytelling with Cinematography

How can we use lenses creatively? BLOG POST: Part 1 – Framing: Part 2 – Lighting: Part 4 – Movement: Host and Creator – Simon Cade Graded with FilmConvert – 10% off: (I earn a commission from purchases ^^) WEBSITE: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: ALL EQUIPMENT: QUESTIONS: dslrguidance@gmail.com

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