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How To Light a Film Beautifully Without a Big Budget

How To Light a Film Beautifully Without a Big Budget | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Beautiful lighting is not simply achieved by having the right lights, but rather by understanding how to shape and craft light. Follow these tips to get great results with simple lighting setups.
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4 good tips, especially china ball

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Christopher Nolan Shares DIY Shooting Tricks of His No-Budget First Film, 'Following'

Christopher Nolan Shares DIY Shooting Tricks of His No-Budget First Film, 'Following' | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Wealth of tips for cinematographers shooting low/no budget films in this interview.

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Impossible Shots: The Invention of the Steadicam

Impossible Shots: The Invention of the Steadicam | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
In the 1970's, cinematographer Garrett Brown was tired of the bulky dolly equipment needed to get a smooth, moving shot. Out of this frustration, came an invention that would revolutionize the cinema industry - the Steadicam.
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1st Demo shot on the Steadicam ever!

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Why Mastering Deep Depth Of Field Is Crucial For Becoming A Better DP

Why Mastering Deep Depth Of Field Is Crucial For Becoming A Better DP | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
While DSLR technology has opened up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to capturing cinematic like images, it's also caused an overuse of extremely shallow DOF.
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Swimming against the shallow DOF stream

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Video: Learn How to Make 'Beautiful' Movies from the Master, Akira Kurosawa « No Film School

Video: Learn How to Make 'Beautiful' Movies from the Master, Akira Kurosawa « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Akira Kurosawa  in my opinion is a DP's  Director, highly recommended interview for Cinematographers
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What Lighting Tools Do the Pros Use? Some of the Most Talented DPs Share Their Favorites « No Film School

What Lighting Tools Do the Pros Use? Some of the Most Talented DPs Share Their Favorites « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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For many of us, our favorite lights to use are the ones we can get our hands on, which often means cheap shop lights or the least expensive lighting kit you can afford on eBay or Amazon. However, just because you’re not able to use the tools mentioned below because of price, availability, or storage limitations doesn’t mean that the filmmakers and/or studios you work with in the future won’t be using them on their projects. Also, it’s just exciting to learn what some of the industries great cinematographers are using to capture the looks in their films!

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Top 10 Cinematography Tips from Renowned DP Roger Deakins « No Film School

Top 10 Cinematography Tips from Renowned DP Roger Deakins « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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When Master cinematographer Roger Deakins talks, you listen

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Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns | Hurlbut Visuals

Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns | Hurlbut Visuals | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.
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Shane shares his lighting breakdowns for "Need for Speed"

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Jonathan Glazer Hides in Plain Sight with Custom-Made Cam to Secretly Shoot 'Under the Skin' « No Film School

Jonathan Glazer Hides in Plain Sight with Custom-Made Cam to Secretly Shoot 'Under the Skin' « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

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Saw this film @ TIFF last year and it's really good, this article discusses in depth the shooting and post work, great read

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The Life of a Camera Assistant as Told Through GIFs

It's been too long since we've explored what it means to be a camera assistant (AC) though the lens of the animated GIF. So here's 30 GIFs that illustrate life as an AC below-the-line and behind-the-scenes. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll question your career choice – well, you'll mostly laugh.
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this is pretty awesome!

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2013 Camerimage interview with John Schwartzman, ASC

2013 Camerimage interview with John Schwartzman, ASC | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Darek Kuzma talks with John Schwartzman, the cinematographer behind "The Rock", "Armageddon" and "Saving Mr. Banks", among many others. The crew behind the i...
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Interview with the DP of "Saving Mr. Banks"

 

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A Cinematography Masterclass from 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' DP Zach Zamboni « No Film School

A Cinematography Masterclass from 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' DP Zach Zamboni « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it

interesting

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from the DP of Parts Unknown

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The Complete Guide to Getting Started with the ARRI ALEXA « No Film School

The Complete Guide to Getting Started with the ARRI ALEXA « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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if you're an ALEXA shooter
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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on Camera Tests and the Joy of Older Lenses | Filmmaker Magazine

Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on Camera Tests and the Joy of Older Lenses | Filmmaker Magazine | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
I first saw cinematographer Shane Hurlbut speaking at a trade show held in New York City in 2010 hosted by Canon. Hurlbut had just finished shooting Act of
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good read

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Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire The Best and Worst Advice They Received

Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire The Best and Worst Advice They Received | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
There's plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographe
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"A camera operator once told me that you're not hired because you know the gear or the technical process better than someone else, you're hired because you communicate with the actors and director better than someone else. I find this to be very true. Communication is probably 90% of what I do."

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Take Your Handheld Camerawork to the Next Level: 10 Tips from DP Chris Weaver

Take Your Handheld Camerawork to the Next Level: 10 Tips from DP Chris Weaver | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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very important tips to avoid back pain after long hours of shooting hh

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[NEW] Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with Colin Witherill in 4K - YouTube

Beautiful natural landscapes captured with the new DMC-FZ1000 in stunning 4K definition by Colin Witherill. High quality photos are also available at the spe...
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Panasonic has just unveiled the Lumix FZ1000, a camera it describes as "the world’s first digital compact camera" to offer 4K video recording, for $899

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Famed DP Rodrigo Prieto Reveals Why 'Color is King' in this Promo for the Canon C500 « No Film School

Famed DP Rodrigo Prieto Reveals Why 'Color is King' in this Promo for the Canon C500 « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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World-class cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto ('The Wolf of Wall Street', 'Argo') explains why the Canon C500 was the right choice for his short film 'Human Voice' -- here's a hint: it has a lot to do with color

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Through The Lens - Craft Truck

Through The Lens - Craft Truck | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Season 2 of Through The Lens
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Season 2 gives us a whole new crop of amazing film makers whose stories have not yet been heard. From Steven Poster’s wild tales from the set of Pee Wee’s Big Top Adventure to Daniel Pearl’s experience on the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre AND it’s reboot, and Brandon Trost’s work with Seth Rogen and Adam Goldberg on This is the End
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The ASC: 3 Scenes from IDA « The Film Book

The ASC: 3 Scenes from IDA « The Film Book | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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Lukasz Zal, PSC talks to the ASC about lighting setups for the film IDA

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This is Awesome: The Most Advanced Camera Ever Built

This is Awesome: The Most Advanced Camera Ever Built | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Finally, a camera that's got four built in lenses, onboard light and floppy disk drive. Where can we get one!? Check out this awesome product parody video.
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so amazing and only 25 pounds, lol

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Blackmagic Design: URSA

Blackmagic Design: URSA | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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The future is here! 4K super 35mm modular camera

The 3 zone monitors for DP, AC and sound recorder is an amazing feature, all for $6K (EF mount), hope they can fulfill their orders though with no delay :) 

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Manios Digital & Film Drops Low-Cost High Resolution 7″ HDMI Field Monitor at NAB 2014:

Manios Digital & Film Drops Low-Cost High Resolution 7″ HDMI Field Monitor at NAB 2014: | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
Manios Digital & Film will introduce a 7-inch LED 1080p HDMI field monitor at NAB 2014 for $450.
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it's seems a really affordable and interesting product, they also have jibs

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Capturing the Bleak NY Winter for the Coens: Behind the Cinematography of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' « No Film School

Capturing the Bleak NY Winter for the Coens: Behind the Cinematography of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' « No Film School | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
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if you're interested to know how he achieved that "look"

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Cinematic Shooting Principles: Medium Lens - Tuts+ Photography Tutorial

Cinematic Shooting Principles: Medium Lens - Tuts+ Photography Tutorial | WorkingCinematographer | Scoop.it
The medium lens creates shots that look like normal human vision, but when used creativity this can still lead to cinematic imagery. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Short; Tags: Video
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This time, medium lenses :"The medium lens creates shots that look like normal human vision, but when used creativity this can still lead to cinematic imagery"

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