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4 Tips to Photographing in a Watery World
We all know how stunning underwater photography looks, but the camera work behind getting the right shots can be pretty intense and a lot of work, if you aren't prepared. Michele Westmorland, photographer and director of the new documentary Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera, a film about artist and adventurer Caroline Mytinger and the power of art to span oceans and decades, takes us through four very important tips for photographing in a watery world.
Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:21 AM
DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on ‘MythBusters’
Blackmagic Design announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 11:35 AM
How the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras & EF-Series Lenses Provided the Perfect Production Solution
Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
Published on Monday, December 23, 2013 1:53 PM
The Secret to Creating a High-Quality Film without the High Price Tag
Whether you’re a filmmaker with a blockbuster budget or you’re more on the indie side, all production teams want to save money. One way to seriously cut down costs — and save time — is by using stock media for certain shots that might otherwise break the bank or be too time-consuming to shoot yourself.
Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Best Pro From the West Spotlight: Director of Photography Mark Schulze
Mark Schulze has been an entrepreneur since graduating from UCSD in 1981, when he started his video production company, Crystal Pyramid Productions. As he added more equipment, experience and talent to his arsenal, he began acquiring prestigious international clients like UPS, Oprah, MasterCard, Extra and others and has won multiple international awards for his skills.
Published on Friday, July 8, 2016 3:56 PM
ProAm Cranes: Sustainability In Extreme Locations
It is not uncommon for Jim Oltersdorf to be hanging out of an airplane 10,000 feet above the wilderness to capture a front cover shot or feature story for a national magazine. Specializing in high-risk and extreme imagery, Oltersdorf is known internationally for his portfolio of award-winning footage and still photography, an accumulation of over 44 years of dangerous work.
Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:59 AM
Taking Mystery Out of Green Screen Shooting
Many factors affect the final result of your composite chroma key. By making the right technical and creative choices ahead of time, you can avoid costly mistakes both in time and money! Avoiding these pitfalls can make your key look natural and realistic, unlike what you see typically on your local weather newscasts.
Published on Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:42 AM
How to Leverage Online Video's New Influencers for Winning Brand Extensions
Not that long ago, advertisers' TV media plans focused exclusively on GRPs, reach and frequency. Now, online has upended the model, enabling users and influencers to dramatically expand the reach of brand messages via social channels. The post-game online viewing of Super Bowl ads is a perfect example of this phenomenon. Now brands are creating their own content and are also recruiting influencers to create content and share their experiences with their networks to drive engagement. What does all this mean for advertisers and the broader advertising market?
Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 4:00 PM
2018 NAB Preview Part Two
Did you think I was all done with lenses in my 2018 NAB Preview Part One? Not even close. There are just so many great lenses out there to talk about that there always room for more. Before I get to the cameras, here are a few more of the excellent lenses that you will want to see.
Published on Friday, March 30, 2018 10:00 AM
In From the Cold — The Tools I Used Shooting the Indie Movie: The Windigo
Ask a Filmmaker of any stature, and they will tell you that they never have enough resources (time, budget, equipment), to devote to any project. It’s certainly true for me shooting indie (read: low budget) features. However, for better or worse, it is an area of the business I’ve come to be known for, movies with budgets between half a million and five million dollars. Over a 40+ year cinematography career, I’ve learned a lot of tricks to squeeze maximum production value and good looking images out of meager budgets, making dimes look like dollars on the screen.
Published on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00 AM
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