15 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Underwater Shoot in Massachusetts
As a NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) trainer for 25 years, I have been fortunate to combine my passion of diving with my career as a cinematographer. I love to create new worlds that take the viewer on a journey, and one way I accomplish this is by bringing my camera and lighting skills from dry land to the pool, shooting tank, or the depths of the ocean. I’m Vance, a cinematographer of 35 years and an underwater enthusiast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Cawley is an accomplished cinematographer who’s worked on a variety of television and film projects. In an exclusive interview, Sarah talks about Manifest S2, which follows the mystery surrounding a flight that suddenly re-emerged after having been missing for over five years. She discusses how the show was a fun visual playground for a DP like her, as well as take a deeper dive into the creation of the series, her unique behind-the-camera perspective, and more.
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.
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.
Hmmm... where do I start this review? Should I go with the solid portability factor of the LitraStudio? Should I mention LitraStudio's millions of color options? How about the easy-to-use smartphone app? The LitraStudio's waterproof to 10 meters feature?
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.