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Shooting Locations: 4 Ways to Find Them
You can have the best gear, the most fantastic storyline, and the perfect talent to help you tell it. All of this means nothing, however, if you can’t find the perfect location to capture it. The environment you choose to film in will ultimately set the tone for the story that you tell, immersing viewers in the textures, colors and quality of your work.
Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:08 AM
Four tips for shooting in inclement weather
Whether you’ve got "Little bitty stingin' rain” or “big ol' fat rain,” the movies will have you believe everything is better in the rain. The kisses are more passionate, the redemption sweeter and the sadness more palatable. Still, whether it’s rain you made yourself out of sprinklers or actual rain from the sky, it can be difficult to film in.
Published on Friday, May 18, 2018 10:00 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
DP Claudia Raschke Talks Shooting the RBG Documentary
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. DP Claudia Raschke answers a few questions about working on the film.
Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Rules for Shooting the New Frontier of Storytelling: Virtual Reality
This year is the year that Virtual Reality goes mainstream. Samsung’s Gear VR has hit the market with a slew of competing technologies soon to follow. Oculus Rift started taking pre-orders for its headset with a rollout planned for March. Society is at the dawn of an enormous technological leap that will change how we think, interact, and go about our lives.
Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:00 AM
Shooting a Live Red Carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards: Here's How it's Done
As any good DP already knows, it’s important to be able to step outside your comfort zone. If you trust your instincts and have flexible gear that you can rely on to support new workflows, these challenges can quickly become opportunities to expand your horizons. It’s just what DP Vance Burberry did at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which took place on March 5th at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Vance and his team were tasked with shooting live pre-show and red carpet footage for promos, which aired in near real-time.
Published on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:00 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
8 Tips to Choose the Best Shooting Location for Your Corporate Video
To direct the perfect corporate video, a team needs to pull in the best of all things - story, style, technology, and imagination. Among the physical components of creating a video, the best film production houses emphasize the value of the location. Good location brings in perspective, it brings definition, it creates a realistic backdrop and framework to storytelling. To find the best locations to make your corporate videos more compelling, here are our top 8 tips. Let’s get started.
Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Filmmaking Tips: How to Record Live Music while shooting Films
Adding music to a film can add power and interest to the production. And when the music is an integral part of the story, the power is multiplied. Filmmakers, creative editing company editors and sound engineers need to work together to realize the full advantages of using music in their film.
Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:00 AM
Shooting Vertical Videos for an Instagram Series with Top Brazilian Creatives
Creativity is being reframed. Directors, DPs and camera operators, ever since they were old enough to hold a camera in their hands, have been seeing the world in horizontal aspect ratio. Some may even remember when TV images were 4:3 before widescreen became the norm.
Published on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:00 AM
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