by V. Renee, nofilmschool.com While you’re busy obsessing over your principal photography, your b-roll is over there begging for some attention. If you’re an experienced filmmaker, you know that all of your supplemental footage requires almost as much planning, preparation, and TLC as your principal photography. Just like with anything you shoot, you’ve got to […]Read more "10 Things You Should Be Doing When Shooting B-Roll"
by Nat Eliason, Peta Pixel Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of how a DSLR works, getting good at the composition of your photos seems to be the 80/20 of rapidly improving at photography. I looked around […]Read more "30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures/Video"
by HitFilm Say hello to Ignite Express 2017: a souped-up suite of over 90 grading and VFX plugins to use in any editor you choose. Get ready to pump up production value with professional-grade color correction tools, green screen keying, and advanced sci-fi effects. And it’s compatible with 10 hosts including Adobe After Effects and […]Read more "Ignite Express: 90 Free plug-ins. More power."
By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Here are 5 ways to boost the production value of your video shots on a DIY budget. One of the most valuable online resources for filmmakers and video producers is Ryan Connolly’s YouTube channel and production juggernaut, Film Riot. Film Riot provides actionable content on filmmaking questions, techniques, and gear recommendations. One of […]Read more "5 DIY Tips for Your Next Shoot"
by V. Renee of NoFilmSchool The 180° rule, or axis of action, is a cinematography guideline that states that two characters in a scene should maintain the same left/right relationship to one another . When the camera passes over the invisible axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line and the shot becomes […]Read more "The 180-Degree Rule Explained in Less than 2 Minutes"
by Michael Zhang, PetaPixel The foods you buy in the store and at restaurants are never as tasty as they look in advertising photos, but what many people might not know is that you probably wouldn’t enjoy eating the foods seen in those pictures. The reason is because commercial food photographers use all kinds of […]Read more "10 Sneaky Tricks Used in Food Photos"
by Erik Fritts, Videomaker Magazine Lenses are key to making your favorite camera create the images you envision. Many shooters will stress that investing in good lenses is more important than buying fancy camera bodies. In general, lenses have a longer lifespan than camera bodies, because while new video cameras are being made every year, […]Read more "Choosing the Right Lens: The Ultimate Guide"