by Pond5 The portability, image quality, and cost of drones have only gotten better since they first hit the market back in 2006. Today’s drones can shoot 4K, fit into shoulder bags, and even carry gimbals equipped with red cameras and cinema lenses. It’s not a question of whether or not you should include a drone […]Read more "5 Essential Drone Cinematography Tips and Tricks"
by Robert Hardy, nofilmschool Great cinematography is all about preparation, and few aspects of the craft require as much preparation as lighting. Not only is lighting an incredibly technical process, but lighting is also a critically important aspect of how the audience interprets your scene on an emotional level. Here are 12 simple questions that cinematographers should […]Read more "Ask Yourself These 12 Questions Before Lighting Any Scene"
By Noam Kroll, Premium Beat Slow motion footage looks beautiful when shot properly, but making any of these five common mistakes while shooting can completely ruin your final product. Practically every filmmaker has dabbled in slow motion cinematography to some extent, often on commercial or music video shoots that call for a highly stylized look. […]Read more "Common Mistakes to Avoid When Shooting Slow Motion"
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Lighting, camera choice, and lenses play a huge role in high-quality cinematography, but poor framing can often make or break a shot. Many up-and-coming DPs are focused on what camera they’ll be shooting on, how much dynamic range they can capture, and how to light their scene properly. Obviously, these are all important considerations. But few amateur […]Read more "How to Film a Dialogue Scene: Angles, Framing & Rule of Thirds"
November 10, 2015 by Bobby Lin All of us wanted to shoot a high-quality film with a stunning world-class cinematic look. But producing a high-quality cinematic footage does not simply settle with purchasing the best camera. Starting from pre-production up to post-production, the whole filmmaking process must be done carefully in order to create a […]Read more "5 Video Shooting Tips for Cinematography"
September 3, 2015 By Noam Kroll, Premiumbeat One of the biggest headaches associated with shooting at 24fps is the jittery look of vertical lines you get when panning. This calculator will help you eliminate that issue entirely. Top image of Chris Menges from Movie City News The reason we love 24p footage so much, is […]Read more "Tip: Capture Smooth Panning Shots at 24fps"