BY STUDIOBINDER Have you ever been watching a movie or TV show and noticed a subtle change in depth of field that revealed some new detail in a scene? That’s a rack focus. Today we’re going to go over the rack focus. We’ll cover how to do it, how to use it, and why this camera move should […]Read more "The Rack Focus: Creative Examples of Camera Movements & Angles"
by Mathieu Stern No words needed…Read more "This 10 Easy Steps Will Make Your Video More CINEMATIC"
By Jay Pierstorff (Thanks to reader, Doug Bassett, for the heads up…) DOF Pro is a Photoshop Plug-in for Depth of Field Effects. Depth of Field is a side effect of lens openings on your camera. Using a small lens opening creates a larger field of sharp focus. Using a large lens opening creates a shallow […]Read more "New DOF Pro 5.0"
May 20, 2015 By Caleb Ward, PremiumBeat It’s no secret that Walt Disney Animation has been on the cutting edge of filmmaking innovation for over half a century now, and this video from 1957 proves it. Walt Disney himself guides the viewer through a tour of the multiplane camera, a device designed to add never-before-scene […]Read more "Applying Disney Magic to Motion Graphics"
April 29, 2015 by Robert Hardy, nofilmschool Depth of field is an incredibly powerful tool, but the mathematics and mechanics of calculating and pre-visualizing it can be overwhelming. A Polish software engineer (and amateur photographer) named Michael Bemowski recently put together one of the most helpful depth of field tools out there, and the best part […]Read more "‘Learn Depth of Field with this Powerful (& Free) Online DOF Simulator’ by Robert Hardy"
September 12, 2012 by Michael Reff, Videomaker So you have questions, problems. Do not fear. First, you must gaze…deep…, deeper into my lens. Things are getting blurry, you are having trouble focusing. Never fear you are safe. You have merely dove deeper into…the Depth of Field. Is Depth of Field a mystery to you? Are […]Read more "The Hypnotic Effect of Depth of Field"