by Larry Jordan Tilt-shift blurs create the illusion of depth of field, along with other interesting visual effects, by emulating in software a special kind of camera lens called a “tilt/shift lens.” What’s interesting to me is that we can emulate the effect of these lenses in Final Cut. When applied to high-wide shots, this creates […]Read more "Tutorial: Create a Tilt-Shift Blur in FCPX without Plug-Ins"
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"
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"
October 13, 2011 by Creative Cow In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create parallax with a single item. Parallax is when items in a image appear to move in different ways to other parts of the same image. For example, the foreground items in view appear to move at a different speed or […]Read more "Creating Parallax in After Effects to give a real sense of depth to your work"
July 4, 2011 by Dave Johnson, PCWorld Everyone knows Independence Day fireworks are stunning in the sky, but capturing that glory in photographs can be tricky. Use these 6 simple tips to bring their pop to your prints. Take fireworks photos that sparkle Every Independence Day, my dog cowers as the neighborhood erupts with pops […]Read more "Six tips for better fireworks photos"