BY LACI TEXTER, SproutVideo It’s one thing to shoot a video in a studio where you have total control over the lighting setup. It’s quite another to shoot in a typical office environment, with a mix of natural and artificial light sources. In this episode of our How to Video series, we’re focusing on how […]Read more "Achieve Flattering Lighting on Camera in an Office Environment"
by INTRODUCTION There is a huge chasm between knowing lighting tools and knowing them intimately. Regardless of the approach, it takes a long time and a lot of experience to get to the latter. There is a wide array of options on the market, so how do you know what to use and when? I have been […]Read more "The Ultimate Diffusion & Bounce Test"
by Cinecom.net Cinecom is a video production company founded in 2012 by Jordy Vandeput. Started as a local business producing commercials and corporate films, it took a new turn in 2014 by focusing on the international market with educational videos. Creative PREMIERE PRO Tutorials, CAMERA Tips, LIGHTING Techniques and CINEMATOGRAPHY lessons. Hosted by Jordy Vandeput. ► […]Read more "Learn Creative Filmmaking with Cinecom"
by Simeon Quarrie, VIVIDA I had the opportunity a few years back to meet Simeon Quarrie of VIVIDA Productions in the UK at the Government Video Expo in Washington DC. His type of production, at first, didn’t seem to fit the “government model” of video production. At the time, Simeon was best known for his wedding videos so […]Read more "How to Light a Green Screen and More by Simeon Quarrie"
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 V Renée, nofilmschool You don’t need a whole lot of bells and whistles to make your film look cinematic This is probably one of the most asked questions in the indie/low budget film community: How do you make a film look cinematic? It’s a difficult question to answer, because there are so many important […]Read more "Tips on How to Instantly Make Your Film Look More Cinematic"
BY ADAM IRVING, IDA You’ve no doubt seen these before in a documentary: an interviewee sitting just inches in front of a bookcase, with the individual book titles visible and distracting; a house plant invading the frame; an incandescent desk lamp in the background whispering for attention while the interviewee’s eye-line is awkwardly off to […]Read more "Beyond the Talking Head: Shooting Documentary Interviews"
by Trevor Holmes, Wistia Lighting for people with glasses can be pretty tricky, whether you’re shooting video or photos. At Wistia, we’ll usually raise our two key lights up as high as possible and angle them slightly away from the camera to minimize glare. Check out the silent video example below to see the difference […]Read more "How to Remove Unwanted Glare from Glass"
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 "DIY Tips for Your Next Shoot"
by V Renée, NoFilmSchool You don’t need a whole lot of bells and whistles to make your film look cinematic. This is probably one of the most asked questions in the indie/low budget film community: How do you make a film look cinematic? It’s a difficult question to answer, because there are so many important […]Read more "How to Instantly Make Your Film Look More Cinematic"