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Monthly Archives: September 2012
If you are on location, and you are shooting your first movie, or you have no budget, you will go with available light. Most cinematographers will consider the windows in interior scenes as being the Key Light. In a big budget film they will … Continue reading
Time To Light The Movie Set Even before you begin to light the set it is beneficial to block out your actors in a first rehearsal. You should already know how you want the frame the shot. The production has … Continue reading
What character of light is right to make your movie shine? Before you set up a single light to make your set shine, you have to figure out what character of light you are after. Will it be High key, … Continue reading
If you are shooting your first film you will likely do it all. You will be the DOP, the Camera Operator, and the Director. On a big show, each one of these jobs will be filled. Starting small, however, is … Continue reading
Three point lighting is the name of the game. Three point lighting means you have a Key Light, a Fill Light, and a Backlight. The Backlight was originally invented for the days of black and white photography, as this was … Continue reading
Before I get into things like composition, rehearsals, working with the crew, and the different kinds of setups, I want to get the technical things out of the way first. Lighting is a whole universe in itself and no website can teach you it all. You will … Continue reading
Painting is a study of light. Cinematography is a study of light. The cinematographer is a master of light, and the instrument used to capture it. Like the painter, a good cinematographer thoroughly understands the dynamic nature of light, in its ever-changing moods. Understanding the relationship between light and emotion is important. … Continue reading
Before I forget, I need to throw in this info. Orson Wells once said: I spent half my life making movies, and the other half trying to raise money to make them, or something like that. This is very true. Once I almost … Continue reading
Like I said at the start in Lesson 1, the reason I started this online film school was because through digital technology, specifically DSLRs and cameras like the Black Magic, filmmaking has become accessible to everyone who can save up … Continue reading
First: a very basic explanation of how to screen act? When asking most actors new to screen acting the difference between acting for the stage and acting for the screen they will almost always say: for movies you have to tone it … Continue reading