Monthly Archives: October 2012

Digital Cinematography: Lesson 38: The Benefits Of Shooting On a Digital Camera

Simply said photography is the art of recording focused light, reflected or emitted from objects onto a light-sensitive surface, which is inside a box, during a timed exposure. Digital Photography records the light information in the form of pixels, instead of film emulsion. I’ve … Continue reading

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Digital Cinematography: Lesson 37: The Differences Between 2K And 4K Digital Cinema

Before I get into the new art of Digital Cinematography first lets clear up the differences between 2K and 4K digital cinema. First off some cinemas have opted for 2K projectors, and others 4K projectors. This decision will affect the quality of their presentations for … Continue reading

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Digital Cinematography: Lesson 36: Best Advice From The Edit Department

Best Advice From The Edit Department: Get as much coverage as you can, which means covering the scene as many ways as possible, but also shooting the shots log enough. The best way is to hold a shot at least … Continue reading

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Cinematography and lighting: Lesson 35: Lighting For A Digital Camera

Should you light differently for digital than for film? That all depends on what digital camera you are using. When lighting for film you have to know what the film stock you are working with can do. Lighting for reversal … Continue reading

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Cinematography And Lighting: Lesson 34: Lighting And Working With Smoke

It’s hard to get a proper light metering of a scene that is filled with smoke as it is white and reflective. A lot of times it’s good to judge the exposure with your eyes.  This is easy today with … Continue reading

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Cinematography and lighting: lesson 33: Location VS. Studio Shooting

There is a big reason why Directors want to shoot as much as they can in the studio. The Number one reason is control. The number two is space. Control over your lighting and audio is huge. Having enough space to shoot … Continue reading

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Cinematography And Lighting: Lesson 32: More On Beauty Lighting For The Silver Screen

It is the cinematographers job to make the leads of the movie look good. The audience wants to see people who look good on screen, or people who are at least incredibly interesting if not pretty. The reason for this … Continue reading

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Cinematography and Lighting: Lesson 31: Lighting Faces For Movies

Lighting faces is an art. Two things that have been studied the most in art history are human faces and hands. Hands are the hardest things to paint. If you want to see if the artist knew how to paint figuratively, all … Continue reading

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