The great Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, visited Filmmakers Academy to sit down with Brendan Sweeney for the latest edition of Finding the Frame. Mandy discusses her career trajectory as a director of photography and her cinematic approach to the movie Elvis. Mandy was nominated for her work on Elvis by the American Society of Cinematographers, […]
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Just last year RED debuted its new flagship camera system, the DSMC3 V-RAPTOR 8K VV. The RAPTOR is not only the most powerful digital camera on the market to date, but it opens the possibilities for how cinematographers craft their imagery. Previously, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC partnered with RED to deliver a live demo of […]
Emmy-nominated cinematographer Nicole Hirsch Whitaker is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has worked in the industry for decades. Filmmakers Academy sat down with Nicole while in the middle of filming the live-action Netflix adaptation of One Piece, an extraordinarily popular manga, and anime series. Keep reading to learn more about […]
Michael Dallatorre worked his way up from prepping cameras at Panavision to lensing films like Brightburn, Studio 666, and the Amazon Prime Original film Emergency. Filmmakers Academy’s Brendan Sweeney sat down with Dallatorre to discuss his career from starting out in the prep room to his approach to lensing feature films. Watch the full interview! […]
Matthew Chuang, ACS visits Filmmakers Academy for the Finding the Frame interview series hosted by Brendan Sweeney. Chuang recently returned to Los Angeles after wrapping Of an Age in Melbourne, his second collaboration with writer and director Goran Stolevski. He sits down to talk about his journey as a filmmaker, shares inside details about the […]
Depth of field is as important as your composition or picking a focal length. It’s the emotion, the punctuation, and the eyes of the story in filmmaking.
The history of the film format in filmmaking, it’s importance in how we make films, why we should keep film alive, and where we cinematography is going with this medium.
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Want to know the essentials that Shane Hurlbut ASC puts onto his cart? Here’s the man himself to lift the lid on what equipment he uses on set every day.
I overheard a conversation between a young cinematographer and a colorist going back and forth discussing the importance of 10 bit color or higher. I didn’t have time to interact then, so let me put my 2 cents in here and now. We have 8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit, 16-bit, all these bits. I personally really do […]
Do you ever wake up in the morning and say, “God, I don’t want to go into work today…”? Believe it or not, I have those days too. Those are the days it’s MOST important to push through your comfort zone. There’s those days that you work on jobs that the director’s not very nice, […]
My July podcast is all about camera technology from formats and exposure to the emotion and motivation of focus pulling and much more. Topics covered include: What it takes to capture the “cinematic” look and feel with your camera Selecting your next camera: the pros & cons of Panasonic GH4, Sony A7s, Canon 5D Mark […]
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TV and online ads are becoming longer, more artistic feats. That said, many new writers make the mistake of handing in script formatted drafts to clients instead of TV formatted scripts. It’s actually an easy fix just by knowing the correct template to work with.
Coffee Rocks! I started drinking it in college as a nursing student when I had to be at the hospital by 6:00 am and have enjoyed it ever since, except when I was pregnant. A cup of coffee in the morning is routine not only for me, but for many filmmakers, especially those with early […]
One of my most favorite ways of not only creating depth, but diffusion with smoke & haze. In this series I’m going to focus on what creates depth in an image, how to get it, and why it’s so important.
Creating a healthy DP-Director relationship is a key element to having a smooth production. This podcast will show the must-knows behind establishing a productive shoot.
Full frame is the new darling of the cinematography world, but the larger frame means a lot of the glass we’ve been used to using just won’t cover…