Lighting cars at night can be a challenge, especially for commercial cinematography. You want to make a great impression and get the job done right. There are a lot of questions you first need to ask yourself. Namely, what camera and lenses should you choose? Then, how do you light fast-moving shots at night? This […]
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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.
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.
This video and accompanying article is all about MōVI tips and tricks! How to get the most from your device. Using a Matte Box with a Filter on the MōVI: The preferred way to mount a filter with your MōVI is with the use of a matte box. The Misfit Atom 4×5.65″/4×4″ Ultra Lightweight 2-Stage […]
Oh boy, we’ve got a whole SLEW of Canon Camera related questions this week. Let’s get into it! SIC Podcast EP. 9 is now live on iTunes! Submit your questions HERE. Podcast Questions: 1:13 How much image manipulation is done with the footage that comes from the Canon C500? When you spoke of the 5D […]
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…
In this podcast, we really wanted to focus on the importance of lighting. If you want to rise up the ranks as a director of photography, you need to learn the principles of what makes good and bad lighting.
There’s a million and one ways to rig a camera, here I go into detail on how I rig my cameras for “Studio Mode”
It’s not an easy feat to make your mark in an over-saturated landscape like Hollywood, and that’s what makes a community like the SIC such an important network. If you want to master the industry in today’s climate, it takes constant strives for self improvement; something Matthew has achieved with his latest reel!
When it comes to screenwriting software it can be a love-hate relationship. There are many to choose from but really only a handful that stand out to most screenwriters. In this list, I will review three of my favorite programs, the features they offer, the pros and cons, and finish by telling you what I currently use.
The new Monstro 8K VV sensor from RED is a beast. It’s a huge sensor, not just in resolution, but in size. So, I wanted to know how well certain lenses covered this big of a sensor.
REDucation is a powerful, intimate, and hands-on program available to cinematographers, AC’s, DITs, and filmmakers all over the world! Taught by industry professionals, REDucation is a 3-day course where you can learn the RED Digital Cinema equipment and process.
How are you transferring your footage from your camera to your drives? Do you plug the card into the reader, double click the icon on your desktop then just click, drag, and drop the folder onto a drive to copy your footage?
It’s my pleasure to introduce one of our kickass Inner Circle Members who works and resides in Germany. Olaf Markmann is one of our many members from around the world who has worked and clawed his way through freelance, learning many tough lessons along the way to make a career in this industry.
RED announced they made a “very special custom S35 low light sensor for a very special customer for use in outer space…” And now they’ve made that “special” sensor available to us all: Introducing the GEMINI 5K with Dual ISO.
Matthews Studios announces K-Stacker II that allows you to mount up to three Kino Flo FreeStyle 31 LED Panels or two Kino Flo 4ft/4Banks in a tight array, helping you to create a single softlight source with ease.
Samyang’s new XP Lens line is really heating up. Their new 50mm F1.2 lens is the third lens they’ve added to this lineup touting touts 8k for video and more than 50 megapixels for photography. Chances are this lens will deliver beautiful bokeh and sharp images even low light. I can’t wait to try it out myself.