Tag Archive for: lighting
In the EL Zone System Exposure Guide, we break down this revolutionary new exposure system so you can implement it into your cinematography. That way, you can light scenes faster and more accurately, while also improving communication with the gaffer and fellow cinematographers. PRO TIP: Bookmark this page to quickly refer to it in the […]
Picking the right backdrop for your scene is essential to create the perfect atmosphere and setting the right mood for your project. Rosco’s Academy Award® and Emmy® winning SoftDrop backdrops are a popular choice for filmmakers because of their versatility and practicality in delivering photo-realistic backgrounds. Their non-reflective surface, durability, ease of installation, and cost-effectiveness […]
Happy holidays! Whether you seek the ideal gift for that filmmaker in your life or are yourself a filmmaker in pursuit of the best filmmaking deals, you’re in the right place. We’re rolling off Black Friday and Cyber Monday and into the holiday season. The bottom line is some deals dissolved while others changed. We […]
Lights! Camera! Savings! Black Friday and Cyber Week is the time of year when filmmakers can score huge savings for the tools and resources they need to succeed. Let’s face it, film gear by its very nature is not cheap. This is why the discerning filmmaker habitually waits for this 10-day stretch of discounts to […]
The Dedolight kit is one of those tools you’ll find on every electric truck, especially when it comes to interior shoot days. These lights are the king of accent lighting and help make your image pop. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and gaffer Eric Forand take you through the dedolight and where you’ll get […]
As Insecure comes to a close following five celebrated seasons, the coming-of-age series helmed by Issa Rae will certainly sparkle among the stars of other iconic HBO shows. Cinematographer Ava Berkofsky, ASC played a crucial role in devising the look of Insecure, joining the seminal series in its second season. Berkofsky, who prefers the pronouns […]
Shane Hurlbut, ASC, reveals one of his best tips for gauging light and it’s all to do with a Spectra light meter, Foot Candles and an old 4 inch thick book!
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.
Shooting in IR is actually very easy to do, but only after you have learned some of the basics and thought about why you want to use it. Like with all rules there’s a time and place to break them for creative purposes.
You wanna know how to make a Softbox that can rival the most expensive ones on the market? I like to make my own equipment so it works for me on screen. Now I’m revealing one of my best kept secrets using materials that cost next to nothing – even using BEDSHEETS! You won’t want to miss out on this explosive blog that will give you the edge on set.
Hurlbut Academy Writer Chris Haigh & Editor Ross Papitto comprehensively break down the Cinematography and Look of the Golden Globe Winning Film, 1917.
Hildur Guðnadóttir shot into the public eye last year winning an Emmy for her soundtrack to HBO’s Chernobyl and then recently with her Golden Globes win and Oscar Nomination for Todd Phillips’ Joker. What makes the former even more intriguing? Find out in this video essay and article by Hurlbut Academy writer, Chris Haigh