Changing the depth of field is a subtle yet powerful way to portray a character’s emotion in a scene. Shane Hurlbut, ASC recently used the “Cinefade VariND” on the movie Tall Girl 2. When Jodi (Ava Michelle) hears her inner voice of self-doubt, Shane uses the Cinefade to subtly enhance the moment. Watch the CINEFADE […]
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Have you ever looked at a movie poster and thought you’d seen it before? Here’s 10 movie poster types and the tons of movies that follow them from twitter account @leesteffen
Vote for your very own Best Picture Oscar 2020 and find out how voting happens for the Academy Awards in this article by HA writer Chris Haigh
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
Movie-making – an American Dream “It ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forwards.” – Rocky Balboa When I think about movies, about why I wanted to be involved in making movies, I have a real sense of pride that America has always […]
Some of my favorite setups throughout my career have been trying to emulate fire and lamp light. In terms of complexity and logistics, this has to be one of the hardest setups to execute. Fire is such an organic and spontaneous source to replicate and it takes time to figure out how to get it […]
Time to let one of my best kept secrets out of the bag, “The Trash Can Fire light“! I thought I’d share my innovation and creation from Into the Badlands. It starts with a light that I don’t think a lot of you know exists. It’s an awesome light to have in your arsenal. It’s […]
Today we’re going to be taking a quick look at the life and impact of cinema’s most celebrated film composer; John Williams. Imagine being in a movie theater. You’ve waited in line to get tickets with all of the couples, the families and the first-time-daters. You’ve got your trough of popcorn, your bucket of soda […]
For the third in our series about scenes that we love to see, I wanted to gain a whole new perspective and invited my wife Lydia to discuss her favorite scene. Lydia, as well as being a huge movie fan and CEO of our company, has a background in nursing and a keen interest in […]
Think you’ve heard of crazy things happening on movie sets? Think again. Here’s a story of near death experiences, deadly snakes, a military coup and half the star-studded cast narrowly avoiding being washed into the South China Sea!
It is so sad saying goodbye to Montreal. I love this amazing city. The crew was the […]
Prepping a movie is one of the most important tasks you have as a cinematographer. You can design the whole movie-organize, create, and schedule it in a way that is best for light.
I designed a helmet mount for the Canon 5D Mark II with Gary Hatfied, Dan Owens from Panavision to capture the first person point of view action in a new way. The camera is extremely versatile with…