Letting a perfectly good camera sit in your pocket is a travesty when you could be shooting great video today! In this training video we show you how to get better video with your smartphone including mistakes to avoid, and tips on framing, stabilization, exposure & focus, lighting, audio, and accessories.
Lens whacking, or freelensing as photographers sometimes call it involves taking the lens off your camera and and maneuvering it manually with your hands to manipulate the focal plane, and allow light to leak through the cracks between the lens and camera body. This technique creates some really interesting qualities in your footage
The basic concepts of controlling depth of field with aperture, focal length, and distance are fairly easy to grasp, and we covered those topics in part one of this series, but now it's time to dig a little deeper. In this segment, we talk about perceived depth of field, how sensor size and angle of view can affect your ability to get the depth of field you want, and using depth of field to rack focus. There's a lot of confusion surrounding these topics, but a little common sense, and of course a bit of math and science can help us break it all down.
Released in 2002, “Road to Perdition” won the academy award for best cinematography. Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Conrad Hall created a bleak style to represent Chicago in the 1930s, and used stunning imagery and beautiful camera moves to bring meaning to an intense murder scene.