The interrogation scene between Batman and the Joker in “The Dark Knight” is a bold twist on a typical interrogation scene. Using dolly moves, handheld shots, and intense lighting, director Christopher Nolan and cinematographer Wally Pfister created a memorable scene that captured fantastic performances.
Handing a CEO an award for an exceptional product will never get old. At the International CES there is the extra excitement of a proud display, and Videomaker was pleased to give product manufacturers something more to smile about than getting through the whirlwind days of CES. Our job included finding and reporting products that will advance and help videographers make better video. Here are some of the best that you will want to check out in 2013.
As technology makes the components for camcorders smaller and smaller, the overall form factor has shrunk considerably. In many forms of technology, smaller is definitely better, but I think camcorders are an exception to the rule. Give me a big, shoulder mountable beast of a camera, and I'll give you some stellar hand-held footage.
Released in 2004, Martin Scorsese's film “The Aviator” used color grading, original news footage, intense lighting, and compositing to create the Hell's Angels movie premiere scene. Cinematographer Robert Richardson won the academy award for his work.
We took the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into various shooting environments to test its crop factor, dynamic range, resolving power, aliasing, moiré, color reproduction, low light, rolling shutter and audio. Here is some of our footage.
So you've got the camera set up, your talent is miked up perfectly, and the shot looks stunning. Your audio guy (or perhaps you if you've got a small crew) slips on the headphones, and that's when he hears it. The windstorm that seems to be blowing a hurricane force wind directly into your mic.
You have your fancy on-camera expert, your fancy DSLR that does 60 frames per second at a million megapixels, and some very fancy lighting equipment in the form of those awesome LED panels, but all anybody can think of when they look at your video is why are all those dirty dishes on the table behind that guy? Is anyone going to finish that sandwich? It's going to get ants.