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.
Does your movie have a Red Herring? This might be one of those movie terms many people heard about, but its purpose should be subtle. It's a trick - don't go down that alley, the writer or cinematographer put it there to fool you, it doesn't pan out. If you want to use a red herring in your movie, use it wisely, otherwise you'll just annoy your audience.
To achieve a raw documentary feel for Children of Men, director Alfonso Cuaron and cinematographer Emanuel Lubezki created complex choreographed scenes with long takes and custom camera rigs to bring the viewer into the story. Released in 2006 the film received and academy award nomination for best cinematography.
How many times have you heard video producers complain about their love-hate relationship with the new DSLR shooting and workflow? Yes, using a DSLR gives you the chance to swap lenses and capture great depth-of-field shots, but then you have to deal with the one big issue that traditional camcorders have addressed for decades: capturing good clean audio. BeachTEK has a solution.
Innovation and iOS are words that are often seen together, but now add RØDE to this list with the release of smarLav. It’s a lapel microphone that makes it easy to record to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via the headphone jack.
Directed by Andrew Dominik, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” uses creative lighting and camera work that results in effective visuals to enhance the story. Released in 2007 this film's cinematography earned Roger Deakins an Academy Award nomination.
Movies terms define an action, a shot type, a character or a piece of gear, and all of these are meant to help the plot move along, or help the crew know which device to use next, or to help someone like a camera operator prepare for the next shot or scene. One unusual term is "McGuffin". The plot of many movies will maneuver around the McGuffin - so what IS it exactly, and why would video producers want a McGuffin appearing in their movie?
Today, most video is shot with the shooter looking at an LCD screen, often a foot or more away from their face and without protection from ambient light sources. As a result, capturing clear video that's in focus has become more difficult.
Order your 4k content from T3Media. Ordering food at a counter, is for many kids, a big step. We as video editors are constantly having to make steps to keep up with video technology, so how do we plan to deal with one of the new menu items, 4k?