Security breeds stagnation,” said artist and occasional filmmaker Andy Warhol. Although if you’ve seen any of Warhol’s movies, like “Sleep” or his 1964 epic “Empire” (which is 8 hours and 5 minutes of a static shot of the Empire State Building), you may be wondering why anything he says should be taken seriously.
Videomaker recently had an opportunity to catch up with cinematographer Richard Henkels as his latest documentary, “AUTHOR: The JT Leroy Story,” shot under the direction of Jeff Fuerezieg, was making its theatrical premiere on September 9th.
Every filmmaker knows lighting is one of the most important aspects to capturing great images. Good lighting sets the scene and helps sell the idea of your film to your audience. But any indie or low budget filmmaker knows that lights can be quite expensive. With this guide, you’ll be able to build yourself a DIY CFL Soft Light for your next production!
Have you ever been in the situation where you want to shoot a cool new action video but you don’t want to keep using the standard shooting angles like all other videos? Here’s a few tips and tricks that will hopefully inspire you to go out there and make the most unique action videos around!
With a budget of $100k, indie film director Sean Baker shocked the Hollywood establishment by shooting his full-length feature film, “Tangerine,” on an iPhone 5s with stunning results. A hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it lit up the big screen, the film won over critics and those in the industry who were skeptical of using a mobile device to make a film
The world of accessing gear to make movies, TV shows, webcasts and podcasts has changed drastically over the years. People are always asking where they can get gear that doesn’t cost a lot. Well, it’s a complex question with multiple answers, so let’s take a look at some of them.
Proper lighting is one of the primary elements separating a poor-quality images from masterpieces. A scene without enough light or with harsh, distracting shadows or highlights is not effective in communicating your message. It’s important to learn early on the best practices for lighting for video. This article is intended to serve as a collection of essential reading as you progress on the path to better lighting.