Poet Allen Ginsberg once famously stated his methodology for writing a poem: “First thought, best thought,” the brilliant Beat exclaimed. After directing my most recent video, I had something of an epiphany about this statement: “Not when it comes to filmmaking, Allen!”
Are your low angle shots shaky, uneven, lacking variety, and just not up to the quality standard you’re okay with? Whatever it may be, we’re going to show you some tips on how to get better low angle shots, with a Benro Hi Hat. Low camera angles are fun, can look very professional and don’t require a lot of expensive equipment. Getting good camera angles will add variety and that always makes editing easier and a good hi-hat like the Benro makes sure your shots are consistent. #AD
We define diegetic and non-diegetic elements and demonstrate how they can be used to convey complex cinematic ideas. Learn to better control the emotional and intellectual response of your audience by understanding the mechanisms behind it.
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.