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When cinematography is more than camerawork - The 5C Project. A reflection on Olympia Mytilinaiou’s masterclass that turned into an impromptu review In 2013 I was in a film journalism workshop at the Venice Film Festival and everybody in my group was talking about this amazing Greek film screening there.

When cinematography is more than camerawork - The 5C Project

I didn’t manage to see it then and it’s bizarre title, Miss Violence, so full of promise and potential cinematic pleasures, stuck with me. Three years later, I find myself in another workshop, Altcine’s the 5C Project, listening to Greek DOP Olympia Mytilinaiou talk about the different approaches to cinematography: the natural approach and the artistic approach.

The natural approach is when the camera functions as a medium for a story. It’s purpose is in fact to make itself invisible. 5 Different Meanings You Can Evoke with Framing. "Framing an image is defining its meaning.

5 Different Meanings You Can Evoke with Framing

" 5 Tools That Will Help You Move Your Camera More Cinematically. There are a lot of ways to make your footage look more cinematic, like lighting, set design, and costuming.

5 Tools That Will Help You Move Your Camera More Cinematically

Great camera movement can also do wonders, but you might need some tools to pull it off. Neumann Films has listed 5 key pieces of gear that have helped them pull off more professional, cinematic-looking camera moves in the video below: Oscar-winning ‘Revenant’ Cinematographer Talks Bear Mauling, Digital. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki has won two Oscars in a row, for “Gravity” and “Birdman,” and he could be in line to win a record-breaking third for “The Revenant.”

Oscar-winning ‘Revenant’ Cinematographer Talks Bear Mauling, Digital

Shot on the large-format Alexa 65 digital camera, it’s an interesting note in his career, given that his work in digital photography stretches back to Michael Mann’s “Ali” in 2001. Grading Insights From Patrick Inhofer. Top image: Sun Belt Express via IMDb.

Grading Insights From Patrick Inhofer

3 Practical Tips for Using Scopes Now. Not long ago, reading scopes was a basic part of a post-production job.

3 Practical Tips for Using Scopes Now

The entry-level employee would typically begin learning how to calibrate monitors against test patterns and to evaluate inconsistencies and illegalities in tape workflows in the machine room. Due to the gradual shift away from tape-based mediums and toward digital mastering, hardware scopes are used less, but still persist inside software. A Brief History of Camera Movement. In the Beginning… Since the earliest days of cinema there have been camera conventions, which supposedly could never be broken.

A Brief History of Camera Movement

Originally it was thought that all actors should be shot from head to toe only. Any thought of cutting off people’s feet or legs, let alone their whole body, was thought to be impossible without seriously disturbing the audience. A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images.

Want to capture excellent photos?

A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images

Then you need to understand three things — the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO. The aperture controls light that passes through your camera lens. If you shoot with the aperture adjusted to the smallest opening, the smallest amount of light is allowed to enter. Cinematographers Apply Old Tools With New Tech. Judging by this year’s awards-worthy entrants in the cinematography category, the format wars have been settled, and the winner is “all of the above.”

Cinematographers Apply Old Tools With New Tech

SEE MORE: Awards: The ContendersSEE MORE: Standalone Movies with a legitimate shot at trophies originated on everything from Super 16 film to Ultra Panavision 70, an anamorphic film gauge last used in 1966. Cinematographers have always chosen format and lenses according to the opportunities offered by the story and the demands of the shoot. Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging? Quality in the artistic field or: Technical achievements and their aesthetic consequencesLecture by Rolf Coulanges BVK, translated by Herman Verschuur.at CINEC 2014 / Cine Congress „Creativity in the digital era", Munich 2014 Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging?

Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging?

I ask myself this question, what recording technique I want to use when I prepare for a new film given thechallenges I am facing in this project. Everything You Need to Know (& Even Some Stuff You Don't) About Camera Lenses. Many pros will tell you: it's less about the camera you're shooting on and more about the lens. I mean -- that's neither here nor there, but one thing's clear: knowing all you can about lenses, how they're built, their properties, and even their history, will benefit you immensely as a filmmaker. This is something Filmmaker IQ's John P. Hess obviously knows, seeing as he has dedicated two separate videos to diving into the history and mechanics of the camera lens. It's 45 minutes well spent, so check out both videos below:

5 Different Meanings You Can Evoke with Framing. Oscar-winning ‘Revenant’ Cinematographer Talks Bear Mauling, Digital. Here's Every Type of LEE Diffusion Explained. This video helps demonstrate the subtle differences in LEE diffusion materials. Lee Filters became the standard filter company in British television in the 1970's and are now fairly ubiquitous in the film industry. Cinematographer Roundtable: Cons of CG, Betraying Oliver Stone and When to Quit a Film. This story first appeared in a special awards season issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. What's the greatest skill a cinematographer needs? "Having a strong bladder," quipped Alwin Kuchler (Steve Jobs) in a rare moment of irreverence among six top directors of photography.