20 Lighting Tutorials for Film and Video Join To Bookmark Share Quality lighting is one of the most important elements of any professional looking project. Lighting contributes considerably to the emotional response an audience has watching a motion picture. Today we rounded up 20 Lighting Tutorials to help you go beyond basic exposure into the essence of visual storytelling. Also check out these great feature articles: Lighting Infinite White from Videopia on Vimeo. 3 point lighting basic from LifeNow Video on Vimeo. 3-Point Lighting Explained! Tutorial 2-Cinematography / Film Look / Lighting / Shot Design from TLA Productions on Vimeo. Tutorial 4 – Lighting – Shot Design – Cinematography from TLA Productions on Vimeo. Tutorial 8 – Ring Lights / Filmmaking / Cinematography / DIY from TLA Productions on Vimeo. Affordable Lighting Techniques for Interviews from Caleb Pike on Vimeo. TAKE 2 “How To Light A Green Screen” With Wuz Good from Wuz Good on Vimeo. Light Writing Proposal from Derick Childress on Vimeo. 3 Point Lighting with Eddy!
Lighting for Interviews The first thing to accept is that you won't have enough time, the location won't be easy, and your subject will either turn into a wallflower or a Prima Donna the moment you train a lens on them. But, if your interview is well scripted and your lighting is complimentary, you'll witness an almost magical transformation that can be quite revelatory. Equipment You'll need at least two lights, preferably three. I'd go for a 16 x 22" box (which fits almost anywhere) or a 24 x 32" with a 300-500 watt lamp. Used this way, you shouldn't need a fill, but if you wish you can use another soft source on axis with the camera and 1 to 2 stops weaker than your main light. The background light should be a controllable, directional source with some focusing capability, and it should accept barndoors, gels, etc. An alternate set up (see diagram) uses the 12 x 16"; softbox as a side light instead of a fill. White Balance: the great equalizer Making all of your sources the same color
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Walter Murch and the 'Rule of Six' – Film Editing - Video Multiple Oscar winning film editor & sound designer Walter Murch‘s distinguished 50-year career reads like a ‘best of’ list of feature films. His work as both editor and sound designer on classic films such as Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ghost, The Godfather II & III, The English Patient and the Talented Mr Ripley mean his word is virtually gospel when it comes to filmmaking. He has been the subject of numerous books and documentaries over the years and was also the first filmmaker awarded an Academy Award for editing on a digital system (Avid). Not one to rest on his laurels however, Murch is slated to edit Disney’s next animated classic Tomorrowland and he also spends time mentoring with the Rolex Mentors & Protégés program (pictured above with protégé Sara Fgaier). Story by Nicole Boyd Murch working with his FCP set-up Within Murch’s book In the blink of an eye: A perspective on film editing he discusses something he calls the ‘Rule of Six‘. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1.
Choosing the Best DSLR for Video Here is my attempt at tackling a difficult question. What is the best DSLR for video? “Which Camera Should I Buy?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question. What’s more is I can’t just send them a link to one camera. I’m going to do my best to break down this question and give people as tailored an answer as I can. Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Buying A DSLR For Video.Understanding Sensors, Features And Functions.Recommendations, Where To Buy And Conclusion. 1. With all the cameras and info out there it can be a very confusing and daunting task to figure out which camera is right for you. Do You Even Need To Use A DSLR For Video? With all the cameras and info out there it can be a very confusing and daunting task to figure out which camera is right for you. You have to be ready for the following if you are going to get into DSLR video. How Are You Going To Use Your Camera? Will you be shooting stills and video or just video? 2. Sensor Size Field Of View Price
Tungsten vs Flourescent vs LED, what should be my first light kit? - Page 2 at DVinfo If you are looking at Richard's HMIs, those are inexpensive. If you want to see expensive HMIs, take a look at Arris or K5600. Those are expensive. I used to own a K5600 1200 watt HMI PAR, it was a great light. But I didn't use it very often and I sold it. HMIs are one the few pieces of gear in our industry that actually holds its value well. As far as samples, basically look at anything professionally done outdoors that looks lit. I directed a shoot on a beach in November in Northern California quite a few years ago. Dan
How to Achieve A Film Look With The Panasonic GH4 All indie filmmakers put a great deal of effort in order to achieve the so-called “film look” in their work. However, what does “film look” mean by definition and how do we get it? In short, a film look is a process in which video images are augmented to appear as if they have been shot on film. We are so used to seeing cinematic images in our favorite films. Some characteristics of the elusive film look are rich image texture, increased dynamic range, 24 frames per second cadence, and silky shallow depth of field. There are a number of key variables that are essential to get the most filmic look when shooting digital. In 2014 we have cameras that easily can emulate that look like the brand new Panasonic GH4 for instance. GH4 and GH3 Getting rid of the VIDEO look from Aron J Anderson on Vimeo. The things we learn from this video can be applied to many other situations. A big misconception, is over-doing the color grading on your material to make it more cinematic. [via NOAMKROLL.com]
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Film School on a Bookshelf: 15 Recommended Books for Aspiring (and Expert) Filmmakers One of the reasons this site is named "No Film School" is because of the widespread availability of excellent materials for self-teaching these days: almost every movie is available on disc or online, DVD special features often make for great learning tools, and there are plenty of books on the topic. Oh, and digital cameras are cheaper than the film cameras of decades past, when access to a celluloid-shooting camera was a major reason to go to film school. While we hope this site is itself a good resource for learning, there are so many good books on filmmaking that we thought we'd start recommending and compiling them. Here are 15 of our top recommendations. As one of our goals with No Film School is to make film education accessible to folks who can't afford film school, we've also listed used prices right in the widget (most of these books also have Kindle versions if you click through). The Filmmaker’s Handbook, 3rd Edition by Steven Ascher & Edward Pincus Poetics by Aristotle
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