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Diary of a DP - How to Shoot Horror Films [& Scare the Bejesus Out of Your Audience!]

Welcome back, my spooky Stage32 Community!Summer is almost here and in this survival guide, I'll be focusing on a checklist of things to keep in mind when shooting a horror film. It's no surprise that horror films cost less to produce and shoot. A good example is Jordan Peele’s Get Out. James Wan made his career with the SAW franchise. Horror films bring in lots of money at the box office and audiences flock to the screen to get their fright on! With that in mind, lets dive right i…

Diary of a DP: How to Shoot Interviews & and Get Mad Love in Return

Hello, my fellow creatives. Spring is here and in this survival guide, I will be focusing on a checklist and things to keep in mind when shooting a documentary or good old fashion interviews. These are just my strategies when prepping to shoot a documentary or interviews, so do what works for you. There are many ways to skin a cat, and it is up to you to test and refine what works so you can effectively handle any curve-balls and do your job efficiently while keeping on schedule. Choos…

Confessions of a Lens Whore

Dear Stage 32ers and Fellow Peers, I’m a DP/Filmmaker/Aspiring Director based in LA. I am here today to shed light on something that is not discussed often. Lenses and sensor size. Am I a lens whore? Yes! Do I obsess about color and image quality? Yes! To be a cinematographer means having a healthy dose of obsession. Your job, first and foremost, is to serve the director’s vision and storyline. Also, to provide ‘eyegasm’ and entertainment to the audience. (I jus…

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