Cinematography

The place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on all things lighting, framing, cameras, lenses and technique

Tom Luca
Hello!

Are there DP's/Cinematographers here in New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, or New York? And how many of you still prefer to film on 35mm and 16mm? Preferably Panaflex Platinum and Arriflex 435 Xtreme cameras. On Kodak MPFS. thumbs up

Glenn Roland

Hi Tom...Motion Picture Film is still the Best Master and Best Image. I always prefer film over digital image.

TNT's Peabody Award winning "The Making of a Legend: GONE WITH THE WIND"(GLENN ROLAND Dir...

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Vasco Saraiva
Stabelizer - Can a Camera be too light?

Hello,So I got the Neweer Carbon fiber stabilizer.I have a canon 200d and here is my question...Can the camera be too light?I can stabilize it fine... but not when it goes down. It should be around 2 seconds for the stabilizer to get down. I can't do that it always takes 1.3 seconds more or less. I...

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Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Can anyone in my network help Vasco Saraiva out with this?

Vasco Saraiva

Thank you so much, Amanda!! it would be great to get some help, but apparently, no one can. Thanks again.

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Maybe @andrewsobkovich might know the answer- he's really great

Andrew Sobkovich

My apologies, I was away, feeling sorry for myself.Vasco, I am a bit unsure of your question, but I will assume you talking about tilting down. The pivot point on the handle that the stabilizer is sup...

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Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education
Advice on an LED light

Looking for an LED light for my Canon and I'm between this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071WXDLYY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UT... and this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CPQ71Q5/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_5?ie=UT.... Is bigger better just for basic shooting for web videos?...

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Ikan Onyx 240 Bi-Color Aluminumn On-Camera LED Light, Black (OYB240)
Ikan Onyx 240 Bi-Color Aluminumn On-Camera LED Light, Black (OYB240)
The Onyx 240 Bi-Color On Camera Light is designed and built for professional photographers, videographers, and cinematographers who want high quality LEDs lighting at an affordable price. Fitted with…
Andrew Sobkovich

I had a chance to look at the Aputure AL-MX a few days ago. Decently made and the owner was happy with it. Has a workable set of features, and the aluminum construction was an added bonus. I have no i...

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Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Thanks so much for this Andrew!

Ryan Summers

Which one did you go with?

Landis Stokes
Micro Drone Cinematography...?

Not mine, had to share.Simplicity and mastery with cheap tools at its best.https://youtu.be/MI2tgUKK3Ds

Martina Cook

Awesome! :)

Justin Lim

There goes my job. Better learn drone operating. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

wow, that is a nice take. I'm really very interested in the continuous shot and how to capture a scene without interfering in it. . thanks for sharing.

Bryan Bethke
Filters

When to use filters, and when to not use filters? Addem, correct combinations for different circumstances...

Ken Koh

If I'm allowed to, I always ND up to shoot wide open simply because I like shallow dof. However, you can achieve the same using gels on lights. I was in FotoKem years ago watching the dailys from The...

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Andrew Sobkovich

Filters basically affect 2 things, colour or diffusion with at least one notable exception.

Colour change with filters are in 2 general categories; technical correction and let’s term it artistic corre...

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Bryan Bethke

Thank you all for your feedback I've learned a lot!

Karim D. Ghantous

FWIW, the camera's WB function is not necessarily an adequate replacement for colour correction filters. The greater the difference between the sensor and the ambient light, the more you need physical filters. Keep this in mind, especially when shooting in low light levels.

Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

Ken, since you mentioned it, could you please explain to me the purpose of grading? thx

Landis Stokes
Survey: Freelancing

His questions...

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Landis Stokes

I'll post what I told him. (Just to get it started)1- Typically, I get recommended by a former client/colleague. I rarely get hired based solely on my resume but it happens. Networking is key.2- It va...

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Julia Dibbern
2 weeks internship wanted in Germany in 2019

Sneaking in here again from screenwriting.

My son needs to do this school internship thing in February 2019 (Elftklasspraktikum, the Germans will know what this means). He is smart and creative (I know, I am biased, but really, he is), and knows his way with cables. He is also pretty good with photog...

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Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Hi Julia - did you try searching for cinematographers & networking with them under the Browse section on the top menu bar? We've met several German cinematographers that are Stage 32 members at Cannes. Good luck on your search!

John Villante
2017 Scorsese TV Special

Documentary about the career of Martin Scorsese.

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

How did I miss this post! This is an awesome share John Villante ! Thank you!

Essence Laurel Jones
Best Animation Software

I finished my script and want to make the animated film myself. I am looking for any suggestions on the software I should use.

Ryan McCoy

Have you looked at some of the software available on tablets/iPads for animation? Might be the most cost efficient way to go. Wishing you the best because you definitely have a mountain to climb!

Tony Martinez

Depends are you looking for 2D or 3D?

Essence Laurel Jones

Thanks. I will look into it.

Jared Moses
Introductions

Hello I am a screenwriter who is looking to make the leap to Director. To do this I know I will ultimately need to understand the ends and outs of what a DP does. I would love to form some connections and friendships and learn from as many cinematographers as I can. I have the utmost respect for you...

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Royce Allen Dudley

Hi Jared, there is a lifetime to learn about cinematography if one wants to be a DP but as you plan to direct, you only need to know what a DP does and find one who will support your vision. Most vete...

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Ryan McCoy

I agree with Royce and also enforce my previous statement of just go out and make it. If you don’t know a DP or can’t afford one, shoot it yourself. If you don’t know an editor or can’t afford one, do...

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Dan MaxXx

Collaboration. Share your dream. Don't do everything yourself. You just gotta explain what you want to your people and let them do their jobs.

Usman A. Jalingo

hi, guys i believe in do it yourself someday you will be a better one, because practice make perfect but always ask questions for whats u don`t know

Glenn Roland

Hi Jared:Call me when you need to hire an experienced Director of Photography/Cinematographer.

"PIGS" Motion Picture filmed in Eastman Color 35mm by Glenn Roland Director of Photography/Cinematograph...

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Krystal Alexandria
DIT (Digital Imaging Technician)

Is anyone a DIT? Looking for a mentor. Wanted to learn the common workflows, equipment set up remotely because I'm learning as I go by myself after each job.No I don't have a DIT cart. I have my MacBook, thunderbolt adapter, card readers etc. Some clients were impressed that I have a set up compared...

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Rakesh Malik

You're on your way with what you have already. Definitely get your hands on some software that handles cloning, metadata management, audio syncing, and rendering that will run well on your machine, li...

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Krystal Alexandria

THANK YOU. This is very helpful.

Rakesh Malik

No problem!

Bryan Bethke

GPU power, has many more cores then a Mac.

Aalijah Amaro
Greenscreen

Hey everyone, So I have a production in the works and one of the scenes requires green screen. I've done green screen before and understand the lighting procedure, I was just curious as to if anyone had any tips for green screen as far as keying or bringing in a certain effect over the green screen....

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David Trotti

Have your matching plate available on set. Do a live mix in the monitor if you can to check rough position and scale. Frame and shoot a few mm wider than scale to allow for fine tuning and repositioni...

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Aalijah Amaro

Great thanks

Royce Allen Dudley

Shoot your plates first. Otherwise, you have nothing to match subject lighting or angle to on stage.

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