Cinematography

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

Florin Şumălan
Cinematographer Tributes

Here is a nice playlist with video tributes to cinematographers. Each video is dedicated to a cinematographer and contains shots from movies that cinematographer worked on:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBKJFJpo7Ri2CakfmEIf-6xU2dt2IPAAa...

Expand post

Liked by Zoran Dragelj and 6 others

Karen "Kay" Ross
How to Tell Story with Lighting

Not many people know this, but I started out in technical theatre and quickly worked my way up to lighting designer/master electrician. I was working in professional theatres around DC straight out of high school because our high school department was so rigorous (and ambitious and awesome). Suffice...

Expand post

Kyler Boudreau

I love this.

Florin Şumălan

Thank you for sharing. It was interesting to see how they approached those scenes.

Karen, which do you like more? Theater lighting or lighting for film? Would you go from time to time to theater lighti...

Expand comment
Karen "Kay" Ross

Florin Şumălan Theatre is a great starter kit for film for many reasons, including lighting. Three-point lighting is employed still, but you don't have to worry about which way the audience is facing...

Expand comment
Florin Şumălan

Karen "Kay" Ross, here is an interview with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, where he says some interesting things from his life, regarding this subject we were talking about, if you wish to listen....

Expand comment
Lynn H. Elliott

We talked once, Karen, about using The Bard in my work. So my latest, a comedy called GHOST TOWN, NM, has three references (maybe I should use the word "stealings") from him. Won plenty of contests too!

Florin Şumălan
Cinematographers on cinematography

This YouTube Channel has many cinematography resources: documentaries, behind the scenes, lighting - cinematography masterclasses and other. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9fMI3sZlWPGfJGcKTBtokg/playlists...

Expand post

Cinematographers on cinematography
Cinematographers on cinematography
All material for educational purposes only. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976.
Zoran Dragelj
Kyler Boudreau
SmallRig Mini Matte Pro - 100% Worth It

Just got the SmallRig Mini Matte Box Pro and freaking love it. No support rods needed. Added it to a 24mm Sirui lens today on my Black Magic Pocket 4K without issue. Super light. Superior guards. Goes on in seconds. Freaking love this thing.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Awesome! Don't you love it when you get a new piece of equipment and it adds to your kit perfectly? What made you want to get it?

Kyler Boudreau

What made me want to get it? Learning the HARD WAY. Hahaha. After never buying a matte box and then catching glare on some shots during the current production, I ordered this. Love SmallRig, and this...

Expand comment
Andrew Sobkovich

The more complicated the lighting and camera movement, the more a matte box will help get the shots. Matte boxes are very useful pieces of gear. There are many types with many features. Knowing what y...

Expand comment
Sheldon Woodson
Cinematographer Needed. Shooting a Movie in 3 separate locations - Fallbrook, Menifee, & Murrieta, CA

I'm working on a feature from my short "Come Outside" it can be seen on my linktree on my profile page. I'm in need of a camera person/cinematographer. I usually do all the work myself but since I'm also starring I'll definitely need help behind the camera. I've already made inquiries to a few peopl...

Expand post

Amanda Toney

Hi Sheldon - I'd recommend posting this job in the "Jobs" section (top menu bar). Good luck!

Sheldon Woodson

Got it. Thanks...

Vincent Turner

Are you still looking?

Karen "Kay" Ross
Peerspace: Stepping into the Tutorial Space!

After chit-chatting about lighting for theatre versus lighting for film, I decided to look into more breakdowns between scrims (similar, but definitely two different things). And what did I find? This little gem on lighting in a space... from Peerspace!

I mean, it makes sense - they want you to use t...

Expand post

Soft Lighting: Everything You Need To Know - Peerspace
Soft Lighting: Everything You Need To Know - Peerspace
There's nothing quite like the dreamy, subtle glow that soft lighting can bring to your film project. It's one of the most popular lighting methods for a reason. And it does far more than just make a…
Vital Butinar
Cyber punk type in camera effect test

Hi guys, hope everyone is doing good these days.

I've been a little mia the last couple of weeks dealing with a lot of stuff and it's been hard to make time for anything.

Anyway last week I was talking on the phone last week at night and noticed the display's reflection in the open window glass and at...

Expand post

Andrew Sobkovich

Vital, A polarizer must rotate in its mount to achieve the desired amount of the effect. I have two of Tiffen polarizers and both use the same method. The filter has a mounting ring that screws onto t...

Expand comment
Vital Butinar

Andrew Sobkovich oh yeah I've got a couple of circular polarizers for my stills cameras and for my Pocket 4K. But the matte box I've got isn't very fancy.

So I've worked with polirizers before and I've...

Expand comment
Andrew Sobkovich

Vital, you do not have to always use a matte box. For this kind of shot, if it is in the way more than it helps, then take it off.

Look at the polarizers you have. If they screw mount onto the lens, y...

Expand comment
Vital Butinar

Andrew Sobkovich you know I was playing around yesterday in the evening after the rain and I went down town to a business area where there are a lot of glass buildings and nice smooth surfaces. I play...

Expand comment
Andrew Sobkovich

Vital it sounds like you are going to have some fun. Do try to play with the obscure/reveal changes that can be made by rotating the filter. Seeing what it can do adds another tool that you can use.

We Expand comment
João David Nogueira
Searching for reels

Is there a place within or not stage 32 that has some sorted of reel's catalogues from cinematographers?

Karen "Kay" Ross

You can search Stage 32 members by occupation (cinematographers) and then check their reels from their profiles: https://www.stage32.com/people

Chris Bland
Music Video

Hi All, Looking for some critiques on our first music video attempt. Thanks https://vimeo.com/100270508

Steve Lareau

Catchy song Chris, wish you good luck and great success and for your first time it's pretty impressive! Have a wonderful day.

Joseph M. Armillas

A great success for a first video. Good song track. Very moody and stylish. My one crit would be that the story line is somewhat vague. I wasn't sure what the drive by gun play was all about. The song...

Expand comment
Joseph Kellner

Very Very Nice!!!

Debbie Croysdale

Liked the slow Intro, building character profile, before the music sounded. Interesting and edgy. It's good he gets to keep the girl, as they wander the rail track in unison.

Chesney Claire Hebert

Great job!!!!

Luciano Mello
What is Cinematic?

The term Cinematic is one of the most used, if you do a search on the platforms you will find a huge variety of meanings, I find this very interesting, Cinematic has become such a popular term but at the same time so open to interpretation. for some, it is the sheer beauty of images and for others i...

Expand post

Andrew Sobkovich

Cinematic is a term I only ever see in a couple of places. Advertising and in certain types of postings. It is far too general a term to be of any specific use in a discussion of actual production. Ne...

Expand comment
Amanda Toney

Wonderful question. Cinematic to me is a feeling, a visual interpretation of a story when I watch it that evokes so many emotions.

Shadi AbuSharar
my updated Portfolio

Hi All,

i am professional Director of Photography / Colorist, Please check my insta page

and you can check my personal website

and i have my own gear (Alexa Mini LF, Red Raptor & Signature Prime lenses )

Please if you have any enquiries a...

Expand post

Content Creator | Shadi Abusharar | Director Of Photography | Colorist | Dubai
Content Creator | Shadi Abusharar | Director Of Photography | Colorist | Dubai
Shadi AbuSharar Skilled cinematographer / Colorist with over 25 years of experience in commercials, music videos, documentaries and feature films around the globe. Highly skilled in studio and locatio…
Karen "Kay" Ross

Great to meet you, Shadi AbuSharar! Wow, fantastic work! And what an interesting combination - DP and Colorist. Is there a reason for taking the reigns as a Colorist? I know many a DP who keep friends...

Expand comment
Shadi AbuSharar

Hi Karen "Kay" Ross for me light and color is what my eyes see and when i go the set to film i know how i want to light and i know how it's going to be colored, it something i enjoy doing, after every...

Expand comment
register for stage 32 Register / Log In