Cinematography

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

Andrew Sobkovich

Make haste slowly. Good for you for reconsidering.

Shooting with multiple cameras and including reverse angles makes the setups and lighting tricky indeed. Further complicated by the wide lenses inherent in phones. Sounds great but lots of alligators in that swamp.

Oscar Ordonez

Carolyn Lovie Davis I wouldn't want to stop you from trying. You'll find that matching frame rates will be tricky in editing along with what others are mentioning about lighting. Iphones tend to accou...

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Carolyn Lovie Davis

Hello everybody, thank you for your time and help. But I realize that I’m in waaaay over my head, I mean, What was I thinking with multi cameras, reverse shots AND editing?!!! Tbh, I haven’t mastered exposure yet. So without further ado, I will now bow out gracefully... Thank you.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Carolyn Lovie Davis! I'm grateful you decided to listen to your own wisdom and honor your instinct. That will serve you and your mental health well! I would like to encourage you to keep the seed...

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Andrew Sobkovich

Carolyn, passing on the decision to bite off shooting with 3 camera that do not match while also doing so much else is a good one. However, if you are comfortable with the camera you use, shooting wit...

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Artemus Cole
Hey there Cinematographer-- Is any in the NYC area

I have a horror/Thriller film that is FUNDED and scheduled to shoot for 2 Weeks in late August. Given all the quarantine concerns it has been quite a unique adventure trying to find a good DP for the shoot that can operate within a solid budget. Any have a reel of work they can email me and are will...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi, Artemus. Perhaps post on the Jobs board: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs. That's where members post various "want ads" or a search for creative partners, paid or not paid. The Lounge craft and b...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Oh, you could also utilize "Browse" found in the upper menu bar and search our membership by location and occupation. Perhaps reach out to a cinematographer in your area. ;)

Artemus Cole

Thank you so much I will definitely do that!

Hannes Famira
How to trigger Atomos from Nucleus-M

Has anyone successfully sent a start/stop LANC command from the Tilta lens control system Nucleus-M to an Atomos recorder?

Amanda Toney

Can anyone in my network help Hannes Famira?

Henrikas Genutis

You might want to check out the Tilta Nucleus-M Facebook group. I have one myself but I’m not sure fully what your trying to do so maybe someone on there would help!

Hannes Famira

Thanks Henrikas!

Hannes Famira

Just for clarity sake, neither Tilta nor Atomos have been able to answer this question: Can I make my Ninja Assassin start/stop recording from the button on the Nucleus-M hand grips? Thanks!

Karen "Kay" Ross
Cinematographers, I'm Curious - What Do Y'ALL Want to Know About the State of TV?

Who's joining me and RB for the Roundtable Discussion? What are YOUR burning questions for the industry executives? Comment below!

Also, do your friend a squar...

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Eyal Ben Simon
Pneuma - video art

Pneuma is a Video art artwork that takes its viewers along an enigmatic voyage through uncharted territory. Its four scenes correspond with four stages of perception and sensation that were recorded in the artist's consciousness while practicing techniques such as breathwork and rebreathing, and the...

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Eyal Ben Simon

Thoughts in red

Matthias Wiemann
Creating videos with webcam that look great

I'm working on a plaftorm where people can share stories recorded on their Webcam and broadcast them to a large audience. I was wondering if anybody has recommendations on how to make webcam video look and sound the best?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey Matthias, this is Karen from the Stage 32 team. I just wanted to let you know I moved your post from Anything Goes to Cinematography, as it fits much better there. Let me know if you have any questions, and all the best to you!

Karen "Kay" Ross

It's like I subconsciously remembered your question when I posted this video: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/cinematography/How-to-Make-Your-Webcam-Footage-Look-Better

Enjoy!

Helvécio Junior
Forced Perspective [HINTS NEEDED]

Hello! I'm kind of newbie here in this Stage 32 network, so I'm sorry for any misuse of the website. I'm a brazilian filmmaker, currently working on an expressionist short movie about some cocaine-addicted guys, and I want to take a shot where two of the characters are walking down a dark road, only...

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Laura Tabor-Huerta
Really bad cinematography lately

It seems there is a proliferation of bad cinematography for low budget and especially no budget films now. I mean it has always been that way to some extent but with the ability maybe to shoot a film with a phone I am seeing some folks do the Directing AND shooting because they can logistically and...

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Andrew Sobkovich

The 10,000 hour “rule” is taken from a book written by journalist Malcom Gladwell, based on anecdotes about success. “Rule” greatly overstates its scientific accuracy and applicability Actual research...

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Jaap Ruurd Feitsma

I think this has two sides, sort of. As in: Yes, I think directors, especially when first starting out, should not DP their own projects, but get a CamOp/DP who's willing and able to film I instead. T...

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Ben Hinman

No one should ever shoot a film on a phone. First off, what fucking focal length is that? Who even knows? There is a reason directors are very picky about using 35 / 50 / 85 for different shots. Secon...

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Ben Hinman

Thats not to say things can't be shot for super low budget and still look amazing, we have tons of great cheap cameras, a whole new world of affordable LED lights and gimbals, i just bought an H1N and...

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Kyle LIttle

The big budget films look like shit too

Karen "Kay" Ross
Make a Goal for Nov. and Let Us Encourage You!

Nov. Write Club is NOT just for screenwriters! What are you trying to accomplish before the end of 2020? I also added suggestions for those in production, but I'd love to hear what you have in mind. Location scouting? Camera tests? Maybe lens comparisons? Or lighting tests?

Let us help you by postin...

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Nicholas In Seattle

Book number 5 in the series near fruition. Will be done before thee end of this month. Best wishes to all and prayers for everyone's safety and best of successes! Gotta get back to writing. Ciao! :--))

Karen "Kay" Ross
NATURAL LIGHTING - The Boon and the Bane

Y'all... I have a confession. I LOVE natural light. Perhaps it's because I come from a theatre background, so all my initial lighting techniques came from a black box and man-made lights. BUT... I often forget to use it when doing any recording at home. It's such a fantastic source of light, and fla...

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Nick Assunto - Stage32 Script Services Coordinator

I still haven't watched Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON, but it's shot entirely with natural or candlelight.

Debbie Croysdale

@Karen your right natures own light can work wonders, get the location and time of day right and it’s happy days for a particular scene. An atmosphere can be purposely created by natural direct light...

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Debbie Croysdale

@Nick I must watch Barry Lyndon the lighting sounds fascinating probably a different kettle of fish to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Cinematography That Changed Cinema - an International Sampling

I'm going to have to watch this a few more times, but WOW, what a wide selection of visual artistry. Which of these films had you already seen/studied? Which one did you find out about through this video? What are you inspired to try after watching it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XiqTYvq-W0...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Fujifilm XT4 for Filmmakers?

Y'all know I LOVE collaborations, and this Indy Mogal and Valentina Vee exploration of the Fujifilm XT4 is NO EXCEPTION!

What do y'all think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrLmdli0XqM

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