Cinematography

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

Kerry Wagner
Cinematographers and DP's?

Cinematographers with there own gaffers? How common are they together now?

Apolos Israel

I personally use one guy because we've worked together and I know he knows his stuff

Ryan McLoughlin
Working with Panavision

Hello, I'm in the early stages of producing a short film for this director who wants to shoot on 35 mm film. I have heard that dealing with Panavision directly is recommended because they can help tailor the needs of your project and give you advice. I also heard they are amenable to giving discount...

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Kerry Wagner
Cinematographers in the Houston area

Seems to be a lack of DP's in Houston. Just curious?

Vasco Saraiva
Canon and Picture profiles

Hello,

I got some picture profiles for my canon dslr (200D) and It seems I can only install, one. One per "user" and I have 3 users so, that gives me 3 profiles total. ( The pack I got are like 7)

Is this correct?

I really don't want to keep installing and re installing the profiles. I was wondering...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

In one of the menus you can access you can reset the camera back to default settings ... this will clear any and all profiles.

Vasco Saraiva

But the've been untouched until now. All the default are there, plus the one I installed. Just want to install the other 6 I got.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

At this point, Google your camera and search user profiles ... let me know how the search goes so others on S32 will know as well.

Vasco Saraiva

Yeah, I did already. haven't found an answer. Ill look again. Thanks

Marci Urling

Hi People,

Do any of you know of a good site that you can sell camera equipment on?

Thank you.

Andrew Sobkovich

Marci as you are in Los Angeles, the easiest is Craigslist. Seriously. Buying or selling gear in a location where the industry has a large footprint can be easy. Lots of potential buyers and sellers....

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Shawn Yeo

try the letgo app

Hannes Famira

https://lensfinder.com and https://www.sharegrid.com

Carl Welden
Matching headroom on wide & tight shots

On behalf of the sound department, just a friendly reminder for camera setups involving more than one angle (example: one camera wide, the other tight) on your shot list: MATCHING HEADROOM! MATCHING HEADROOM! MATCHING HEADROOM! Be kind to your boom operators, who are riding the frame-line, lest dial...

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Carl Welden

Shots fired...lol

Laura Tabor-Huerta

Good reminder-thanks!

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

Gotta give some love to my friend @ShawnYeo's new blog, it's awesome - let him know in the comments!: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Diary-of-a-DP-How-to-Shoot-Horror-Films-and......

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Debbie Croysdale

Re my ranting on Worms eye view. Apart from obvious POV of onlooker, a kind of fourth dimension can occasionally be achieved, in that the person or thing the protagonist is looking at becomes a charac...

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Danielle Winston

Thanks for sharing this!

Andrew Sobkovich

Debbie, your "worm's eye view" shot falls into the category of a "subjective shot". As delineated in many places, there are 3 shot types, objective, subjective and point-of-view. Mascelli's very worth...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi @Andrew I agree about text book terminology. But some shots do not fall into a written formula because of the “thoughts and feelings” surrounding a take. If a baby was being smothered and this is what their little eyes see, I would say POV from purely a psychological viewpoint.

Andrew Sobkovich

I do love your "worms eye view" description :-) Certainly evocative.

Mascelli had a specific approach when describing, over many pages, what shots are. Worth reading and then moving on.

Warren Eig
New camera slider/skater system

UPDATE: Production models are now available. Visit www.EigRig.com for more details. After four years of development on a new camera slider/skater system, it is finally done and ready for prime time. Any Director of Photography/filmmakers in Los Angeles interested in seeing a demo? PM me....

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Reach out to the LA Post Production Group. They have monthly meetings, and there's a great many number of production people, DPs included, that attend.

Warren Eig

Thanks, do you have a link?

JD Hartman

What's new about your design? What can it do that others can't or do poorly?

Warren Eig

JD I’d be happy to demo. It does what others don’t. It has multiple uses not just a one trick pony.

Shawn Yeo

hey warren, i would like to see a demo, i think you can even post a quick video from your iphone on the key features... but yea feel free to email me- shawnon2@gmail.com

Maurice Vaughan
Movie Set Questions

Hi everyone. I'm researching a script, and I have a few quick questions:

What department creates movie sets and visual effects throughout production (Building fake bedrooms, making fake snow, creating a fake rainstorm, etc.)?

What is the title of the people who work in that department? Are they calle...

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Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Mr. Hartman. Your comment helped.

Maurice Vaughan

Also, what is the difference between a production designer and a set decorator?

David Trotti

The Production Designer is the head of the Art Department. The Production Designer works closely with the Director to create the look of the world of the film. It's all encompassing and includes thing...

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Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, David Trottti! Thanks for taking time to explain. Your comment might help others who see it, too.

JD Hartman

All the above and more is clearly spelled out the book: Gaffers, Grips and Best Boys.

Imo Wimana Chadband
How Cinematographers Work With Actors & How to Find the Best Camera Angles

Happy Sunday guys!

Delved into this week's Coffee & Content blog by Richard "RB" Botto and had to share. Take some time, check it out, digest, and don't forget to pay it forward by sharing where you can so other creatives can gain as well. Cheers! ^_^

Link: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Coffee-and-Cont...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Thanks for sharing the blog here, Imo!

Imo Wimana Chadband

Most welcome RB! Thanks for bringing it to us.

Hayward Crawford

Cool, thanks for sharing

Imo Wimana Chadband

You're welcome, Hayward!

Amanda Toney
The April Edition of our Dear Bradley Vlog is Up!

Bradley Gallo is one of the top producers in the industry today, as the CCO at Amasia Entertainment. He's worked with Olivia Colman, Max Landis, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Gerard Butler and more! If you have any questions for him, type them in the comments and he'll answer in next month's vlog! ht...

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Hayward Crawford

Nice thanks Amanda for the share, I need to get back to Vlogging again myself lol

Royce Allen Dudley

Update: I am eating crow. I am watching it again on my large screen in a darkened living room. I have made no adjustments. It looks phenomenal. Also viewing it on a different provider than I watched it on my desk. The problem isn't the show. It looks great... on the edge, and great.

Andrew Sobkovich

LOL. Royce, I've read this same reaction in various places. Looked awful first time I saw it, but it looks great now. It would seem likely that HBO changed what they aired. Trust yourself and what you...

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Royce Allen Dudley

Andrew, your assumption of a re-grade makes total sense. That said, it is possible that it views poorly through one provider, streaming service and device combination vs. another. Not only were my dev...

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Hayward Crawford

Great information guys, just an outsider looking in, way above my area of expertise but still great perspective

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