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Basic light technique

Let's talk about lighting! there are so many movie with incredible lighting that inspire me when I plan for a project, not all the time is possible to emulate that kind of light scheme, but you will be surprise how many times amazing photography in movie are been achieve...
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5 tool a cinematographer must have

I have been asking to any DP that I meet what is for she or he the must to have tools for a cinematographer. The list that I put together is quite long and it would probably require more than...
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Apps for filmakers

Every day i learn about a new app for filmmakers and cinematographer. Here 3 of them that I find very useful: Helios sun and moon position calculator by Chemical Wedding It's an app that graphically show where the sun or the moon are going to be and any given time and...
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Useful website No film school

Searching the internet for something interesting to read about cinematography I found my self yet again on No film school web site. Since I find a lot of good reading and interesting contents in this web site I decide to share it with you. In it you can find...
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Camera Movements

I talked in other posts about different kind of camera movement and about some of tools for create that movement. But I think it is very interesting to compare and see the difference between various camera movements. When I started studying cinematography it wasn't easy for me to identify...
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the magic world of Dollies

Last week the JL Fisher BBQ happen and I was able to be there and as has been for the last three years that I went it was a lot of fun. While I was there I start to thinking about what to write in my next post...
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A very important message for all filmmakers!

The other day I was watching this Keynote presentation by Effie Brown, that she delivered  at the 2016 Film Independent Forum at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles, for a class and I found it very interesting and I think she says important things about the film making...
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Where to find good after effect tutorial

I know, I know special effects done in post production are not cinematographer job, but I find my self to be in need to do some basic one and since I'm a super beginner in all the realm of post and I barely know where to start. Luckily...
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Color palette

Since films start to use color in 1939 color become a very important part of story telling. This because colors have means and help to tell the story. If Sin City would have been shoot in color, instead of B&W plus one representative color per sin, it would have...
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