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The ‘Language’ of Cinematography & Lenses

9 Apr

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Getting to know how your lens choice can affect the the ‘language’ of Cinematography

For budding cinematographers the ‘language’ of cinematography is certainly something you need to understand if you are going to move forward with your career. This language includes not just phrases and terminology (though I’ll touch on those in this post) but also your lens choice and camera blocking. Become fluent in the language of Cinematography and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the next big thing!

So join me as we quickly explore the many wonderful elements of motion picture photography. Hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll be more familiar with some of the core basics that will help you improve your movie skills.

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How To Get a Job in Film & TV – Get Focused, Dream Big!

3 Feb

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Hi there, this is the second part in a series of posts about breaking into the film and TV industry. In my first blog I talked about the number one element that the industry looks for when recruiting new talent – people who understand the importance and commitment of specialization in one craft. Those who are going to hire you want to know that you have a clear idea of what you ultimately want to do in the industry.

What the Industry Really Looks for When Recruiting New Talent

When we take on new talent we are not just investing in you, we are investing in the future of our industry and there are certain key values and characteristics that shine through – we look for people who are:

Efficient. Confident. Ambitious. Trustworthy. Good communicators. Honest. Intuitive. Committed. Dependable. Professional. Strive to be the Best.

focus_thumbIf you’re interested in learning more about these attributes, check out my blog on having the right mindset for the industry – it’s targeted at camera operators, but is applicable to all areas of the crew, on or off location. I go into much more detail about what it takes to be successful in the industry.

But enough of all that, in today’s post I’m going to talk about how to dream BIG and how to create a compelling future. It might not seem important to you at this stage, but believe me… it is (more on that later).

As a result of your initial research from my first blog, you may have already decided what job you ultimately want to do in the industry or may still be  searching for answers, either way I want you to do the following exercise.

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