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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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Mimic the Movie Masters: STEVEN SPIELBERG – Part TWO

8 Feb

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STEVEN SPIELBERG – Part TWO

spielberg thumb part 2Welcome back to Part TWO of my study of Mr. Spielberg; if you haven’t read Part ONE, I’d strongly recommend it if you’re interested in his signature “Push In”. The idea of this series is to give you, the filmmakers, more tools at your disposal, to further improve your work and help take it to the next level. I am going to highlight certain director’s individual cinematic signature shooting styles, so you can understand and apply these master techniques to your own independent movies. But anyway, enough of that, you’re here to read Part TWO. So let’s get on with it!

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Mimic the Movie Masters: STEVEN SPIELBERG – Part ONE

21 Jan

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STEVEN SPIELBERG – Part ONE

So I get asked a lot about finding a style as a filmmaker, and I get asked even more about what makes movies cinematic. So I thought, I’d pair the two together in this new blog series. It does exactly what it says on the tin – I’m going to point out a few key elements of a select bunch of Directors, to identify what separates their movies from the rest.

thumb spielberg v2The idea is to give you, the filmmakers, more tools at your disposal, to further improve your work and help take it to the next level. Specifically I am going to highlight each of these director’s individual cinematic signature shooting styles, so you can understand and apply these master techniques to your own independent movies. You may be well aware of all the points I cover, or it may be the first time you’ve looked at these filmmakers in this way; either way, if  it helps someone, it’ll be worth it. I’ll talk about iconic film Directors such as Chris Nolan, Tony Scott, JJ Abrams, Stanley Kubrick and beyond.

But first up, I’m going to start with none other than Mr. Steven Spielberg.

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