Cinematography

Over-the-Shoulder Shot: Examples of Camera Movements & Angles

Why do filmmakers use over-the-shoulder shots? Can they signal to the viewer that two ...

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What is a Cutaway Shot? How and Why Editors and DP’s Use it

Cinematographers and editors work together to create sequences that resemble reality. Once an editor ...

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How to Shoot B-Roll Footage on a Budget

We’ve all seen B-roll in our favorite content, but how does a filmmaker shoot ...

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What is Cinematography? Defining the Art and Craft

Making films isn’t just an art. It takes years of practice to cultivate a ...

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What is an Establishing Shot? Creative Examples that Set the Tone

You’ve written a script or maybe you’re trying to figure out a script’s shot ...

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The Filmmaker’s Guide to Video Frame Rates in 2019

Everyone loves a good slow-motion scene or a shot that speed ramps into an ...

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What is Chiaroscuro in Film? Definition, Techniques, & Film Examples

For decades, filmmakers have been evolving and becoming more creative when considering lighting and ...

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The 27 Best Film Cinematographers of 2019

The best cinematographers are artists, technicians, diplomats, and accountants. Choosing the best cinematographers is ...

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Dolly Shots: Creative Uses of Camera Movements, Shots, Angles

It can be difficult to push your audience to identify with the characters while ...

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The Essential Guide to Depth of Field [with Examples]

The best photographers and cinematographers use depth of field knowledge for precise control over ...