Subjective Cinema — Types and Techniques in Filmmaking

Watching a film can sometimes feel like looking at the world through someone else’s eyes. This someone else may be a particularly auteurist filmmaker, or they can be a character within a movie that a filmmaker wants us to identify with. Referred to as subjective cinema, this filmmaking technique can be incredibly powerful.Continue reading Subjective… Continue reading Subjective Cinema — Types and Techniques in Filmmaking

What is a 3D Movie — History, Definition, & Best Examples

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions 3D movies have revolutionized the way we experience films. Technological advancements have paved the way for a captivating and visually breathtaking viewing experience that, not too long ago, would have seemed unimaginable. But is a 3D movie exactly, and how did they come to be? In… Continue reading What is a 3D Movie — History, Definition, & Best Examples

How to Shoot a Car Scene — Camera, Sound & Rigs Explained

Some of the greatest scenes in movie history take place in a car. The dino-tour in Jurassic Park, the “Contender” speech in On the Waterfront, the “Bohemian Rhapsody” rendition in Wayne’s World — what would these iconic scenes have been without a car? Let’s take a look at how car scenes are captured and how… Continue reading How to Shoot a Car Scene — Camera, Sound & Rigs Explained

What is Color Theory — A Guide for Image Makers

Color BasicsOpen menu Color Grading vs. Color Correction What is Color Space What is Color Temperature What is a Vectorscope What is LUT What is a Colorist What is a Color Checker What is Technicolor First Color Movie Film Colorization Process Color SchemesOpen menu What is a Color Scheme Triadic Color Scheme Monochromatic Color Scheme… Continue reading What is Color Theory — A Guide for Image Makers

What are Full Frame Cameras — Aspects and Advantages

Full-frame cameras — you’ve probably heard the term thrown around, especially in photography circles, but what does it really mean? And more importantly, why should you care? In the simplest terms, a full frame camera is one with a sensor size equivalent to 35mm film. The larger sensor offers numerous advantages, from improved image quality… Continue reading What are Full Frame Cameras — Aspects and Advantages

What is Wildlife Photography — Types and Tips Explained

Wildlife photography is a captivating pursuit that allows us to delve into the wonders of the natural world while considering its environmental implications. Through the lens, we can capture the essence and magnificence of wildlife, immersing ourselves in their habitats and understanding the delicate balance of ecosystems. This art form not only celebrates the breathtaking beauty… Continue reading What is Wildlife Photography — Types and Tips Explained

How to Use Slow Motion to Create Iconic Moments

Like anyone who has spent two hours waiting at the DMV can attest, emotional states are affected by the perception of time. In filmmaking terms, we want to take a moment to discuss one of the most commonly used time manipulation techniques — slow motion — and how it can be used to add deeper,… Continue reading How to Use Slow Motion to Create Iconic Moments

What is Screen Direction in Film — How to Preserve Continuity

Editing EssentialsOpen menu What is Film Editing What Does a Film Editor Do How Does an Editor Control the Rhythm of a Film How to Become a Film Editor What is In Camera Editing What is Screen Direction in Film What is a Rough Cut in Film What is Continuity Editing in Film What is… Continue reading What is Screen Direction in Film — How to Preserve Continuity

What is a 50mm Lens Good For — All About the Nifty Fifty

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading What is a 50mm Lens Good For — All About the Nifty Fifty

What is a Film Still and What are They Used For?

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions A still is not merely a static image; it captures a single frame of a movie, encapsulating a world of emotions and stories within its boundaries. These seemingly simple snapshots hold immense power within the realm of cinema. In this article, we explore the captivating complexities of film… Continue reading What is a Film Still and What are They Used For?

Oppenheimer Practical Effects Explained — VFX Without CGI

I t’s no secret that Christopher Nolan is a fan of practical effects. From running a plane into an airport to building an entire rotating hallway, the man likes to do it for real. Oppenheimer is no different. Though Nolan didn’t exactly detonate an atomic bomb, the auteur utilized in-camera effects in creative and unexpected ways.… Continue reading Oppenheimer Practical Effects Explained — VFX Without CGI

What is Macro Photography — The Art of the Tiny

I f you’ve ever marveled at the intricate details of a dewdrop on a leaf or the delicate patterns on an insect’s wings, then you’ve experienced the magic of macro photography. This photography practice allows photographers to capture the mesmerizing beauty of small subjects in a larger-than-life format. But what exactly is macro photography, and how do… Continue reading What is Macro Photography — The Art of the Tiny

What is Brand Photography — How it Impacts Business

I magine for a moment, you’re strolling through the bustling aisles of the digital marketplace. Your eyes are drawn to vivid, compelling images that tell a story – welcome to the world of brand photography. This form of visual storytelling is not just about pretty pictures; it’s an essential tool businesses use to connect and resonate… Continue reading What is Brand Photography — How it Impacts Business

What is Long-Exposure Photography — Art of Time & Light

L ong-exposure photography, a magical intertwining of time and light, holds the potential to transform ordinary scenes into ethereal landscapes. It’s an intriguing blend of art and science that stretches the realm of possibility, capturing moments beyond what our eyes can perceive.  As we delve deeper into this fascinating world, we’ll unravel the secrets behind these mesmerizing… Continue reading What is Long-Exposure Photography — Art of Time & Light

What is Glamour Photography — The Art of Elegance & Allure

G lamour photography is a genre that has not just captured but captivated audiences with its unique blend of beauty, elegance, and allure. It is a genre that has been around since the early days of photography, but its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. In this article, we dive deep into what makes this realm… Continue reading What is Glamour Photography — The Art of Elegance & Allure

Overexposure vs Underexposure — How to Work With Both

BasicsOpen menu What Does a Cinematographer Do What is Cinematography What is Digital Cinematography Cinematography Terms What is Motion Blur Lighting EssentialsOpen menu Basics of Film Lighting: 4 Qualities of Light What is Practical Lighting 3-Point Lighting What is Key Light What is Fill Light What is Backlight What is Low Key Lighting What is… Continue reading Overexposure vs Underexposure — How to Work With Both