My review of the Flashpoint LED lights by Adorama.
Brandon McCormick and Proof It’s the Talent Not the Tools [SE17]
I originally thought about calling this Radio Film School episode “Brandon McCormick’s Incredible Infinite Catalog of Creative Compositions”. But Talent v. Tools was easier. Find out why and what you’ll learn.
Freebies and Bonuses – “A Tale of Two Ryans”
We have a couple of new bonus episodes for you.
Why The 1-Man Crew Needs Color Grading Skills
Why color grading is an important skill for all you small or 1-man crews.
Jared Abrams and the Board of Education
No, this is not a title for a groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling. It’s a reference to today’s guest guest and the documentary film he’s shooting. Jared is a seasoned filmmaker and cinematographer (and he can really call himself that as he’s worked extensively with actual 35mm films). He’s co-founder of Wide Open Camera in Los […]
A Quick Primer on Using Zeiss CP.2 Cinema Lenses
Producing our 48 Hour Film Project had a series of “firsts” for me. One of those firsts I mentioned was the first time for me shooting with a Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 cinema lens (pdf link) (specifically the 35mm T2.1). There’s a lot of talk among DSLR filmmakers about the joy and benefits of using […]
The Importance of Lighting Design
Ask any professional filmmaker or photographer worth her weight in lens caps, and she’ll tell you that light is tantamount to a successful shoot. It’s because of lighting a set properly that significantly adds to how long it takes to shoot a film. I would guess that most of you out there who make this your profession […]
Featured Filmmaker Friday: Karen Abad (c180-032)
Today we continue our women filmmakers series with cinematographer and editor at Zacuto films, Karen Abad. Karen is a filmmaker who knows her stuff. Starting out in celluoid during her time at San Francisco’s Academy of Art, Karen has a keen sense of story, a good eye, and knows what she does best. She has […]