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The Beauty of the Backlight
As a filmmaker I always knew that backlight was important. It is of course apart of the three-point lighting setup we all have come to learn. It separates the subject from the background and gives them a sort of pop. However, it took me a while to truly see, not only the beauty, but the …
Free Download of my Magic Bullet Looks Preset Pack
Hello everyone. I just wanted to share with you a gift I made for all of the visitors of my site. Magic Bullet Looks is a common color grading plugin for popular NLEs. During the time I have been using it, I developed several presets. I decided to allow any visitor of this site to …
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Color Grading: Magic Bullet Looks Tutorial
Magic Bullet Looks Color Grading Tutorial
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Review: The Digital Film Camera
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was the wild card that struck everyone by surprise last year. Blackmagic Design did the same thing this year when they introduced the 4k version of the BMCC and a pocket version. This company at the very least deserves respect and even if the camera isn't for everyone there is a …
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Best Apps for Filmmaking
It's funny how far we have come in regards to technology. Just a few years ago our daily lives consisted of pay phones and dial up internet. Now majority of us walk around with a super computer in our pockets. The smartphone is our personal assistant throughout the day. We as filmmakers are always looking …
Quick Guide to Cinematic Images Part 4: Inserts vs Detail Shots
In a previous post I talked about depth of field, I referred to insert shots and what I call detail shots. So what is the difference between the two? In short there isn't anything technically different. The name change is more of a psychological trigger. This concept is something I personally developed and perhaps it'll work …
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Quick Guide to Cinematic Images Part 3: Lighting Guides
In my quest to continue to perfect my craft and to become an all-around better filmmaker, I've come across some useful guidelines for lighting. This blog is all about taking information and displaying it in a simplistic form. Same amount of information but easier to grasps. Lighting is essential to film. I guarantee your first …
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Quick guide to cinematic images part 2: Depth of Field
When DSLRs became widely available and independent filmmakers started using them to tell stories, the community was fascinated by the ability to create shallow depth of field. Shallow depth of field is when an object or subject is in focus but the background isn't. I fell into this fascination as well. Putting objects and people …
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