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 …

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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 …

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 …