Here is a highlights reel of the best cinematography moments of True Grit, nominated for Best Cinematography.
Kirsten Lepore's deceptively simple animated short Bottle has been making the festival rounds this winter with screenings at AFI Film Fest, and just winning the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Animated Short at the 17th annual Slamdance Festival.
Red Scarlet 3D Rig on a Stedicam. Red Epic 3D Rig on a Stedicam. More Red Cameras on 3D mounts.
Fresh off of the Asia Red Epic Tour, Ted Schilowitz and Tonaci Tran get together in Vietnam to talk about the Red Epic camera and upcoming Reducation classes.
From youtube: In December, we announced that “Life in a Day,” a documentary film directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald, produced by Ridley Scott, and filmed on July 24, 2010 by thousands of YouTube users around the world, was finished—and would have its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 27.
Music video shot with a Canon XH A1, 7D, 5D, and 60D. Yes, four different cameras. We illuminated the set with shiny boards only.
Thanks go out to Philip Bloom
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This is not new, but I just discovered it and its quite amazing. Awesome cinematography and its interactive to boot. Check it out - the start is here if the embed doesn't work.
A complete TV series shooting with Canon 7D in my country (YEMEN) , I played a role of a cinematographer using canon 7d , and shooting for more than 60 hours on only one 7d camera , shooting for 28 days , after we finish , editing is another story ...
This is a class project I was in charge of DP. Any thoughts on the lighting?
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The visual style of this trailer looks like not only the amalgamation, but also the perfection, of all the great visual pieces that have been popping up on Vimeo lately. Handheld, dynamic natural lighting, you name it; ironically, this film makes Terrence Malick look self-reflexive in the best way possible.
Check out this mini-documentary I shot and directed for Scion about exotic fish and the people who love them. Shot on the Canon 5D. Enjoy.
"If I only scrape a living, at least it's a living worth scraping. I feel genuinely lucky to - hand on heart - say I love doing what I do and I may never be a rich man. If I live long enough, I'll certainly have a tale or two for the nephews, and I dig the thought of that."
In January of this year, I went to Kuwait with director Fawaz Al-Matrouk to complete photography for the film "To Rest In Peace". We shot the majority of the film in Southern California, duping air force bases, homes, and beaches for authentic Kuwaiti locations. Because traveling was a significant theme for the film, we went to the small, nearly deserted island of Failaka (about 20km off the mainland). Captured by the Iraqi army and deserted by its citizens almost 20 years ago, this island wa...
i made a horror movie trailer. i wonder if its scary enough to shock you. hehe.
Really great survey of his feature career.
The footage and photos came from the organizers and I thought of making a music video out of it.
Sending a Go Pro Hero HD and an iPhone to space = Father/Son science project. I doubt your dad is this cool.
Really unique surf photography. Directed by Joe G and shot by Scott Soens.
Beautiful hallation and vignetting. More photos after the jump.
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New trailer for "The King's Speech", directed by Tom Hooper (John Adams,The Damned United) and shot by Danny Cohen (John Adams,Pirate Radio). Really interesting use of framing (shortsided and headroom) and lenses. Among other things, it's refreshing to see the filmmakers choose to shoot a CU with a 24mm that's a foot below the eyeline instead of the conventional 180mm CU that feels like you're in another county.
He talks about 127 Hours and goes into detail about the way he approached this film with 2 different cinematographers. He goes into great detail about his approach to the film and what he hoped to achieve by having 2 DPs.
Soviet Montage put together this great demonstration of HDR (high dynamic range) video. Using 2 Canon 5D Mark II's, they used a beam splitter to create video images that previously have only been possible in still photography.
Check out the first trailer for the independent feature I shot last year, "Xander Cohen". Written and Directed by Javier Calderon
Check out Raul Fernandez's footy-work in this clip from a short film he shot: Dig.
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This is a fantastic interview with Harris Savides ASC. He really hammers home the primacy of the script and the subservience of the photography to the script. Perfect articulation of what cinematography ought to be.
Check out these stills from my latest shoot: GoldenBox. Dir. Matt MacDonald.
Check out this recent test on a the WeissCam HS-2.
I'm particularly interested in his point about 3D being darker. I saw Avatar in 3D with 2 different projection systems: RealD 3D and 3D at the Arclight Dome. Both times, throughout the film, I snuck a peak over my glasses and saw the colors and exposure at the saturation and brightness I thought the DP (haha) intended. It looked beautiful. The colors were more saturated and I could see important story information in the shadows. When you're losing over a stop of light transmission through tho...
Matt Zoller Seitz from Salon.com writes this beautiful ode to Kodachrome. "To shoot a roll of film was to take a leap of faith. The digital evolution has eliminated a lot of uncertainty from the process, and that's probably a net gain -- especially if you're an amateur shutterbug. Unfortunately, some other, wonderful elements have disappeared as well: mystery, poetry and the element of chance."