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How this Commercial DP Taught himself Cinematography – Interview with Matt Workman DP

How this Commercial DP Taught himself Cinematography – Interview with Matt Workman DP

The awesome DoP that is Matt Workman, methodically taught himself to become a top cinematographer. He wanted to film music videos and found himself shooting P. Diddy’s hits. Then he moved on to commercial cinematography where he currently shoots for brands like BMW. Need I say more? Cinematography Lighting Matt kept it simple. He watchedContinue Reading

Tired of the Boring Old Three Point Lighting? An Alternative Setup To The Rescue

Tired of the Boring Old Three Point Lighting? An Alternative Setup To The Rescue

The headshot, the interview, the portrait lighting we all have to film time and time again . . . it can get quite boring, and often my instincts tell me that you just can’t light by a standard formula. Lighting Techniques should be fluid. Three Point Lighting Rule Be Gone The best cinematographers don’t followContinue Reading

The Importance of Location Scouting for Epic Filmmaking

The Importance of Location Scouting for Epic Filmmaking

How important is a film location and can it be the difference between whether or not your filmmaking will have that Epic look you want? Are you willing to research gorgeous locations? Are you willing to wake up at crazy hours to get to a location at sunrise? Are you willing to hike, swim, sweat toContinue Reading

Cinematography Event – Attend For Free Online! Featuring Awesome Cinematographers

Cinematography Event – Attend For Free Online! Featuring Awesome Cinematographers

Hey Big Leaguers! We have something amazing that is officially LIVE and ready for you – and it has never been done before in our world of cinematography! Big League Film School has put together an online event with over 10 amazing cinematographers who will bring amazing presentations to you in specific areas of cinematography!Continue Reading

Lighting Techniques: Filming for Dramatic Effect – with DP Art Adams

Lighting Techniques: Filming for Dramatic Effect – with DP Art Adams

I personally love filming with dramatic lighting and love learning the lighting techniques that can achieve that cinematic and moody feel. If it was up to me, my latest cooking show project which I filmed would have been lit dramatically (Of course I wouldn’t get hired again!) High Quality Cinematography Under High Pressure One ofContinue Reading

How to Quickly Improve Your Shot – Part 1: Camera Height

How to Quickly Improve Your Shot – Part 1: Camera Height

In my years behind the camera I have found there are several ways to improve a shot dramatically with a few simple tweaks that anybody can do. This is one of those minor tweaks that I wish I had found when surfing the various blogs out there. But if you’re paying close attention to whatContinue Reading

Ryan E. Walters Part 2 – Lighting With Gaffers, the C100 and Camera Choices

Ryan E. Walters Part 2 – Lighting With Gaffers, the C100 and Camera Choices

In Part 1 of my interview with Ryan Walters, we discussed lighting and framing on a budget – and getting the results you want on a serious time crunch! Ryan worked on the 48 hour film festival where the film he worked on won 1st place and he won best cinematography. Now this is noContinue Reading

Ryan E. Walters Part 1 – Lighting An Exterior Night Scene (Short Film Breakdown)

Ryan E. Walters Part 1 – Lighting An Exterior Night Scene (Short Film Breakdown)

Lighting and Composition – that about sums up cinematography in two words right there.  So what’s all the complication about right? I guess that would be like saying sports is all about coordination and technique – now go play like Kobe!   So ya, it aint easy and even if you know the “rules” each situationContinue Reading

How To Shoot Daytime Exteriors and in Harsh Sunlight – Daron Keet Part 3 of 3

How To Shoot Daytime Exteriors and in Harsh Sunlight – Daron Keet Part 3 of 3

I can’t put a price tag on today’s interview. To be able to have a cinematographer of Daron’s caliber bring to us such top knowledge and understanding on shooting outdoors is priceless. This is one you will need to revisit often in your filming career. Using natural light is probably one of the first naturalContinue Reading

Director of Tim Ferriss’ Book Trailers Discusses How To Think Like a Director

Director of Tim Ferriss’ Book Trailers Discusses How To Think Like a Director

  STOP. WATCH ADAM’S REEL FIRST. (and tell me you don’t want to be like monsieur Patch when you grow up?!) Adam Patch / Director’s Reel 2013 from Adam Patch on Vimeo. What can we learn from a Director like Adam Patch? He has amazing vision and teaches us that making stelar pieces requires aContinue Reading

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