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The Morning Watch: Making of ‘Westworld’ Season 3, The ABCs of Cinematography & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, go behind the scenes of the third season of Westworld to see how they pulled of some of the visual effects sequences, which included some help from the technology used to make The Mandalorian. Plus, learn ab...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Cars, Westworld, Pixar, Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Cinematography, Disney World, Pixar Animation, Jonathan Nolan, Video Of The Day, The Morning Watch, Roger Gould


The Last Of Us Part II – Photo Mode Fun

Having just completed my work on the upcoming Sony Pictures Animation film Connected, I’m taking a short breather and am enjoying my time playing the sequel to the highly acclaimed Naughty Dog Playstation game The Last Of Us. I’m still pretty early in the game and it definitely delivers, but I’ve been getting more and more into the Photo Mode which comes with the game, a feature that allows you the thrill of becoming a virtual cinematographer, with plenty of control over the game camera, dept...
Tags: Games, Video Games, Playstation, Anime, Anton Corbijn, Ps4, Sony Pictures Animation, Cinematography, Naughty Dog, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II, Photo Mode


Quarantine Film School at Home with ‘Joker’ Cinematographer Lawrence Sher

Don’t get scared away by the privacy settings on the below video, just click the “Watch on Vimeo” button and you‘ll be rewarded with a terrific DIY video where ASC cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Joker, The Hangover) walks you through how he recreates a shot from E.T. by using only things in his house and an […]
Tags: Movies, Filmmaking, Lighting, Cinematography, Film School, Joker, Don, Asc, Quarantine, E.T, Lawrence Sher, American Cinematography, Low-budget Filmmaking, Shotdeck, Quarantine Film School, Lawrence Sher Joker The Hangover


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Trailer

Ubisoft has just released this very impressive trailer for their upcoming action role-playing video game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Check it out below – The trailer is created by the very talented folks at Digic Pictures, an animation studio based in Budapest, Hungary specializing in full 3D animation and visual effects for feature films, commercials and the video game industry. The game’s narrative focus on the Vikings is sure to invite comparisons to Santa Monica Studio’s excellent 2018 ...
Tags: Games, Trailer, Animation, Anime, Ubisoft, Cg, Vikings, Cinematography, Video Game, Budapest Hungary, Norse Mythology, Santa Monica Studio, Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Creed Valhalla Trailer, Creed Valhalla Check


Cinematographer Allen Daviau (1942-2020)

“In 1968, Allen and I started our careers side by side with the short film AMBLIN’. Allen was a wonderful artist, but his warmth and humanity were as powerful as his lens. He was a singular talent and a beautiful human being.” —Steven Spielberg Cinematographer Allen Daviau died last week from complications due to COVID-19. […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Steven Spielberg, Cinematography, Allen, Melissa Mathison, Allen Daviau, COVID-19, E.T. the Extra-Terrestial, Steven Spielberg Cinematographer Allen Daviau


Westworld Season 3 – Singapore Locations

I’ve just started watching season 3 of HBO’s Westworld series, and a good chunk of the set locations were shot in my hometown of Singapore. The filmmakers have really chosen some of the most iconic and futuristic locations to represent the country, and they look great ! Here are just some of the places I recognize ( episode 1 to 4 ) – (above) Dolores ( Evan Rachel Wood ) and Caleb ( Aaron Paul ) walk by Lasalle College Of The Arts in downtown, which I believe doubles as the hospital where Ca...
Tags: Hbo, Film, Singapore, Filmmaking, Anime, Westworld, National Gallery, Cinematography, Chinatown, Dolores, Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay, Supreme Courts, Caleb, Chinatown MRT, Kallang


3 Reasons to Shoot in 8K for Video Production

With new cameras moving beyond 4K into 6K and 8K territory, it seems a little strange to shoot in such high resolution when nothing supports or even displays those formats. In this live episode of Video Marketing Minute, I highlight 3 advantages for shooting in the highest resolution possible, even if no one will ever see all its pixel-perfect glory. Watch the full Video Marketing Minute here Cameras that shoot in 6K Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Panasonic DC-S1...
Tags: Movies, Production, Cinematography, 4k Video, 8k Video, 6k Video, Video Marketing Minute, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Panasonic


Cinematic iPhone Video Composition for Filmmakers

Learn how to use different shots, angles and framing to create cinematic iPhone video compositions that stand out. Know the rules so you can use or break them.What is it that makes an image truly cinematic? Is it the camera? Is it the light? How about the angle or framing? Of course it’s a combination of all these things. Learning how to compose cinematic shots with your phone is more important than any lens, fancy accessory or gadget.With an eye for good composition, you can create beautiful ci...
Tags: Camera, Filmmaking, Ocean, Wes Anderson, Sony, Cinematography, Composition, Belgrade, Arri Alexa, Belagio Fountains Las Vegas, Karakoy Istanbul Shot, FiLMiC Pro Galata Tower Istanbul Shot, Galata Bridge Karakoy Istanbul, Las Vegas Blvd Shot, Glencairn Beach Cape Town South Africa, Venice Beach Skate Park Los Angeles Shot


iPhone Cinematography Composition Tips for Smartphone Filmmakers

Learn how to use different shots, angles and framing to make your iPhone cinematography stand out. Know the rules so you can use or break them.What is it that makes an image truly cinematic? Is it the camera? Is it the light? How about the angle or framing? Of course it’s a combination of all these things. Learning how to compose cinematic shots with your phone is more important than any lens, fancy accessory or gadget.With an eye for good composition, you can create beautiful cinematic iPhone v...
Tags: Filmmaking, Ocean, Sony, Cinematography, Composition, Belgrade, Arri Alexa, Belagio Fountains Las Vegas, Karakoy Istanbul Shot, Galata Bridge Karakoy Istanbul, Las Vegas Blvd Shot, Glencairn Beach Cape Town South Africa, Venice Beach Skate Park Los Angeles Shot, Dubai Creek Shot, Cape Point South Africa, Pro Galata Bridge Karakoy Istanbul


Sharp’s 8K camera will ship this year with a price point aimed under $4,000

We haven’t heard much about Sharp’s 8K camera for a while. It was first shown off at CES 2019, a whole year ago, and it’s been pretty much radio silence ever since. At least, until CES 2020 last week where they had one on display, and a few updates to talk about – including a […] The post Sharp’s 8K camera will ship this year with a price point aimed under $4,000 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Filmmaking, Gear, Sharp, Cinematography, 8k Video, 8K, CES 2020


iPhone Videography Accessories – Add-Ons for Better Looking and Sounding Video

When the iPhone gets updated every year, its biggest updates have lately been with its camera and video capabilities. Just look at the iPhone 11 Pro. 3 lenses. Great low light ability. Slow-motion shooting. The device in your pocket is an excellent filmmaking tool. From Tangerine to High Flying Bird, entire feature films have been shot on the iPhone, starting with the iPhone 8 and FiLMiC Pro. In my interview with Neill Barham, FiLMiC’s CEO, he calls it, “the beginning of a new era.” Howeve...
Tags: Amazon, Tools, Movies, Equipment, Dji, Lighting, Cinematography, Lenses, Sennheiser, Movi, Mobile Filmmaking, Filmic Pro, Sound Recording, iPhone Filmmaking, Neill Barham, JOBY GorillaPodAmazon Ulanzi


Take a look behind the scenes at the amazing cinematography of HBO’s “Chernobyl”

HBO’s series Chernobyl took the world by the storm shortly after it was first aired, and if you ask me, it’s no surprise. With the eerie atmosphere and sound effects, moving true stories, marvelous cinematography and directing – this is a series that leaves no one indifferent. Indy Mogul’s Ted Sim had a chat with […] The post Take a look behind the scenes at the amazing cinematography of HBO’s “Chernobyl” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Hbo, Inspiration, Chernobyl, Lighting, Cinematography, Indy Mogul, Ted Sim


Discussing the Future of iPhone Filmmaking with FiLMiC Pro Creator

Behind every major project shot with a mobile phone, there’s usually one app in common: FiLMiC Pro. Over at Filmmaker Magazine, I interviewed FiLMiC’s creator, Neill Barham, about the future of mobile phone filmmaking and their app, included the new multi-cam updates announced with the new iPhone 11 Pro. For us, we really do buy into the democratization of media. The voice of a 15-year-old kid anywhere in the world is equally as valid as anyone that’s already inside the studio system. We’r...
Tags: Movies, Equipment, Cinematography, Mobile Filmmaking, Filmic Pro, Filmmaker Magazine, iPhone Filmmaking, Neill Barham, Neill Barham Check


‘Joker’ in ‘The Lighthouse’

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness”  ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness “Hello darkness, my old friend…” —Simon & Garfunkel The Sounds of Silence (written by Paul Simon and sung by Simon & Garfunkel) The last two movies I happened to see in theaters were Joker and The Lighthouse. Thankfully, I didn’t see them on […]
Tags: Disney, Paul Simon, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Joker, Simon Garfunkel, Oscar Awards, Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse, Joseph Conrad Heart


Shooting on Digital or Film a Defining Choice for Oscar-Contending Cinematographers

More than 20 years after the first digitally shot film was nominated for an Oscar, the decision of whether to shoot film or digital is still surprisingly fraught in some situations — and is having a major impact on the developing awards season picture. The Camerimage Intl. Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Poland, […]
Tags: News, Film, Digital, Poland, Oscars, Cinematography, Joker, Seberg, Jojo Rabbit, Ford v. Ferrari


Making Solo: A Star Wars Story Book Review

Industrial Light & Magic Presents : Making Solo: A Star Wars Story is a handsomely photographed making of book by Rob Bredow, the SVP, executive creative director, and head of Industrial Light & Magic. As a child, the production photographs of the AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back inspired Rob to become a filmmaker, and in meticulously documenting the progress of the production on Solo he hopes to do the same – to inspire the next generation of artists, engineers and storytellers. The beaut...
Tags: Star Wars, Film, Book Reviews, Sci-fi, Rob, Anime, Cinematography, Solo, SVP, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Industrial Light Magic, Art Book Review, Making Of, Industrial Light And Magic, Rob Bredow


Use these seven tips to get more cinematic footage with your smartphone videos

Shooting video on a smartphone has become far more commonplace now than it used to be. Even for quite serious projects. And, sure, it was part of a Samsung Promotion, but even The Tonight Show has now shot an entire episode using nothing but Samsung Galaxy S10+ Smartphones. But what can we do with our […] The post Use these seven tips to get more cinematic footage with your smartphone videos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Samsung, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Smartphone Video, Zach Ramelan


Six ways to film like a cinematographer but think like an editor

Grinding an editor’s gears is easy, most cinematographers can do it blindfolded. If you shoot video – for any reason at all – and you’re not an accomplished editor – you’re undoubtedly indulging in at least one of the Six Sins of the Cinematographer. If you want to master video production — and become every […] The post Six ways to film like a cinematographer but think like an editor appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Tips And Tricks, Video Editing, Alexander Bruce


The new Panasonic S1 might just be the new low light video king

There’s been a lot of buzz around the new Panasonic S1 full frame mirrorless camera. Some of it good, some of it not so good. People like to complain about the size and weight, and the fact that it doesn’t have a flippy out LCD like the GH5. But how about the good? Well, cinema5D […] The post The new Panasonic S1 might just be the new low light video king appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Filmmaking, Gear, Panasonic, Cinematography, Low Light, High Iso, Panasonic S1, Panasonic S1R, ISO Performance


That insane car chase in Fast Five was shot using a real 9,000lb vault

The Fast & Furious franchise is notorious for using CG in their movies. Even though they have very highly trained stunt drivers, and even gave the actors some rather intensive driving lessons, some things are just easier and safer when done with CG. But they also do a surprising amount of effects practically, when possible. One sequence […] The post That insane car chase in Fast Five was shot using a real 9,000lb vault appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Vfx, Practical Effects, Cinematography, Fast & Furious, Fast Five


Three simple camera tricks that will surprise your viewers

While the long take is more famous in movies than in anything else, it’s become sort of a thing for vloggers, too. Often they’re walking, holding the camera while they talk and it can go on for several minutes. But it can be difficult to add creativity to these types of shots, especially when you’re […] The post Three simple camera tricks that will surprise your viewers appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Tips And Tricks, Filmmaking Tricks, Peter McKinnon


Sharp shows off the first 8K consumer ILS camera under $5,000 at CES 2019

It has no name, right now, other than “8K Video Camera”, but this 8K Micro Four Thirds camera from electronics giant Sharp is currently on display in prototype form at CES 2019. It was spotted by Dave Altizer at Kinotika discovered wandering through the CES show floor. And he decided to make a short video […] The post Sharp shows off the first 8K consumer ILS camera under $5,000 at CES 2019 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Filmmaking, Gear, Sharp, Cinematography, 8k Video, 8K, CES 2019, Dave Altizer, Kinotika


What is the rule of thirds and how do you use it?

The rule of thirds is a term often used in reference to photography or videography, but you may be asking yourself, what is the rule of thirds? Dive into one of the easiest compositional guidelines to understand. The post What is the rule of thirds and how do you use it? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Cinematography, Rule Of Thirds, Image Framing


DJI launches a new website for professional cinematographers and filmmakers

DJI has just launched a dedicated website for professional cinematographers and filmmakers. According to the company, DJI Pro is created to provide “comprehensive user experience for cinematographers and filmmakers around the world.” Ti Xie, Public Relations Director at DJI, says that the DJI Pro website is a dedicated location for customers. Here they can learn […] The post DJI launches a new website for professional cinematographers and filmmakers appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Dji, Professional, Filmmaker, Filmmakers, Cinematography, Cinematographer


This filmmaker used a salad bowl to create a “door spy hole” effect

I just love seeing a clever use of household items for filmmaking and photography. But did you know that Amazon Prime show Hand of God has some awesome DIY solutions in certain scenes? The show’s director of photography Rasmus Heise used a simple salad bowl to create a “door spy hole” effect, and he shared […] The post This filmmaker used a salad bowl to create a “door spy hole” effect appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Amazon Prime, Filmmaking, Filmmaker, Cinematography, cheap DIY project, DIY Creators, Rasmus Heise


The Wes Anderson Collection : Isle of Dogs Book Review

The art/making of books for Wes Anderson’s films have always been of amazing quality, serving as excellent guidebooks to the movies but also peppered with interesting lessons on film-making itself, and this volume is no different. The official and only making of book for his latest stop-motion animated film Isle Of Dogs, the book features several in-depth interviews with film critic Lauren Wilford and writer/director Wes Anderson, as well as storyboards, write-ups on the cinematic influences ...
Tags: Japan, Film, Book Reviews, Fox, Illustration, Animation, Wes Anderson, Anime, Grand Budapest Hotel, Cinematography, Concept Art, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Akira, Art Book Review, Otomo Katsuhiro


Use these 10 camera tricks to tell better stories in your videos

Shooting video usually isn’t as simple as just pointing a camera at something and hitting record. Sure, sometimes it is, but if you want to try and tell a story with your films, you need to think about how the camera can help you to tell that story. In this video, Jordy from Cinecom shows […] The post Use these 10 camera tricks to tell better stories in your videos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Storytelling, Cinematography, Jordy Vandeput, Filming Techniques


Shadow – Zhang Yimou Film Trailer

It’s been quite a while since I last saw a great Chinese period wuxia film, so I was really excited after watching Zhang Yimou ( Hero, House Of Flying Daggers ) latest trailer for his new film Shadow. Check it out below – Anyone who is familiar with Zhang Yimou’s filmography probably knows that he horned his skills as a director of photography before taking on directing, so his bigger films always pack great visual Oomph. The look of Shadow is based on the visual aesthetics of Chinese bla...
Tags: Movies, Film, Trailer, Wuxia, Anime, Steven Spielberg, Cinematography, Zhang Yimou, Shadow, Chinese ink painting, Zhang Yimou Film Trailer


6 creative ways to use a gimbal for your video footage

Gimbals are wonderful things, but just walking around holding a gimbal gets really boring really quickly, especially for the viewer. But that’s what often happens. Every shot looks like a “gimbal shot”. We’ve seen the same thing happen with drones, too. And like a drone, a gimbal can be a valuable storytelling tool, offering some […] The post 6 creative ways to use a gimbal for your video footage appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Inspiration, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Gimbal, Cooph, Motorised Gimbal, Cooperative of Photography, Gimbal Techniquue


Seven quick cinematography lessons that will make you a better filmmaker

If you are into filmmaking, there are plenty of ways to improve your work and to make the shooting more successful and efficient. In this video from StudioBinder, Brent Barbano of ShareGrid gives you seven quick, but very valuable lessons that will help you raise your filmmaking on a higher level. 1. Just shoot The […] The post Seven quick cinematography lessons that will make you a better filmmaker appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Filmmaking, Filmmaker, Filmmakers, Cinematography, Lessons, Videography, Barbano, Videographer, Cinematographer