The acclaimed 2017 short film The Suitcase launched the career of a young woman filmmaker, Abi Damaris Corbin, who some say is going to be the next Cathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker ). The writer director, started her filmmaking career at the graduate Cinematic Arts program at USC after doing a master’s degree at the …
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Loulou Bleue SAMUI Style is a thirteen part 1 minute Instagram Mini Series. The series is set in different locations around Koh Samui and tells the story of Loulou Bleue, a Production Designer working in London’s advertising industry, who is sent out to Koh Samui to help the Location Manager find exotic locations for a …
Television advertising has been around since the 1940’s in the U.S. and back then most television programmes were branded shows, for example, Colgate Comedy Hour. The roots of the modern tv commercial came from short cinema films that were screened before the main feature film. Most major industries made short films which were classified as …
Go mobile. If I am not mistaken, this is the direction we are heading. It has often been said, the best camera to have is the one you carry around with you and for most people that is the camera in their smartphone, phablet or tablet. In terms of megapixels, most smartphone rear cameras are …
Russian film director and master auteur Andrei Tarkovsky created films with strong images and challenging narratives. Tarkovsky was influenced by Japanese films and was inspired by auteurs such as Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Michelangelo Antonioni. His films were mostly shot in monochrome as black and white was, in his opinion, closer to real life. …
Animation is never dull and this animated short film will not disappoint. The film noir style silhouettes work a treat and the film has a dynamic focused on simplicity. Vimeo is where you will see a lot of inspirational films like this from filmmakers who are pushing the boundaries of creativity. The animation for ZHU’s …
Blocking the scene with the actors is the most important part of preparing to shoot a scene. The director decides what are the best camera moves to tell the story and convey to the audience what the actors are thinking and how they progress the story through the action. The meaning can change with different …
Emotion and rhythm is a major part of film editing. Learning when to cut is a matter of practice. It might appear easy but it is not something that comes easily at first. Watching lots of movies, especially old ones, will help you to understand rhythm and know what works and what doesn’t work. Keep …
Dubliner, Eamonn Doyle, had not picked up a camera for over twenty years after graduating with a photography diploma many years ago. Then one day he started to photograph old people passing outside his front door. The photographs he took turned into a self published book which he sent to Martin Parr who is a …
The role of the DP has changed considerably since digital has dominated the movie set. Revered less by one and all, the DP’s moment has come and gone. Cinematographers of old often talk about the magic of lighting for film before digital dominated the film set and monitors spoiled the fun. The dailies used to …
Creativity should never be boring. As a videographer or photographer never be afraid to make creative suggestions to your client. In a video clients may want to talk about their product or service and show everything including the kitchen sink – remember the one-off Corporate video days? I know, those videos have their place, but …
Yes, you heard me right. Your old video camera is way too clunky to carry around nowadays and its quality has been surpassed by other devices sporting high megapixel cameras. If you have a DSLR that’s okay, it still takes great still photos and videos. If you don’t have a DSLR and you are not a …
Madonna’s ‘Secret Project’ in collaboration with New York photographer Steven Klien sees the light of day.
In this interview Bill Viola reveals the creativity behind his visually stunning video installations.
Meet the Canon EOS C100 the baby brother of the C300. At half the price of the C300 this cinema camera rocks.
“Prada Suits Everyone” is the end phrase on the short shot by Roman Polanski for Prada and showcased at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Do you find camera reviews boring? Then this Canon EOS C300 video might change your mind and get you to open your wallet again.
It has been a remarkable journey for HD DSLR cameras and it’s not over yet. One cinematographers perspective 3 years on…
New cameras keep on coming. Here is the latest to keep the competition on its toes. A DIGITAL 16mm cinema camera.
Before calling “action” on your no budget movie take a moment to ask yourself if you are focusing on the right things.
For DSLR shooters moving from a fixed single zoom lens to a prime lens can be daunting. How do you choose the best lenses?
Indian film director Shekhar Kapur talks about the creative process behind his films and how he finds inspiration.
Shooting a multi-camera video has never been easier. You just need four friends with iPhones and each loaded with the CollabraCam iPhone app.
Philip Bloom’s love affair with the video capable DSLR continues unabated despite shooting with pro video cameras. Watch the Philip Bloom interview.
The first Vimeo film festival last October in NYC brought filmmakers who are showing their best work online to the big screen.
Vincent Laforet has great iPad tips for photographers and talks to Marc Silber about his recently released iPad app.
By day she worked as a nanny in Chicago and on her days off she took photographs in the street with her Rolleiflex camera.
Depth of field is a hot subject and most of the talk is about shallow DOF and fast lenses. A HDDSLR shooter speaks out.
Can an academic make successful films? Meet Professor James Schamus of Focus Features who produced ‘The American’ starring George Clooney and learn his secret.
Get smooth with a Smoothee. Meet Steadicam’s answer for the iPhone. No more wobbly shots when you attach this little fellow to your iPhone.
Getting more bang for your buck helps low budget movies. Here’s how to fake a dolly shot without taking your camera off the tripod.
Ever wondered if one day HD DSLR’s will replace video cameras? One filmmaker and photographer posses a question in an attempt to answer this.
Fashion and video are natural bedfellows, so is it time to step off the catwalk and enter the exciting new world of fashion videos?
Everyone in the DSLR community has been waiting to see this camera, the Panasonic AF100 video camera, and it doesn’t disappoint.
What makes a successful advertising campaign go viral? One guy was filmed walking across America and the Ad became an internet success for Levi.
HD DSLR’s are now on the camera gear list of most movie sets thanks to a revolution that started with HD capable still cameras.
iPhone movies need great sound but your inbuilt mic won’t cut the mustard. Here’s what you will need to hook up an external microphone.
Hollywood sees $$$ signs with 3D movies, but some directors in Tinsel Town are questioning the sanity of some big studios love affair.
Sonys NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens camcorder is jostling with high-end DSLR’s as the video companies are forced to compete head-to-head with DSLR’s.
Vincent Laforet speaks to cinema 5D about the equipment he uses and has some advice for photographers who want to move into shooting video.
Every year cameras seem to get smaller with higher resolution. The new iPhone has HD capability and surprising picture quality for its size.
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC is a master with HD DSLR cameras. Find out how he shot the US Navy Seals training commercial without retakes!
Greg Williams has shot Megan Fox and brought film star Daniel Craig to life on an electronic poster. But can he shoot a film?
Cine Gear Expo 2010 was held again in LA and Cinema 5D was there to show you all the latest HD DSLR camera gear.
What do you get when you cross UK video artist Isaac Julien and Chinese star Maggie Cheung? Ten Thousand Waves is what you get.
Film director Baz Luhrmann gets arty with a painter friend to tell a story not with film but with a Caravaggio-style narrative painting.
You’ve got the DOF you wanted from your HDDSLR and now you are working on getting the cinematic look for your movie. Here’s how…
The convergence of art and commerce continues with David Lynchs new film for Christian Dior, Lady Blue shot in Shanghai starring Marion Cotillard.
No matter what equipment you use to shoot your movie what matters most is the story. Is it compelling enough to hold your audience?
Chris Jones, authour of the Guerilla Film Makers pocketbook, talks to HDDSLR guru Philip Bloom about the merits of shooting with HDDSLR cameras.
Learn the difference between shooting stills and video and the crew and equipment you will need to shoot your HD DSLR movie.
Want the ‘film look’? Then this simple guide to shooting video with your HD capable DSLR camera will get you up and running.
Carl Zeiss has developed a series of Compact Prime lenses that will fit directly to HDDSLRs without adapters, giving greater focus and aperture control.
More and more video and film professionals are choosing HD DSLR cameras for their productions for reasons including DOF, form factor and high ISO.
Glimpse into the future. A new camera from Panasonic which promises everything that the HDDSLR has plus, more importantly, what it doesn’t have today.
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