Tag Archives: Assistant Camera

Liz’s Cinematography 101: Measuring Light

Light must be measured. Film can only handle a limited range of tones. Therefore we must have a way to measure the light so we know how it needs to be manipulated to get the desired results and fall within … Continue reading

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Liz’s Cinematography 101: COLOR!

I had the opportunity to attend a seminar at the American Cinematheque where the panel consisted of Oscar-nominated production designers and art directors. I wasn’t sure how interesting it would be, since I don’t consider myself the ‘artsy-type’. However, I … Continue reading

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Liz’s Cinematography 101: Quality of Light

Light must be planned. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just skip all of that pre-production madness and figure out the lighting when we get on set? NO, it would be horrible. When it comes to narrative filmmaking, planning … Continue reading

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CREW SHIFT: Elizabeth Nelsen to DP

All right, so as I’ve said MANY times before, filmmaking is crazy time consuming. Unfortunately, that means that sometimes things need to change if things are going to get done. That said, there’s been a change in our crew. Sam … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen: Who Makes Up A Film Crew?

It occurred to me that I’ve been announcing crew members for a couple weeks, and that while most people reading this blog are probably filmmakers who know what these jobs are, there may be some who have no idea and … Continue reading

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