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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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Filling in the Shadows: Lighting

[And continuing our technical blogs, here’s Gaffer Dylan Borger.] Hi readers!  My name’s Dylan and I’ll be filling the role of Gaffer on the set of “Now Upon A Time”.  Most of you have probably heard of the term and … Continue reading

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Liz’s Cinematography 101: So Many Facets!!!

[All right. Something exciting. Our Director of Photography, Elizabeth Nelsen, is going to begin a weekly series JUST on Cinematography to delve deeper into the subject introduced by Sam Sullivant here and here. Stay tuned for awesomeness.] In this post, … Continue reading

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Cinematography vs Videography: Part 2

[Ah, yes. Sam’s long-awaited follow up. A great primer on the nitty gritty of cinematography, but as he says, this is just the beginning. It is so much more than “The Rule of Thirds” and “4-Point Lighting.” But walk before … 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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