Tag Archives: DSLR

To be continued…

All right, sorry for our absence. Here’s the deal. As we begin developing the expanded website, I had intended to keep this blog going. But that has turned out to be less than feasible. Liz is on set in Ohio. … Continue reading

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Keeping It All Straight: The Script Supervisor

[Ah, finally a new topic! (Yes, I know my voice is beautiful, but you’ll enjoy this too.) Mackenzie Storhaug is going to be discussing the deceptively simple, and extremely demanding, role of Script Supervisor. Tidbit: Before the modern era of … Continue reading

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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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The Story X-Ray: Breaking down your favorite movies

As I [Ben] have said before, a Story or Screenplay is like a human body, and the Structure of that story is like the body’s Skeleton. But how do we examine the skeleton of a living person? We can’t see … 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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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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