Tag Archives: Gaffing

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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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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