I go through some of John Alcott’s cinematography techniques to help you understand his unique style.
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AFRAID: A RAID Primer is one of the first full ebooks I wrote. It’s a murder mystery that explains how RAID works. Here’s how it starts: Deep in the heart of town, hidden away in a shady street, is a RAID 5-star hotel called Hotel Network. Very few understand how this place runs or makes […]
Here’s my first video of 2019, the secrets to a great slasher film: The problem with the old definition of a slasher film According to Google: From the above definition, you get two important characteristics: It must be a horror film, and The attacker must attack with a knife or razor. I find this definition […]
The 180-degree rule is simple in theory. Stay on one side of the line of action, and that’s it. But is it really that simple? In this video I go through the 180-degree rule in film for one person, two-person, three-person and four or more person-shots. How do you use it effectively, and how do […]
I had shared a couple of stills last week about my new project. Here are a couple more: The setting is a forest at night, with cars. It’s going to be a tough shoot, but one that I’ve been writing for months. Lots of moving pieces, lots of things that can go wrong. Right now […]
Many have reported the dreaded blue clipping problem that occurs specifically with LED lights (doesn’t have to be blue LEDs) in low light shooting conditions. Let’s see how to fix that on set. What is blue clipping? “Blue clipping” is the popular term that describes what happens when you see splotches of blue (it can […]
Bradford Young is the rising star of the cinematography world, truly a product of the modern DSLR revolution. In this video I go through some of his cinematography lighting and camera techniques to help you understand his unique style. Just to be clear: Bradford Young changes his style to suit the movies he shoots. The […]