In this page I’m collating famous directors and the focal lengths they preferred. As and when I get new information, I’ll keep updating this list. Here’s the video I made on the focal lengths and lenses used by 19 great directors: Important: Information is either hearsay, guesses and some plain research from interviews, books, videos […]
Two big things coming up. First, I’m in pre-production for my next short film. It’s a complicated shoot in many ways, and I’m in the storyboarding phase. This will take a couple of weeks. Hopefully I can get it shot in January. Here are a couple of stills for your reference. The software is FrameForge […]
I show you how Ridley Scott sets up the three dining area scenes – two at the beginning, and the third at a major plot point.
What is the best ISO for video?
How to avoid Grain and Color Noise in Low Light Shooting
This is the main page of all the exclusive videos I make available only to members. It’s sorted date-wise. Enjoy! 2018
I know the title is a mouthful! Think movies with teams or groups with 3 or 4 characters. Star Wars, Seinfeld, Charlie’s Angels, you name it. I’ve noticed these four characters share the same four archetypes – and only vary in detail. Check out this exclusive video as I go through 19 movies that surprisingly […]
This is a comprehensive analysis of the “Sanchez’s apartment scene’ from Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil, his second great masterpiece after Citizen Kane. This scene is a 12-minute one take shot that was designed to be invisible. How did Welles pull that off? And here’s the exclusive PDF supplement I made for the above video: […]
I began the Understanding Cinematography Series two years ago, for myself, because: I wanted to learn about the techniques of cinematographers, and There was no resource out there that actually had that information. The closest is the American Cinematographer magazine, to which I have a subscription. Great as it is, it only covers the top […]
Here’s my editing timeline from DaVinci Resolve 15.1 for the Cineplay: What is a “Cineplay”? It’s a concept of shooting a play like a movie, but without the budget. Why do it? There are a few streaming services like Hotstar, Zee, etc., that accept cineplays. I don’t know if our play will be selected, but […]