Watch how cinematographer Luciano Tovoli fulfills Dario Argento’s color fantasy in the brilliant art-horror film, Suspiria.
Watch how cinematographer Frederick Elmes paints a harsh reality in the iconic “candy-colored clown” scene from Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch.
Watch how cinematographer Vittorio Storaro channeled Caravaggio to tell the story of Plato’s cave, using just two lights.
Watch how cinematographer Dean Cundey uses layers to create depth and keep us off balance in the opening scene of Halloween 1978: This video and series is about lighting theory, and some practical suggestions and guesses, based on my experiences and opinions. It does not contain information on actual fixtures or behind the scenes, since […]
Chinese lanterns are a cheap and inexpensive way to light a scene. Let me show you how.
How can low budget filmmakers light a scene with just one light? You can, with this technique!
The only trick you’ll ever need to deal with any daylight lighting conditions.
What is low-key lighting, and how do you apply it in cinematography?
Film lighting is intimidating. Let me simplify it for you so you can achieve impressive results for less.
We all know that we need light to be able to make films. And the light needs to be placed appropriately to do what it does best; light for the camera. So, to start off, we’ll look at the basic types of lighting gear you will come across used to light for cinema, then we’ll […]