345 Cinematography Techniques

Here is an extensive list of techniques created by the Cinematographers at CML (Cinematography Mailing List).

15 Days At Sea
16mmGreenScreen
16mm B & W Feature Film

16mm Frames Per Foot
16mm Handheld
25FPS & 60Hz

3 Strip Technicolor
3D Moving Stills
300′ To The Gennie
360° Location Lighting

435 Shutter Phase
45 degree shutter & monitors

48 Hour Film Project Advice
50-60 htz Flicker
85 or 85B

AatonCode Instructions

Achieving High Contrast Look
Action at Night
Additional Costs Shooting In Water
Afro-American Project

Air Safety
Anamorphic or Super 35?

Aerial Bug deflectors
Aerial Filming
Aerial Shots
AG – DVX100 Crash Housing
Artic Shooting HD/Small Kit

Audio In Choppers
Auto Interiors on a stage

Back Seat Camera Mount
Battery Powered Lights
Bee Smoker
Best Film Camera For Aerials From A Balloon
Bicycle Wheel Dolly
Black & White Film
Boat Effect On A Sound Stage

Body Mount Rig
Borescopes/Probes
Building Implosion
Building Miniature
Bullet POV
B & W Cinematography

Camera Checklist For 16 & 35mm
Camera Moves Through Miniatures
Camera Mounting In A Bus
Camera Shake/Earthquake Effect
Camera Support In Shallow Water
Cameras On MotoGP Bikes
Candle Effect
Cardellini Clamps : Welding/ Weight/Stress & Torque
Cardioid Lavaliers
Car Crash
Car Headlights – Lighting Gag
Car Mounting HD Cameras
Car Mounts For DVX100
Car Mount Vibration Issues
Car Shock Mounts
Car Shots
Car Shots Thru Front Windscreen
Cascading Fruit In A White Limbo
Chapman Vibration Isolator
Cherry Pickers
China Ball On A Battery
Choosing The Right Stock
Cinerama
Cleaning Cases
Close Up On A LCD Display

Coast To Coast With An Intervalometer
Cold Conditions
Cold Weather Shooting

Composition
Cost of Making A Film
Creating A Feel of 1950’s Film
Crane Shots
Credit Card Focus Chart
Credits & What They Are!!!

Day For Night – Additional Shooting Information
Day For Night Sequences
Daylight Bulbs
DFN Beach

Dolly Into An Eyeball
Deep Focus
Deserts

Darkroom Sequence

Digital Effect Combining Camera Tilt Up
Dissolve Effect Suggestions
DIY MacBeth Chart
Dodging Glasses
Drunk POV
Dust Particles Glitter

Earth Explosion – fps
Elevator Flicker Effect
Electric Arc Lighting Effect
Examples Around A Table
Examples : Insanity

Exploding Television Screens
Explosion Proof Filming
Exposing Fire Properly
Exposing Fireworks
Exposing For Stars
Exposure Compensation
Exposure In Lux Seconds

Exterior Lighting / Actors Eyes
Extreme Close-Ups
Extremely Reflective Subjects
Event Horizon

Eyeballing Exposures
Eyelights
Eyeline

Fake Snow
Faking Flight Shots
Features Combining 35mm and Tape
Feature For DI Shot On Ektachrome

Features That Originate On 16mm
Filming Computer Monitors

Framing Chart Resource
Film Language
Film Resolution 550 MegaPixels On VistaVision
Film/Video Kit For Saltwater Kayaking
Film Schools
Film Stock For Food Shots
Filming An Eye
Filming Animals
Filming at Sea
Filming A Zoetrope
Filming Flash Photography (Multiple Threads On This Topic)
Filming Pills In Slow Motion
Filming / Photographing Welding
Flashback Recommendations … plus Flashback – 16mm Hand Crank
Flash Frame Look For Commercial
Flesh Tone With Cold Look
Flying Wire Rigs For 35mm
Focus Observations
Focus Pulling On Ski Slopes
Frame Rates In World Theatres

Framing For Symmetry
Frazier Lens

Geared Head Experience
Geared Head Perfect Circle

Geared Head Skills
Glass exploding
Grabbing Airport Shots
Grading & Stock Choice
Graininess
Green/Cyan Pastel Look
Green In Glass
Green Screen On Ice


Hand Held

Hard Cyc Construction
Haze In Spray Can
Headlight Dimming
Heat Waves
Heavy Fog
Headphones – Tips

Helicopter Camera Operating – Tips and Advice
Helicopter Safety

HD vs Super 16mm
Hi Speed Explosion
High Speed Electric – Battery Winch
High Speed Underwater Blue/Greenscreen
Horse Running Down A Beach
Hot Air Balloons
Hotel Room Interview Setup

IMX : Tired or Wired
Impressions Of Darkness
Improvised Mini-DV Features

Jewellery

Keeping It Sunny

Kodak & Beyond : John Pytlaks Amazing Links
Kodachrome Look

Lake Shot At Night
Lav Miking Etiquette
Laying Dolly Track
Lenses / Diamond Jewellery
Leopards POV
Lighthouse Look
Lighting Around Firearms
Lighting Cars On A White Cyc
Lighting Cars On A White Cyc – Additional Info
Lighting Interior Moving Bus
Lighting Scene With Car Headlights

Lighting Small Puppet Theatre
Lighting Women
Limbo effect on Cyc
Liquid Gold Effect
Live Action/CG Mix
Long Term Time-lapse
Low Budget Western
Low Pressure / Temperature Filming

Macro of Ice Crystals
Making a Rainbow
Martial Art Film Effects
Matching Moves
Matte Paintings
Metering A City At Night
Mics For Field Work
Michael Palin’s Sahara
Miniature Depth Of Field

Moisture @ Sea
Molten metal Effect

Monitor Reflection In Eyeglasses
Moonlight
Motion Control Design
Motion Control Process
Motion Control Without The Control
Mounting Lipstick Cameras On Automobiles
Movie Theatre Projection

Moving Car Lighting Effect
Moving Time-lapse

Moy Geared Heads
Musical Water
Music Video Shooting At 30p

Need A Framing Chart
Neons

Night & Day-For-Night On The Same Scene
Night Interiors
Night Exteriors
Nightime Exterior Moving Shots
No Boom Allowed
North By Northwest Look
NTSC & PAL Questions

Old Film Effects
Optical Distortion Effects

Picture Quality And Script
Pipe Clamps That Break
Photo Booth Effect
Photographing Rain
Photoshop Help
Pistol Grip
Pool Table Low Angle
Power In A Remote Location
Pre-roll
Prime Lenses – 16mm vs 35mm
Projecting A 35mm Slide
Protec Matte Box

Rain Element Plates
Rain More Rain
Raising The Overall Light Level
Rear Screen Projection

Recreating A Plane Interior
Recreating WWII In Colour Look
Red Eye Effect
Reflections In Car Windows
Removing_Line_Hum
Rent or Buy Wireless
Repeatable Pans
Resolution Chart For Downloading
Revolution Lens & Miniatures
Rigging Speed Boats
Rigging To A Military Jet
Rotating Coins
Rushes Out Of Focus

S16 Anamorphic & Underwater
Salt Water / Bad Luck
Saturated Flashbacks
School Ownership Of Work
Shooting 1 Frame At A Time
Shooting 3D In SD and HD – NOT IMAX
Shooting Aerials From A Cessna
Shooting B&W or Colour
Shooting Behind The Scenes
Shooting Bubbles
Shooting Cars Against Green Screen
Shooting Color DFN For B & W For TV Finish
Shooting Colour For B&W Finish
Shooting Composites Of Different Scales
Shooting Film Whilst Wearing Glasses
Shooting Fireworks
Shooting Food
Shooting From Helicopters
Shooting Goldfish In A Tank
Shooting Green Screen Through A Mirror
Shooting High Speed
Shooting High Speed Further Information
Shooting In A Loud Car Yard
Shooting In A Jungle-Forest
Shooting In A Movie Theatre
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Shooting In A Sandstorm
Shooting In Underground Mines
Shooting On Ice Skating Rink
Shooting On A Train
Shooting Public Events
Shooting Ratio
Shooting Sunrise With Time Lapse
Shooting The Moon
Shooting Toys With A Probe
Shooting Visible Breath
Shooting Watches
Shooting Water Drops
Shooting With Available Light
Shooting with Print Film
Shows Shot On 16mm
Silent Films Tricks
Simulated Collision
Simulated TV Fx
Simulating Old Hand Cranked Newsreel
Skin Tone
Skin Tone Techniques
Slow-Mo Explosions In 24P
Slow Motion Under 60hz Fluorescent
Smoke/Hazers & Film Speed
Sparklers

Spinning Camera
Speed Ramps & HMI’s

Stereo Headphone Out
Steamy Breath

Still Scans
Sync without Slate

Sugar Glass Reflections

Sun Filter
Super 8 look with 16mm
Super16 Activity
Super16 To 35mm Optical Blowup vs Super16 To HD To 35mm
Sync Sound With Arri 435ES

Tabletop DOF
Talking Heads In Close Quarters
Technicolor
Technocrane On Train Tracks
That Seventies Look

The Pain Of Hand Holding The Camera
Time-lapse Cityscapes
Time-Lapse Problems
Time Lapse With Aaton A-Minima
Time-slicing
To Push Or Not To Push
Track With A Moving Subject
Tri-image Aerial
TV Safe – A Thing Of The Past
Two Way Mirrors
Tyler Middle Mount Operating Advice

Underwater Blue Screen
Underwater Filming
Unit Box
Using Kodak Look Manager System
Using Super16 For Slow Motion In HD
Viability of Super16
Varicon
Weave, Half Wipe & Hologram Effect With S16mm
When The Meter Says “Go Home?”
What’s The Nodal Point?
Window Light
Wide Angle Lens For Helicopter Shoot … Includes Chopper Safety
Wireless Lavalier
X-Flies Type Flashlight Effect