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Thoughts on Lighting & Shooting Interviews from a 40 Year Industry Veteran

The talking head interview is a staple of documentary and news production – Billy Campbell shares some insight and tips on how to craft better interview footage. Our good friend Billy Campbell, a working documentary filmmaker and creator of the Scorpion Light, is working on a series of lighting tutorials based on feedback from readers of this site. Read MoreRead More

A Beginner’s Guide to Light Painting

Bruce Wunderlich breaks down the elements to consider to get started painting with light in long exposure photography Light painting is an imaging technique that uses a moving light source to add light to an under-illuminated subject while taking a long-exposure photograph. A scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light! You, the Read MoreRead More

The Simple 1-Click Green Screen? The Basic Filmmaker Explains How

Basic Filmmaker gets to the root cause of bad greenscreen on small sets – the LIGHTING! Although you should absolutely try to get your greenscreen lighting as good as possible so that the advanced tools in NLEs and compositors don’t have to work so hard – remember that there is some leeway in post. Don’t feel Read MoreRead More

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