Cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz explores the charm and wit Wes Anderson’s latest adapted from his book THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Rainn Wilson (The Office, Backstrom, and Six Feet Under) sits down with Paul F. Tompkins to talk about his beginning as an actor; and his time as Dwight Schrute in The Office.
Quentin Decaillet discusses some of the fundamentals and questions you should be asking your makeup artist during your photoshoot (or film shoot for that matter)
We often hear how much makeup can impact the final result of a photo shoot. It can either make or break a picture depending on its quality. A great makeup artist can save you tons of time in post while a bad one will add many hours to your job. However, working with a great makeup artist doesn’t necessarily mean you will get what you need. If you cannot communicate properly, his work might not suit you, and neither will the resulting pictures. Educating yourself on some of the makeup basics can save you from this kind of situation.
Some principles of makeup are pretty close to what is done in post-production by photographers and retouchers. However words and technics are not always the same. While we might use curves or frequency separation to correct some discoloration and to perfect skin tones, they will use correctors or foundation to diminish eye bags and hide skin imperfections – same thing, but not the same wording. Understanding what a makeup artist can or cannot do will change the quality of your pictures drastically. So imagine what you can achieve if you can get a grasp of their basic principles and techniques! Here are a few things to get you started.
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Join Daniel Norton On Set as he shows you a variety of lighting instruments and techniques to light your subject in the tiniest of spaces. See how to hide your lighting instrument in your shot to create the mood you need in the space you have.
Everybody wants to know “What’s in your kit bag?” one of the most common questions asked to every filmmaker, DP, audio engineer and other industry professionals.
WIRED Angry Nerd explains the connection between 50 Shades of Grey and Twilight and how Fan Fiction is really an important component of the active social and artistic conversation even before properties fall into the public domain.
Here’s a simple way to convert a household LED light in a ring light for that high fashion cosmetic look.
Ring lights are a great alternative to standard hot shoe flashguns. They work by illuminating the subject from a source of light that surrounds the lens rather than sitting on top of the camera. The result is a clean even spread of light that complements portraits and still life subjects.
With the advent of high-powered LEDs, there are many constant ring light alternatives such as the Sony HVL-RL1, although this will still set you back almost £300. The other option is to build your own.
In this project I’ve used a ring light designed for a parasol, and simply remodelled the hole where the pole goes through to make it wide enough for a lens to sit comfortably. The lamp itself cost around £12 from a DIY store.
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Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.