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Breaking Down the Cinematography of “Inglorious Basterds”

Matthew Scott goes for a scene by scene breakdown of Robert Richardson’s cinematography for “Inglorious Basterds” Showing the general colours of a scene is great, but it’s also interesting to see that a “true” or 100% black point doesn’t exist in many of these shots, and the same goes for a white point. In fact, Read MoreRead More

DP/30: The Theory Of Eveyrthing, Prod Design, Make-Up, and Costume

The dynamic trio of Production Designer John Paul Kelly, Make-Up Designer Jan Sewell, and Costume Designer Steven Noble are in great part responsible for the authenticity of a film that is not only “period,” but covers decades. They spoke to David Poland about the work.Read More

Exploring Tim Burton’s use of Color

There are two sides to Tim Burton that come across in most of his work. Through the use of a variety of light sources, color tones, and his hand-painted characters he expressively creates two separate, colorful worlds that captivate viewers and tickle their imaginations: a dark, grey scale Gothic world, and a goofy world, filled Read MoreRead More

Wes Anderson’s Colour Palettes

Take a look at the retro color palette of the auteur filmmaker: Wes Anderson. The fictional worlds evoked in film by director Wes Anderson have such a precise colouration – the very particular pastel-hues that paint the skies, drench the buildings and dress the characters, render Anderson’s microcosms almost dream-like. The hazy-hued lens through which Read MoreRead More

Money Saving Tips from a Top Production Designer

Mona Nahm offered filmmakers great insights and ideas for creating the overall look for a film gleaned from her 20 years of industry experience. Create a lookbook. Think about production design in the very beginning. When creating the story you want to tell you should have an idea of an era where it all takes Read MoreRead More

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