Exploring Steven Spielberg’s Cinematic Conventions

Edoardo Nolfo explores some of the cinematic techniques Steven Spielberg utilizes in his most popular films. I have been admiring and studying Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking techniques for some years now and in this post I will share some of my findings. No written description can ever do justice to an artist of Steven Spielberg’s magnitude, Read MoreRead More

How to Create a Starlight Time Lapse Video

What to know how those spectacular night timelapses of starry skies are done? Stefan Surmabojov covers the basics in this tutorial on how to shoot night timelapse. Location Shooting starlight time lapse video is really exciting and interesting, but unfortunately you can’t shoot it everywhere. If you live in a big city, you’ll have to leave it Read MoreRead More

Mastering the Art of The Dolly Zoom

Here’s an Introduction to the Dolly Zoom, including some of the concepts and principles that govern the visual effect as well as some practical tips on how to achieve the effect yourself. Film examples used in this course are “Vertigo”, “Jaws” and “Goodfellas” This video is part of the FIlmmakerIQ course: Mastering the Art of Read MoreRead More

5 Simple Secrets To Sharper Images

DSLR filmmakers love the freedom of shooting all the way wide open. But the results of shooting with a wide aperture and shallow depth of field is dull and soft images, especially if you’re not shooting on the top-of-the-line pro lenses. Fortunately, there are several techniques to that may help get more sharpness out of Read MoreRead More

Dedo Workshop – Lighting an Interview

German cinematographer Dedo Weigert, inventor of Dedolights, presented a series of lighting workshops at Abel Cine Tech. In this 10-minute excerpt from his master class in lighting technique, he demonstrates how to uses a five-piece lighting kit for an interview set-up. He shows how to use key light, kicker, back light, background and fill lights Read MoreRead More