Zooming is not a natural human experience. While some superheroes can zoom with their eyes, we're not so lucky. In the human world, if you want to take a closer look at an object you do just that: get closer.
Hollywood creates realistic stunts and effects using green screen tricks.
What you should know about buying and shooting with Chroma Key Backdrops.
What is Chroma Keying?
Chroma keying is the process or technique of replacing a solid background (the key) with another background or animation.
I’m doing some research into lenses for my Canon 40D DSLR and have come across lenses being referred to as Prime lenses.
Ah - baseball games are reaching their apex and football games are getting off the ground - if you're a sports fan, you gotta love the Fall season!
As Old Man Winter lowers his cold frosty mantle upon the earth, creating dark chilly nights and crisp wintry days, many video producers think of hanging up their gear until Spring returns.
In an age when zoom lenses are all the range – I’ve been surprised to be getting more and more questions about prime lenses of late.
To be a true video producer, you need to carry more than just your camera.
Focus is an incredibly effective tool for directing the audience's attention.
Looking at a well-balanced image, we see that it has a settled, stable look. An unbalanced shot, on the other hand, has an insecure, uncertain feel to it.
With some of the new inexpensive digital video effects technologies available today, it's possible for a home videographer to create visual sequences that were unthinkable in most Hollywood post-production studios just a generation ago.
Most of us don't think twice about the shutter speed that our video camera is using. True: it can be set to manual, but since the camera can automatically take care of it, why should we bother?
For an image to be exciting, it has to move! Right? Things need to be constantly changing and adjusting.
One important ingredient in feature-film production values is camera motion. We don't mean tilts, pans, and zooms. We mean moving the camera smoothly with a dolly, crane, or other device such as a Steadicam. The change in perspective that this motion creates gives the viewer artificial depth perception in an essentially 2D medium. Used well, camera motion adds a lot to the quality and feel of the production.
So you have questions, problems. Do not fear. First, you must gaze...deep..., deeper into my lens.
Watching films is a classroom in itself, yet you really have to have the right tools to become a critical viewer.
All good directors are students of film. They devour film, looking at the way their peers chose to present the script - their shot choice, transitions, music and form.