Thoughts

The Process Of Communication On Set

Communication is one of the most important things on set. No matter what your job is, you need to practice good communication. What is the process of communication on set? The director has the ultimate vision for the final product, ...
How To

Lighting Diagram: Booklight

I recently setup an interview in our studio for a client and thought I would  share the lighting setup logistics. I really wanted to see how soft I could make our Arri 2Ks on this setup, so I made a ...
Film

Top 10 Classic Movie Posters

If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, you’ve dreamed of releasing some kind of movie, whether it be a feature film or an indie film, but have you ever thought about how you would design a movie poster for your film? Does ...
Directing

The Art of Directing

I love cinematography, but I also love directing. In reality setting the lights, deciding on camera position, and guiding the actors is all part of directing. The thing is that normally there are two directors on set — the director ...
Thoughts

3 Photography Tips for Taking Flattering Client Photos

Contributions by Josh Layton and Nikki Riehle There have been many times in my life where I had pictures taken, and then I look back on the photos and think, “do I really look like that? How could I like ...
Cinematography

Lighting How-To: Reverse Key Light Guide

I want to show you a technique that will improve your lighting immensely — it’s called reverse key lighting. You may be accustomed to setting up your key light from the front of your subject, setting up a fill light, ...
Cinematography

Lighting Setup- Naturalism

In this blog we will be looking at creating day interior sets within a studio. I recently filmed some product shots for a company that writes curriculum books for schools. They wanted it to look natural and organic. So, I ...
Cinematography

Lighting How-To: The Chinese Lantern

There are limitless ways to light a set, tons of different lighting techniques, and there are no rules (just make sure what you achieve helps tell your story). So where do you start? Anywhere! Start experimenting with your lights and ...
Cinematography

How To: Interior Lighting

In this post we will be talking about lighting an interior scene with naturally motivated lighting. Have you ever watched a scene that was filmed inside a house and you can tell there is a light right outside the window? ...
Cinematography

The Science of Soft Lighting

Creating a beautiful soft light can enhance your glamour shots, your interior day scenes, and the actors will forever love you for making them look great. There can be a lot of questions and misconceptions regarding soft light. For the ...