Remote Post Workflows… or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Edit Sessions from the Sofa
Post production has its own set of challenges when a team is works remotely.
How That Eight-Minute, Single-Take Shot in “Homecoming” Happened
The complexity of the shot required detailed storyboards, a special set house built with removable walls, and a precisely timed choreography.
Making “Mythic Quest: Quarantine” — 40 iPhones and Infinite Possibilities
“The quarantine episode of ‘Mythic Quest’ is a seamless continuation for fans... and a pitch-perfect encapsulation of what it’s like to live through this...
What Does (Will) Video Production Even Look Like Now?
How do we safely resume operations, and how can you make a movie without congregating?
What is Work Going to Look Like Post Pandemic? “Digital Transformation”… and More Dogs
The sudden transition has created many lessons learned and developed best practices for the most efficient ways to implement remote work policies.
How “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (and M. David Mullen) Locked Down the Long Take
Series DP David Mullen discusses the cinematography behind the Emmy-winning series, now in its third season on Amazon Prime.
Has Remote Production Changed Production… Forever?
“It’s taken a pandemic to open the eyes of those not convinced about remote working. Our collective experience will change way we work forever.”
“Extraction” Cinematography and That Insane 12-Minute “Continuous” Shot
A 12-minute-long sequence designed to look like one seamless shot that would include several car chases, pile ups, hand-to-hand combat, running through tenements, leaping,...
Literally in the Trenches: Analyzing the Camerawork on “1917”
"The dance of the camera and the mechanics all had to be in sync with what the actor was doing," explains “1917” director Sam...
Watch: How to Conduct a Better On-Camera Interview
“One of my favorite things about working in this industry is talking to people and learning their stories.”
How “Joker” Was Inspired by the Memory of Gritty ’70s Cinema More Than the Films Themselves
"I went back and watched a couple of movies were referencing, thinking that they were going to really give us this template for...
Let’s Definitely Talk About the Cinematography for “Ozark” (Online) (May 13) (Mark Your Calendar)
The online conversation will include “Ozark” cinematographers Ben Kutchins and Armando Salas, along with director and camera operator Ben Semanoff and production designer David...
How to Keep Your Camera Gear Clean (Like, Really Clean)
For those whose profession involves touching, adjusting and carrying camera equipment, it’s vitally important to face the realities that this virus can remain active...
Stay Indoors Information: Reviewing Relief Options for Media Professionals
Let’s discuss eligibility and benefits (and we’ve also compiled a number of other resources)
Work(flows) from Home: What You’ll Need for Remote Collaboration
There are many different ways in which people can and do collaborate remotely. Some methods work quite well. Others are still very much a...
How to Build the Perfect (or Imperfect) Color Palette for Your Project
"This is the foundation of the look, painting with light and your camera."
A Day in the Life: “The Assistant” and How to Skillfully Tell a Terrible Story
“Condensing the action of one day in the life of someone at the lowest rung of the power hierarchy into an hour-and-a-half cinematic experience...
How Documentarian Matthew Wolf Tackled an Archive of 70,000 VHS Tapes for “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project”
A visionary media critic and public access television host, Marion Stokes sought to create a comprehensive archive of American television that would one day...
Under the Northern Lights: Join Alister Chapman for an Arctic Adventure
"I come up here to Norway to shoot the Aurora every year and I've never seen any other camera show as many faint stars...
Stay Indoors Inspiration: Adobe’s Premiere Pro Creative Challenge(s)
Check in with Jason Levine every day for a new challenge
Watch This Cinematography Master Class Series from Cooke Optics
Want to learn from some of your favorite cinematographers about some of your favorite projects?
Lost in Time: How the Cinematography of “The Lighthouse” Evokes the 19th Century
Shot on outdated 35mm film stock using the Panavision Millennium XL2, augmented with vintage Baltar lenses, cinematographer Jarin Blaschke crafts a moody, jagged black-and-white...
One Big Score: Capturing the Frenetic Pace of The Safdie Bros.’ “Uncut Gems”
Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie team with acclaimed cinematographer Darius Khondji for a high stakes thriller set in the Diamond District of New York...
Build the Real-Time Remote Editing Suite You Need Today
"As a narrative feature editor, working in real time with the director is an absolute must."
What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Edit From Home
“What I’m about to share with you has helped me stay creative, efficient, and sane, and I hope it gives you some good ideas...
Stay Indoors Education: Adobe’s Week of Wonders (and Webcasts)
Adobe is presenting a video livestream series with Jason Levine and special guests, April 14 – 17, 2020.
Crafting a Literal Political Thriller: Alex Gibney’s Documentary “Citizen K”
Editor Michael J. Palmer blends archival footage with newly-shot interviews for prolific filmmaker Alex Gibney’s portrait of the disgraced Russian oligarch-turned political dissident who...
Watch: Introduction to Color Grading in Adobe Premiere Pro
Creating different looks for your videos using the Lumetri Color Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro
(Barely) Controlled Chaos: Capturing This Single-Shot Scene from “Birds of Prey”
The shot “required the camera to physically switch hands three different times, chasing Robbie as she weaves in and out of view.”
Stay Indoors Education: Shane Hurlbut’s (Free!) Lighting Workshop
Hurlbut Academy offers its Illumination Tour Workshop, streamed online for free for the next three months
The Pretty, Pretty Good… Cinematography on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“We're pretty precise as far as the... planning what's going to happen in the scene and we have really good people that know how...
A Study in Contrasts (No, Literally): What Look is the Right One for Your Project?
“Skillful use of contrast requires both artistic creativity and practical technique. You need to understand both if you want to use contrast effectively in...
Watch: What You Need to Start in Documentary Production
In B&H’s event space, documentarian Aaron Lieber offers practical advice on production... and persistence
Wedding Video Production: Matthew Van Ness Tells You What to Do (and Definitely Not Do)
“Dos” and “don’ts” of wedding video production, post and delivery
“College Behind Bars:” How Filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein Gained Unprecedented Access for Their Documentary
Four-part PBS documentary series executive produced by Ken Burns follows prisoners through the Bard Prison Initiative, one of the most rigorous and effective prison...