Category: Cinematography

Take My New Location Lighting Course on Lynda.com (For Free!)

Posted by Anthony - December 3, 2013 - Cinematography, Education, Lighting, Lynda.com AntLightingCourse

Good production people, many of you have lamented that you’d like to take a filmmaking class or seminar with me, but moving to New York and attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for 4 years isn’t exactly convenient for you with your day job, family life and house in another city and all.  Well, [...]

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TRICKZ: How to Get Matrix-Style Special FX on a Go Pro Camera Budget

Posted by Anthony - May 9, 2013 - Cinematography, Experimental, Stunts and Special FX MatrixTrick1

I love it when people think outside of the box to come up with simple low-budget solutions to complex filmmaking problems.  For example, say you want to shoot some cool surreal slo-mo footage like the infamous Matrix bullet-time effect. The Complex Problem: You ain’t got no no Matrix special FX software, no Matrix cameras and you [...]

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TOOLZ: New Freefly Movi Camera Stabilizer Shakes Up the Video Scene – HOT!!!

Posted by Anthony - April 7, 2013 - Cinematography, Equipment, News movi-freefly1

Gotta say, I think this is by far the coolest piece of new gear I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a new camera stabilizer system called the Movi that looks to be considerably easier to use and more versatile than most of the the Steadicam and Glidecam-style stabilizer rigs.  It can smoothly capture some [...]

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TRICKZ: How to Get Cool Video of a Building… Spinning 360 Degrees!

Posted by Anthony - March 26, 2013 - Cinematography, Stunts and Special FX SpinningBuildingTrick

Here’s a very cool production tip from the good (and extremely creatively generous) people at Vimeo.com and Candy Glass Productions.  It’s a pretty straight forward, but very innovative and creative technique for using still photos to create a 360 degree spinning shot of any building.  It takes a little effort and planning, but I think [...]

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PEEP THIS: “Inspirata” Inspires This Blog Post

Posted by Anthony - March 18, 2013 - Cinematography, Experimental, Filmmaker Spotlight InspirataScreen1

I don’t know what this shot on.  I don’t know the filmmaker, Andrey Milyayev , personally.  It doesn’t tie in to any larger filmmaking point I want to make.  So I have no commentary to add to this video… except to say that it’s a beautiful and inspiring short visual journey and I think that [...]

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