Category: Cinematography

PEEP THIS: The Digital Evolution Will Be Green Screened (Actually, EVERYTHING Will Be)

Posted by Anthony - February 28, 2013 - Candid Advice, Cinematography, Stunts and Special FX GreenScreen_SherifYousef

Thought I’d share this cool video I came across via Doddle that helps shed some light on the current Hollywood discussion du jour about major VFX (Visual Effects) houses going bankrupt. I think it’s a fascinating – if scary – development in the ever-expanding “Digital Evolution”. Notice I didn’t say, “Digital Revolution”.  The Digital Revolution is [...]

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PEEP THIS: The Black Magic Cinema Camera – Release Model In-Action

Posted by Anthony - August 30, 2012 - Cameras, Cinematography, Equipment BlackMagicReview1

For the last few months I’ve been blogging about the emergence of the new class of “Super-chip” (my term) video cameras, which I would basically describe as dedicated prosumer video cameras that have image chips that are roughly the equivalent of DSLR imaging chips. One of the most buzzed about cameras in this new category [...]

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Check Out My Brand New “Fundamentals of Video” Course on

Posted by Anthony - June 11, 2012 - Audio, Cinematography, Education, Lighting, LyndaLogo2

  It’s been a long minute since I’ve last put up a blog post, so wanted to come back with a bang.  I mentioned awhile back that I would have some big news in the realm of film education and I can now officially share that news- which is my brand-spanking new video course on entitled [...]

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PEEP THIS: Spike Lee’s Creative Dolly Shots

Posted by Anthony - April 23, 2012 - Cinematography, Experimental MalcolmDolly

 Indiewire posted a nice article by Matt Zoller Seitz and Richard Cruz examining Spike Lee’s creative use of signature dolly shots across his film career.  Richard Cruz edited a whole series of them together to create the cool little video essay below. Peep the Spike Video Essay montage below, then check out the clip from Scorsese’s [...]

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SKILLZ: 7 Tips for Shooting Time-Lapse Video

Posted by Anthony - April 19, 2012 - Cinematography, Experimental IMG_6107

*The following post is excerpted from page 48 of the Image Control chapter of my new book, The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide which is now shipping.  Please consider ordering a signed 400-page, 700-illustration,  full-color copy directly from me here to help support all the FREE info on this website. Time lapse is a cinematic technique that allows us [...]

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