As Paul mentioned on the Film-TV blog: “there is nothing like watching it in front of an audience”, it was an impressive moment when the film which me and other team members have been so hardworking on was being screened.
Although there are a lot better films by peer students in terms of cinematography (I could [...]
Meeting at 7.30am, we all started setting up for the filming that would go on for the entire day. We had to spend pretty decent time on adjusting lights for each character, as they are meant to be presented in a different lighting setting, thus distinct mood matched with the movie genre to which each [...]
Test Shoot Video Clip
We had a test shoot to see if we are all comfortable with dealing with actors and actresses and skills required to make a decent film.
Being a cinematographer, I’m required to be highly skilled (nah… it’s just student film and there’s no way to be professional as I haven’t got much experience [...]
handheld.mov -from youtube (edited to only ‘handheld’ part)
The difficulties that I felt from carrying out this practice
- keep the camera steady through hours of holding the camera on the shoulder
- keep the same head/nose room of each character in frame whilst shooting
- refrain myself from laughing when taking CU of the character doing funny lines
It was useful exercise in which we could have a go with a variety of shot sizes and techniques before we get our fingers dirty on set.
The main problem I saw was discontinuity in the audio between OTS shots of Lenny and Sharon. While it keeps changing the viewpoints, ambient sounds are not consistent [...]
In the w5 tutorial, we learned the basic operational skills of cameras mainly on white balance.
What the hell is White balance?
“Color temperature is a measurement in Kelvin (K) that indicates the hue of the light source.” -soultravelmultimedia.com
These are the images about color temperature collected from the web. I found that there’s no reference [...]
I thought before we get our feet dirty on set, it’d be better off if I had a clear idea of the lens usage. Based on my knowledge on lens from the past 1 year of film production experience and recent lectures and tutorials, I will analyse one scene from my all time favorite Korean [...]
As a cinematographer, I will have to make sure that I have few important things in mind before we move onto on set.
First thing first,
1. turn the camera on.
2. put a tape into the camera.
3. white/black balance – 1. set on A or B not Preset, 2. then set manual not automatic, 3. and then [...]
The camera will be used this semester is the Sony DSR-450 which is described as a professional broadcast camera. I’m very excited that I’m finally on board to actually make a film.
As I’ve looked through the online forums on the use of DSR-450 camera, people generally recommended to read through [...]
-What do you think a short film is good for, educationally?
First, I think because it’s short. Speaking of making 2-hour commercial films, it takes more time and budget. And it’s not so achievable within 12 weeks time frame given with almost no budget and the limited number of people.
Second, if we were decided to [...]