Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/18/14 11:03:48 AM

The Beauty of 'Belle': Ben Smithard, BSC Finds Romance With Sony’s F65

During preproduction on the period feature Belle, cinematographer Ben Smithard was on his way to producers offices to pitch the Panavision Genesis camera when he noticed a Sony F65 at the Pinewood Studios rental facility. He’d heard about the camera and, although it wasn’t getting much use, a colleague at the rental house suggested he...

03/18/14 11:03:48 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/17/14 05:03:21 PM

Sony F55 Captures Extreme Skiing on Commercial Shoot

DP Tom Swindell writes about using the Sony F55 to capture extreme skiing for both a G-Shock Aviator Watches commercial and a piece documenting the behind-the-scenes action of the shoot. He writes, "Shooting in such bright environments like the snow covered mountains, over exposure would normally be a concern, but using the S-log and the...

03/17/14 05:03:21 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/17/14 04:03:46 PM

Sony F55 Offers Documentarians Simultaneous 4K and HD Recording

In a new video on Sony's site, producer Olivier Chiabodo and cameraman Laurent Célarié explain why using the Sony F55 to shoot a documentary project was beneficial because it meant having access to sumultaneous 4K and HD footage. Says Célarié, "We used the F55 for several reasons. The first reason, it is...

03/17/14 04:03:46 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/17/14 03:03:01 PM

SNL Director of Photography to Speak at Discovery Center

Saturday Night Live’s director of photography, Alex Buono, will be speaking live at the Discovery Center in Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 25.

03/17/14 03:03:01 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/17/14 02:03:56 PM

Filming the Underwater Scenes of 'Under the Skin'

MovieScope talks to cinematographer Mark Silk who is responsible for filming the underwater scenes of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, as well as underwater work in films like Stardust, Layer Cake and Son of Rambow--all at Underwater Studios in Essex, U.K. Says Silk, "There’s no geography under water, so you can get away with a lot...

03/17/14 02:03:56 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/17/14 11:03:59 AM

'Need for Speed' Puts Audiences in the Driver's Seat with Old-Fashioned Stunt Filmmaking

Stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh felt very passionate about making Need for Speed a visceral experience that eschewed CGI for good, old-fashioned stunt driving. To create the sensation of being in the driver's seat, the director relied on highly-choreographed, multi-cam sequences. "I want the audience to be inside the wreck and...

03/17/14 11:03:59 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/17/14 11:03:53 AM

Nurturing Curiosity as a Cinematographer

Director of photography John Brawley shares his belated New Year's resolution on his blog: to be more curious as a cinematographer. He writes, "Curiosity is...a driver of both creativity and storytelling itself…To discover 'what happens next' is one of the basic tenants of storytelling. It’s what causes us to '...

03/17/14 11:03:53 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/14/14 02:03:21 PM

Behind the Scenes of Conan's 'Walking Dead' Parody Sketch

No Film School talks to cinematographer Dylan Sanford, who shot the recent Conan opening sketch which parodied The Walking Dead by perfectly emulating its style. Explains Sanford, "I’m a fan of The Walking Dead so I had the look in my vocabulary from the start. From my point of view, that show feels like the south to me. Highlights are...

03/14/14 02:03:59 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/14/14 02:03:26 PM

Behind the Camera Choices of 'Need for Speed'

In a detailed blog post, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut breaks down why he chose four different camera sensors for Need for Speed, and what made him choose each one. He writes, "Each camera delivered a unique look. It was my job to morph these into one consistent image, one that transports you into a contemporary race culture with an homage to...

03/14/14 02:03:26 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network,03/14/14 01:03:59 PM

Director Uses MoVI to Create Low-Budget Multi-Cam Rig

In a guest post on NoFilmSchool, director Rubidium Wu explains how he used the MoVI 10, a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and a Canon 5D Mark III to create a low-budget rig that allows for shooting two angles at the same time. He writes, "A few months ago I was putting together a budget for a million dollar ‘low budget’ feature film and...

03/14/14 01:03:59 PM