Lighting

Cinematography is the art or science of motion picture photography which includes both the shooting and development of the film.

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Mar 26th, 2015
Filmmaking is telling stories with pictures or painting with light. Lighting is a very important aspect of storytelling, as it creates a full range of emotions and tones even if the subject doesn't move. So, here's some of the basic types of lighting that most of the cinematographer focus on.
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Mar 8th, 2015
Some of the duties and responsibilities of a Cinematographer are listed here in no particular order: 1. Reads the script to understands the story, so as to get an idea of what may be involved in the shooting of the film.
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Oct 22nd, 2014
Camera filters are a piece of equipment that Cinematographers often use to modify the light reaching the film to achieve a special effect or to improve the quality of image being recorded. Filters can be a square or oblong shape mounted in a holder accessory, or, more commonly, a glass or plastic disk with a metal or plastic ring frame, which can be screwed in front of or clipped onto the lens.
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Oct 18th, 2014
Songs are a vital part of indian films. There are many a songs which doesnt sees any continuity or action with any part of the story at all. So lets see some of the songs which are shot in a single take.
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Mar 4th, 2014
The difference between deep focus, shallow focus and bokeh. Deep Focus is a photographic or cinematic technique where all the elements in the frame are sharp or in focus.
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Oct 27th, 2013
Exposure meter is used to measure the intensity of the light for a particular shot. There are two types of light meters used to measure the intensity of light - incident meters and reflected meters.
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Oct 23rd, 2013
Aperture or iris which controls the amount of light that passes and strikes the film. A wide opened aperture allows more light to pass through to film than a small opening
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Oct 22nd, 2013
Film formats are used to refer the size of the film stock in which we shoot a picture. All the film formats have two things in common, perforations and pitch.
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Oct 21st, 2013
A film can be divided into three parts the emulsion, base and anti-halation backing. Emulsion is used to make color pictures.
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May 28th, 2013
Joseph V. Mascelli is the author of "The Five C's of Cinematography". He prescribed some of the rules, recommendations and definitions of shooting methods.