[LESS INFO] 133 VIEWS | ADDED 16:29:43 09/11/12
Saving Private Ryan, released in 1998, is known for it's realistic portrayal of war. Janusz Kaminski used various techniques to create gritty, intense cinematography that has some of the most memorable battle scenes ever shot on film, earning him and Academy Award for his work.
[LESS INFO] 54 VIEWS | ADDED 22:57:10 09/04/12
The Godfather. Released in 1972, redefined the gangster genre and won the academy award for best picture. Cinematographer Gordon Willis masterfully crafted shadows and created a unique look and feel with great lighting techniques throughout the film to create some truly intense scenes.
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 17:28:27 08/27/12
This segment examines a scene from a film that took low-light shooting to new levels. Director Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, released in 1975, still holds the title for the lowest f-stop lens used in a film. With the beautifully crafted shots in the film, it's no surprise that Directro of Photography John Alcott won the academy award for best cinematography. Deconstructing Cinematography looks at an incredibly lit scene, using only three candles.
[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 21:47:48 08/20/12
Cinematographer Conrad Hall won the academy award for best cinematography for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969, and his style still has enormous influence in movies today. We look at a scene from a great film that boldly pushed the boundaries of the western genre and set a new look for the classic western.
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 22:51:27 08/14/12
Videomaker's Deconstructing Cinematography examines great movie scenes known for spectacular cinematography and breaks them down to find why they're highly revered. In this segment we review a scene from an all time classic, Citizen Kane. Released in 1941, and nominated for best cinematography, many of the techniques used in the film proved to be groundbreaking changes in the way movies are made.
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 15:29:46 08/07/12
Even the best green screen footage can present issues that can't be corrected with standard keying procedures. Whether it's a particular movement in the scene or rough lighting, sometimes you'll need to use alternative methods to isolate your subject from the background. In this segment we demonstrate multi-layered keys, and how to use masks to rotoscope your subject. These advanced methods and can help you get difficult green screen footage looking good.
[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 20:28:43 07/31/12
Green Screen shots with camera movement where the background and foreground are perfectly in sync really help to sell the scene. In this segment, we show you how to track motion in your shot, sync your background with your footage, stabilize shaky footage, and keyframe motion manually. Using these techniques can help sell your scene, and save otherwise unusable footage.
[LESS INFO] 32 VIEWS | ADDED 20:12:24 07/24/12
After the time-consuming process of pulling a good key is finally complete, placing your subject in the scene can sometimes seem like an afterthought. In this segment we talk about positioning your subject in the shot, color correcting your subject to match the background, creating a lightwrap to blend your subject into the background more naturally, and how to deal with mismatched lighting.
[LESS INFO] 37 VIEWS | ADDED 15:10:31 07/17/12
When you're shooting footage next to a gigantic green wall, it's not unusual to have some of that green unintentionally fall on your subject. In this segment we show you how to remove the green using keylight, spill suppressor, and curves in After Effects, as well as ultra key and the 3 way color corrector in Premiere Pro.
[LESS INFO] 39 VIEWS | ADDED 15:08:06 07/10/12
Green Screen work is complex, even under ideal circumstances, and working with footage that hasn't been lit or shot properly can be pretty tough. In this segment, we show you how to fix those rough and discolored edges that are often left after pulling an initial key.
[LESS INFO] 59 VIEWS | ADDED 21:59:08 07/02/12
We've all seen the tutorials that show you a one click process to pull a beautiful key. But many times, the lighting for the green screen shot you're working with isn't lit perfectly, and has objects in the shot that you don't want. In this segment, we show you how to remove unwanted objects from your footage, and key out a background with uneven lighting. Knowing how to fix these issues is the staring point to pulling a great key, even when the footage presents a challenge.
[LESS INFO] 55 VIEWS | ADDED 15:34:59 06/27/12
Everyone can instantly picture the look and feel of films like Saving Private Ryan, with it's raw, gritty footage, or the Matrix, with is green-tinged digital world. Color Grading and color matching are two major components that enhance films and separate them from the look of video. Using some basic techniques, your next project can stand out with it's own unique look and feel.
[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 21:29:23 06/15/12
In an ideal world, every shot you brought into the edit room would be perfect. But the reality is that sometimes shots you're editing aren't white balanced perfectly, or the look of one shot might not match another. In this segment, we talk about primary color correction and show you how to adjust the tonality and color of a clip. A little color correction can go a long way and help make your video, look like film.
[LESS INFO] 17 VIEWS | ADDED 16:04:32 06/12/12
Whether your capturing images on a camcorder, a DSLR, or even film, what you're really doing is capturing light. Enormous time and expense is spent crafting the lighting for each scene in a high quality film. In this segment, we'll discuss the purpose of lighting, light sources, lighting instruments, and lighting styles. Knowing how to use light properly will help make your video, look like film.
[LESS INFO] 14 VIEWS | ADDED 15:02:43 06/06/12
There's no experience quite like sitting in a movie theater and watching a film. Since it's inception, film has had a special look and feel to it that many video producers have tried to emulate. In this segment, you'll learn about interlaced footage, progressive footage, frame rates, and footage conversion. A solid understanding of these key concepts will help make your video, look like film.
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 16:48:30 05/30/12
Achieving the film look is no easy task. And choosing the right camera is the first step to get you on the right track. In this segment, we'll discuss camera components and different types of cameras, including camcorders, DSLR's, and digital cinema cameras.