Cinematography Tutorials : Creative COW Creative COW Library of Cinematography, tips, and strategies. en-us Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script Red Giant, Game of Thrones VFX Pt 2: The Undead Horse Hashi of Action Movie Kid demonstrates keying and compositing techniques to turn a live horse into a steed worthy of the Night King’s undead army in Red Giant Cheap Tricks episode 9. Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:58:31 GMT Making Forest Leaves Dance, Ridley Scott's Seven Worlds The Mocap Studio and Xsens were called upon to help Ridley Scott nail his epic Hennessy short film via precise, on-location motion data capture. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:02:21 GMT How To Put Yourself In Any Movie, Part 2: Greenscreen Not every VFX problem can be solved with a plug-in alone! Visual effects start with the visuals! In part two of his series on inserting yourself into any movie, filmmaker and effects artist Cody Pyper covers how to set up lighting to match shots from Hollywood movies, and how to set your camera to t Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:32:21 GMT The Invisible Man Cinematography, with Stefan Duscio, ACS: Go Creative Show Cinematographer Stefan Duscio, ACS and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss the technical issues behind filming an invisible character in Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man, using a robotic camera for VFX shots and the value of unmotivated camera movement. They also discuss why Stefan still use Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:00:04 GMT The Lion King's Virtual Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel, ASC Caleb Deschanel, cinematographer for Disney’s live-action The Lion King, shares how they used traditional cinematography to create the life-like virtual film. Caleb and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss modeling cameras and lenses for virtual filmmaking, how Caleb was able to move the su Thu, 01 Aug 2019 05:46:17 GMT Shooting RED 8K for Danny Boyle's Yesterday The magical romantic comedy Yesterday reunites cinematographer Christopher Ross BSC with director Danny Boyle to tell the story of a singer-songwriter who wakes up to discover that he's the only one in the world who remembers The Beatles. Christopher selected the RED HELIUM S35 8K sensor (with as ma Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:29:07 GMT Spider-Man Far From Home Cinematographer Matthew Lloyd Matthew Lloyd, cinematographer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, takes us behind the scenes of the film and shares techniques for lighting and shooting massive visual effects scenes. Matthew and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli, discuss working in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, using pre-vis to prep f Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:45:33 GMT DJI Osmo Action Camera In-Depth: Taking on GoPro The DJI Osmo Action is DJI's first GoPro-like action camera. It shoots crisp 4K video at 60 FPS, and super slow motion at 240 FPS at 1080p, also with support for HDR and terrific RockSteady image stabilization. Especially interesting: TWO LCD screens to make it easy to see what you're shooting from Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:17:06 GMT Stuart Dryburgh: DP for Men In Black International Stuart Dryburgh, cinematographer for Men In Black International, joins Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, to discuss creating the look for the film. Stuart talks about the challenges of working in an established franchise, filming in NYC in the snow, why Stuart prefers Arri Alexa cameras, his light Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:40:59 GMT Capturing ProRes RAW Apple ProRes RAW has lots of buzz, and can offer some great opportunities in both shooting and post, once you know how to capture it. Director Steve Pierce and DP Igor Kropotov explain why they love it, how to capture it on set, and what tools you can use. Sat, 01 Jun 2019 08:36:55 GMT Follow Moving Subjects with DJI Active Track Mode World traveler, photographer, author, and Adorama TV host Mark Wallace follows up on his recent tutorial for the Intelligent Flight modes in DJI drones with a deep dive into automatically following your subjects with Active Track Mode. It's incredibly easy to set up, and you can see for yourself how Tue, 07 May 2019 11:52:26 GMT Intelligent Flight Modes for Your DJI Drone Using the intelligent flight modes on your DJI drone can significantly improve your drone footage. Follow along as world traveler, photographer, author, and Adorama TV host Mark Wallace demonstrates how you can use Cinematic mode, Tripod mode, and Point of Interest mode to create precise camera move Wed, 01 May 2019 10:08:16 GMT Small HD FOCUS 7 4K Monitor Hands On Here's a first look at the SmallHD FOCUS 7, a 7-inch, 4K monitor that packs significant production value in a moderate price. The monitor includes Small HD’s OS3 software, which gives users access to features such as pinch-to-zoom, waveform monitors, focus pulling, 3D LUTs, and more, in a build th Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:32:28 GMT RED TECH: Black Shade Calibration: When, Why, and How Learn how (as well as why and when) to run a Black Shade Calibration on your RED Digital Cinema camera to ensure clean and consistent pixel sensitivity across your entire image. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 04:20:27 GMT Pansonic AG-CX350 First Look: 4K, HDR, Streaming, and more Introducing the new Panasonic AG-CX350 4K HDR 10-bit 60p camcorder, featuring Enhanced Network Capabilities for live events,, sports, and news gathering. The CX350 is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NewTek NDI | HX-ready for IP Production. In addition, it offers futur Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:50:55 GMT GoPro HERO7 First Look The new GoPro HERO7 can do WHAT? Join Steven John Irby, co-owner and director of Street Dreams Magazine, for a look at the most advanced GoPro yet: HyperSmooth Stabilization, TimeWarp Video, live streaming, voice control, waterproof, and much more. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:17:20 GMT Five Cinematic Drone Shots For You To Master If you tend to put your drone up in the air and then struggle with what to do next, or if you just randomly shoot around filling up your memory card, then this tutorial is for you. Here are 5 cinematic drone shots that, with a little practice, will take your aerial cinematography to the next level. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:12:03 GMT Filming In Small Spaces "Penned" is a narrative series shot on location in New York, which means working in lots of small spaces. The team not only explores how these challenges call upon their highest level of creativity in the shortest amount of time, but also lay out how these challenges give some of the most creative r Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:06:22 GMT Creating Interactive 360 Aerial Panoramas with Your Drone From Where I Drone's Dirk Dallas will show you how to capture and stitch together an interactive 360 aerial panorama image using your drone. Dirk will also give you some expert tips on how he shoots and processes panoramic images using the Litchi app for iOS and Android, PTGui and Adobe Photoshop, a Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:46:57 GMT In-Camera Video Transition Hacks When you think about video transitions, your mind might first turn to software, but as Surfaced Studio vfx guru Tobias G points out, some of the cleverest, most-effective, and easiest transitions to create are ones that take place primarily in your camera. A little pre-production planning and a litt Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:11:11 GMT Through The Lens: Alex Strohl The "why" of Alex Strohl's work as a nature photographer: to inspire people to get outside. In this presentation from Adorama TV, Alex talks about what led him to the American West, the mysteries of our interaction with water, and the magic that can happen when things go wrong. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:14:00 GMT RBG's DP: Claudia Raschke, Ruth Ginsburg & Canon C300 Mk II In his conversation with Claudia Raschke, the cinematographer of the acclaimed documentary "RBG" featuring Supreme Court Justice and folk hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg, DP Jimmy Matlosz speaks to her about the Canon C300, the challenges of shooting such a high-profile subject, and the influence of dance Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:46:35 GMT HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Feng-I Fiona Roan HBO presents its Asian Pacific American Visionaries contest. Now in its second year, the program provides three emerging filmmakers of Asian and/or Pacific Islander heritage a platform to showcase their talent and voices. In part two of my series, I focus on my conversation with Feng-I Fiona Roan. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:55:42 GMT A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Huay-Bing Law From HBO comes the Asian Pacific American Visionaries contest, now in its second year, which provides three emerging filmmakers of Asian and/or Pacific Islander heritage a platform to showcase their talent and voices. I spoke with all three visionaries to discuss their shorts and explore their uniqu Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:44:30 GMT Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much? When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical. In 2012 when Lucas sold his company to Disney for $4billion, he included his outlines of Episodes VII, VIII and IX. But Disney and Co. decided to discard the Thu, 31 May 2018 21:37:41 GMT Get The Shot Without Getting Shot: Adventures in Stock Video Rick Ray of DVArchive has traveled the world, lived in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, played ragtime piano for money in Australian bars, and both been arrested in Ethiopa and recruited those same police to be in his videos the very next day. In his NAB Show presentation for Adobe Stock, Rick gets Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:20:43 GMT Go Creative Show: The Cinematography of A Quiet Place Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the Danish cinematographer behind the lens of the horrifying and beautifully shot film A Quiet Place. Charlotte joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss the camera, lighting, and lensing choices for A Quiet Place, its unique sound desi Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:43:20 GMT Mercedes-Benz and Friends Make 360-Degree Stadium Halo Board A visit to the Atlanta Falcon games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this past football season provided an unexpected treat: the world’s largest 360-degree cylindrical LED video screen at a sports venue. At 58-feet tall, the screen, dubbed the “Halo Board” because it surrounds the inner stadium, c Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:35:40 GMT A Vision For Stock Video Success: Daniel Hurst, VIA Films You’ve definitely seen Daniel Hurst’s work. An early mover in high frame rate and aerial shooting for stock footage using cameras including Phantom Flex 4K and RED Weapon 8K, he’s sold over 200,000 clips through his company VIA Films. His career has been driven by trying to create shots he has Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:52:41 GMT How Kubrick Achieved the Cinematography of Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is often lauded as one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinematography. And in a decade or even a year with some of the toughest competition imaginable, Barry Lyndon always seems to stick out just a little bit more. What sets the cinematography of Barry Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:57:36 GMT Robert McLachlan: Cinematographer for Game of Thrones Robert McLachlan is the cinematographer of Game of Thrones, Westworld and Ray Donovan, and he joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to share behind the scenes stories from some of his most iconic scenes including The Red Wedding and The Loot Train Battle. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:59:38 GMT Netflix's GODLESS, Some of the Best Television in Some Time GODLESS finds how the women of La Belle, New Mexico fight back when nearly all the men in the town are killed in a mining disaster Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:45:48 GMT DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone? VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:54:56 GMT The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered! Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:46:22 GMT Beautiful 8K Timelapse of Norway's Four Seasons One year of planning, one year of shooting, and four months of post-production is a lot of time to spend on a single timelapse, but photographer Morten Rustad‘s creation SEASONS of NORWAY captured this 8K masterpiece by travelling a total of 20,000 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Join Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli and his special guest, David Klein, ASC, cinematographer of Homeland and True Blood. David is here to talk all about it all. His love of realism has defined a generation of filmmaking and he continues to execute it flawlessly with his work on Homeland. David t Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:01:57 GMT All Eyes on IBC 2016 for Cameras and Lenses Galore What’s that you say? An IBC that’s not only relevant, but downright exhilarating? This used to not be news, of course. However, in recent years, IBC has too often become simply an opportunity for European audiences to see products already announced at NAB. In 2016, however, the focus swings shar Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:30:13 GMT UAV Filter Frenzy! Virtually every sUAV/RTF drone in the air uses the same image processing chip and most have similar lenses. None of them are ideal, and they all operate at very high shutter speeds. None of them allow for shutter speed control, and as a result, it's up to the user to slow the shutter speed. This can Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:20:52 GMT Breaking The Drone Code: 336, 333, 107 (Part 1) An understanding of the Drone Code may help clarify the lines the FAA and UAS/UAV/drone owners have drawn in the sand for each other, says Douglas Spotted Eagle, CEO of Drones Plus, Inc. The Drone Code may seem to shift at the whims of legislation, lobbyists, manufacturer organizations, government a Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:20:18 GMT Depth of Field: Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane and Beyond Whenever somebody equates "shallow depth of field" and "cinematic look," it's important to remember that the opposite is also sometimes true. Creative COW Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson celebrates the work of Gregg Toland, ASC, born this week in 1904 -- the first master of extreme de Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:40:10 GMT New Trends and Technology at Cine Gear Expo 2016 Cine Gear Expo 2016 exhibits open Friday June 3 and 4, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California with major screenings, filmmaker panel discussions, groundbreaking techniques and new equipment premiers that are sure to influence the filmmaking industry. Catering to the world’s top motion pictu Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Metadata & The Future of Filmmaking Dave Stump, ASC has worked as a DP, effects cinematographer and VFX supervisor on dozens of films including Quantum of Solace, X-men The Bourne Identity, Star Trek: First Contact, Batman Forever and many more. He chairs the ASC subcommittees on Cameras, and Metadata, and in 2000, was part of a team Mon, 23 May 2016 14:38:24 GMT School, Teachers, Italian Neorealism & a Few Soviet Films In this exclusive interview, generously granted to Creative COW by the Gamma and Density Journal, during his lifetime, Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, sat down with Yuri Neyman, ASC to talk about his life as a cinematographer. We remember the genius. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, 1930 - 2016 - Remembering the Genius Winner of an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the long list of official accolades for Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC doesn't begin to illustrate the impact his work has had on generations of artists around the world. Friend, colleague, and Global Cinema Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Stepping into the Surgeon's Eyes Take advantage of years worth of Greg Ondera's surgical cinematography experience for cleaner, tighter shots and a better outcome. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:15:08 GMT Panasonic Makes 4K Handheld with AG-DVX200 Camcorder Panasonic has announced a new large sensor 4K handheld camcorder with the same filmic quality of the VariCam, which also saw updates at this year's NAB Show. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cinematographer-in-Residence: Mandy Walker ASC at UCLA Cinematographer Mandy Walker joins UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television as a Kodak Cinematographer in Residence, teaching the next generation of film students what it means to be a successful director of photography. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Adventures in 6K with Jackson, Wyoming's Brain Farm Cinema Staffed with outdoor sport enthusiasts and and fortified with the latest in 6K cameras and post production technology, Wyoming-based Brain Farm Cinema is taking wild leaps into the next level of production capabilities and working through challenges in media and infrastructure along the way. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:06:25 GMT The NASA IMAX Project with Cinematographer James Neihouse James Neihouse, the large format cinematographer renowned for his work on projects from shuttle launches to volcanic eruptions, and newly-minted Academy member, finds himself working around the globe, literally, shooting the IMAX 3D film, Earth 2.0 (working title) co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT Saturday Night Live's Film Unit: Making TV Fast Saturday Night Live's film unit produces a pre-taped segment for every live show, with nearly all of production and post happening within a 48 hour period. Director of Photography Alex Buono and editor Adam Epstein rely heavily on communication, improvisational filmmaking skills and the flexibility Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:02:27 GMT