Mark’s Experiment with Lens Whacking

In this training, I experimented of “Lens Whacking”, which involves filming a video while having the lens detached from the camera, but held in front of it by hand. it can create some focus shifting effects along with flare effects....
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Henry K’s Large Space Lighting Tutorial

Hi, here’s a little tutorial teaching how to use large space lighting. It is especially meant for the night-time, and with a little smoke effect, but it isn’t shown in this video. Sry, hehe… Link to Video: http://videonew.saschina.org/watch_video.php?v=76SN83OGKDOS   Henry_Koo_3A_Lighting...
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Costume Design

How to Pick The Right Costume   Color Scheme   First off, the most basic part of choosing a costume is understanding the foundations of clothing, which basically applies to everything in design. What is it? Color scheme.   Often times, color is used to govern possible meanings and feelings. The color helps to accentuate the current emotion of the individual wearing the costume. The colors on the left side of the palette, light green, yellow, orange, light red all convey emotions that may mean vibrancy, passion or energy. For example, by wearing a bright yellow shirt, an individual mimics the effect of the shining sun, positive and radiant. On the contraire, the right side of the palette, blue, green, purple conveys the sense of tranquility, professionalism, or conservativeness. A man wearing a dark blue suit may suggest a sense of reserved dignity, while a bright red suit may suggest energy and youth.   Why is costume important?   As a precursor to any costume construction and design, all costume designers must be aware that the costume he intends for the character to wear is something that the character would actually pick to choose and wear for the character in his or her life.   There are three main reasons why costume is important in film and theatrical performance. tone and style o   Like mentioned previously with the color scheme, the costume helps to convey the emotion the character may be feeling or wishing to portray at the moment. time and place o   The costume does a lot to help establish the setting of a particular film. For example, a Victorian gown will distinctively distinguish itself from a mini skirt. The audience will be able to have a idea of when the film is set without knowing any of the plot or charaters. character information o   A character’s relationship is evident from their costume. The relationship between a boss and a employer can be seen from the clothes they wear in relationship to each other. The CEO of a company would be wearing a suit, while the cubicle worker would only be wearing a dress shirt. The costume also gives intention of the character. A very obvious example, is the military uniform, this may suggest war and brutality.   In conclusion, as important as the cinematography of the film or the directing of the actors, what the actors wear...
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Soul removal/Energy tutorial v2

  By: Jun Sik Yoon
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Director’s Style: Wes Anderson -The Grand Budapest Hotel-

Director’s Style: Wes Anderson -The Grand Budapest Hotel- I’ve recently watched the latest Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and I think it is remarkable. The entire film is a feast to the eyes; the visual of the movie is spectacular. My personal opinion, the visual of the film is so outstanding and eye-catching that it covered over the plot line. (Or maybe the plot line is not the focus and it is mainly emphasized on the art and composition of each scene.) Anyhow, there is something unique and distinctive about Wes Anderson’s film and I can’t quite lay my finger upon it. His style is original and unique that it is hard to categorize his film into any particular genre. While watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, I picked up a few Wes Anderson signature film techniques that occurs in his film which makes it so special:   1. Vibrant Color: Every scene in a Wes Anderson movie is like a color palette. The vibrant and rich color of each scene capture the audiences’ eyes. As a viewer of the movie, I admit that the color is a main reason why I enjoyed the film so much. With all the vivid colors, the presentation of each scene becomes more pleasant and amusing for the audience. Top: In this frame, the color scheme is red. Top: In this frame, the color scheme is pink. Top: In this frame, the color scheme is blue. This signature move also occur in other Wes Anderson films like Moonrise Kingdom and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Top: In Moonrise Kingdom the color scheme of this shot is yellow. Top: In Fantastic Mr. Fox the color scheme of this scene is yellow. I think this is a great technique that I can learn and incorporate in to my film. I just need to carefully select the color of the character’s clothing, color of prop, location, and everything that comes into frame. Careful selection of color can establish the mood and atmosphere of the entire film. 2. Perfect Symmetry: Something else I notice while watching The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson’s consistent play with perfect symmetry. Many shots in this film presents a perfect symmetry for example this screenshot below: And this image:   Wes Anderson’s incredible dedication to perfect symmetry has helped him develop his unique and distinctive film style. Many directors tend to avoid...
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Steve Lee 3 Light Cinematography Tutorial

  How to do 3 Light Cinematography.
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