The 'mise en scène' is a French expression that means "placing on stage", and refers to the arrangement of everything that appears in the frame: actors, lighting, décor, props, camerwork and costume. It is a common term used in filmmaking and theater, and it encompasses all of the elements needed to compose within the visual frame. Learning how it works is essential to every filmmaker.
Learn more about this concept and add it to your cinema 'know-how' through this infographic by Michael and Christopher from ShoHawk.
Christmas Eve without a Christmas tree just isn't the same -- so Stanley made sure there was planted one on almost each scene and location of his erotic thriller in the Christmas-set film "Eyes Wide Shut (1999)".
One of our regular first roll testers, Brian Bruno, had an exceptional shoot set to work hand in hand with the Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film. In this interview, he shares his photos and thoughts on the film.
The editor of The Archive took us backstage for a behind-the-scenes peek into one of their fashion editorial shoots with the ActionSampler camera. This project was a collaboration with another magazine called Ssstendhal. Together, they created a fashion editorial and a fashion film.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
You've taken lots of really great pictures and you just want to put it out there. Why wait to be published when you can publish your own zine? Photographer and creative director Igor Termenon, founder of Girls on Film zine, shares his experience in curating, editing, and self-publishing a zine.
We love London in the summer and what better way to spend it than joining one of our workshops. This month we will be running a Diana F+ X-pro workshop, our very first Simple Use Film Camera walk, and a new exhibition from photographer Adam Popli. Book your spot today!
People love competitions and Lomographers are no different. But more than a search for standout photographs, the TEN AND ONE Annual Competition celebrated the community's shared love for photography and its power to create enduring stories. This list by no means set a conclusive standard on what makes an image good or not. But nonetheless, we're proud to introduce the short films that took the top spot in the Cinematics category.