A cinematographer is the one who translates the vision of the filmmaker into reels. Technicalities and aesthetics are the responsibilities of the cinematographer, and his job is twice as rigid as a still photographer.
The cinematographer is the creative control -- he selects the camera, the film stock, lens, filters, and he is the one to realize the intentions of the director. Their relationship often varies but the cinematographer often acts with complete independence. In this Crash Course on Film Production, we look into the purpose of cinematography and its major of accomplishing the film.
Film is twice as difficult as photography: it's the complete mastery of the still image, to transcend the aesthetics in motion -- and filmmaker Marc Jarabe likes to compose his moving images accompanied with music.
A cinematographer sometimes called the director of photography (DP) is the chief artist responsible for the aesthetic and technical decisions related to a moving image, often found in film, television production or live action piece. Here are the 10 cream of the crop.
Lomographer ajnguyen picks up photography as a hobby to take a break from the rigid rules of his job as a multidisciplinary designer. Here, our community newcomer from Saigon talks briefly about his passion for the analogue.
The aesthetics of Canadian photographer Roeg Cohen is quite complex to put into words: in his simplicity, there's the captivating pull which makes ever looker gravitate into his subjects and connect with them.
Filmmaker James Cameron is one of the most successful people in cinema to date and is one of the definers of contemporary mainstream cinema with his excessive use of special effects and epic themes. Now, what does it take to inspire a filmmaker such as Cameron? Here are his influences.
Filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa's new film is a haunting story about an aging photographer and his obsession with the daguerreotype as he, his young assistant, and his daughter get pulled in a dark world of creative mess.
Joel Byron is a UK based film maker who uses a mix of digital and analogue techniques. He is creative director at BigPlus and recently made a short video of his trip to the South of France using the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens.
Lomographer Stephan Kaps, popularly known as @mephisto19 in the community, is a master of quirky portraiture and mind-boggling multiple exposure photos. As a rule breaker, he employs several photography techniques to bring out the personality of his subjects personality and redesign the world in line with his creative vision.
As a pioneer of European photography aesthetics, Adolphe Braun was also an innovator of reproduction techniques which advanced the field of art history. Here is a comprehensive display of his oeuvre and how he influenced early photography.
The Bauhaus is more known as a school of minimalist design and architecture, mostly relying on the essential and non-ornamental aesthetics. But who would have known these Bauhaus folk can play dress-up with these retro-futuristic shindig get-ups?