Blade Runner is one of today's universally acclaimed neo-noir, science fiction films that caught the essence of the genre. The visuals are known for being both simple and complex simultaneously, in which lighting played a huge part in its visual storytelling.
Geoff Boyle and Nic Knowland deconstruct the cinematography of Blade Runner, the 1982 film that is beloved and praised for its special effects in the absence of non-digital technology, comprehensively discussing and comparing lighting and lenses that were utilized in the original Blade Runner and the latest - Blade Runner 2049
Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is a film-noir classic and masterpiece that film enthusiasts continue to praise. For the admirers of Hitchcockian cinema, you may want a perusal of this behind-the-scenes album.
American artist *Charles Atlas* is a known pioneer in developing media-dance, also called 'dance for the camera'; now, in the age of technology, he changes his usual human cast with digitized numerical figures.
The time we spend with our beloved ones is truly precious, and moments we capture along the way always remind us of it. There are some particularly special days when we just want to take photos until there is no film left.
There are many advantages to scanning your own film: it is cost-effective, you get to control the output, and you're able to scan special formats that most film labs aren't capable of. If you're new to film scanning, here are a few tips to get you started.
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.
As one of the richest film industries in the world, the British Film Institute celebrates Indian filmmaking and its diversity -- from Bollywood to Tollywood with a digitized archive now available for viewing.
This lightweight and compact Art Lens System is three prime lenses in one. Shoot with a fixed focal length of 35mm, 50mm or 80mm and experiment with a wide range of f/stops and special aperture plates to achieve countless creative styles. Available in Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K mount! Now available for regular purchase!
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy teams up with @honeygrahams224 to sing the praises of two plastic toy cameras.
The best films from then and today do not only rely on good scripts and the arcs in storytelling. Visual storytelling is 50% of a film, too, and it's the scene that should say it all. Subjective perspective is one of the approaches to make compelling cinematography.
And once again, art history has almost forgotten to write this rather very important figure in early cinema. The female pioneer of early French cinema is one of the first to experiment with sound syncing, color tinting, interracial casting and special effects.