Film Lighting on a Budget

Film lighting is expensive but your budget is small…sound familiar? When parting with your hard-earned cash you can usually muster up the courage to spend £1000 on a camera and maybe even £800 on a couple of lenses, but £1200 for one light?! The truth is you should value your lighting as much as your

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How to become a Film Director

Film directing is the most competitive job role in the film industry. Almost every person in the film industry has dreamt of directing at some point. How you develop your talent and find work as a director can vary per person. This following article is a realistic breakdown of how to become a film director.

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How To Design Your Filmmaker CV

Your filmmaker CV plays an important role in acquiring jobs in the film industry. A lot of filmmakers believe that they don’t need a CV. This has been proven wrong throughout my career. Not only do you need a CV to apply to jobs online. On professional productions, the Producer will ask to see your

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Cinematic Lighting Techniques

Lighting is the key difference between camera operators and cinematographers – learn to light, and you’re stepping into a new playing field, but it can be hard to know where to begin. We all spend time researching the newest camera and lenses, but rarely lights and methods on how best to use them. It’s too

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Basic Video Lighting Tips

Cameras are exciting, which is why we spend all our money on them, but unfortunately it’s only once you’ve depleted your bank account you realise you should have bought some lights too… Video lighting isn’t cheap, good lighting anyway; Quasar, Aputure, Kino, they will all set you back a couple of hundred easily. But there

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