Rokinon (Samyang) released a new 50mm Cine lens a couple weeks ago, and I grabbed it immediately! I bought a couple of their Cine lenses last year (which I used for ANGEL), so I was pretty excited that they were finally introducing a 50mm lens in their line-up.
I rented the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K this past week to work on some new RodyPolis products. My hope was that, in addition to the products, I would have time for a very short film as well. Unfortunately that wasn't possible, so I did the next best thing!
There's little doubt that eventually 4K will be the new standard. With 4K cameras, TVs, and even laptops becoming more and more popular, I'm certain in a few years 4K will be as normal as 1080p is today. However, 4K cameras are still missing this important feature.
In this tutorial I go over how I got the warm tropical look for a short film I did last spring. I wanted to show that the weather was warm, but I didn't want to simply make everything look orange. Instead, I saturated the greens and blues to give it a spring feel.
This is my first official color grading tutorial using Magic Bullet Looks 2! In this tutorial I show you how I achieved a soft high key look for a music video I shot. Though MBL is used for this tutorial, these same concepts also apply to most other coloring applications.
I love color grading! From music videos, to short films, to even a simple interview, color manipulation is all very fun for me. I took a look back at my "What would you like to learn" post and noticed that a lot of you requested tutorials on color grading, so here we are!
What's up Filmmakers! So we all should know that filming outside in bright sunlight is usually a pain. In fact, the worst time to film is when the sun is high up in the sky (like at noon). Not only is it freakin' hot, but there's so much light reflecting everywhere that you'll run into a lot of exposure issues.
Welcome to the first ever post of our Film Tips series. To kick things off, I (Rodolphe) will start with this basic tutorial covering the Rule of Thirds. I do plan on making more advanced video tutorials in the near future, not just articles, but for right now let's start things simple. The Rule of Thirds is one of the key guidelines to framing beautiful and interesting shots, so let's learn all about it!