Control Your Light
I feel really old saying it but twenty years ago I started freelancing as a cinematographer. Everything was tungsten back then. I had some 1k fresnels, some cheap hardware store clamp lights, and 3-light Lowel kit. The majority of the light I was working with was hard and at the time my idea of softening it was bouncing it off a wall or a ceiling. Read More
It may only be a tool, but it's the best tool I've ever owned. I've really enjoyed shooting with the Ursa Mini Pro, so much so, I've barely picked up my Canon C100 Mark II in the past few months.
My initial thought was that I'd use my Ursa to shoot narrative pieces and leave the run and gun stuff to my C100, but the more I shot with the Ursa, the more I realized it can handle the majority of shooting conditions I find myself in. Read More
A Real Clown Show
My three man crew headed to Harrison, New York located in Westchester County to shoot the pilot for a new web series that features a dysfunctional clown. (I don't write this stuff, I just shoot it). Read More
Now that I've moved to upstate NY, chances to get on a working set are far fewer. If you find yourself in a big city, the best place to learn is on a set, working your way up the ranks of the camera department. If that's not a possibility, here are some cool websites to start learning how to shape light and shadow (but it's up to you to go and get some practice): Read More
Just thought I would post some before and afters from a webseries I've been working on as a DP. We've been shooting on the C100 Mark II in C-log and for this project I'm really working towards as filmic an image as I can produce with this camera. Read More