Visions of Light

Joe Randeen/ Cinematography, How-To, Lighting, Videos

There are so many different things to keep in mind when you are putting together a film.  For beginning filmmakers, this is especially stressful. One thing that consistently seems to take a backseat is CINEMATOGRAPHY. Visions of Light is a documentary that examines an often overlooked element of filmmaking: the role of cinematography. It includes interviews with various cinematographers, credited as “directors of photography,” who discuss clips from their own work as

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Is Lighting Really That Important?

Joe Randeen/ Lighting

Is lighting really that important?  Ask any Cinematographer (DP, Director of Photography.  It is essential, vital, paramount – YES IT IS! A cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this

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