From Intermediate to Advanced Filmmaker: 7 Things You Need to Know Staff Pick

Dandan Liu, Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer

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9 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. From Intermediate to Advanced Filmmaker

      1:09
    • 2. Complex Camera Movement

      1:15
    • 3. Color Palette

      0:55
    • 4. Fine-tuned Color Grading

      1:09
    • 5. Sound Recordist

      0:45
    • 6. Digital Cinema Equipment

      1:34
    • 7. Recording Details

      2:19
    • 8. Master Lighting

      4:18
    • 9. Course Conclusion

      0:51
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Project Description

For the class project, you have a few options, to put the lesson into practice. 

1) Practice shooting a long take, focus pulling along the way. 

2) Play with the color curves to understand the nuances of color grading. 

3) Contact your local rental house for a demo on the latest digital cinema gear. 

4) Use false color (timeinpixels.com) to understand contrast ratios

5) Refine your lighting by replicating the quality of light from a film still or painting. 

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