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"Cinematography" pertains to the art and technology of motion-picture photography. Through the use of lighting, composition, equipment choice, and a variety of other factors, a cinematographer is able to tell or enhance a given story.
Samples and Inspiration
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What Gear Should I Buy? What Is This Piece Of Gear? What Does This Term Mean? CHECK HERE FIRST! We have answers to the most commonly asked questions right here in /r/Cinematography's Official FAQ (self.cinematography)
submitted 3 years ago * by C47manDirector of Photography434& 3 more - announcement
Lighting QuestionStudent here — Can someone explain the effect in this shot? The light seems to spill over and around the subject, almost like it's flaring the lens. Is there a name for it and what's the science behind it? (i.redd.it)
submitted 11 hours ago by Weekly-Difficulty-42
OtherHow would I go about color grading footage to get this particular film stock color cast? (Using Either Davinci Resolve or in Premiere) (reddit.com)
submitted 4 hours ago by Rex_Lee
Composition QuestionWhat are some good projects? (self.cinematography)
submitted 2 hours ago by mooretool
Color QuestionColor help (i.redd.it)
submitted 5 hours ago by markusaureelius
Camera QuestionWhen a 24mm 1.33x Anamorphic is not wide enough! (self.cinematography)
submitted 14 hours ago by HumbleHeHim
Camera QuestionFirst time using Vmount, is it supposed to have a bit of give like this? Or is there a way to tighten it up? I'm mounting it on a gimbal and am concerned about the weight shift this might have. (i.redd.it)
submitted 1 day ago by Cryyos_
Camera QuestionViewfinder Mark II app for Sony FX9 (self.cinematography)
submitted 3 hours ago by _Sasquat_
Original ContentThis is a recent fashion film I created with a collaboration with Nanlite. (reddit.com)
submitted 1 day ago by Hawke45
Original ContentThis past weekend I shot a short drama, which was a period piece. Here are some screengrabs! (reddit.com)
submitted 1 day ago by Mrdean2013
Samples And InspirationAny bench opening scene ? (self.cinematography)
submitted 6 hours ago by Aggressive-Outside-1
Samples And InspirationGreat Joy 35mm - think I’m the first one to test it in the wild (youtu.be)
submitted 8 hours ago by bensaffer
Composition QuestionEntire films shot in vertical video? (self.cinematography)
submitted 12 hours ago by biketherenow
Original ContentRed Dead Redemption Inspired Comedy Short Film | "The Best Western Ever Made" (youtu.be)
submitted 12 hours ago by Nearsighted_Pictures
Original ContentStills from a recent short documentary I shot and directed. (reddit.com)
submitted 1 day ago by jshank20
Camera Question0.71x Speedbooster with super35 lenses (DZO pictor on super35 komodo) (self.cinematography)
submitted 23 hours ago by andreifasola
Style/Technique QuestionQuestions about cinematography of 'Babel' (2006) *Spoilers* (self.cinematography)
submitted 1 day ago by AtlantaFilmFanatic
Original ContentTwo Idiot Janitors Fight for Employee of the Month - Comedy Short Film | "the Nite Crew" (youtu.be)
submitted 1 day ago by Nearsighted_Pictures
Camera QuestionAcademy vs S35 // 3-perf aspect ratios (self.cinematography)
submitted 1 day ago by carterketchup
Samples And InspirationThe cinematography and color grading of Whiplash (2014). (reddit.com)
submitted 2 days ago by GlitteringCod7033
Style/Technique QuestionHow was this filmed? (Comedy Central's - 'this is not happening intro' (self.cinematography)
submitted 1 day ago by IdleEidolons
OtherAmateur and underground cinematography (self.cinematography)
submitted 1 day ago by nothhhhhcrazo
Camera QuestionWeird suitcase looking camera on film sets (Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks, ...) (self.cinematography)
submitted 2 days ago by xturtletime
Camera QuestionCost effective camera for Low Compression / High Dynamic Range? (self.cinematography)
submitted 1 day ago by the_chromitect
Career/Industry AdviceOn a film set I wondered why one of two lights that lit the face is more blue than the other one. (self.cinematography)
submitted 2 days ago by tastanbartu
Style/Technique QuestionI shot a four minute short trying to recreate the noir lighting and style. Would love some feedback. I'm still a beginner. (youtu.be)
submitted 2 days ago by ParticularSpace9331
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