cinematography project

Wrapped my cinematography shoot today. Feels good to be finished. Glad I’m not editing. In scheduling, I don’t think out editor appreciates how much I do to make it to shoots and be on. Today (and Monday), I took the three buses from St. Pete to Tampa, with my camera, crane, and assorted gear. Today it was all of that, plus my slider. My assorted gear, including monitor, C47s, extension cord, etc. was put in my backpack and I added my laptop to dump footage more quickly. I ended up having to take a $54 cab back home, but this needed to get done.

Here’s a screenshot from one of the sliding test shots, shot from more of a (not very high) bird’s eye view.

Going back over some screenshots from 10x19 I realise that the lighting in this shot does a fabulous job of giving Dean black eyes. And this comes right after Benny describes Purgatory as Dean’s ‘happy place’. It’s the promise of setting the beast free without consequence, the possibility of calm, and purity. At this moment Dean considers the potential offer, allowing the darkness that lingers in his soul to catch a glimpse of the sunlight before it is locked away once more.

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Shakespeare In Love

The movie emphasizes writing, reading, and plays.  The cinematographer uses contrasting values and colors to create emotions, such as passion and grief.  There are lot of close up views of hands and pages.

The writing says that something is happening and there is always motion around the pages or the way they are placed encourages motion.  A still from a film is often in reference to a larger piece which you can’t get from one photo still.  I would like to do something similar by capturing motion, like someone typing or photographing, because when a person is done with either of those things there is a flurry of motion and something is going on around them. 

2016 VES Awards

FEATURE FILM

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

  • Furious 7
  • San Andreas
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens — WINNER
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

  • In The Heart of The Sea
  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Walk
  • Everest
  • The Revenant — WINNER

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

  • The Walk; World Trade Center
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard — WINNER
  • Ant-Man; The Microverse
  • Jurassic World; Jungle Chase
  • Tomorrowland; Tomorrowland Center

Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Maz
  • The Revenant; The Bear — WINNER
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulk
  • Chappie; Chappie

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

  • Ant-Man; Macro Action
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation; Underwater Torus Chamber
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Falcon Chase / Graveyard — WINNER
  • The Walk; Towers Walk

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

  • San Andreas; Los Angeles Destruction
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Tomorrowland
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant; Bear Attack — WINNER

Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens; BB-8 — WINNER
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulkbuster
  • Everest; Mt. Everest
  • Jurassic World; Indominus Rex

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

  • Mad Max: Fury Road; Toxic Storm — WINNER
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron; Hulk vs Hulkbuster
  • San Andreas; Hoover Dam / San Francisco Tsunami
  • San Andreas; Los Angels Destruction
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Starkiller Base

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Inside Out
  • Anomalisa
  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • The Good Dinosaur — WINNER

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

  • The Peanuts Movie; Snoopy
  • The Peanuts Movie; Charlie Brown
  • Inside Out; Joy — WINNER
  • The Good Dinosaur; Spot

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

  • The Good Dinosaur; The Farm — WINNER
  • Inside Out; Imagination Land
  • The Peanuts Movie; Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie; Under the Arches

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • The Good Dinosaur — WINNER
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