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Common newbie mistakes for cinematography?

I'm going to make a serious movie, what are the BIG mistakes newbies often do, both in the clipping and the shooting stage?
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Why do many horror movies “tease” the viewer only to fail to deliver what was wanted? Contains spoilers for The Green Inferno (2013)

When I watched "The Green Inferno" (2013), it was for one reason only: to finally get to see a horror movie set in one of my favurite setting: savages deep in a jungle somewhere, far away ...
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How are/were low-light scenes such as concerts shot on film?

I recently watched a video of Led Zeppelin in 1973 and it dawned on me that these were shot on film, and as a film photography hobbyist it dawned on me that the picture quality for handheld film at a ...
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Can anybody please explain what camera settings (aparture, iso, wb, ss) have to do with visual/film grammar?

I understand the film "grammar" of shot types, framing, composition etc but don't understand what camera settings have to do with it. This is one of the assessment criteria for a university ...
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How to get fisheye lens border in shot?

I'm about to buy a camcorder with a 62mm diameter lens, and I'd like to get a fisheye with it. I would like my shots to end up like shown here, with a little bit of lens border in shot. I can't seem ...
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High dynamic range on smartphones

I'm interested in serious videography with smartphone(portability is the key). On bright days they perform quite well, one thing which bothers me is dynamic range. I use Filmic Pro which gives me ...
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Is there any AI upscale tool for videos?

I’m working on an amateur project, and for part of my project I’ll be using some old, really, really low-res film. I’ve used some free online tools (like deep-image.ai) to upscale low-res photos ...
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Practice Manual Focussing

I'm planning on shooting a short film in about 2 weeks with my Nikon d5300. Since its AF is horrible for video (it's great for photos, but so slow on videos/live view), I decided to manually focus. ...
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Are most scenes in movies voiced over in post production?

In this B roll of Harry Potter, one can see how the same scene (how they walk out of the water and up a hill) is filmed multiple times. I guess that the final scene will be made up by several of ...
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What is this sun blocker in film making?

In the making of Django Unchained, I noticed some people running behind the camera team. These people are holding something that looks like a sun blocker. Video that shows it in use is here. I haven'...
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How is a multi-angle scene filmed?

There is a great scene in a popular TV series. In this scene, a clerk (in a white-and-blue dress) is shown from 3 angles. Each angle is around 7 seconds long. I wonder how they filmed it. Did they ...
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Automatic video stop on SDCX class 10 card

I' ve been recording clips with a Canon 80D and a Lexxar Profesional x633 SDXC card 64 GB class 10, 95 MB/s max read speed. Video format was MOV at 1080p, 25 fps. I never had a problem for almost a ...
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Where can I find helpfull reference for film making?

I'm looking for sites, books, of video's on how to build scenes, composition and lighting for either 3d animations or filming. Sites like pinterest and google are not enough to quickly find reference ...
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How to make video without hd (60fps) effect in 4K

I’m new to video production so please help me to understand one thing that I can’t find out. Some videos in 4k or even 1080p don’t have this effect when the picture is super real and some videos have ...
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How can I recreate this overexposed effect from the last scene in 'The Lighthouse'?

Spoilers Warning I just finished Robert Egger's film 'The Lighthouse', and one shot in the final scene really inspired me cinematically. Winslow, face covered in blood, finally goes up to the top ...
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Where can we learn Produce & directing Porn Movies?

I want to produce & Direct a Porn Movie. Does anyone know from where can I learn Produce & directing Porn Movies?
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Will making a fan film hurt my career?

I hope I'm this is the right place to ask this question. I am building a career in the film business. I make all kinds of artistic short films and stuff like that. Mostly original stuff. But I was ...
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How can I achieve this lo-fi laggy extreme camera shake effect in After Effects or Premiere?

There was recently a short film released by a music collective 'Jackboys' with a very lo-fi, noir look to it, and when transitioning verses, the video cuts to shots with intentional, extreme camera ...
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Advice for using FD lenses?

I’m interested in using old FD lenses for filming. Has anyone got any experience with this? What camera did you use? What adapter? Did it work? Were there any issues with focal length, cropping, or ...
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Using 60 fps footage on 23.976 sequence without slowing down or dropping frames

I just recorded a 4k 60 fps clip from my GoPro and dropped it with some other clips on a timeline which is 23.976 fps, and the 60 fps clip looks really weird and glittery. Is there a way to play ...
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How do you keep clothes clean during action sequences?

Not sure if this is the right StackExchange for this, but I don't see a more general film making SE so here goes... I'm acting in a short spy film, and in two separate scenes I'm going to be hitting ...
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How much time to calculate for legal advice on a feature film based in Switzerland

We are planning on shooting our first feature film based in Switzerland. As we have never done that or anything near it, especially the publishing side and official documents and contracts, we want to ...
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How to make a set of a space capsule?

I am going to make a short film for the 2019 Cinespace contest created by NASA. The short is going to take place inside a space capsule. It has to look something like this: How do you guys suggest I ...
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How does shutter speed affect the video?

As shutter speed affects the coming light on sensor.But has it any affect on movement of subjects in video?
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Is it possible for the viewers to get rid of the 60FPS fast forward effect?

Since I and Everyone else watched too many 24/30FPS throught our lives, whenever We see 60FPS or faster motion picture we feel like its fast forwarded thus makes it terribly unnatural. I want to ...
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Why do pro cameras still need to pull focus?

Big productions using pro cinema cameras (RED Weapon etc...) still use manual focus and still have someone who's sole job is just to pull focus for a camera. With today's technology, I would always ...
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How did ILM create the hyperspace tunnel effect?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, right before the Millennium Falcon exits hyperspace, we see a "tunnel" through which the ship is traveling: How did ILM create this effect in 1976? NOTE: I am not referring ...
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Recommendations needed for a low cost dolly in an arc, not a straight line

I need to find a low cost dolly setup for a round table shoot. I'd ideally use a Wally Dolly, but they don't make the tracks in curved sections. Can anyone recommend dolly setups of a roughly ...
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How to shoot in-situ product videos in restricted locations?

This question is location based, and hoping to get some ideas at the very least. I work for a company that manufactures products for the construction industry, such as secure storage units, tool ...
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Hi all i'm wanting some advice on set lighting. i'm wanting to create a set similar to the below using fluorescent lights. Just wanting to know what equipment is needed to achieve this look. Obviously ...
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Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking

I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and ...
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How to avoid noise when filming dark red

I saw a brilliant thread talking about why the colour red is noisy in post: Why does the color red always appear pixelated on TV and videos on the PC? I found this incredibly helpful in ...
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How to record a slide presentation efficiently with video/audio

I am making some video slide presentations (~15-30 minutes) which consists of a lot of animated slides and my voice. I made a test video to see where problems occur when doing such a project. It was a ...
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Filming in a house of mirrors

How do they film in a house of mirrors? Obviously the reflection of the cameras would be seen. Do they use a green screen and a lot of editing? I really don't know anything about video production, ...
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What is the technical advantage of celluloid film over digital?

I know that digital is used more than celluloid now. Still, I would like to know why celluloid film is still favored by some film makers. Only a few years ago celluloid was the standard. What was/is ...
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Is there a downside to increasing ISO and decreasing shutter speed

I'm rather new to filmography, and I just discovered that decreasing shutter speed can minimalist motion blur, which I want none of. I set my SS to 1/10000, but that obviously darkens everything. To ...
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How were copies of movies meant to be distributed to theaters made?

In the "olden days" before digital movie projection and the Digital Cinema Package were around, movies were recorded onto film (usually 35mm, I have heard of 70mm instances). The "master film" was the ...
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Learn fine art for cinematography?

I'm new in film making and photography. Recently, I found my favorite film maker said that he loves some painters such as Edward Hoppers. The way he film is influenced by the drawings of Hoppers. So, ...
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

In order to produce a new logo revealing animation I was just searching the web for useful reference pages dealing with advanced camera movements. By "Camera movements" I don't mean the basic tilting, ...
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What exactly is a voyeur shot in cinematography?

What exactly is a voyeur shot in cinematography? Is this movement or style? The only thing I can find online is basically perverted stuff. Where can I find an example?
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

I currently am the Video guy for our company. We do video training for installs for automotive parts. I do the planning for the videos. I do the shooting of the videos. I do the editing of the videos. ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

A question that has been on my mind for so long is: How exactly does green screening work with an object to vanish? Short example: Normal green screens as a background are replaced with an image the ...
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How do high-speed film cameras work?

In Wikipedia's high speed camera page, there was this thing 'High-speed film cameras can film up to a quarter of a million frames per second by running the film over a rotating prism or mirror instead ...
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Microphone problem for camera hp , lc100W

I have bought a camera hp , lc100W I want to use it for lecture record, microphone has not good record, What I must do for the sound? which type of microphone I must ...
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What's the benefit of Hollywood still using film for most major productions?

As a semi-professional cinematographer and photographer, I've always wondered why large productions mostly always prefer to use Film cameras, even with the development of cameras such as RED and ...
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Is the high-framerate crop mode in the Red Scarlet camera practical?

I'm pretty excited by the new Red Scarlet, but one point seems very limiting about its (high-)framerate capacity: It's actually cropping the image on the frame when shooting at framerates higher than ...
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How to film a strobe light

The above picture sums up my problem. I'm struggling to work out what settings to put my camera on to work with my strobe light. I vaguely understand the problem; that the camera takes pictures row by ...
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What type of tripod head should I get?

I recently got a tripod, and I need a head for it. I would like to try a variety of video, so looking for something that allows moving the camera smoothly. There are a variety of types of tripod ...
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Pentax K-R AE-L auto exposure lock not working manual and auto lens

I noticed a problem with my Pentax K-R video where the film is very grainy - I assume this is because it shoots with a high ISO setting which is set automatically. So, I want to manually set the ISO ...
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What is the significance of this “RED, Digital, and Film Format Size Chart”?

Little context is offered when this chart: is linked. What does it mean?