what are the best tips for cinematography?

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  • 2 months ago

    Read 'The 5 C's of Cinematography' by Joseph V. Mascelli.

    My tips:  Don't shoot everything at eye level.  Don't move your camera unless you have a good motivation for it.  

    Background is everything - include as much background as possible in your shots to create depth and visual interest.   Don't shoot against blank walls unless it serves the story in a particular way.   

    Don't let dark scenes go completely black in the background...always include some faintly lit details and a luminance and color reference.   Always try to maintain a consistent range of contrast and color so your images don't turn to mud.

    Stage and block your scene in depth.  Don't shoot everything from the side like a stage play.  

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  • Words
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Record everything and then edit them? Could you answer mine?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Landscape mode or DEATH

    • John P
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Watch a few good movies, and watch a few good documentaries. Possibly at first with the sound turned off, so that you can concentrate on the visuals. Then try to form your own style.

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  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Take as many classes as you can.

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    TIP 1: Aim your camera at what you want to capture.

    TIP 2: Recognize categories within Yahoo and place your question within the correct category ( the Dodge automotive category for film and cinematography questions ain't it... ).

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    TIP NO 1- Learn how to properly categorize your questions. It's not exactly rocket science.

    This is the Dodge automobile forum dipstick. EPIC FAIL

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