Low-Key and High-Key Lighting for Mood

Reading Time: 4 minutes In both filmmaking and photography, lighting does not always have to be perfectly balanced with a complete range of tones. Like colour, different styles of lighting can produce different moods. Two of the most commonly-used styles are high-key lighting and low-key lighting.What is Low-Key Lighting? Low-key lighting is a lighting effect that uses a hard…

Choosing the right lens for your Filmmaking

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having the “best” camera for filmmaking is one thing, but having the RIGHT lenses – both for your personal lens kit or for your list of equipment for your next film project – is definitely important. While lens selection often comes down to personal preference, you also need to balance that against the needs of…

“Justice League” TRAILER #2 REVIEW

“Justice League” TRAILER #2 REVIEW

Reading Time: 3 minutes So the new trailer for “Justice League” (i.e. the next chapter in Warner Bros./ DC’s laughably pitiful attempt to catch up with Walt Disney Studios/ Marvel Studios’ critically and commercially successful Marvel Cinematic Universe) came out on Saturday March 25th. And while I wasn’t the biggest fan of Warner Bros./DC’s 2016 efforts “Batman v Superman:…

Best (and most reasonable) Audio Recording equipment for Filming

Best (and most reasonable) Audio Recording equipment for Filming

Reading Time: 4 minutes Though we may think of film as solely a visual experience, we cannot underestimate the importance of sound to the medium. The ability to record sound (more particularly at the location of filming) is an extremely important aspect of filmmaking. Here is a list, according to the good folks at Diamond Films Limited, of the…

Top 5 Lenses for DSLR Filmmaking

Reading Time: 3 minutes DSLR cameras has become more and more popular with experienced, intermediate and even novice filmmakers. Unlike the traditional point-and-shoot camera (remember those?), a DSLR camera is incomplete without a good lens. And depending on what type of camera you own, and what type of footage you’re planning to shoot with your camera, finding the RIGHT…

10 Essential Tips for Trinidad and Tobago Filmmakers

10 Essential Tips for Trinidad and Tobago Filmmakers

Reading Time: 3 minutes http://localhost/dfold/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Picture1.png 1. Ensure that EVERYONE is on-board and aware – Before a single minute of footage is shot, and a page of script is thrown away, everyone should have an idea of what their role is in relation to your movie, in addition to what your film is about and what your overall vision for…