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This is probably one of the most asked questions in the indie/low budget film community: How do you make a film look cinematic? It’s a difficult question to answer, because there are so many important elements that help make a film look that way, like lighting, camera movement, and set design, all of which take years of experience and practice. However, if you’re looking for cheap and easy ways to make your work look more cinematic right now, Armando Ferreira has 5 tips that will help you do just that.
And here’s the list of five Tips on How to Instantly Make Your Film Look More Cinematic including some freebies!
You’ve no doubt seen these before in a documentary: an interviewee sitting just inches in front of a bookcase, with the individual book titles visible and distracting; a house plant invading the frame; an incandescent desk lamp in the background whispering for attention while the interviewee’s eye-line is awkwardly off to the side. Or perhaps you’ve seen this one: the interviewee engulfed by a high-back sofa, an exposed lav mic stealing our attention, while the hum of a house appliance and the jingle of a busy necklace cause us to squint trying to decipher the subject’s words. These are the clichés and blunders of recording documentary interviews.
As someone who has watched even more interviews than I’ve shot, I’ve developed a discerning eye for the exemplary—and for the cringe-worthy. What I aim to provide here beyond dos and don’ts is a primer for rendering clean, cinematic interviews that allow the viewer to focus on what matters: emotion and storytelling.
The key to shooting documentary interviews is eliminating distracting sights and sounds; these take us out of the story. Second, if you must choose between a visually pleasing interview set-up and a good-sounding one, always chose good sound. The audience will forgive a flawed shot, but will tune out if it can’t hear the dialogue.
Selecting the Interview Space (MORE…)
This is probably one of the most asked questions in the indie/low budget film community: How do you make a film look cinematic? It’s a difficult question to answer, because there are so many important elements that help make a film look that way, like lighting, camera movement, and set design, all of which take years of experience and practice. However, if you’re looking for cheap and easy ways to make your work look more cinematic right now, Armando Ferreira has 5 tips that will help you do just that, here.
An easy way to make your project look more ‘cinematic’ is to overlay film grain, light leaks or other film-specific attributes. They can be used to emulate film stock, create transitions or for experimental and aggressive looks. There are many expensive options you can buy to achieve these looks…but for the low budget filmmaker FREE is a fabulous price!
I’ve compiled assets from 11 companies that graciously offer their HD video files at no cost whatsoever. Even though they are free…they are high quality and when applied properly…create a convincing and authentic effect. Enjoy!
1. Projector Films – 23 Light Leaks and Lens Flares (1920×1080 ProRes)
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These 14 free Premiere Pro Lumetri Looks are easy to use and can quickly add blockbuster style to your video. Take a peek at how simple they are to use. (Featuring the royalty free track “Thriller” by Reaktor Productions.)
In this weeks episode, 4 Minute Film School: 7 Essential GIMBAL MOVEMENTS, they cover 7 common camera movements with examples in many of today’s popular films, but also what psychological purpose they serve in your storytelling efforts. These movements are essential in the storytelling efforts and can be accomplished by you with a proper gimbal setup.
February 25, 2015
by The Beat
GoPro has come along way since the first version was released back in 2004. Until the last few years, the pint sized cameras were use sparingly if not at all in Hollywood and professional productions, but that all changed with the GoPro HERO 3 & 4 series. In fact, GoPros were the go-to camera for documentary films like 2012′s Leviathan, which uses GoPros almost exclusively to capture a commercial fishing boat at sea.
Now these nearly indestructible cameras are being fitted to just about everything, giving the audience a point of view we’ve never had before. But the thing to remember: the cinematographer didn’t just strap the GoPro to just anything and let it go. No, they planned and tested certain shots to ensure the cams were being used most effectively.
Here are 4 tips that will allow you to integrate your GoPro footage with cinematic footage…
Have you had success integrating your GoPro footage with your cinema style footage?
Tell us all about it in the comments below.