Filmmaking element.

Nope Day For Night

Why “Day for Night” Is So Hard to Pull Off


Lights out! I mean on! Wait, uh —

Inception Mirror Shot

How Filmmakers Make Cameras Disappear in Mirror Shots


Mirror, mirror on the wall … why don’t you reflect the movie camera that is obviously pointed at you?

Bill Pope Cinematography

A Beginner’s Guide to the Cinematography of Bill Pope


We have a [Bill] Pope!

Jaws Axial Cut

The Axial Cut Explained and Why Filmmakers Use It


And … [axial] cut!

Barry Lyndon Candlelight

A Beginner’s Guide to Low Light Cinematography


It’s lights out for some cinematographers. No. Literally.

Blade Runner Eye and camera aperture

Ask a Filmmaker: What Is the Frame Rate of the Human Eye?


Say it with me: The eye is not a camera!

Blonde Cameras

A Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Angle


It’s a matter of degrees.

Darius Khonji Cinematography

A Beginner’s Guide to the Cinematography of Darius Khondji


When the likes of David Fincher, James Gray, and Bong Joon Ho want to work with you … you’re doing something right.

Lala Land Flipped Image

Why a Filmmaker Might Choose to Flip a Shot


To flip, or not to flip? That is the question.