Light casting a shadow of tree leaves, window panes, and other patterns makes a more visually interesting shot. It can also cue the viewer to the location. A thing that creates a shadow and is placed in front of a light is called a Cookaloris. Some are created just for this purpose; others are improvised on the spot.
For many more lighting tips, see How To Set Up Light And Shoot Great Interviews
The Black Betty Camera looks like a 16mm film camera, but it's a custom-designed housing that includes a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head and an Apple Mac Mini. The camera head produces digital cinema class 2048x1152 resolution. The SI-2K Mini camera head has been as a second camera in films like Slumdog Millionare and 127 Hours.The small form Mac Mini is Apple's first computer to include an HDMI video port.Read More
Looking for a great topic for your next video? Make a parody of a well-known film. The example above may get your creative juices flowing, but it will only be meaningful if you’ve seen Birdman which just won the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night. Below is the full length trailer. The film is […]Read More