Roberto Cimatti https://robertocimatti.it aic cinematographer Sun, 26 Jan 2020 04:07:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://i0.wp.com/robertocimatti.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cropped-robertocimatti_rid_60-2.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Roberto Cimatti https://robertocimatti.it 32 32 162117006 The Genius Color Filtration and Lighting Hacks of Sundance Breakout ‘The 40-Year-Old Version’ https://nofilmschool.com/2023/01/the-40-year-old-version-interview-eric-branco https://nofilmschool.com/2023/01/the-40-year-old-version-interview-eric-branco#respond Sun, 26 Jan 2020 04:07:05 +0000 https://robertocimatti.it/2020/01/25/the-genius-color-filtration-and-lighting-hacks-of-sundance-breakout-the-40-year-old-version/

Shooting on 35mm black-and-white stock, cinematographer Eric Branco employed some creative techniques to bring this shimmering comedy to life.

“The play rang a little inauthentic,” says an older white producer to an up-and-coming black playwright. “I asked myself, ‘Did a black person really write this?” (It’s a chamber piece about a black family reckoning with a gentrifying Harlem.) To “grab the core audience,” the producer suggests she write white people—the gentrifiers—into the play. He casually adds that he’s still looking for someone to pen his Harriet Tubman musical.

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What’s Hot, Exciting, and New on the First Day of Sundance 2020 https://nofilmschool.com/2020/01/whats-hot-exciting-and-new-first-few-days-sundance-2020 https://nofilmschool.com/2020/01/whats-hot-exciting-and-new-first-few-days-sundance-2020#respond Sun, 26 Jan 2020 03:35:00 +0000 https://robertocimatti.it/2020/01/25/whats-hot-exciting-and-new-on-the-first-day-of-sundance-2020/

Sundance 2020 first impressions from the NFS team.

Founder Ryan Koo joins George Edelman, Charles Haine, and Oakley Anderson-Moore to discuss their first impressions on the ground at Sundance. From the New Frontiers Program to opening night films, to parties… we cover it all.

This Podcast is sponsored by SmallHD. Founded by a group of independent filmmakers, SmallHD has been innovating the on-camera and production monitor industry for an entire decade. It started by creating the first ever HD monitor that could sit on top of a DSLR. Today, it’s products like the 703 Bolt, that has an integrated wireless receiver and a daylight viewable screen. SmallHD is in the business of providing real-time confidence for creatives. With an extremely wide-range of field monitors, SmallHD prides itself on durability and useability. Whether it’s paired with a mirrorless camera during a wedding, or used for a video village in Hollywood, SmallHD has a monitor for every production. Powerful software tools, a unified user experience, and premium display quality help make SmallHD monitors the industry standard.

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Cinematographer Sean Price Williams on Illuminating the Award-Winning Sundance Film ‘Tesla’ https://nofilmschool.com/cinematographer-sean-price-williams-tesla https://nofilmschool.com/cinematographer-sean-price-williams-tesla#respond Sun, 26 Jan 2020 02:57:05 +0000 https://robertocimatti.it/2020/01/25/cinematographer-sean-price-williams-on-illuminating-the-award-winning-sundance-film-tesla/

A limited budget but giant ambition.

Cinematographer Sean Price Williams found himself in a bind just prior to production. In prep, he and director Michael Almereyda were going to lean on film to detail the visual language behind Tesla, a period piece that explores the revolutionary innovations of Nikola Telsa (Ethan Hawke) and his distaste of Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan).

At the rental house he found out film was no longer an option. “We were going to shoot Super 16mm on a reversal film stock [EKTACHROME] that Kodak reintroduced which has a very low sensitivity, but at the last minute, we had to change,” says Williams. “We wanted to shoot on film so we could light faces and let things fall off into total black. I wanted to embrace the contrast of that look.”

While the unexpected change was not ideal, the cinematographer used the moment to surprise himself and chose a camera he never used before, the Sony VENICE. The switch to digital wasn’t a total loss of prep.

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20 Film Terms You Need to Know to Survive On-Set https://indiefilmhustle.com/20-set-film-terms-need-know/ https://indiefilmhustle.com/20-set-film-terms-need-know/#respond Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:54:06 +0000 https://robertocimatti.it/2020/01/25/20-film-terms-you-need-to-know-to-survive-on-set/

20 On Set Film Terms You Need to Know A film set is a wacky place full of nicknames, strange film terms, and abbreviations. There have been so many days when someone has asked me to do something and I’ve enthusiastically responded “Copy that”, before realizing I don’t fully know what they even asked. Before…

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The Importance of Learning Not to Care as a Creator https://fstoppers.com/education/importance-learning-not-care-creator-449357?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppers%2Farticles+%28Fstoppers%29 https://fstoppers.com/education/importance-learning-not-care-creator-449357?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppers%2Farticles+%28Fstoppers%29#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:01:22 +0000 https://robertocimatti.it/2020/01/25/the-importance-of-learning-not-to-care-as-a-creator/

The Importance of Learning Not to Care as a Creator

One of the biggest aspects of the vast connectedness of the modern world is how easy it is to access a wealth of information and content from millions of creators and educators. But that is not always a good thing, and this great video discusses why you should try to care just a little less and gives you an actionable plan to accomplish that.

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Kim Kardashian Sued for Posting Photo of Herself, Hiring Own Personal Paparazzo to Avoid Future Legal Disputes

Posting a paparazzi photo and being sued for it is becoming quite the trend in Hollywood. In what appears to be an increasingly common scenario, Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to be facing legal action after she posted the photo, with the photographer now suing for “any profits she made off the Instagram post.”

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Vimeo Is About to Add Some Useful Tools to Their Service Offering

YouTube has become the go-to space for video. We have famous video creators that earn a good living doing so. And then, we have Vimeo, the professionally orientated video-sharing platform that many professionals use to host their projects and productions in the best quality possible online.

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Review of the Elinchrom ELM8 After Four Months of Use

Elinchrom focus has mostly been on light shapers and strobes ever since they’ve existed. However, the ELM8 they released last year may be a hint they are serious about getting into continuous light. After four months of use, here’s my opinion on the Elinchrom ELM8.

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