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Native Son

A short film about an athlete’s perseverance and keeping the old ways alive in a new world. Concho Sash is an fancy dancer and aspiring boxer living in Utah, USA and is part of the Diné tribe (Navajo). Concho connects with the old ways as part of his boxing training using techniques from Navajo fancy dancing, energy from the natural world around him and merges that with traditional training techniques. Spiritually his regiments are guided by ceremonial and meditative practices to remember those who have walked before him, giving strength and guidance as he fulfills his dreams of being a professional athlete.

Director – Cinematographer: James Cawley (Instagram.com/jamesdcawley)

Starring – Conco Sash & Blackhawk Walters

Producer – Krystal Cawley

Camera Assistant – David Boyd

Production Assistant – Derrian Bennett

Production Facts:

Lenses: Shot exclusively on Zeiss CP.3 Lenses (21mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)

Camera: Red Scarlet W & Sony A7sii

Filtration: Tiffen Black Promist 1/8th, Tiffen NATural NDS

Edit & Grading: Adobe Premiere Pro

Production Time: 3 days

Snowpiercer – What’s the Difference?

Snowpiercer - What's the Difference?

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is taking the world over, but in 2013 the Korean filmmaker ended the world with his dystopian action masterpiece, Snowpiercer. Set on a train carrying the last of humanity around a planet in the midst of a self-made ice age, Chris Evans leads a revolution against the trains elite class. While the film shares plenty with the 1982 graphic novel Le Transperceneige on which it’s based, Bong Joon Ho aims his satire in a different direction. So tuck into a protein bar and find your place on the train because it’s time to ask What’s the Difference?

Oliver Stapleton – What Film School teaches you & the NFTS

Oliver Stapleton - What Film School teaches you & the NFTS

In this weeks episode Oliver Stapleton the Co-Head of cinematography at the NFTS talks to us about what mistakes students make when first arriving at the school. What can students do to improve? How can this be applied in the film industry?


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Filmed with a Sony FS5 and Cooke Mini S4/i Lenses.
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How to pair a TERADEK BOLT and add a second Receiver

In this video, Greg goes over the process of pairing Teradek transmitters and receivers and adding in multiple receivers to have separate monitors with the same signal.

Setup Steps:
1. Get the power to both the transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX)
2. Run an SDI or HDMI cable from the camera to TX
3. Run an SDI or HDMI cable from RX to a monitor.
4. Power on both TX and RX
5. On the RX press the joystick to the right to open the menus on the monitor
6. Use the joystick to navigate down to the PAIRING option
7. Press the joystick in to select
8. On the TX use a paper clip or some other small item to press the pairing button on the TX found at:
9. Back on the monitor, you’ll get notified then the RX has found the TX once it has select OK
10. Once the pairing is complete you should have the video on your monitor!
11. To add a second RX turn on the second RX and just repeat steps 5-10

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ZCam E2 vs ZCam E2c – Spec Comparison and which one is for YOU!

In this video, Greg goes over the differences between the ZCam E2 and E2c, from the build and design to codecs and frame rate options.

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Hollywood Cinematographer Shares Philosophy | Ben Davis

Hollywood Cinematographer Shares Philosophy | Ben Davis

In this episode Ben Davis talks us about his philosophy of filming. He discusses what he wants to convey in his cinematography and how the relationship with the director affects the approach.


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Cinematic Lighting with Just ONE Light

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Filming with one light source is an incredible challenge for any cinematographer. To succeed in this challenge, one might have to consider the limitations of the budget and set space for the production. All the while, one must consider what style and genre the project entails. Today, director of photography Hunter Gulan walks us through how to light a talking head shot and one narrative setup, with just one light — on ANY budget — using high end and low budget lighting gear.

In this video, Hunter shows us how he approaches lighting using just one fixture.
First, he places our talent in a controlled environment with a standard grey screen behind them. This ensures light isn’t bouncing towards undesired directions. The first light hovers above (and in front of) the talent to create depth in their faces while wrapping around their faces. This will be our only source of light. Next, he sets up a few bounce boards and reflective cards to help fill and define the talent. One bounce helps fill the shadows, while a single reflective card adds an edge light! Lastly, he adds an extra reflector – this provides vibrance to the talent’s hair; breathing life and color to a fairly neutral image.

The main techniques we will be discussing today are utilizing a single light and shaping light.
Using a single light is when, simply put, you use only one light. This could be a fresnel spot fixture, a lamp, light bulb, computer or TV screen, or even the sun. Knowing how to utilize one light can be incredibly helpful for shoots where you are limited in space, or a budget where you can only afford one light. Shaping a light is when you control the way the light hits the subject; this is a gaffer’s paint brush. This can be accomplished by diffusing and softening the light, cutting the light, bouncing and reflecting the light. In this example, boards and reflectors were utilized to shape one light to look like a three point light setup.

As a skilled cinematographer, it can be a fun challenge to light with only one source. But on set, sometimes that’s your only option and it’s up to you to figure out how to craft that one fixture into the next visual masterpiece. Don’t forget, lighting with one light can be achieved through diffusion, cutting, bouncing and reflecting. You can achieve an intense and dramatic setup with one light, or a 3 point light setup through clever uses of gaffing gear. At the end of the day, it depends on your vision and how to best tell the film’s story.

As this is the 2nd episode featuring cinematography with only one light, don’t forget to check out our first single source light episode a few video’s ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoaqOuj5rwE&t

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Robert Yeoman – The Visual Grammar of Film

Robert Yeoman - The Visual Grammar of Film

In this weeks episode Robert Yeoman talks to us about working with Wes Anderson. What are the different processes to creating the image? What is it like working with Wes compared with actors improvising scenes?


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Filmed with a Sony FS5 and Cooke Mini S4/i Lenses.
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Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm T2.9 – Lens Test

In this video, I go over some optics test of the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm Cine Zoom. From testing lens breathing, looking at bokeh, Distortion, sharpness, flaring, close focus and seeing if it’s parfocal.

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0:24 – Breathing
1:02 – Bokeh
1:50 – Edge sharpness and distortion
2:20 – Flaring
3:05 – Close Focus
3:17 – Parfocal

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Yellow Sea

In his short documentary "Yellow Sea", cinematographer Park JungHun, CGK depicts the hard work of anchovy fishermen. November is a good season for anchovy fishing in North Asia, but as the fish needs to be precooked onboard the fishing boat while its fresh, the work onboard is hard and requires long hours from dawn to dusk.

Cinematographer: Park JungHun, CGK
Shot on: ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 and SONY FS-7.

See the BTS here: https://youtu.be/JSNv8N6s7os

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Yellow Sea – Behind the scenes with Park JungHun, CGK

Cinematographer Park JungHun, CGK talks about using the ZEISS LWZ.3 for his short documentary "Yellow Sea" that depicts the hard work of anchovy fishermen.

See "Yellow Sea" here: https://youtu.be/fdpwRigMzH0

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Zeiss CP.3 Primes 18, 25, 35, 50, 85, 135 – Lens Tests

In this video, I go over some optics test of a bunch of lenses from the Zeiss CP.3 Set, the 18, 25, 35, 50, 85, 135. What I am going to look at is focus breathing, bokeh, Distortion, sharpness, flaring, close focus.

Jump ahead to a specific lens
18mm – 0:30
25mm – 2:57
35mm – 4:48
50mm – 6:36
85mm – 8:19
135mm – 10:03

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Indie Filmmaking: Creating Moonlight

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As filmmakers, we have to film scenes in all kinds of situations. One of the more challenging things to shoot is a scene that takes place at night. You have to consider where you are going to motivate your lighting from, whether it’s practical lights, the moon, or something else. Additionally, you have to decide the best way to create that light, within the space that you have. Today, director of photography Hunter Gulan walks us through how to shoot night interior scene on any budget, using high end and low budget lighting gear.

In this video, Hunter shows us the steps he takes when shooting a night interior scene. First, he establishes a character inside the room, sitting in the dark. This allows for more attention to be put towards the moonlight coming through the window. Next, he adds a second character entering the scene, coming through the door when the lights turn on. This causes him to create a lighting gag for the lights to turn on during the shot. Lastly, he shoots a wide shot of the scene with the lights on. In this shot, he contrasts the cool moonlight with the warm interior light.

The main techniques we will be discussing today are creating moonlight, creating color contrast, and working smarter and not harder. Creating moonlight refers to the way one shapes their lighting to appear as natural moonlight. This usually means creating a soft source that is slightly blue, to look like the moon. Creating color contrast means lighting a scene with lights that are two different colors or color temperatures. In this example, there is contrast between the warm light inside the house and the cool blue light outside. Working smarter not harder means thinking about how best to convey information with imagery, while shooting your scene in the most efficient way. In this scene, the lighting gag was done in a close up shot to save time, as opposed to lighting the entire room.

Whether you’re lighting in the direct sunlight, or in the middle of the night, there are some lighting techniques that will apply anywhere. Soft lighting is going to make your subjects look good no matter where you are. Color contrast is another thing that can always be used to enhance the look of your film. Just keep in mind, wherever you are, and whatever you’re shooting, you can always use lighting and your environment to help tell your story.

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Top 10 Movies of 2019

Top 10 Movies of 2019

2019 is in the rearview mirror and we’re in the thick of "best of" season. So that means it’s time for Cinefix’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 Movie List! Broken down by category (not strictly one through 10) here are some of the years best from epic superhero adventures, indie dramas, animated insanity and an unquantifiable film from Bong Joon Ho.

Epic – Avengers: Edngame
Indie – The Farewell
Animation – I Lost My Body
Documentary – Apollo 11
Comedy – Booksmart
Thriller – Parasite
Foreign – Pain & Glory / Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Prestige Drama – A Marriage Story / The Irishman

Angenieux EZ-2 15-40mm – Lens Test

In this video, I go over some optics test of the Angenieux EZ-2 15-40mm Cine Zoom. From testing lens breathing, looking at bokeh, Distortion, sharpness, flaring, close focus and seeing if it’s parfocal.

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0:28 – Breathing
1:07 – Bokeh
1:58 – Edge sharpness and distortion
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Cinematography Lighting Tips: Practicals and Night Scenes || Julian White || Masterclass

Cinematography Lighting Tips: Practicals and Night Scenes || Julian White || Masterclass

In this weeks episode we get some brilliant lighting tips form Gaffer Julian White. He talks about techniques he used on Murder on the Orient Express. He explains how we should light night scenes and much more.


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Filmed with a Sony FS5 and Cooke Mini S4/i Lenses.
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