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  • Vikings S05E01 – ANALYZED CINEMA
    #498 Welcome back everybody, huge thanks for the continued support! You keep in-depth articles like this coming. Much love! As artists, we can learn a lot from cinematography. If a film has an experienced cinematographer, like P.J. Dillon of Vikings, they will present the majority of scenes with nice lighting, composition, and design. All which […]

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The Simplistic Lighting of Stanley Kubrick

#489 Much love for all of the continued support everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at the lighting used by my all-time favorite director, Stanley Kubrick (see Day 260, #426). He was always a huge inspiration for me in the beginning, when I was learning photography and videography. But...

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Composition is More Important than Beautiful Light

#488 Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As always, thanks for the amazing support! 😀 Today we are going to be looking at something very interesting. Composition vs Lighting! There’s a well-known phrase in the photography community, “Lighting is everything,” but today I show you how composition is more important. Sure,...

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The Third Man – Analyzed Cinema

#468 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the awesome support! We are going to be taking a look at a film that comes highly recommended from my friend Eric; movie buff, video store owner, and all around cool dude. The movie is called “The Third Man” with Orson Welles...

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The Revenant – Analyzed Cinema

#418 How’s everyone doing today? Much love for all of the continued support! I truly appreciate everything! Today we are going to be taking a closer look at “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, which is the exciting art film that finally earned Leonardo DiCaprio his golden statue of achievement (Oscar). This movie is filled with...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

#417 Hey everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 techniques for mastering composition. There are plenty of tools we can use to communicate our visual message with clarity, but these are by far the most important. Meaning, they are...

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Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 – Analyzed Cinema

#401 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for all of the continued support! I was recently inspired by an old 1979 movie and thought it would be a great way to show how design is used in cinema. This excellent movie is called “Nosferatu the Vampyre,” which was directed by one of my fave’s, Werner Herzog. I’m...

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Four Fun Lighting and DOF techniques

325/365 Today I wanted to show the differences between photos with hard light and shallow depth of field and vice versa…a total of four different scenarios. Does the difference in these contrasting techniques make it more pleasing to the viewer or communicate your visual message easier? I guess we’ll find out!...

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Johannes Vermeer – Master of Light

266/365 Today we are taking a look at Vermeer, who has been coined a master of light. We can’t argue his excellent abilities to capture and represent light within his paintings. Below is a great video and some examples of his work which will give you an idea of who he was.

Using a UV Filter for Photography Lighting Effects

263/365 Any UV filter users out there? Do you use it to protect your lens, or do you use it to actually block UV rays? Well, what if we could use it in a different way? Today I’ll show you some effects that a UV filter can have on your photograph that you can control and...

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Photography: Sunny 16 Technique

216/365 Welcome back you guys! How’s the composition and designing going? Hopefully well! Today we are taking a look at an old rule of thumb called the “Sunny 16“. It was created back in the old days before cameras were equipped with metering systems and some people still use it as a guideline today. But...

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