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Twilight

Today I wanted to post some more photos from the shoot I did earlier in the month. Some were done using window light (my favorite!) and others a mix of natural and artificial light. I try to use natural light whenever possible because, in my opinion, it’s the most beautiful and the most real. It’s real in the sense that skin tones are true as are other colors. Another technique I like to implement is…

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Elizabeth

Today I wanted to share some stills from a short I’m currently working on. The short, titled ‘Elizabeth’, acts as somewhat of a prequel to a longer short I will be shooting in late March/early April. The films revolve around two characters, Jack and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a young prostitute desperate for money and desperate to get into a different line of work. Her daughter is sick and she is steps away from becoming homeless….

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EspĂ­ritu

A ghost love story shot for a cinematography class. This was my first time using the Steadicam Merlin 2 for an actual short. I have to say that all the online reviews I read before purchasing the Merlin were right! Huge, huge learning curve. If you can get it right, though, so worth it. When correctly balanced it makes every shot smooth. Unfortunately, I still have quite a bit of practicing to do; as you…

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The Light Effect

The Light Effect

This week I decided to try something I’ve always found fascinating: light writing. It’s not exactly a new idea, but I’ve never spent a reasonable amount of time testing it out before and so decided to see where I could push it. Most of the first shots I tried were simple shapes: After having success with several of those, I tried incorporating the lights off-camera: I feel as though these last two could have been…

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