Kirsten Johnson is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. After years in the the industry, she made her directorial debut with 2016’s Cameraperson.
This is a compilation of the fails and funny moments we came across while shooting our documentary, The Pride Of Our Nation: The Tigers.
The makers of the documentary (in alphabetical order): Achintya Joy, Aneesh Kanakdande, Avi Shah, Dhruv Parmar, Gaurav Khurana, Hem Shah, Jay Vankawala, Lokesh Jindal, Nayanshree Hemlani and Neha Parekh.
Shot on the Canon EOS 700D, Canon EOS 600D and iPhone 5S.
Edited entirely on Adobe Premiere Pro on the Dell XPS 15 (2010 edition).
The three more commonly known types of the documentary genre are : Observational, Expository and Participatory. Learn more about them in this video.
Lighting for video is as much art as it is science. This video tutorial outlines how “lighting on the upstage side of the camera” – meaning the side away from the camera – can help add depth and dimension to your images. You can achieve this look with minimal lights and minimal cost. This is a great technique for indie filmmakers who are looking to add production value to their films or documentaries without spending a lot of money on lighting kits. This Video Tutorial is from ‘Lights Film School’.
Ed Ulbrich, the digital-effects guru from Digital Domain, explains the Oscar-winning technology that allowed his team to digitally create the older versions of Brad Pitt’s face for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Learn more about ISO here and how it affects the quality of film and how to control it. This video is from Light Film School and if you want to watch more from them go to the Resources page.
Listen to advice from George Lucas one of the most successful filmmakers with movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones.