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Depth of Field explained

Depth of field is a technique in which you can blur parts of your photo or do the opposite and keep everything in focus. Beside the technical aspect, it is also a choice of taste and the message you want to send with your photo. I personally use the shallow depth of field within most of my photos and videos and really love the feel it gives. In this blog I will explain the theory and technique behind this effect and how you can apply it within your photography or videography projects. Large depth of field With a large...

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Working on a film set

I have been working on many film sets in the past. From small to big productions throughout many places across the country. While every film is very different and unique, often the techniques behind it are similar. The time I was working as a set dresser on a film set, I noticed there are a few tools that I used the most throughout every production. These tool helped me out multiple times and I would like to share them with you. Callsheet A callsheet is basically the most important piece of paper you need while working on a film...

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The basics of set dressing – Part 2

This is part 2 of the basics of set dressing. If you want to read about part 1 first, please click here. In this blog we will look at set dressing in a broader way. We will dive into the whole process from pre-production until post-production and what steps will need to be taken. Set dressing is only a small part of the whole art department process. Most of the times there is a team of multiple people working from the ideas of the director and/or art director. Pre-production Within the basics of set dressing I will touch on...

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The basics of set dressing – Part 1

When you are shooting photos or video the right location is always important. To make your story come to life we can add specific items into the set. I have done a lot of set dressing in the past and will share with you the basics of set dressing. This way you can start implementing the knowledge into your own work. Even when you don’t have the ambition to become a set dresser yourself, it is very useful to know what props work and why.   What is the story The basics of set dressing all begins with understanding...

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Behind the video – part 1

I will talk about the meaning behind the video I have created. Firstly explaining the way it’s been filmed and edited. The second part will be about the visual meaning of the video. I will share the story how I intended it to be. This way, you can start looking differently at videos in the future and figure out what they mean. If you like to watch the video first, click here. The video Before we start, let me briefly tell you something about the video. Whereas some footage have been shot the same day, others have been spread...

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How to film in slow motion

For filming in slow motion, 120 fps, you will need change some setting within your camera and editing software. I’ll go through the basics to help you setup your camera to film smooth 120 frames per second. After that, we’ll dive into the settings within your editing software to actually process the footage without losing quality. Which camera to use Not all cameras can film 120 fps. You can find this within your camera settings or find the specifications online. The camera I use to film 120 fps is the Sony a7 iii. If you want to know more...