Neil Oseman

Lighting Techniques #2: Cross-backlighting

A common scenario in filmmaking is that you have two characters standing talking to each other and you need to do a two-shot and an over-the-shoulder of each. A quick way to More »

Cinematography Learning Resources

Now is a great time to be learning or honing your craft as a director of photography. Today I want to flag up just three of the great resources that are out More »

Spacelights and Multi-camera Shooting

Here’s a brief video blog from the set of Handmade Theatre‘s The Flying Machine, explaining how spacelights are used to create an even light for multi-camera shooting. More »

Stop/Eject: Production Design

In this featurette, Sophie Black takes us through her production design process on Stop/Eject, from themes and concepts through to execution. There are just five Blu-ray copies of Stop/Eject still available on More »

Making a Digital Cinema Package

Now that huge reels of 35mm film are all but obsolete, Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) are the new means of getting a film to a cinema. Many top film festivals will only More »

 

Gaffering Tips

I just spent a couple of weeks gaffering for DP Paul Dudbridge on a feature shoot in South Wales. It was pretty much my first time gaffering, and I certainly made some

Lighting Techniques #2: Cross-backlighting

A common scenario in filmmaking is that you have two characters standing talking to each other and you need to do a two-shot and an over-the-shoulder of each. A quick way to

Festival Screenings and DCPs

Last summer I completed two short films as director, the 17-minute fantasy-drama Stop/Eject and the two-minute  puppet fantasy The One That Got Away. After a year of entering them into festivals around

Cinematography Learning Resources

Now is a great time to be learning or honing your craft as a director of photography. Today I want to flag up just three of the great resources that are out

Amelia’s Letter: The Edit Continues

A week after the test screening, I sat down with editor Tristan Ofield in a corner of Steve Deery’s book depot to take a final pass at Amelia’s Letter. Steve balanced on

Lighting Techniques #1: Three Point Lighting

This is the first in what I plan to be an ongoing series of quick techniques you can apply to your own cinematography. The first few are going to be from The Gong

Amelia’s Letter: Test Screening

On Saturday morning, Broadway in Nottingham kindly gave us the use of their lounge to screen the present edit of Amelia’s Letter to a select audience. As is normal for a test

Int. Car – Moving

Inside a moving car – an everyday setting, but amongst the more challenging ones for a film crew. You can tackle it with greenscreen, or with front projection, or with Poor Man’s

The Steadicam, the Blackmagic and the Troublesome Converters

I spent last week in rural Sussex DPing Ted Duran’s 30 minute action-comedy, The Gong Fu Connection. It was a great shoot with a real community atmosphere, excellent food and beautiful weather.

Spacelights and Multi-camera Shooting

Here’s a brief video blog from the set of Handmade Theatre‘s The Flying Machine, explaining how spacelights are used to create an even light for multi-camera shooting.