Neil Oseman

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3 July, 2020

Lighting tutorial: How light a period drama on a low budget

DP Neil Oseman gives some effective tips on how to light a period drama when finances are tight.                                                    ...

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11 June, 2020

Lighting through windows is an essential art to learn

Lighting through windows is an important skill to learn for would be cinematographers. Here's some top tips from a pro on how to do it.

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6 June, 2020

Improve your cinematography by breaking all the rules

Replay: How you frame your characters will enhance or take away from the storyline as much as any scripted narrative. Straying away from traditional...

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22 December, 2019

Christmas lights have far more uses than you think!

Christmas lights can be a versatile lighting tool Christmas Replay: Think Christmas lights are just for, well, Christmas? Think again. Here's Neil...

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19 December, 2019

Lighting a forest is extremely challenging to do. Here are some useful tips on how to do it

EXT. FOREST - NIGHT. A simple enough slug line, and fairly common, but amongst the most challenging for a cinematographer. Here are some essential...

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6 November, 2019

Back to the Future 2 was groundbreaking, and it still resonates now

November 22nd marks the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future Part II, the middle instalment in the enduringly popular sci-fi comedy trilogy. Three...

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23 June, 2019

How to Make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package)

Creating a DCP can be an involved process Digital projection has opened up lots of possibilities for independent film producers, but the process...

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18 June, 2019

If you want to be more cinematic, you should shoot taller, not wider

For decades the idea that the wider the aspect ratio, the more cinematic a film will look. But this entire notion has been turned on its head...

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4 May, 2019

Here are our top five best low tech visual effects in high-tech movies!

Sometimes the lowest tech methods work the best. Mirrors mounted beneath Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder achieved most of the effect of floating...

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30 April, 2019

The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 gives results "comparable to a medium format system"

Zeiss has released a telephoto addition to its Otus series of f/1.4 high-end lenses..

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