Neil Oseman

Neil Oseman

Neil is a UK-based director of photography who has worked in the USA, Europe and Japan. Upcoming features he shot include The Little Mermaid with Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, and supernatural thriller Heretiks with Michael Ironside. He has photographed another half-dozen independent features, innumerable shorts, several music promos and two multi-award-winning short-form action/adventure series. In the last couple of years Neil has been nominated for nine Best Cinematography awards and took home the gong at Festigious International Film Festival 2016 for his work on the short drama Night Owls. Second only to his love of cinematography is his passion for sharing his knowledge of it on his blog neiloseman.com and his Instagram feed.

In the second part of this in-depth series, Neil Oseman demystifies the use of ND filters to control exposure. 

In this new four part series of tutorials, Neil Oseman teaches us the nuances of exposing our images in all its different forms.

Why large-format 14K is the perfect future

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Replay: At the recent Camerimage in Poland, top DOPs explained why higher resolutions are absolutely neccesary, and it isn't always for the reasons that we are traditionally lead to believe.

Can DOPs maintain control over the final look of the films that they work on in a world where so much emphasis is placed on shooting for the grade?

We’ve all been there. It’s halfway through the afternoon, you’ve only just wrapped the scene you were meant to finish by lunch, and now you have to cram the rest of the day’s material into a couple of hours. How can you do it?

7 fantastic tips to make your cinematography go smoothly

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 Want to make sure your day on set goes smoothly? Neil Oseman is on hand with more useful tips on how to deal with the day-to-day tasks of a shoot.

Neil Oseman completes his two part series with more invaluable tips to help ensure success in the world of cinematography.

 Success is often hard to quantify, but if you want to succeed in the world of the cinematographer, Neil Oseman is on hand to offer some guidance.

How to make people look their best on camera

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Lighting and shaping a human face well is one of the most difficult things to do for a cinematographer. There are all sorts of variations that prevent a 'one solution fits all' approach. Neil Oseman passes on some tips on shining the best light on people.

Replay - To celebrate the recent Oscar win for both Best Cinemtography and Best Visual Effects for Blade Runner 2049, we thought we'd give you another chance to read this highly popular article by Neil Oseman. Neil takes a look at the photographic style Roger Deakins employed for the sci-fi sequel and how it plays into the movie’s themes.

RedShark Review: LED lights just get better and better, and their light output is becoming ever more powerful. Neil Oseman gives us his thoughts on the Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-color LED light.

How to enhance character with cinematography

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Character can be portrayed primarily through an actors performance. But cinematography plays an important part in enhancing character traits and our emotions towards them. DP Neil Oseman gives us his thoughts.

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