Filmmaking is an art form with no set of guidelines. We only commit sins. And the worst sin of all is being boring.
What Makes a Film Beautiful?
It’s often said that a skilled cinematographer doesn’t necessarily have the best equipment; rather, it’s more about their ability to use and play on the equipment to produce a film that catch the attention of audiences. Nowadays, just about everyone has access on mobile devices and they utilize it to capture a good photo or video. However, only true artists know and understand how to incorporate quality equipment, lighting, and composition to be able to tell a catchy and good story that can engage the viewers.
What is Cinematography?
The idea of cinematography is just a skill of capturing beautiful visuals is a common misconception. The truth is cinematography is the key component to make and produce a beautiful film which also entails visuals to tell a story and evoke feelings in viewers or audiences.
Primary Components of Cinematography
Cinematography can be divided into two key components: functional and technical.
Cinematography’s technological aspects involve either employing electronics to capture light on image sensors to create images, or chemically capturing light on film to create videos. On the other hand, the functional aspect combines every element related to how the camera takes pictures. This covers elements including movement, positioning, lighting, and attention.