Tip of the month (7)

Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

WHITE SANDY BEACHES

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Summer! Time for vacation and white, sandy beaches !!!But beware the strong reflective power of the white sand that, as the snow does, will tend to make all other subjects in the frame underexposed. In particular the dark ones. To obtain a minimum of details even in areas of "low lights", remember to overexpose a little bit the scene, thus offsetting the negative phenomenon produced by the stunning, tropical beach.
Monday, 09 June 2014 00:00

BEING CONSEQUENCE AND ANTECEDENT

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Very often the beginners confuse the position of "filmmaker" with that of "cameraman".It is not so. Because a cameraman has to convert into images the ideas of someone else (author, director), while the filmmaker depicts its own story. That is why it is essentiale that any filmmaker, before starting the production of any project, writes a script of his videographic story, also only briefly and from a lineup of points marked on the back of a receipt. However, the time of writing of the subject, even if not formalized, will be crucial because it will allow the filmmakers to give…
Saturday, 03 May 2014 00:00

THE "ADVANTAGE" OF MILKY WATER

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When diving in greenish and milky water (the nightmare of every underwater cameraman/photographer!) do not let that this "horrible" environmental condition forces you to resurface without any good picture.On the contrary, use it to your advantage!How? I will tell you: if you have an underwater light source with enough power, go and find subjects which are in a strong backlight. By properly illuminating them with your artificial light and from close range, you will get images with your subject sharp and well exposed but, at the same time, also wrapped in an ethereal and mysterious aura.A very impressive visula effect!
Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

THE ZIPPER TEST...

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One of the fundamental rules to become a good filmmakers is to always have the stubborness to open the zipper of your backpack or bag up to the bottom when you need to take something and, above all, to completely reseal it every time!This sequence of gestures - seemingly trivial - should become a mantra, a forma mentis that will make the difference in the topic moments, beetwen having dented equipment and relying on a fully functioning one.Opening only half zipper does not save time but can procure the damage of it, putting you in serious difficulty during a trip.…
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:35

BEWARE THE BREATH!

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Have you ever had to film where it is cold. But really cold, I mean...And that is, below -15/-20 °C.If it should happen, do not forget to put among each piece of your equipment also a small brush with soft bristles, to always keep at your fingertips.In fact, in case something should fall on the glasses or on the metal parts of your photo/videocamera (such as snowflakes, gravel, or simply a lint), the biggest mistake you could make would be to try to remove it by blowing on. The water vapor in your breath, reaching the chilly surfaces, would freeze…
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