July 16, 2017
Sometimes all it takes to grow as a cinematographer is changing your perspective.
It’s easy to get in a rut as a cinematographer. You’ve been shooting the same stuff with the same gear using the same techniques for longer than you’d like to admit and it’s starting to not only get repetitive, but it’s damaging your creative spirit, too. If you’re starting to feel like you’re capturing the same kinds of shots over and over again every time you turn on your camera, then maybe all you need is to change your perspective in order to see your surroundings in a whole new way. In this video from COOPH, you’ll learn eleven helpful tips that will help you do just that by using drones.
Even though these ideas are geared more toward drone photography, they apply to cinematographers of all types, whether they’re shooting with a drone or not. They focus primarily on composition and framing, like finding symmetry, vertices, patterns, and repetition, but they also touch on how to use color, lighting, and background to create dynamic shots.