So over the week end I went to see the latest Christopher Nolan epic, Interstellar. Interstellar was nothing short of amazing. This was my first time watching a movie on the BIG screen. IMAX is amazing. I mean the screen size may be impressive but what was really impressive was the sound. This may sound odd, but as a guitarist there are very few things that are loud to me. This is probably why normal theaters seem slightly quite, but the IMAX theater I went to hit the perfect volume. And the Bass. Damn. So before the movie they played the Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer. Previously I had viewed it on my 3k Retina Display and thought it was awesome. It had nothing on this over 28 feet tall screen with the beautiful sound. And at that moment I thought, this is how movies are meant to be. How could this be that this was the exact thing I was thinking just a year back.
I watching The Hunger Games for the first time on my laptop with some cheap headphones enjoying the closeness it created. Is a movie suppose to scale for the grandness of the IMAX screen 40 feet tall or for the intimance of a screen inches from your face? How do you create a both epic movie that shows on a IMAX screen but creates characters you can connect to while watching on netflix? I think the perfect example of this is Titanic. It offers both the grand scale of an event but focuses on characters that we can care about even when the ship sinking is only inches tall. That's what a blockbuster should be. But many movies loose the idea of character in favor of bigger explosions and battles. Sorry I am rambling on too much. What do you guys think?
It's fairly common knowledge that general photography knowledge can help your cinematography, using black and white photography can help you learn even more.
Exposure is a fairly important concept and without the color it becomes even more important to capture a good exposure to understand the details.
Since B&W photos don't have color, it requires much more attention to the tonal range and contrast of the image. This helps you advance your color correction skills without the frills of color as well as learning the basics fairly simply.
Honestly B&W photos get boring fairly quickly. So it forces you to think outside the box; think up new compositions; learn patterns. B&W photos force you to perfect every aspect of your photo. You can't distract people with pretty colors.
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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