Camera Lenses for Film: A Prime(r) – Pt. 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The title is a terrible pun, I know. If you get it, this should be a nice refresher and if not, this should be a good introduction to camera lenses! And I promise, no more bad puns for the remainder of this post. Types of Lenses Fundamentally, there are only two … [Read more...]

Understanding Space in Film (Part 6)


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Continuing from where we left off in the previous part, more depth cues! Haze When you look off into the horizon, you’ll notice the farther something is, the less clear it looks and the lighter the tone. Haze can be caused by dust, natural particles in the … [Read more...]

Understanding Space in Film (Part 1)


Space, or the illusion of space, is incredibly important in filmmaking. With it, you control not only what the audience sees, but how you want them to see it. There are a few simple ways of controlling space, the easiest to explain is the frame.   The Frame Simply put, stuff happens … [Read more...]