Organise Your Filmmaking! Several Ways Filmmakers Waste Time And Effort

Author: Jason Cayanan, APEX Filmmaking seems to be a dream job, isn’t it? After all, almost everyone has a favourite film or television series of some sort, and it’s a filmmaker’s job to create those experiences. Being a filmmaker, you can boss around celebrities, film cool action scenes, and have your face plastered all over […]

First Day Of Course – an insight by a new student

Author: Jason Cayanan, APEX Hello, my name is Jason Cayanan, a Assistant Producer at Asia Pacific Exhibitors (APEX for short). I will be writing about a specific lesson in a five-day Direction and Production module, conducted by Clifford Ng. Clifford Ng is an old hand in the media industry, having more than three decades of […]

Multi Camera Live Stream & Broadcasting Lesson

Author: Jordan Woo, APEX Recently, our team attended a film production course by SGMP Pte. Ltd. To our surprise, one of the lessons covered the topic of multi camera live stream & broadcasting. We were expecting to only learn about filming and production planning through this course, in the end we got more than we […]

ERIC THAYNE LIGHTING SECRETS WORKSHOP PART 5: Beauty Lighting

In this video, we’re gonna talk about beauty lighting. This is the type of lighting that you’ll typically see in fashion spots or commercials for hygiene products, like Dove, or Head & Shoulders, for example. It’s a very common lighting setup for those types of commercials, especially when shooting women, because it produces a very soft light that […]

ERIC THAYNE LIGHTING SECRETS WORKSHOP PART 4: The Four Characteristics of Light

In this section, we’re gonna be talking about how to control, modify and shape your light sources. This is the single biggest, most important skill you can learn as a cinematographer and will take your work to the next level if you learn how to do it properly. It’s not just enough to just throw lights up anywhere […]

ERIC THAYNE LIGHTING SECRETS WORKSHOP PART 3: Three Point Lights

In cinematography there are three main light roles that you’ll use to light your subject in a basic three point lighting setup. These three light roles are the key light, the fill light and the back light, which is also known as a rim light or a hair light. The key light is the main […]

ERIC THAYNE LIGHTING SECRETS WORKSHOP PART 2: 4 Common Types of Light

First, it’s important that we talk about the types of lights that are most commonly used in the film industry: LEDs, fluorescent, tungsten, and HMIs. Now, if you’re just starting out, you’ll probably find yourself using LEDs most often. LEDs have become very popular over the last few years because they’re lightweight, they don’t get hot and […]

ERIC THAYNE LIGHTING SECRETS WORKSHOP PART 1: Introduction To Light

What’s up guys? My name is Eric Thayne, founder of Cinema Mastery, and welcome to the Lighting Secrets Workshop. I’m really excited to have you here, looking forward to teaching you everything I’ve learned about lighting over the years. If you’re trying to grow your skill as a filmmaker, videographer, or cinematographer, this is a smart place to be, […]

We are Great, as long as we know it!

Do you agree that so much of online content is plagued by lazy scripts that suspend the viewer’s sense of storytelling ?   The art of scriptwriting has always been regarded as a kind of gifted SUPERPOWER!   It’s been said that: “Stories move through the known world into the unknown world, and back again. […]