Lighting in the Snow with Ben Sturgulewski

I could hear the wind whipping through the speaker of the phone as professional adventure filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski’s voice came through on the other line. Like a true snow junkie, Ben proceeded to conduct our interview from the seat of a swinging chairlift amongst the Alaska winter elements, only that much more of a testament to his commitment to fusing passion with his life’s work. …
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Interview Lighting Tips You Need to Know

An interview starts with finding a subject that has not only a great story, but great on-camera presence with an innate ability to be real and honest.  The second part of that, and they go hand-in-hand, is an interviewer who asks the right questions to bring out the soul of the story that makes the audience invest.…
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Camera Basics: Composition & Angles

The basics for camera angles and composition are fairly easy to understand and to remember.  The hard part is actually getting it down well enough to use the “rules” artistically and creatively. The rule of thirds is the key rule you should know when framing a shot, particularly with people in the shot. …
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Camera Basics: Exposure

Exposure is, in my opinion, the second biggest thing you need to know how to accomplish properly when shooting.  The first being composition and you can read more about that in my article The Angle of Your Dangle. Shooting in an automatic mode on you DSLR or video camera is not something I’d suggest, however if you’re using a consumer camcorder, many times they will not have manually adjustable features. …
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