Pocket Filmmaker: lighting

Good films need great lighting. In this episode, Jason shows you how to achieve the best exposure with your pocket camera.

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Welcome back to CNET Australia's guide to pocket film-making. The Pocket Filmmaker will be showing you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and friends, online and even with the judges of some of Australia's biggest short-film festivals.

In this episode, we look at the importance of correctly lighting your movies, whether it is with natural light, the use of reflectors or by using some very handy, portable and inexpensive light packs. We also examine which settings on your phone can help you get the best images possible.

Other episodes in this series include:

Jason Van Genderen was the winner of several short film-making awards at festivals including Tropfest NY, Tropfest Sydney and Aspen Shortsfest, and he has even won an IF Award. Jason's projects have been shot on the Nokia N95, Nokia N8 and Apple's iPhone. He recently took home first prize in the Telstra Mobile Masterpieces category at Tropfest Sydney for his film The 53rd Hour.

About the author

Joe capitalises on a life-long love of blinking lights and upbeat MIDI soundtracks covering the latest developments in smartphones and tablet computers. When not ruining his eyesight staring at small screens, Joe ruins his eyesight playing video games and watching movies.

 

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