Using polarizers when shooting landscapes

Using polarizers when shooting landscapes

Now we’ve already discussed how a circular polarizer can be used to manage the love-hate relationship filmmakers have with reflections. Well, this time, we want to discuss how polarizer filters can also be used in landscape settings – specifically, to control...
Using a polarizer to adjust skin tones

Using a polarizer to adjust skin tones

In the last post, we learnt how polarizers can be used to control reflections on glass and make a street more black and saturated. However, circular polarizers also have an effect on how people’s skin appears on camera. Just like the street and the glass, our...
Managing colour with polarizers

Managing colour with polarizers

Now you may already be familiar with the use of polarisers to control reflections, but did you also know that polarizers can be used to help manage colour? I know in this age of awesome colour correction programs, like Da Vinci, Apple Colour, and all the rest, it just...
Controlling reflections in glass

Controlling reflections in glass

Polariser Filter A big issue that filmmakers have a love-hate relationship with is reflections. It’s like this crazy hot and cold relationship where sometimes we want reflections around and other times we want them to get lost. So with this complex love-hate...
Different ways to use shutter speed

Different ways to use shutter speed

So we know that for normal shooting and normal motion. we want to set our shutter speed to double our frame rate. But what about when we want to have a little more fun than normal motion? First, let’s look at how we can achieve freeze frames and slow motion in...