Ten polariser tips

Ten polariser tips

Ten polariser tips I’m a big believer in substituting and working around certain film making tools if they’re too expensive or too much time and hassle under the circumstances. But a polariser filter is a film making tool for which there is no real...
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...