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Abdul Rahman Jamous

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  1. Hi! As I was watching "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" I noticed that some shots do not have flares (or the flares are extremely subtle). so I was wondering how such a thing can be achieved? The movie was photographed by Matthew Libatque and was shot by Cooke Anamorphic/i SF Lenses
  2. one thing I found very interesting about the website is the aspect ratio filter category.
  3. Thank you for your effort of sharing this website. and please allow me to say that getting inspiration from a mere single frame might be an unhealthy habit. Yes, in a lot of times directors give references to cinematographers, but they usually refer to a whole movie, a style of cinematography or they might refer to a whole era. But depending on a single frame is not a good way to get inspiration because a single frame will not make you understand the whole visual concept of the movie that the frame was taken from. Also I fear that this website encourages copy and pasting. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying copying and pasting is wrong. what I'm saying is that depending on this website would make film makers do copy and pasting in the wrong way. please forgive me if you find my words harsh. but unfortunately you asked for it lol.
  4. Well, let's say that a viewer has zero knowledge about color design or color theory, that viewer will still be affected by those color choices. my point is that cinematography is so powerful because it will hit the viewer, even if he/she is not aware of it.
  5. Actually a lot of people hear music, Youtube is filled with sound tracks of movies, and some of them are very popular, For example the theme of (Joker) 2019 is very popular nowadays and it has a lot of covers. and of course the theme of "star wars" is played by orchestras all around the world. so yeah, people listen to the backgrounds music of movies. And when it comes to editing, a lot of times when a movie is being reviewed, the reviewer might talk about the editing. also there are a lot of YouTube essays about how editing can ruin action scenes, and there are a lot of videos that discuss the editing style of Edgar Wright. and also there are a lot of videos that talk trash about the editing of Michael Bay. But when was the last time you saw a reviewer talk about the lighting choices of a movie, or how many videos out there talk about Color Palette. let's take (Joker) for example, its cinematographer Lawrence Sher has chosen the contrast of blue and orange as one of the essential visual characteristic of the film's (look). but has the average audience actually expressed whether he/she liked or disliked this color combination? movie viewers have discussed the performance of Joaquin Phoenix, they have discussed whether the story has a good moral value or not. but did they talk about this choice of lighting?
  6. Great! do the audience notice the mood that was created for the actors? or is it that their mind is already occupied by the actors and the story?? The average audience might critics the performance of the actor, he /she might say his opinion about the story, he/she might likes or dislikes the soundtrack of the film. But the average audience never question the mood of the movie. because the mood of a movie is not something that can be noticed, but it directly hits the feelings.
  7. To appreciate something you have to notice it. Mass audience don't notice the lighting of a set, they don't notice the angle of the shot, they don't notice what set of lens (for example whether it is spherical or anamorphic) or filters was used for the shooting, but each one of those choices absolutely affects their feelings and emotions. And that's raise the question, Is the job of a DP is to directly target the subconscious mind of the viewers?
  8. A director told me once a TV show is like a magazine, you casually read it once and that's it. But a movie is like a book, you read it with full concentration. And even after you finish it you feel like reading it from time to time. Perhaps this is why movies are made with more care and attention to details. Even though nowadays we live in the golden era of (TV), the mass audience still value movies more than TV series. for example Oscars get far more attention and discussion than Emmy awards.
  9. Like you I'm a beginner, but I had the opportunity to do my internship with a legendary cinematographer called Eric Yeong. I attended 3 of his shootings, He shot them by Alexa mini and actually he never used the things that you did mention. As Bruce Greene mentioned earlier "If you're shooting RAW or LOG, for post production color correction, there's no need or desire to match the cameras on set using the charts. The colorist will match the shots during color grading. " and actually you may even set your white balance to "auto" and in post the colorist will (fix) it for you. Digital Cameras are very forgiving. When you shoot Raw or LOG, the image appears very flat looking, very grayish. So cinematographers use LUTs to have some rough color grading while they are shooting on set. Actually LUTs are super helpful tool to help determining the look of the thing that you are shooting. Here is a video that actually explain LUTs and hope you find it helpful
  10. I did write a wrong information and you corrected me. No worries, love you!
  11. I did write a wrong information and you corrected me. No worries, love you!
  12. Yes using a shorter focal length will give you a larger field of view. But it comes with the cost of changing the "characteristics" of your image.
  13. Sorry, larger sensor gives less depth of field. that was a typo. Thank you
  14. Oh my dear friend, you cannot be more wrong.... There is no such a thing as best camera, best lens or best sensor size. Yes, The super 35 sensor are becoming pretty much the standard. But actually sometimes using a camera with a different sensor size is more suitable for you. For example Epics like "Avengers: End Game" or "The King" are shot in 70mm and 65mm because these sensors sizes give you more field of view. "1917" was shot by an ALEXA Mini LF that has a full frame sensor instead of ALEXA Mini that has a super 35 sensor because a larger sensor gives more depth of field. But the TV series "Biggest and Baddest" was shot by using cropped sensor cameras for the purpose of getting less depth of field. So yeah, your choice of sensor size depends on what you are about to shoot, and the 35mm sensors are not always your best choice.
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