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Path to Getting Your Film Made with Catherine Tambini
19:09
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Path to Getting Your Film Made with Catherine Tambini

Do you want to get into docs, but don't know how to get in the door? Do you have a project, but know don't know how to find funding? Then this conversation is for you. Catherine Tambini has produced and directed an Academy-Award nominated film, an Emmy-nominaetd film and a Sundance Grand Jury winning film, so she has the insights to not only get started in documentaries, but how to be successful. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— Catherine Tambini IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848550/?ref_=nmawd_ov "Hate Rising" FULL FILM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-KJhVEkWUo&t=920s "Perfectly Normal For Me" Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPEkCdDwamk "Art & Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysbzSeWdnFA "The State of Arizona" Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftqIl15HVlY "Farmingville" Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUDTtmpM6b8 _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:05 Getting Your Start in Documentaries 4:40 Why Do the Films you Do? 5:32 Why Sound is the Most Important Thing 7:30 Building Trust 9:27 The Editor as your Audience 10:27 Process of Directing Interview vs Verite Films 12:53 Funding & Distribution in the Current Landscape 16:27 Biggest Misconception of Working in Docs _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
Dealing with Trauma in Documentaries
08:30
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Dealing with Trauma in Documentaries

As documentary cinematographers, we are exposed to a lot of difficult and oftentimes traumatic experiences. These experiences can build up over time and have a significant effect on your mental health. The time has come to de-stigmatize its presence and start dealing with it in a productive way. This video will look at the types of trauma you might experience, the symptoms of the effect it's having on you, as well as ways to cope. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— IDA Documentary Magazine: โ€œAddressing the Trauma in the Documentary Practiceโ€ by Jenni Morello: https://www.documentary.org/online-feature/addressing-trauma-documentary-practice IndieWire: โ€œThe Documentary Film Industry is in Crisis: The Unspoken Traumas of the Filmmaking Communityโ€ by Tom Roston: https://www.indiewire.com/features/craft/documentary-film-industry-trauma-ptsd-crisis-1234872732/ DocuMentality: https://documentality.org _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:18 The Challenges as a Documentary Filmmaker 2:05 Types of Trauma 2:27 Symptoms 3:08 Awareness 3:59 Breathe 4:19 Breathing Exercises 4:49 Take a Break and Have Quiet Time 5:31 Talk to Your Crew 5:57 Downtime 6:21 Allow Your Mind to Wander 6:39 Therapy 7:04 Conclusion _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
The Ultimate Vรฉritรฉ Experience on "The Trade"
15:50
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

The Ultimate Vรฉritรฉ Experience on "The Trade"

Showtimeโ€™s โ€œThe Tradeโ€ was the hardest thing Iโ€™ve ever shot. But the experience of filming this true vรฉritรฉ series informed everything Iโ€™ve done since. Want to know about building a team capable of capturing stories of this magnitude? Want to know more about gaining trust and getting access to sensitive stories? Then youโ€™ve come to right place. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— โ€œThe Tradeโ€ Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYIcDag29fE&list=PLWL27pYpTWKRsrf2ky7c5NtnX0UqIUL8O&index=13&t=5s American Cinematographer: Perspectives on a Crisis https://theasc.com/articles/the-trade-perspectives-on-a-crisis Canon C300MKII: https://bhpho.to/3SSuBRC Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8: https://bhpho.to/49LiXxV Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM: https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM: https://bhpho.to/45uXnen Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II USM prime: https://bhpho.to/3UzpKGq Canon 50mm f/1.2 L II USM prime: https://bhpho.to/49pZiDb Litepanels Astra 6x: https://bhpho.to/3OADUTQ Sennheiser G4 Transmitter / Receiver Kit: https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 Sanken COS-11D: https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb Camera Mic: https://bhpho.to/3ZSG9GE Sennheiser G4 Plug-In Transmitter (w/ Phantom Power): https://bhpho.to/3ZS8tsF ThinkTank Pouches: https://bhpho.to/3S16iky _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:01 Logistical Challenges 1:36 Choosing the Crew 4:36 Creating a Unified Look 5:32 The Camera Package 6:29 The Lens Package 7:21 The Lighting Package 7:49 The Sound Package 9:18 Using the Limitations to our Advantage 9:55 Use of Perspective 11:47 Trust-Building & Access 14:10 Conclusion _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
Tips for Packing Smart and Getting to Work Faster
17:06
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Tips for Packing Smart and Getting to Work Faster

Packing your equipment for airline travel can be stressful. How do I not only make sure it all arrives, but arrives safely? And once I land, how do I re-pack all the gear to be able to ditch some of the bulky cases I needed for travel? This video will look at tips for packing your equipment safely to handle the abuses of airline travel, ways of prepping for the worst-case scenario, and how to re-pack everything with production in mind without bringing along a ton of extra stuff. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— Think Tank Video 18 Transport: SADLY IT'S BEEN DISCONTINUED... Here is the closest I can find to the Soft-Sided Camera Bag: https://bhpho.to/3SK3Oag Think Tank Backpack: https://bhpho.to/48WgMHJ Pelican 1510 Case: https://bhpho.to/49fOEPp Pelican 1610 Case: https://bhpho.to/4906Wo7 Think Tank Video Tripod Manager 44: https://bhpho.to/49hZKU0 Tenba Messenger Bag: https://bhpho.to/49aWkTH _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:04 Packing the Camera 4:48 Traveling with Batteries 6:23 Lenses 7:40 Camera Accessories 10:08 Tripod 11:27 Extra Bulky Items 13:14 Traveling with the Camera on Location 13:40 Converting the Camera Bag 14:15 Traveling with the Tripod on Location 14:36 Director's Monitor 15:04 Power Run Bag 15:48 DIT Bag 16:10 Conclusion _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
Focus on the Story with an Emmy-Winning Director
16:31
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Focus on the Story with an Emmy-Winning Director

Have you ever wondered how a director makes a documentary successful? Or how they get their subjects to say yes in participating in a project? What about how they are able to separate the information they already know about the story from what they know the audience doesn't yet? Emmy-winning director Pat Kondelis speaks about all of this, as well as what he looks for in hiring a crew and what not to do on a set. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— Pat Kondelis: https://www.roundmp.com _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:27 Pat Kondelis Bio 2:28 Choosing a Project 3:15 Why Documentaries? 4:09 Interview Prep Process 5:27 Always Thinking About the Edit 6:19 Separating what You Know from what the Audience Doesn't 8:18 Allowing Input from the Crew During an Interview 9:53 Required Temperament when Hiring Crew 11:08 How to Tell is the Crew is Good or Not 12:27 Building Trust 13:52 Do You Like Having Limitations? 14:36 What's Gotten Easier and What's Gotten Harder _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
Tips for Surviving Extreme Cold Filming
16:14
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Tips for Surviving Extreme Cold Filming

Is working in extreme cold difficult for you? Want to learn how to make things a little easier? In this video, I'll give you a few tips to make filming in extreme cold no different from working on a beautiful summer day! How to Watch "Tigerland" https://www.discovery.com/shows/tigerland/episodes/tigerland _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— - Tarp: https://amzn.to/3O1j7Zc - Batteries: https://bhpho.to/48uuGRb - Cooler: https://amzn.to/3TXGsPh - Ziplock bags for Lenses: https://amzn.to/3vHMlWI - Ziplock bags for Camera: https://amzn.to/3HiQRhg - Hand Warmers: https://amzn.to/3HjWg7H - Bongo Ties: https://amzn.to/47v5okp - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Sony FS7: https://bhpho.to/3HhH1w4 - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Sony FX3: https://bhpho.to/3vwKfJx - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Sony FX6: https://bhpho.to/3RUMrC2 - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Sony FX9: https://bhpho.to/48qNuAC - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Canon C200: https://bhpho.to/41UPvma - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Canon C300 MKII: https://bhpho.to/3RZKgx5 - Porta-Brace Polar Cover for Canon C500 MKII: https://bhpho.to/3SdeBJI - Glove Liners: https://amzn.to/3tW6kR2 _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:05 "Tigerland" 1:35 Keeping Your Gear Dry and Organized 2:10 How to Keep Batteries from Dying 3:44 Don't Let Condensation Ruin your Day (or Gear) 7:57 How to Keep your LCD Screen Working 9:38 Keeping your Camera Warm and Dry 12:19 Keeping yourself Warm 15:16 Conclusion _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
Can Less Gear be Better than More? How to Embrace Limitations
06:38
Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Can Less Gear be Better than More? How to Embrace Limitations

Do you dread the thought of having gear limitations on a project? Do you feel that having less equipment will keep you from getting the look you're after? In this video, we'll look at how to re-frame the conversation to embracing limitations, or even creating them for yourself, to ultimately be more efficient and more creative. *Some of my films that have embraced the limitations:* "Cartel Land" https://youtu.be/fkLlO-nY6G8?si=a8xo4X5Lag9GgyxS "The Trade" https://youtu.be/nYIcDag29fE?si=JfsoKesTgFwI5MaQ "Hate Rising" https://youtu.be/U-KJhVEkWUo?si=EyNxBre-MOJ0SQg6 "Omara" https://youtu.be/_YCbj5TyOVs?si=g0YOahkpp_k1Ypm- _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 0:51 Why are We Afraid of Limitations? 1:25 Re-framing the Meaning of "Limitations" 1:50 What it Looks Like in Practice 2:24 Lens Choices 4:06 Lighting 4:42 Find the Beauty in the Constraints 5:37 Conclusion _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
End of the Year Wrap-Up: THANK YOU!
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Matt Porwoll Cinematography

End of the Year Wrap-Up: THANK YOU!

This video is a special thanks for everyone who has supported me and the channel. As we close out the year, we look forward to what's coming. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
Interview Lighting Setup - Moody Night Look
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Matt Porwoll Cinematography

Interview Lighting Setup - Moody Night Look

*Part Three of the Interview Lighting Series.* We move away from shooting in daylight against windows, and instead create a moody, nighttime look for our interview frame. Weโ€™ll use an Aputure 300x as the key, a 4x floppy to control the ambient spill, and use Aputure MCs and a 60x to sculpt the background. _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ž *NEED MORE ADVICE THAN A YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN OFFER? SCHEDULE A ONE-ON-ONE CALL TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED* ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ’ฅ https://calendly.com/matt-porwoll/one-on-one-consultation _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ”— *VIDEO LINKS* ๐Ÿ”— *APPS* Westcott https://www.fjwestcott.com/ Artemis Pro https://profilmmakerapps.com/app/artemis/ Sun Seeker https://www.ozpda.com/sunseeker/pro/index.html Sidus Link https://www.sidus.link *LIGHTING* - Aputure LS 300x (Gold Mount) https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB - Aputure LS 60x https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F - Aputure MC RGBWW https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *DIFFUSION MATERIALS* - Aputure Lantern Softbox (2.2') https://bhpho.to/46dmp25 - Westcott the C47 DP Kit https://bhpho.to/3MNrtmC - Matthews RoadRags II Kit (24x36") https://bhpho.to/3MOtVJQ - Matthews RoadRags II Scrim Frame (24 x 36") https://bhpho.to/46kpRYP - Matthews RoadRags II Flag - 24 x 36" https://bhpho.to/3MLT1Jm *STANDS* - ARRI AS-2 Lightweight Light Stand (8.5') https://bhpho.to/47gZ1lk - Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit (10.75', Chrome) https://bhpho.to/49HO9i0\ - Impact Turtle Base C-Stand & 20 Grip Arm Kit - 5.9' (Chrome) https://bhpho.to/3ugV4ie - Impact Steel Roller Stand II with Low Base and Braking Wheels (9.5') https://bhpho.to/3rPykou - Tenba Rolling Tripod/Grip Case (48", Black) https://bhpho.to/3QJygyT *GRIP* - Impact Super Clamp https://bhpho.to/46jVSAa - Impact Grip Head https://bhpho.to/3G69q7H - Impact 2" End Jaw Vise Grip https://bhpho.to/49IpytJ - Impact 1" Steel Spring A-Clamp https://bhpho.to/3sDlB8Q - Impact 2" Steel Spring A-Clamp https://bhpho.to/47gNrqA - C-47 Production Clips https://bhpho.to/3MNu93E *POWER* - Watson AC Power Extension Cord https://bhpho.to/49Do83y - 6-Outlet Power Strip https://bhpho.to/3SPXpeh Mannequin "Model" https://amzn.to/3vsfCEO _____________________________________ ๐Ÿ“– *CHAPTERS* ๐Ÿ“– 0:00 Intro 1:02 Finding the Frame 1:54 Key Light 2:51 Key Light Modifier 4:25 Lighting the Background 7:21 Control Ambience through Exposure 9:05 Control Key Ambience 10:24 Shaping the Key 14:06 Sitting for Final Tweaks 17:06 Conclusion _____________________________________ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฅ *MY EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE FILMS I SHOOT* ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽฅ *A CAM* https://bhpho.to/3LWIafd *B CAM* https://bhpho.to/3Fi9lgU *PRIMARY ZOOMS* https://bhpho.to/46J9oO8 *PRIMARY PRIMES* https://bhpho.to/48Tpypn *LIGHTWEIGHT ZOOM* https://bhpho.to/46RzZJd *TRIPOD* https://bhpho.to/48v7HFx *Want to see how I configure my handheld rig?* https://youtu.be/m_ggic3Wk8I?si=LoLcmAGiah4dcFAc ๐ŸŽง *CAMERA MIC* https://bhpho.to/3QgAgzO *WIRELESS TX/RX* https://bhpho.to/3FgTMG5 *LAVALIER* https://bhpho.to/3Fdddjb *Want to see my audio configuration when doing my own sound?* https://youtu.be/3LOn7ZXk8Ic?si=9Mf1FLYEqHgtRD5i ๐Ÿ’ก *KEY LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3SMcQnK *FILL LIGHT* https://bhpho.to/3ZWC3gB *ACCENT LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/40Ebm0F *PRACTICAL LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/46hJlgs *MINIATURE LIGHTS* https://bhpho.to/41f3Iu2 *Want to see my full lighting package and how I use it?* https://youtu.be/rPutY1PS5XE?si=vr2H7u34jLe4TelK _____________________________________ *DISCLAIMERS* This video is not sponsored by any brand, and most of the gear discussed in the video is equipment I personally bought and own. On occasion, however, videos may feature equipment that has been provided by outside brands, which I will always point out. My review of these products are always without bias and are only shown because I would personally recommend their use. Many of the external links to products in my videos are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you if purchases are made using these links and those purchases help me continue to provide free content on this channel.
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