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Cinematic Storytelling

New Livestream Series

Garrett Sammons

Garrett Sammons

Garrett is the Creative Director at Nice Shirt Media and part-time film professor. With a primary focus on commercial cinematography, he also creates narrative and documentary films.

Behind that look

"Cinematic Storytelling" is a new livestream series hosted by Garrett Sammons, a Creative Director, Filmmaker, and Educator. The series delves into the art of lighting and cinematography in filmmaking and how they work together to create professional-looking films. Garrett will demonstrate the techniques and thought processes behind each setup and how he uses lighting and cinematography to shape the visual storytelling of a short scene.

This series is perfect for aspiring filmmakers, lighting professionals, and anyone interested in the art and craft of filmmaking.

Upcoming Webinars

August 22nd - Mastering Cinematic Composition and Exposure

In our next livestream, we're focusing on the foundational techniques that make a film stand out. We'll delve into framing, blocking, and composition, discussing the tried-and-true rules of cinematography that give your films that cinematic quality. We're also planning to demystify false color tools, teaching you how to use them to your advantage to achieve the desired exposure. We'll demonstrate how to tweak camera settings to get perfect exposure every time, ensuring your shots always look their best. This comprehensive, practical session is aimed to equip filmmakers with the know-how to enhance their filmic creations.

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Catch up on previous episodes

On-Location Filmmaking: Lighting Techniques & Challenges

In this episode, we discussed the art of on-location filmmaking and the challenges of lighting in real-world environments. Whether you're shooting in a bustling city or a remote wilderness, on-location filming presents unique challenges for filmmakers, including planning, permits, budgets and power on-the-go.

Visual Storytelling through Camera Movement

In this episode, we'll delve into how lighting and camera movement can be used to tell a story. From tracking shots and crane shots to dolly shots and handheld cameras, we'll cover a range of techniques and tools you can use to create visual interest and engage your audience.

Using AI in Filmmaking

In this episode, we'll delve into the world of AI and explore how it's being used in the film industry. From automating mundane tasks to generating content, we'll cover the different applications of AI in filmmaking and how it's changing the way we create and consume media.

Whether you're a filmmaker, producer, or enthusiast, this episode will give you a glimpse into the future of film and how AI is shaping the industry.

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