Finally finished the article on The Cinematography of Legend of the Guardians and added a page of links to websites of relevance. The LOTG section should no longer be password protected.
The article takes a general approach to the cinematography of the film and doesn't get too much into the technical aspects.
This is to keep it readable and accessible to a general audience, but also because I am contractually bound not to reveal too much about technique.
Came across this series of beautiful images while doing some research for an article on the cinematography of "Legend of the Guardians":
His website is http://www.chaskielberg.com/
The making of "Construct":
Interesting.....motion capture with realtime shading and lighting.
Here's a sample of the finished piece:
To understand the modern image-making processes requires continuous educational updating.
Yuri Neyman, ASC, writes about the evolving role of the Director of Photography in the context of the transformations in the creation of the final image in filmmaking today.
He briefly discusses the implications of changing technologies and the evolution of the concept of "Expanded Cinematography" to describe the emerging confluence of live and virtual cinematography.
Nick Schager wrote an article that posted on rogerebert.com in August last year entitled "STYLIZED REALISM: THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF BREAKING BAD, SEASON 1", well worth a read if you haven't caught it already.
Amongst other things, the essay analyzes the psychology behind the use of static and dynamic camera work in the series, as well as composition of shots and the use of light and shadow to metaphorically link the characters of Jesse and Walt when they first meet
This is great news. Chris McKay worked with absolute passion and commitment on "The Lego Movie", and knows the machinations of getting a Lego movie done as well as anyone.
More information on deadline.com and on Cartoon Brew, amongst other sites.
Phil Lord has made a spirited riposte to some misinformation propagated in the comments section of the deadline article. (It fascinates me how people "know" this stuff).