Introducing the event filmmakers directory

This ground breaking directory is the world's first of it's kind. Please take the time to add your company to the event filmmaker community so that we can all network and share information that will give us the chance to make stats, charts, maps, and contact information.

Welcome to the Daily Filmmaker

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Welcome to the DF. This is a super blog for the event filmmaker’s industry. Just like there is the Washington Post for politics, the Wallstreet Journal for finances, this will be our New York Times of the wedding and event filmmakers industry. We welcome suggestions to make the site better, stories that you may want to share, and ideas to make our businesses prosper.

This blog will remain transparent and unbiased so you can find out the latest and greatest within our industry. We will encourage education and try to keep an up-to-date calendar on all events and workshops in our industry. As we grow, we will have regularly scheduled interviews and we will invest back into the Daily Filmmaker and add cutting edge features. This site will make it’s revenue from advertisements so that the visitors can enjoy a powerful free tool for their businesses and the site can afford to invest back into itself. We will provide reviews of the hottest gear, and links to the best sites around. Ideas to make you a better cinematographer, a better editor, and a better business owner.

The forum is one of the most powerful tools on here. It links directly to a private forum on Facebook called Wedding Cinema & Wedding Photographers (WCP). “Ask for invite” to the forum and you should get in soon after as long as someone recognizes your name. There are over 950 active members around the world as of Jan. 13, 2012 so if you’re in the business, someone will know you.

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The mission : To raise the bar on event filmmakers around the world

Photographers Using Video Light, Is This A Problem?

Posted on by Daily Filmmaker in Lighting, Photographer, Photography, Shooting, Wedding | Leave a comment

A fellow filmmaker was concerned about how some photographers use video lights during wedding receptions. He says that his shots have been ruined because of this problem. The main problem, he says, is that the moving light can easily throw off exposure of the filmmaker’s shot. There are photographers who argue that the light should always follow the subject. You can follow and comment on the original post located here. The filmmaker said this :



ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: Please, if you’re going to use a video light during reception events (first dance, toasts, whatever), keep it stationary. On the video side we are having to run all cameras continuously, so if you’re moving a hot video light from location to location it really throws off our exposure constantly and also looks really funky on video. Flashes at least look like part of the event. But having a mobile spotlight just makes it look (on video) like the video crew didn’t know what they were doing. Thanks!

 YOU CAN COMMENT ON THIS TOPIC IN THE FORUMS or leave a comment below.

Imagine working ceremonies like this all the time

Posted on by Daily Filmmaker in Ceremony, Jewish, Photographer | 3 Comments

Detti Siklos mentioned that she regularly shoots weddings like this. These events are one take moments and when the Chuppah gets this crowed it turns into a circus for everyone. As filmmakers and photographers, our job is to capture the moment and not get blocked. You can follow the full story here.

Detti says :

“If a photog or guest blocks u next time just think about me! This is an average wedding by us! I usually have a wide angle lens (not on this shot) while hiding under the chuppah but behind one of the pole and I tell my 2nd shooter to stay in the aisle (hide next to chairs with a zoom lens)”

New faux fotoshop commercial makes fun of women’s fashion magazine image

Posted on by Daily Filmmaker in Commercial, Photoshop, Top Stories | 3 Comments
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