Cinematography with Richard Michalak

October 3, 2011 ·

Christopher Sanderson

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Learn Cinematography From An Expert

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About  Lu-La presents Cinematography with Richard Michalak

As a companion Tutorial toLuminous Landscape’s Guide to Cinematography, we are publishing an excellent tutorial on the basics of film-making. 

Richard Michalak is an Australian cinematographer with 40 years of cinema & television credits and awards. He has taken his depth-of-knowledge & experience and created a jam-packed Tutorial on the fundamental principles of film-making & lighting.

The tutorial is presented in a very compact and straight-forward style.

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Other topics include:

Auto Settings: why not?

Shot Description

Shot choice


Shot Framing

Camera Height


Wide & Long Lenses

Moving the Camera

How to move the Camera Handheld

Focusing the Camera

Focusing a DSLR

Frame Rate

Slow Motion

Shutter Speed



ISO / Gain


What Camera?


White Balance

Why Light a Film?

Three Point Lighting

Soft & Hard Ligh



Shooting with the Sun

Choice of Background

Brightness of Background


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About the Videos

High Definition 720p

The video files are stand-alone. This is not streaming video but rather video material that you purchase and store for future reference. There is no expiration date or subscription.

All content is copyright. The files contain no active Digital Rights management (DRM). Viewers may copy the files freely between machines for their own use. By downloading the videos, you agree to be bound by the contained copyright.

Use QuickTime Player, VLC Player or other media player to view on a computer monitor. Windows, Mac, and Linux systems are all supported. Conversions to other formats are detailed in our FAQ

The format is High Definition 720P video suitable for playback on a modern computer with powerful graphics card. The files will import directly into iTunes for viewing on an  iPad  at 720P at  25 fps.

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October 2011

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Chris was a founding Partner of The Luminous Landscape and a member of the Board of The Luminous Endowment

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