Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

How to Do Cinematic Color Grading on Your Photos with Photoshop

Want to give your photographs a “Hollywood movie” look? Here’s a fantastic 25-minute tutorial on how to do cinematic color grading on your photographs using Photoshop. The technique involves using the Curves tool to create a teal-orange look, a color scheme that is very prevalent in movies released in recent years.

Photoshop Training Channel writes: “This effect gives the dark shades of your image a cool teal tone, while the light shades take a warm orange look. This makes the actor stand out since the colors are complementary and create a ‘pop’ when put side by side.”

(via Photoshop Training Channel via Reddit)

Fake Paparazzi Photos of a Fake Celebrity… and Real Star-Struck Tourists

Ozy_Paparazzi_Blog_001

This past Valentines day, photographer Kendrick Brinson was tasked with what she calls “the strangest assignment” of her career thus far. She was asked by OZY magazine with shooting as a fake paparazzi photographer, chasing after editor Sanjena Sathian as she walked the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard through crowds of tourists. Sathian later published an account of the experience in a story titled “Almost Famous.”
Read more…

Steven Spielberg to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in Biopic About War Photog Lynsey Addario

spielberglawrence

If you’re a fan of both photography and major Hollywood movies, there’s an upcoming film to add to your “must watch” list. Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a war photographer biopic with actress Jennifer Lawrence as photojournalist Lynsey Addario.

The film will be based on Addario’s new memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
Read more…

How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show

USA Today created this short behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse into how its staff photographers go about covering the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, one of Hollywood’s major award events that’s attended by some of television and cinema’s biggest celebrities.

The photographers talk about how they set themselves up in their respective assignment locations (e.g. red carpet, theater, and photo room) and the unique challenges they face for their specific task (e.g. identifying the right people/moments and fighting for eye contact).

(via USA Today via ISO 1200)

Big Name Filmmakers Come to Kodak’s Rescue, Push Deal to Save Motion Picture Film

Quentin Tarantino has been a long-time supporter of motion-picture film, and public critic of digital filmmaking.

One of the last vestiges of the Kodak of old, the one part of its film division not sold off in 2012, is the company’s motion picture film business. But even that is in trouble, and might be taking its dying breaths right now if it wasn’t for some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers coming to the rescue. Read more…

Photog Creates Unique Save-the-Dates by Mimicking Popular Movie Posters

Austin_Rogers_Fstoppers_Movie_Poster_Remake_6-710x532

What started as soon-to-be-wed couple’s idea to recreate a single movie poster quickly turned into a creative collection of awesome save-the-dates when Dave Dicicco and Rachael Batts employed the services of friend and Nashville-based wedding photographer Andres Martinez. Read more…

BTS: Recreating Iconic Hollywood Portraits Using Photographers As Models

Photographers Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze recently took a unique approach to recreating some of the classic Hollywood portraits of days gone by. Using a group of extremely talented female photographers, Bryce and Kunze had these lovely ladies act as models for the recreations. Read more…

You Hate My Job: A BTS Look at The Life and Routine of a Paparazzi Photographer

In a new series of videos put together by Marketplace, You Hate My Job goes around and documents the occupations that often get a bad rap and are overall disliked by most of humanity. The first in the series follows a profession that is, without a doubt, one of the most hated (and possibly misunderstood) by the entire photo community: Paparazzi. Read more…

Hunger Games & Jurassic World Decide to Go Analog in Increasingly Digital Industry

filmvdigitalmovies

At a time when digital production workflows are becoming more and more ubiquitous within Hollywood, the news of a director utilizing an analogue workflow on a big production always seems to strike a chord with those who appreciate the aesthetic and feel of film.

Thankfully, for those of you who do enjoy such news (myself included), two major directors are choosing film over even the highest-of-res digital for their upcoming (and already released) blockbusters. Read more…

Masterful Mashups Reveal How Similar the Celebrities of Today are to the Stars of Old

iconatomyheader

It turns out the rich, famous and powerful of today bear a striking resemblance to the rich, famous and powerful of yesteryear — at least if you trust the photo series Iconatomy by George Chamoun and the followup series Then & Now by Marc Ghali. Read more…