Inferno, The Making of the Expendables – Photography and Cinematic Inspiration
I am always talking about how I get inspiration from any and everywhere. But, probably the largest source of my inspiration is Hollywood. There is simply no better place to learn than from those in the top of the cinematic and photographic fields.
Now, you might be thinking, “I am a photographer, how would I learn from movies?” Well, while the medium is slightly different, all of the principles are virtually identical. From exposure, to lighting, to camera angles, it is all applicable.
I am gonna let you guys in on a little secret. Aside from watching movies, one of my favorite places to learn and get this inspiration is from watching the “Behind the Scenes” or “The Making of” videos that come with a lot of DVD sets.
This week, I had a chance to watch Inferno, The Making of The Expendables. For those of you with Netflix, you can watch Inferno for free online. If not, then you can purchase The Expendables (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) which comes with Inferno.
Inferno not only discusses the movies concepts, it also shows a lot of behind the scenes footage revealing camera angles, scene setups, special effects breakdowns and even the photo shoot setups for the movie posters, advertising and DVD cover. Little tip, in each of these scenes, pause the movie and study the scenes and setups. There is a lot to be learned here, so enjoy!
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