Freebie: Should 3D Artists Think Like Cinematographers? + 13 Free LUTs

Freebie: Should 3D Artists Think Like Cinematographers? + 13 Free LUTs

Greyscalegorilla’s Chad Ashley has a great article about thinking like a DP if you’re a 3D artist. I have thought this many times in my dabbling with 3D. You need to think about framing, lighting, etc., and Chad has some thoughts, as well as free LUTs! Did we mention Greyscalegorilla has a 40% off sale today at Toolfarm?

A cinematographer is also known as a Director of Photography or DP for short, and their job is to make the artistic and technical decisions about the camera and lighting, and managing the cameraperson and lighting crew. Good cinematography, it goes without saying, can make or break a film or scene.

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What does it mean to be a cinematographer?

If you’d like a bit more insight on the job of a cinematographer, watch this great little video from EFTI Photo & Film Intl Center.

More articles on this topic

  • Cinematography for 3D animators from Creative Bloq. This one goes back to 2006 but the information is just as relevant today as it was 12 years ago.
  • In Depth: Color Grading is a LUT Easier with LUTs! A LUT, or Look Up Table, is used in the film industry as an easy method of color grading. It’s an array of numbers to control the color of an image, by mapping one color space to another. Simple enough at the surface, but here’s more than you probably want to know about LUTs.

Posted by Michele Yamazaki