You’re in for a treat. A BIG treat. When it comes to ONE movie that’s changed filmmaking forver, it’s Star Wars. In fact, it’s not even close.
So when it was time to book this year’s keynote speaker - there was one person at the top of the list. Roger Christian.
Yes - THAT Roger Christian.
The Roger Christian who (literally) created the lightsaber. The Roger Christian who also was responsible for the look of Alien.
During this exclusive CineSummit session, Roger opens up about the real “secrets” to creating a look that’ll transform your film without breaking your budget.
Some highlights include…
Making the most of LUTs: The most boring becomes the most beautiful.
Framing: When to dispose of the classics for better storytelling
Lenses: Everything you need to know to give your film its “look”
Own your frame: The lighting trick the masters use to force the viewers attention
The importance of haze: Everything you think you know is about to be smoked away.
Leave your lighting kit at home: How to use practical lighting to get that cinematic look.
Turn your garage into a studio: With these tips, any set can look like its worth millions.
The search for the right light: Finding the perfect location that does the lighting for you.
Make them scream: Building suspense and making the right shot selections.
Making a commercial: The most important shot and how to make it breathtaking
Choosing your lens: The number one rule that will truly create the “film look”.
What to do when you need an elk: Afford the things you think are out of your reach.
Since 2013 he has brought on filmmakers who have worked on projects ranging from AMC's
"Mad Men," and films like Melancholia, Terminator, and Margin Call, to top commercial work
for brands like Nike, Apple and BMW. He's the host of the CineSummits and blogs regularly
on techniques that propel filmmakers to the ultimate goal of mastering their craft.
Aviv also interviews many seasoned veterans on the site, where everyday
filmmakers can get a peak into the inner working of those that are leading in the field.