Cinematic Film Look on a DSLR

Movies Made Easy

How can we make our films look more expensive & professional?

Lets go through some simple steps to see how close we can get to the film look.


If we want our shots to look like movies, then first, we should think about composition, the way we position the camera.
The bread and butter of visuals, this is an art form that we can always learn more about. This is the influence from other filmmakers + photographers along with our own ideas for creating depth and emotion through space and location.
Here are some common techniques from films that we can start with.
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  • In an average scene, the camera is at the same height as what is being filmed, which is mostly the eye level of the character.
  • As the character is facing the right side of the screen, you should place the camera so that there is more space…

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