Filmmaking and Cinematography

 

Being a still photographer for more than 10 years, I have never thought about filmmaking and cinematography until I started my photography business, Snowforest, in 2015. Not that I wanted to make the next feature film, but I did enjoy creating video content more and more, be it commercial or documentary.

Just like how I learned photography, I rely on all the online sources I can find to teach myself cinematography, including filming, lighting, editing, and color grading. Moreover, the best part of creating videos is that I can now integrate my long time passion - music - into the creative process.

Films

AJ CARR (2017)

Documentary / 61 min. / 4K Color

Prelude (2017)

Experimental / 1 min. / 4K Color / On Vimeo

Video Work

The Making of Electric Waterfall (2016)

5 min. / HD Color / On Vimeo

Exhibitions

Group Exhibition

CODAawards Exhibition

Octagon Museum, Washington D.C., United States
March 23rd - October, 2017

Honors and Awards

Top 10

2016 CODAvideo: Magazine Editions (Category: Process)

Professional Society Membership

Associate Member

American Society of Media Photographers
American Society of Media Photographer Logo ASMP Architecture

Professional Member

International Virtual Reality Photography Association
International Virtual Reality Photography Association

Equipment

Cameras

Blackmagic Design URSA mini 4.6K
Canon EOS 5Ds
Canon EOS 80D
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Lenses

Schneider Xenon FF T2.1/35mm
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZE
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II
Canon EF-S 10-22mm STM IS

Tripods and Support

Sachtler TT 75/2 CF Tripod
Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head
Sirui P-424S Monopod
Sirui VH-10 Video Head
Ikan EC-1 Beholder Gimbal
RRS TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod

Other Accessories

Ikan D7w Field Monitor
Tilta FF-T03 Follow Focus
Tilta MB-T03 Matte Box
Schneider 4x4 filters
Smallrig plates

Sound Equipment

Zoom H6 Recorder
Sennheiser EW 112p G3 Band A Wireless Microphone System
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
Sennheiser MD 46 - Dynamic ENG Microphone
Sennheiser MKE 440 Stereo Microphone
K-Tek KE-89 7'6" Avalon Boom Pole
Shure SRH940 Studio Monitoring Headphones

Computer

Intel Core i7 3770
ASUS Maximus V Extreme Motherboard
HP Nvidia Quadro M4000 8GB Graphics Card
Corsair 32GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler
NEC MultiSync PA272W Monitor
Various SSDs and HDs
Silverstone RV03B-W Case
Windows 10 64-bit

Software

Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe After Effect CC
DaVinci Resolve
Adobe Audition CC
FL Studio