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Large Format Cinematography with James Laxton ASC

ARRI Academy

Large Format Cinematography with James Laxton ASC

ARRI Academy
4.5
2h 21m
5 modules (view curriculum)

 
  • Total Time:

    2h 21m

Description

In this ARRI Academy masterclass from Camerimage 2018, James Laxton ASC discusses his approach to cinematography and how large-format cameras have helped him to discover a new level of emotional connectivity, including his experiences shooting on the ARRI ALEXA 65 camera and Signature Primes lenses.


Subtitles available: English

Modules

22m

Before the masterclass kicks off, James Laxton ASC sits down with An Tran to discuss his approach to working on a project and his relationship with directors including frequent collaborator Barry Jenkins.


Subtitles available: English

46m

As the practical component of the masterclass starts, James Laxton ASC discusses how large format cameras have changed his approach to cinematography and the new perspectives these tools have opened up in his work.


Subtitles available: English

29m

In this module James Laxton ASC discusses advancements in LED lighting, the emotional value of color and how he approaches lighting various skin tones.


Subtitles available: English

24m

Here James Laxton ASC focusses on his most recent cinematic collaboration with director Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk” and deconstructs some of the film’s key scenes.


Subtitles available: English

17m

In the final module of the masterclass, James Laxton ASC demonstrates how he uses LED lighting and color balance to create mood in a scene.


Subtitles available: English

About the Educator

Led by experienced industry professionals, ARRI Academy courses provide unrivalled insight into the full possibilities of working with ARRI camera systems, lenses, lights and accessories.

Reviews

5
Thank you for this course. It was extremely informative.
Gopikrishna Raju
5
Awesome professional and fantastic concepts! Thank you a lot for making this course free.
Luis Miguel
5
Nice hands on examples with opportunity for good questions from audience. Film examples helped.
Bradley Leech
5
This is an informative glimpse into the techniques, tools and artistry of a world-class cinematographer. I particularly appreciated the artistic discussions and insights into creative collaboration with the director.
Jon Betz
5
Simply - wow! Thank You.
Luke Kucharski
5
Great insights on the Large Format.
Mariana Hoffart
5
Thank you so much for a great course!
Katya Yefetova
5
Great information & walk through
Jerry Chambless
5
Absolutely loved this. I need to rewatch this once more.
Abobakr Alshiblie
5
This was a great insight into a master of cinematography and his thought patterns on not only large format but also on photography on any format.
Marco Marco
5
James Laxton is fluent in all aspects and very generous in his teatching.
Alban Cousinié
5
Not as in-depth as other courses, but still a lot of great information in a short amount of time.
Alex Garcia
5
This was very informative and James Laxton has a really great presence on stage! Would love to work with him one day and ARRI is always putting out really great information on their products!
Brock Horwitz
5
There are many masterclasses that are quick and lack depth, however, this really was a great learning experience. Not many DP's like to share information like this and it was so refreshing to listen to James Laxton. His passion for cinematography and his passion for film is inspirational and you finish the masterclass with sense of true passion for the art as well.
Sharad Patel
5
An amazing experience to know how James Laxton worked in his two last movies. I was already big fan of the movies and now, knowing about the details of his cinematography, I felt proud! Congrats !!
Suelen Menezes
5
Interesting topics and stimulating examples
Rodolfo Rudy Fenaroli
5
very interesting to see and hear James' approach to lighting and camera set-up as a key to telling a story and how his choices gives more 'freedom' of camera movement and how all this combined gives actors a more flexible space to act in.
Armen Sarkisov
5
Amazing Talk Chat of James Laxton, I miss a little more information of Large Format tech specs, but anyways thanks to ARRI and MZed.
Ivi Koyck
5
Very good hands on course
Raffaele Vesco
5
I really took away a lot from James Laxton's approach to lighting colors and style of work. Thank you so much for making this course free!
Adam Streicher
4.5
I hoped to see more on stage practical scenes but the information was good and helpful.
Luis Cruz
4.5
Exceptional. Presenter interacted admirably well with live audience and responded to questions with examples via on-the-fly changes to actual camera and lighting parameters - bravo.
Richard Townsend
4.5
Very insightful. Simple and knowledgeable conversation.
Siddesh Iyer
4
Pretty good course. Good examples from the movies and very well detailed by the instructor.
Terrell Epps
4
NIiiiiCE
Vinicius Bock
4
The course wasn't as technical about large format cinematography as I thought it would be, however it was great to hear about James' experiences shooting Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, plus his thought process when it comes to cinematography.
Will J Carman
3.5
The last video in the series is by far the best showing more examples. When he talked about lighting for different skin tones, I would have liked a practical demo.
C Jones
3
It’s basically Q&A and a little bit of examples
Valiantsin Balanovich

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