CMU School of Drama

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Four Haze Techniques To Enhance Your Filmmaking

Rosco Spectrum: Award-winning Director and Cinematographer Matt Bendo was recently hired to shoot a branded content short film for Kombat Arts Training Academy – a Mixed Martial Arts training facility near Toronto, Canada. For this short/ad entitled “Legacy,” Matt told us that he hoped to “create a character and story that encompassed all of the philosophies and work ethics that Kombat Arts tries to instill in their students.”

1 comment:

DJ Lesh said...

While my primary focus is in live theater, the art of technical production in cinema has always interested me. Before reading this article, I had a very basic understanding of how to use haze to enhance a scene. I knew haze from a very basic, theatrical point of view; put enough haze in the theater until you can see as much of the beams of light as the designer wants. In reading this article, it was very interesting to learn about new uses and techniques for haze. Things like using it to accentuate the light sources that are important to the scene, or as in the scene with the car headlights, using haze to create an illuminated cloud. I think it would be very interesting to try to implement these in theater. While it may be difficult to pick individual scenes to have haze, due to how long it takes for haze to disappear, it is definitely something worth trying.

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