Film School: Recreating Shots from Movies

'Lighting CINEMATIC images with only ONE LIGHT. | Aputure 120D MKII + POCKET 4K' - Spenser Sakurai 'Lighting CINEMATIC images with only ONE LIGHT. | Aputure 120D MKII + POCKET 4K' - Spenser Sakurai

A fun, hands-on way to learn the craft – and illusion – of film-making.

Taking inspiration from Joker cinematographer Lawrence Sher‘s (ASC) “iso shots” series on Instagram

From Lawrence Sher's 'Iso Shots' series
From Lawrence Sher’s ‘Iso Shots’ series

… the crew at Film Riot takes you through their creative, DIY recreations of shots from films they love:

Working with even more limited resources? Cinematographer Spenser Sakurai demonstrates his recreations of DoP Hoyte van Hoytema‘s shots from director Spike Jonze‘s Her (2013), using just one light source:

And why not one more – Sam Holland shares what he gets right and wrong in recreating shots from The Batman (2022):

Further Viewing

Gert even more creative, go even more DIY, have even more fun – “swede” your favourite movies: