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3.29.15 | Ryan Pratzel
Lights, Camera, Action!We are now taking studio rental reservations for March 2015.  Next month we will open a new studio just a few minutes from our main office in Old Town Alexandria.  This new space will be dedicated entirely to production and photo shoots.  One of our challenges was finding a great space that was quiet, open and convenient for our crews and clients.  Our new studio is located... more
3.9.17 | Ryan Pratzel
The Art of ColorIn film and video, color correction and color grading are very often talked about together, but in actuality are two separate tasks. They’re combined because of their reliance on the same tools. Both are also normally handled one after the other in post- production. While neither will fix bland or bad cinematography, both can truly make a great shot fantastic.Your color correction... more
Lighting
10.29.14 | Ryan Pratzel
Working with lightGetting good images out in the field requires knowing your tools and your options when it comes to manipulating light. While almost anything can be considered a “light modifier”, there are a handful of general ones you come to count on over and over again.A light modifier is a loose definition that describes an object, or more usually a material, that is put in front of a light... more
10.29.14 | Ryan Pratzel
The BasicsIf you want to know how to create attractive and engaging visuals in film, you need to understand the 101 of proper lighting. The essential lighting configuration: the three point lighting setup. This one basic plan is the building block for any and all compositions you see in movies and professionally shot videos. No matter the scale of your shot or how many lights you are actually... more
Depth of Field
9.17.14 | Ryan Pratzel
Welcome to PracticalsPracticals is a new web series from Creative Liquid, hosted by our Director of Photography Zack Gross.  In each episode we'll provide some practical advice to help your productions.  Don't want to do the work yourself?  Need some help?  Our team is just a ... more
9.3.14 | Ryan Pratzel
Welcome to PracticalsPracticals is a new web series from Creative Liquid, hosted by our Director of Photography Zack Gross.  In each episode we'll provide some practical advice to help your productions.  Don't want to do the work yourself?  Need some help?  Our team is just a click away to help you with your... more

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