Josh White – Director of Photography – Cinematographer

04 Jun 2020
Arri Look

Creating a Unique Look

On-Set to Post My Idea As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe the creative industry grinds to a halt, all productions I was due to shoot are either cancelled or postponed. Like many others I wanted to use this time constructively, along with filming chocolate bunnies for Easter, I wanted to start working on something I had wanted to do for a while now, create a look I could monitor on set and also apply to footage in post that […]

11 Apr 2020
lighting breakdown valhalla

Lighting Valhalla

Valhalla is a short film bringing awareness to the plight of men suffering with their mental health… with a Norse twist. Set in both the modern day and the Viking era. For this post, I have created a breakdown of my lighting approach to 3 of the scenes in the film. The Hut Scene The first scene is set in the viking period, we see our aging warrior hero entering his hut and kneeling by the fire. Fire was the […]

14 Feb 2020
Filters cinematography

Filters in Modern Cinematography

Filters in Modern Cinematography With digital cameras creating very clean, high quality images with 4k+ resolution and lens makers creating lenses with almost zero imperfections, it might seem odd to be using glass plates in front of the lens, full of tiny imperfections to ultimately degrade the image in various ways. I’ve been doing some testing for an upcoming feature film I’m shooting and I’ve been looking for the right look, starting with building the right LUT to keep the […]

30 Jan 2020
Zeiss Milvus Lens Test

Zeiss Milvus 1.4 Vs Samyang VDSLR Lens Test

Zeiss Milvus 1.4 Vs Samyang VDSLR Lens Test History For the last 5 years I have been using the Samyang VDSLR T1.5 Lenses for a large amount of work, a variety of projects from shorts, indie feature films, branded content and even TV commercials. They’re fast, sharp enough and have good colour and contrast characteristics and very budget friendly. So if a production doesn’t have the budget for a set Cooke S4/i or Zeiss Ultra Primes, I get out the […]

30 Nov 2019
Food Product Filming

Food & Drink Filming

More recently I have been working on more food and drink based shoots. Using a combination of slow-motion and macro filming techniques. I have been using my Arri Amira shooting at between 50 and 200fps depending on the shoot. Where a lot of motion is being captured such as pouring liquids and falling sweets I shot at 200fps to slow the action to a more interesting and pleasing speed. With other shots with little movement I shot at 50fps to […]

03 Oct 2018
super baltar test

Bausch and Lomb Super Baltars Lens Test

Bausch and Lomb Super Baltars Lens Test Shot on the ARRI Alexa Mini 3.2K Prores 4444 Log-C Camera and Lenses from http://onestopfilms.co.uk Shot by Myself.   The first post of my blog is this quick video I did to test out the Bausch and Lomb Super Baltar lenses and their characteristics and quirkiness. I really like to complement the Alexa sensor with some vintage glass. Although the Alexa sensor is very natural looking I think when coupled with the characteristics […]