It’s my very last day to guest post on #Milwaukee, and I still have so many gems to share! First up: the Landmark Oriental Theater! For film folks who love aesthetics just as much as they love a flawless indie flick, this is your new home. PRO TIP: the MKE Film Festival is going on RIGHT NOW + it is AWESOME. [Thanks to @mkefilm for this!] More soon! Happy Weekending! - @teamwoodnote (at Oriental Theatre)
Second #Milwaukee rec of the day! The Iron Horse Hotel is one of my favorite MKE spots. Comfy beds, gorgeous decor, and delicious drinks if you happen to be looking for a great place to nab cocktails. PRO TIP: a stunning place for ‘getting ready photos’ if you’re gettin’ #marriedinmke. ;) - @teamwoodnote (at The Iron Horse Hotel)
Composition was definitely the hardest photo assignment for me. When I go out shooting I’m generally looking for an interesting subject material. However, composition is about more than the subject. It demands you pay attention to the entire contents of the frame and how they relate to each other, which has a lot more variables, especially in uncontrolled environments.
This is a concept that I’m excited to challenge myself with in my filmmaking. It’s one thing to set up and light your actors and hit record, but it’s another to look around them and build the best frame for them to be in. Attention to composition is what makes many of the great directors stand out from the rest.