The TikTok platform features videos of all styles, with creatives choosing to tell their visual stories in a variety of ways. It’s not all selfies and talking heads – some creatives have raised the bar by posting cinematic videos that will force you to stop your scroll. This week we’re featuring a group of Sony shooters who are posting smooth, cinematic footage on their TikTok accounts. Follow their accounts and don’t forget to follow @sonyalpha for more Sony creative content in your feed and the latest from the Alpha Universe.
These creatives have raised the bar by posting cinematic videos on TikTok that will force you to stop your scroll.
Follow @sonyalpha on TikTok for videos containing shooting tips, gear news, the latest from Alpha Universe and more. You’ll also see content from your favorite creatives, like this look at how Alpha Collective member @philngyn turns his Sony Alpha 7S III into a cinema rig.
Drew Geraci – @drewgiggity
Sony Artisan Drew Geraci is a cinematographer and timelapse photographer and you can now find his dynamic work on TikTok. His popular timelapse photography has led him to work on projects with Steven Speilberg, David Fincher, Jeff Ford, Angus Wall, and commercial brands like Apple, Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Redbull, Nike, and more. Check out the cinematic timelapse he created below and follow his account for more timelapse posts from the master.
Tristan Zhou – @trystanez
Tristan Zhou is a photographer and filmmaker who plays with form, volume and perspective to set out a new vision for lifestyle and urban photography and film. He aims to create work that is not only eye-catching, but also meaningful and storytelling. His TikTok account features behind-the-scenes as well as final results, and he posted this cinematic video using the new Sony Xperia 1 IV and writes, “Reverse videography idea shot on @sonyxperia 1 IV, featuring 4K 120p in ALL lenses for high quality cinematic slow motion AND flexibility to speed up with [the] same quality!”
Madi Price – @madebymap
Madi Price is a cinematographer and editor who believes films are magical because of their ability to transport us to a different time and place. She’s the producer and video editor for popular YouTuber Safiya Nygaard, and she brings her own impressive video skills to TikTok. She created this cinematic video in Paris using her Sony Alpha 7S III. Follow her for more cinematic footage as well as scenes from the life of a filmmaker.
Tommy Espinal – @tommyespinalfilms
Tommy Espinal is a New York-based director of photography, artist and writer. Using his Sony Alpha 7 III and his own color grading process, he creates beautiful cinematic footage and posts it on TikTok. Tommy has shot music videos, commercials, documentaries and various short narrative projects throughout his young career. For him, cinematography is about conveying empathy through a single image. Follow his account for more.
Jason Vong – @jasonvmedia
Jason Vong is a YouTuber and content creator who creates videos that show his travels, provide creative advice or go behind the scenes of his creative adventures. It’s not all vlogger style video with Jason, he also creates beautiful cinematic footage using his knowledge of the gear and his ability to create an epic Sony system rig. In this post below he shares a cinematic video he created of the cherry blossoms in Japan and you can check out his TikTok account for more gimbal tricks to create awesome cinematic footage like this.
Motionvid – @motionvid
“MV” is a videographer based in the UK. His work specializes in automotive, fashion and lifestyle, and you can get an inside look into his creative filmmaking mind on his TikTok account. He captured this insane footage below with his Sony FX3. Follow him for more dynamic filmmaking and behind-the-scenes videos.
Sidney Diongzon – @sidneydiongzon
Sidney Diongzon is a YouTube content creator who posts videos on TikTok about camera gear, tech and travel. He often explores the features of different cameras and lenses, showing the behind the scenes and results. Here he uses the Sony Alpha 7 IV for some cinematic slow-motion of ocean waves at 120fps.