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Learn How to Use a Single Softbox to Light 10 Different Scenes
Technical 15th Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting, soft box

Indie filmmakers typically don't have deep pockets, which is why it's so important to know how to light your scenes with as few lights as possible.
The Chronos 1.4: A high-speed camera for the masses?
Technical 13th Dec 2016

cameras, Chronos 1.4, high-speed camera

A recent Kickstarter project, which has flown past its funding target, aims to make very high speed shooting a possibility for lower budget productions.
Want to Create New Drone Apps? DJI is Going to Give You the Tools to Do It
Technical 12th Dec 2016

drones, DJI, apps

DJI is giving developers and aerial cinematography fans the chance to design their own drone apps with more powerful tools.
The RED Epic-W: the best dual purpose still/cinematography camera yet?
Technical 8th Dec 2016

cameras, RED Epic-W

Nearly a year after initially putting down a deposit for a Scarlet-W, Rakesh Malik now finally has $30,000 worth of Epic-W in his hands and discovers that it could be the ideal mixed still and cinematography camera for anyone serious about either format.
4 Things You Should Know when Lighting a Green Screen
Technical 7th Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, green screen

Shooting on green screen is relatively straightforward, but you'll want to learn a few tricks to make the process easier.
The Panasonic HC-X1 - the new breed of ENG
Technical 6th Dec 2016

camera, Panasonic, HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG

ENG cameras have changed a lot in the past few years and nothing exemplifies the new breed as much as Panasonic's recently announced HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG camera - a unit packed full of features and capabilities being released this month for a meagre $3199.
This Filmmaker Shot 14 Days Without Power in the Himalayas—Here's How
Technical 5th Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

Filmmaker George Thengummoottil built an affordable, custom solar charger with only three parts.
YouTube intros 4K live streaming
Technical 5th Dec 2016

social media, YouTube, live streaming, 4K

YouTube seems to be on a bit of a roll at the moment, certainly it’s accelerating its rollout of new format support in recent months compared to the six year gap since it enabled 4K video upload for the first time.
Setting Up a Home VO Studio? Here’s What You MUST Know.
Technical 2nd Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, VO studio

British voice actor and Backstage Expert Jamie Muffett offers a comprehensive guide to setting up a home voiceover studio—complete with the most important, and most often overlooked, factor.