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The Best Camera Options for Production Company Startups
Technical 3rd Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, cameras

Are you on the cusp of launching your own production company? Looking for a camera to get started? Well, let’s check out your best options.
SA’s new drone regulations explained
Technical 2nd Jul 2015

drone regulations, filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, drones, CAA, Civil Aviation Authority

South Africa’s ministry of transport has introduced regulations, effective from 1 July 2015, which are among the most stringent anywhere on the globe.
Watch: Essential Drone Filmmaking Tips
Technical 1st Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, drones

Here are 10 tips for any filmmakers new to the world of drones.
The Indie Director’s Guide to Color Correction
Technical 29th Jun 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, Color Correction

Sure, you thought about your edit, visual effects, and music during pre-production… but you overlooked color correction.
Here's How the Incredible VFX in 'Ex Machina' Came Together
Technical 29th Jun 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, vfx

"Ex Machina" VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst describes the trial-and-error that went into constructing Alicia Vikander's character.
Edit and share cinematic videos on your phone
Technical 26th Jun 2015

editing, vimeo, Cameo

Turn your video clips into gorgeous short films in just a few swipes. All you need is an iPhone and the free Cameo app.
Here's Why the Co-Founder of Slamdance Invented a New Lens System
Technical 25th Jun 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, technical tips, lenses

This could be the lens you need for dream sequences, flashbacks, hallucinations, or just a cool montage.
GoPro’s Cineform is Now SMPTE Standardized and Officially an Open Codec Standard
Technical 24th Jun 2015

GoPro Cineform, SMPTE Standardized, Open Codec Standard

GoPro’s Cineform codec has just been officially standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as the SMPTE ST 2073 VC-5 video compression standard which is the new open codec standard for video acquisition and post-production.
Mac Pro monitor review: The best 4K & UHD monitors for Mac
Technical 24th Jun 2015

Mac Pro, t 4K, UHD monitors

Jordan Kahn has been testing Mac Pro compatible displays from Dell, Sharp, Samsung, LG, and others that are officially supported by Apple.
Here's the Best Advice from Cinematographers at CineGear
Technical 12th Jun 2015

camera, filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, camera tips, Cinematographers

A panel of 13 cinematographers, all of whom are members of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers, share tips of the trade.