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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.
How to Follow the 180-Degree Rule While Shooting Coverage
Technical 2nd Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, 180 Degree rule

It's easy to get disoriented while shooting coverage, which is why it's important to be able to conceptualize the 180-degree rule.
Chronos—the $2750 High-Speed, 21,500fps Camera—is Now on Kickstarter
Technical 2nd Dec 2016

cameras, high speed camera, Chronos

Chronos is finally going to be making its way into the hands of some very eager low-budget filmmakers.
How to Light a Scene with Sunlight at Different Times of Day
Technical 1st Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

Shooting an exterior scene but not sure how to light it? Then you should check out this video.
How to Keep Your Camera Steady when You Don't Have a Tripod
Technical 1st Dec 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

If you're up a creek without a tripod, you can use these tips to keep your camera nice and steady.
Practical Insights Into the Craft & Profession of Cinematography
Technical 29th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, Cinematography

Cinematography is nothing if not an immensely multifaceted craft. And when you add in the challenges of doing it professionally, trying to keep everything in check can feel overwhelming.
Viewfinder lag and why it's a growing problem
Technical 28th Nov 2016

cameras, lenses

While cameras offer more resolution, dynamic range, frame rate options and features over successive generations, the viewfinder technology in them is struggling to maintain pace.