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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.
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.