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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.
Pairing lenses with different mounts: What you need to know
Technical 25th Nov 2016

cameras, lenses

Since lenses are a long-term investment, their potential for compatibility with various cameras can be a very big deal.
DJI's New M600 Pro Drone is Smarter and More Portable Than Its Predecessor
Technical 25th Nov 2016

drones, DJI, Matrice drones, M600 Pro

Adding to their line of Matrice drones, DJI has announced the M600 Pro.
Blackmagic drops massive update for Video Assist monitors
Technical 24th Nov 2016

Blackmagic, video assist

Blackmagic brings new features to its Video Assist line and unifies much of the feature set for these devices.
Get a Complete Rundown on How to Use FiLMiC Pro for Smartphone Filmmaking
Technical 23rd Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, film apps, FiLMiC Pro

If you ever wondered how Sean Baker was able to make his film Tangerine look that good on an iPhone 5s, this is the app that did a lot of the leg work.
Lenses from A to Z: The New Filmmaker's Guide to Glass
Technical 22nd Nov 2016

camera, camera lenses

Don't know squat about lenses? This video will change that.
7 Steps for Lighting a Scene
Technical 22nd Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

Your scene isn’t perfect until the lighting is. Here’s a foolproof process for illuminating your action that will work every time.
HDR fundamentals and techniques: what you need to know, part one
Technical 21st Nov 2016

cameras, HDR

In the first of a new multi-part series on HDR theory and practice, Phil Rhodes explains dynamic range in brief and the challenges in displaying HDR for production and distribution.