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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.
5 Dirt Cheap DIY Ways to Stabilize Your Camera
Technical 18th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, cameras

You don't need to drop a ton of cash on a camera stabilizer to get smooth shots.
How to Light a Scene Without Any Electricity
Technical 17th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

You don't need electricity to light your scenes in a cinematic way.
10 Bad audio habits to avoid
Technical 16th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, sound, audio

Let’s take a quick look at some common mistakes and habits audio engineers should avoid during recording and mixing phases. Additionally we take a peek at time-based edits using tools like Flex Time.
You Can Build This DIY Reflector/Gobo Holder out of PVC Pipe for Less Than $10
Technical 15th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting, lighting tips

If you don't have the budget for a C-stand, this DIY reflector holder might do the trick for cheap.
Why the Sony FS7 II's evolutionary approach is the way forward
Technical 14th Nov 2016

camera, Sony FS7 II

Sony has faced criticism from some quarters for a lack of vision and technological progress with the FS7 II. But, argues David Shapton, why reinvent the wheel all the time: if you already have an inherently great product, incremental tweaks and improvements make perfect sense.