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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.
Essential Items You Might Want to Include in Your DIY Lighting Kit
Technical 14th Nov 2016

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

Using good lighting is one of the most effective ways of making your production look a million (perhaps even a trillion) times better, and having a kit ready makes it all a little easier and efficient.
Join Sony for two free webinars on ramping up the quality
Technical 9th Nov 2016
Sony is offering not one, but two free webinars this Thursday, 10 November, showing you how to add extra polish to your productions with sensational images and audio quality.
Your Detailed Guide to Spatial Audio for 360 Video—Using Mostly Free Tools
Technical 8th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, sound, 360 Video, spatial audio

The creators of one of YouTube’s first 360 videos with ambisonic audio share their process, from recording to post.
Why ND Filters Are Essential if You Want to Get the Film Look on a Smartphone
Technical 4th Nov 2016

camera, smartphone, ND Filters

The best camera is the one you have, but you might need a little extra to make the one you have a little better.
Basic Lighting Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank
Technical 2nd Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

This is a quick guide to affordable lighting techniques that any production can—and should—practice.
This Wooden DIY Rig Turns Your DSLR into a Cinema Camera (Sort Of)
Technical 1st Nov 2016

camera, DSLR, Cinema Camera

DSLRs don't have as many features as cinema cameras, but this DIY rig simulates their functionality so you have audio, mounting, and power all in one place.
Touch Bar MacBook Pro redefines high-end
Technical 31st Oct 2016

Apple

Microsoft might have stolen some of the innovation thunder with its impressive new Surface Studio, but, from Touch Bars to Final Cut Pro 10.3, K. Stewart finds plenty to be happy about in Apple’s latest large-scale update.