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How to record natural sounds + fill your film with ambience
Technical 18th Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, sound, Transient sounds

Natural sounds (sometimes referred to as “nat sounds”) may be the best way to add depth and realism to your films. They make your stories come alive in a way that your visuals can’t achieve all on their own.
The Practical Guide to Lighting on a Budget, Part Three: The Next Level
Technical 17th Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

In the last part of RedSark's guide to low-budget lighting, Phil Rhodes ventures beyond the local hardware store and looks at how to upgrade from super-cheap to merely cheap.
The impressive new Sony a6500 raises the sub-$1500 mirrorless bar
Technical 14th Oct 2016

camera, Sony a6500

With 5-axis image stabilisation and 307 frame burst shooting, the $1400 Sony a6500 represents a serious amount of mirrorless camera for the money. Indeed, Ned Soltz was so impressed at the launch event that he’s buying one.
Always Wanted to Throw Your GoPro Off a Cliff? Now You Can
Technical 13th Oct 2016

camera, GoPro, AER

With the AER, you can turn your GoPro into a lawn dart, hurl it through the air, or drop it from a cliff.
The Practical Guide to Lighting on a Budget- Part Two
Technical 13th Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

Phil Rhodes is your guide to using the local hardware store as a source for all your low-budget lighting needs in Part Two of RedShark's look at lighting on the cheap.
These Are the Top 50 DSLRs and Camera/Lens Combos Being Used Today
Technical 12th Oct 2016

cameras, lenses

If you're wondering what filmmakers and photographers are currently using to shoot their work, here's your answer.
The Practical Guide to Lighting on a Budget- Part One
Technical 11th Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, film school, lighting

Phil Rhodes is your guide to using the local hardware store as a source for all your low-budget lighting needs.
Nikon adds two new action cameras
Technical 6th Oct 2016

camera, nIKON, KeyMission 170, KeyMission 80

One way or another it’s been a busy month in the Action Camera market, with new models from Garmin, Sony, and, of course, GoPro. And at Photokina last week, Nikon launched two new models as well.
Low light photography continues to impress
Technical 4th Oct 2016

camera, low light cameras

We’ve talked before about how stunning the footage from the new breed of low light cameras is, and we’ve just stumbled across another perfect example in a BBC documentary.
How the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic drones will change the industry
Technical 3rd Oct 2016

drones, DJI, GoPro, Mavic Pro

Analysis: The recent announcements of the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic foldable drones may not only cause the popularity of such aircraft to rise dramatically, but may lead to some thorny ethical issues and an even more problematic regulatory environment for the drone industry in the near future.