4 Easy Ways to Make Your Drone Footage More Cinematic

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There’s more that goes into capturing cinematic drone footage than just buying the right aircraft. Let’s take a look at some aerial cinematography tips. Top image from Shutterstock There’s no denying that beautiful drone footage can add a tremendous amount … Continue reading

360 Camera Buying Guide 2015

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These 360 cameras are perfect for VR filmmaking and video production. Let’s take a closer look at what’s out there. If you’ve ever seen a 360 video in VR, then you know how amazing this emerging technology can be. However, 360 … Continue reading

Things We Notice Because We Work in Production

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Nothing can pull you out of the magic of your favorite TV show or movie faster than noticing a production error.  And because we eat, live, and breathe all things production, we have a keenly trained eye to spot some … Continue reading

24 Tips for Surviving in the Camera Department

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  Want to Make a Good Name for Yourself in the Camera Department? Whether you are a new AC or a seasoned Camera Operator, it’s always a good idea to stay on top of your game. Complacency in the work … Continue reading

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series … Continue reading

10 Zero Budget Filmmaking Tips

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Valentines Day 2005 was a key date in the history of the movie business. It was the day that Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim registered the name youtube.com. The movie business, and especially film distribution, has not been … Continue reading

Just How Expensive Are Real DSLR Cinema Lenses?

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We’ve rounded up some of the most widely used real cinema lenses utilized on big-budget films. Let’s explore the high cost of high-end lenses. Top Image from RedUser. There’s just something about the look and feel of a studio-backed film. … Continue reading

Exceptional DSLR Camera Equipment

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These days There are many solutions to getting the right picture or video shots. Here are some images of the new era of DSLR camera equipment available to us, the consumer of the new DSLR age. Images courtesy of DSLR … Continue reading

Cold Weather Photography Tips. How to Defrost and Save a Frozen Camera

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Cold Weather Photography Nikon 55mm E non-AI, FotoPro C5i Tripod 1/10 sec @ f/16 & ISO 100 SLR Lounge Preset SystemTokina 11-16mm f/2.8, FotoPro C5C Tripod 1/60 sec @ f/10 & ISO 100 SLR Lounge Preset SystemUh oh, Matt froze all … Continue reading