The Evolving Role of a Digital Imaging Technician

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Image credit: Echo Cart via Inovativ What is a Digital Imaging Technician? What is their role on set? Here’s a breakdown of the constantly changing job of a DIT. A Digital Imaging Technician (or DIT) works directly with the cinematographer. They are … Continue reading

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

How To Break Down and Schedule Your No-Budget Movie

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Thanks to enhancements in production technology, you no longer need a gazillion dollars to make a feature. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. Once your screenplay is complete, the next step in the … 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

6 reasons you should upgrade your lens, not your camera

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  Should I upgrade my camera body or buy a better lens instead? It’s a classic question photographers ask themselves – or, more likely, post on a photography forum. In the days of film cameras, the answer was more clear-cut: … 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