Get a Grip on Lighting With a C-Stand

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Learn the basics of a C-stand to make sure you know how to properly light up the set. It’s so much more than righty tighty, lefty loosey.  A C-stand is one of the most versatile tools you can have a … Continue reading

How to Get RED EPIC Quality Footage from a Canon Camera

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Use this filmmaking technique to create beautifully cinematic footage for much less than expected using a Canon Camera This cinematography technique combines a Canon DSLR and the Magic Lantern hack to produce a cinematic image with around 13 stops of dynamic range. … Continue reading

How to Use The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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My name is Bojan Dulabic and I’m a filmmaker from Vancouver. I’m currently in the process of finishing my second feature film Project: Eugenics, which I shot mostly on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. In this article I’d like to … 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

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

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