Create Low-Budget Rain, Snow, and Fog Effects

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Need blockbuster-looking weather on an indie budget? Use these simple effects to create a perfect storm of movie magic! Top image: www.effectspecialist.com  Waiting on the weather is a nightmare for productions. Control the weather yourself and make your own rain, storms, … Continue reading

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

8 Filmmaking Tutorials Every Filmmaker Should Watch

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From audio recording to zoom lenses, these insightful filmmaking tutorials are not to be missed. There’s a lot to learn in the filmmaking world. From scripts to distribution, there are a seemingly endless number of skills and techniques to master. This can be overwhelming … Continue reading

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