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Why Filmmakers Should Always Watch the Director’s Cut

Take a look into famous “director’s cuts” and what filmmakers can learn from watching movies the way they were meant to be seen. In a recent episode of his Team Deakins podcast, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins opened up about his wish to revive a long-lost four-hour cut of Andrew Dominik‘s neo-western The Assasination of Jesse James. He details his praise of the…

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Cinematography Tips for Covering Your Master Shot

Let’s explore the all-important “master shot” and how you can use it to tie the rest of your cinematic tapestry together. When you’re first starting out in film and video, every shot is your master shot. It makes sense if you think about it. You have your set, your actors or subjects, and you have…

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RØDE Crowns Its 2020 My RØDE Reel Winners

Watch all of the winning films here. My RØDE Reel is one of those filmmaking competitions creators look forward to participating in all year. In fact, 2020 saw entries triple compared to last year, with participants spanning across 114 countries and winners from 12 different countries taking home their share of $1 million in cash. The competition…

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Tips from Renowned Cinematographers for Your Next Film

Interested in becoming a noteworthy director of photography? The best place to begin is by studying the great cinematography masters. I’ll start by saying that the best way to master any part of filmmaking is to just go out and do it. Do it and fail and try again until you do it right. However,…

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DJI Pocket 2: Is This the Camera for Your Everyday Adventures?

The DJI Pocket 2 was designed to help you create more, but does it live up to expectations? Every new action camera release is bound to inspire comparisons and questions: “Do I need this if I also have an iPhone? How is this different than a GoPro? Is this really worth the money? Can I bring this camera…

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The Long-Awaited Sony FX6 Will Be Officially Announced Next Week

The release of the new Sony FX6 is getting close. Sony announced via Instagram that it would launch the much talked about FX6 via a livestream with Alister Chapman on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. PT). If you don’t know who Chapman is, you’re in for a treat. He’s the Gerald Undone of Sony cameras. The…

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What Horror Movies Do Your Favorite Directors Love?

Horror is a genre for everyone. It’s that time of year when we sit back, relax, and scare ourselves stupid watching the most terrifying, bloody, and traumatizing scary movies we can find. Horror flicks are the roller coasters of cinema. They turn you upside down and shake you back and forth, but it’s all in…

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Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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DJI Levels Up the Stabilizer Game Again with the RS 2 and RSC 2
October 30, 2020

Two new camera stabilizers for you to drool over as you debate on which one to get. Let’s take a look. DJI has released two new camera stabilizers — both revolutionary in their own ways, and both giving you the much wanted features other stabilizers and gimbals have been lacking.   Read more at Premium…

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What to Consider When Upgrading to the Pocket Cinema 6K
October 8, 2020

Pocket 4K vs. Pocket 6K? This article discusses the relevancy of both — as well as the price points and specs related to each. Prices are rapidly dropping, panic is running amok, and conspiracies are rife. No, it’s not the next recession; it’s the Pocket 4K community growing frantic over the imminent arrival of the…

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7 Filmmaking Interviews with Real-World Career Advice
October 6, 2020

PremiumBeat revisits seven informative interviews with filmmakers sharing their professional insights into the film and video industry. In my experience, there are really only a couple of ways to actually learn how to succeed in the film and video industry: Go through the motions yourself and develop the tools on your own. Get solid, real-world…

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Watch How Wes Anderson and DP Robert Yeoman Made These 5 Iconic Shots
October 6, 2020

Who better to deconstruct Wes Anderson’s visual style than his longtime collaborator, DP Robert Yeoman? You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t associate whip pans, slow motion tracking shots, and overheads of perfectly placed props with Wes Anderson. The Isle of Dogs director has one of the most recognizable visual styles in both modern live-action and stop-motion filmmaking, but despite him…

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Nikon’s Next Generation Z Cameras are Launching in October
October 5, 2020

Nikon will be announcing new full-frame mirrorless cameras soon.  Nikon has marked the calendar for when it will introduce the next generation of its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The company created a splash page counting down “the next chapter” in its Z series, which will be announced on October 14th at 12AM EDT / 9PM PDT. Both the Nikon Z7 and Z6 will receive a…

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The Best New Lens Mount Announcements of 2020
October 5, 2020

With the introduction of the RF mount, the L mount, and the Z mount, the world of lenses recently took a reset at available models. Let’s look at the exciting additions of 2020. Just a few years ago, shopping for a new lens was like trying to find a movie to watch in an endless sea…

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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ DP Explains Why a 2-Camera Setup Is Your Best Friend
October 4, 2020

Afraid to shoot with more than one camera? Let The Peanut Butter Falcon DP Nigel Bluck put your mind at ease. Making a film is difficult when you’re shooting with just one camera, so it stands to reason — at least for some — that shooting with more than one makes things that much more so. In fact, I’d argue…

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Get Ready to Film with the Sony A7 III Using These Settings
October 1, 2020

With newer camera models constantly entering the market, we’re seeing more cameras adopt a movie mode system, like the A7 III. We’ve sailed straight past the anniversary release of the third iteration of the Sony A7’s line — the Sony A7 III — and it’s become apparent that, outside of the initial press release, we…

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5 Production Tips for High Frame Rate Videography
October 22, 2019

Here are five tips on how to get the most out of your high frame rate videography when shooting at 60 frames per second and higher. When diving into videography with your favorite digital camera — whether that’s a Canon DSLR or a mirrorless offering — you’ll have some decisions to make about the frame…

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