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5 Production Tips for High Frame Rate Videography

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...
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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ DP Explains Why a 2-Camera Setup Is Your Best Friend

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,...

Watch How Wes Anderson and DP Robert Yeoman Made These 5 Iconic Shots

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...

Kevin Smith Breaks Down This Key Scene From ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

Writer-director Kevin Smith has been a staple of truth-telling and directing for more than 20 years. See him back in his indie role behind the camera and watch him...
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What to Consider When Upgrading to the Pocket Cinema 6K

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...

7 Filmmaking Interviews with Real-World Career Advice

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...

Get Ready to Film with the Sony A7 III Using These Settings

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...

‘Joker’ Director Todd Phillips Breaks Down the Opening Scene

The Joker is the No. 1 movie at the box office and a cultural sensation. How did director Todd Phillips nail the opening scene? Unlike some of our other columnists, I spent the...

Gold Mount vs. V-Mount: Which Is Your Best Choice?

We’ll look at the similarities and differences between the two battery mount options to help you decide which is best for you. When it comes to high-capacity batteries for cinema...
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Watch Roger Deakins Reveal How ARRI Helped Him Shoot ‘1917’

ARRI sat down with Skyfall and Sicario DP Roger Deakins to discuss the ALEXA Mini LF, Signature Primes, and Trinity stabilizer used on his latest film, 1917. There are very few people in Hollywood that command...
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The 5 Biggest Issues When Shooting Low-Budget Short Films

Are DIY issues hurting your filmmaking projects? Here are solutions to five predicaments indie filmmakers encounter when shooting low-budget short films. We all know the life and trials of the...

Shooting Sports Video – How to Capture the Best Sports Footage

When it comes to showcasing your skills as a filmmaker, few subjects offer more possibilities for capturing the excitement, action, or drama of life than sports. And few sports give...
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Watch This Quick Tutorial on How You Can Shoot and Light Products

Jumping into product photography? These tips will teach you everything you need to know! The Slanted Lens is a great channel for photography seminars and how-tos. Recently, they've been tackling some...

Filmmakers Should Stop Making These 5 Common Mistakes

Why learn from your mistakes when you can learn from someone else's? As a freelance filmmaker, I've made plenty of mistakes. Really, really, really dumb mistakes that are bad. I've underestimated...

GoPro Finally Unveils New HERO8 Black and MAX 360 Action Cam

GoPro promises "beyond next level" action with their new 4K HERO8 Black and 360-degree MAX cameras. GoPro announced its newest camera offerings this morning, the new HERO8 Black and the MAX cameras, during a Live...

Tips for Getting the Smoothest Handheld Footage

Today we check out a few tools and methods you can use to capture the smoothest handheld footage possible for your next project. Shoulder mounted and handheld camera work is...
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7 Essential Buy Guides for Cameras, Gear, and Equipment

Investing in new cameras, gear, and equipment? Purchase with intention with these helpful filmmaking camera and gear roundups. As we posted the other week, the digital filmmaking landscape is changing at an...

Get Excited for What Axibo’s New Slider AI Can Do

This slider from Axibo uses machine learning to manage control across all axis automatically. Artificial intelligence. It's rapidly becoming the one feature that spans across every single tool in our...
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Film Industry: Creating Relationships and Networking in the Film Business

If you’re interested in breaking into the film industry, you want to create content or to become a part of something big, you need to be accepted in the...

Blackmagic’s 4K Pocket Cinema Camera Is Getting New Upgrades

The upcoming Firmware upgrade will allow for users to shoot anamorphic at 2.8K Central. Blackmagic had us so busy showing off a bunch of great new products, and a host of new...

Three Quick Tips for Filming in the Midday Sun Without Diffusion Tools

Here’s some advice on how to use natural light when shooting various exterior (and interior) scenes either low- or no-budget. In the book Cinematography: Theory and Practice by Blain Brown, on the topic...
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19 Ways to Reignite Your Creativity

Creativity is sometimes seen as an entity which only some people have within them, but it’s simply not true. Every person has some degree of creativity, but often it isn’t...

Panasonic at IBC: New Broadcast Shoulder-mount 4K Camera, PTZ Firsts, 8K Tech Innovation, and...

The new new AJ-CX4000GJ camera, which will launch in December 2019, follows the handheld-type AG-CX350 as the new “CX” Series lineup of 4K camera recorders. The AJ-CX4000GJ is a B4...
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Video Assist 12G

(Amsterdam, Netherlands--September 13, 2019) Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 12G which are new models of the company's popular combined monitoring and recording solutions. These new models feature...

Gastech, AMRC and Chicago Build 2019: This Week in B2B

Geoffrey Short breaks down this week in B2B. This episode includes updates from: - Gastech 2019 in Houston, TX - Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference in Louisville, KY - Chicago Build 2019