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Watch: 3 Tips on Getting Better Audio While Shooting Outdoors

Does your scene have to be shot outdoors? Here are some tips that will help you make sure your audio is as good as possible. Recording audio outdoors poses several...

8 Tips for Getting Good Shots in a Bad Location

Stuck with a bad location? Here’s a few tips for getting better shots when your location is less than ideal. In a perfect world we would all be able to...

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...
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How to Spice Up Your B-Roll Footage

Just because you're shooting b-roll doesn't mean it has to be bland and boring. If you're unfamiliar, there are two types of footage taken on set: A-roll and B-roll. A-roll refers...

Watch: Tips on Shooting in Tight Spaces to Get Creative Shots

Want to capture a unique angle or perspective? Then you'll have to get creative with camera placement. In filmmaking, coverage is pretty straightforward. You've got your standard shots, like wides,...

5 Photographers Share Quick Tips for Amazing Aerial City Photos

From helicopters to drones, there are a number of ways to start shooting aerial photography. Discover the strategies behind incredible aerial images of cities with tips from these experienced...

Camera Stabilization & Specialization: an Emerging Trend in Video Production

From digital cameras to 8K workflows, video and sports production have been in a seemingly constant state of evolution. Veteran Steadicam operator and production specialist Alan Lennox has worked...
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Framework: A Visual Breakdown with Autumn Durald

“Not to sound cocky or anything, but I actually think it’s kind of easy to make something look good,” Autumn Durald told us. She’s the acclaimed cinematographer behind feature...

Got 90 Seconds? These Simple Tips Will Make Your Focus Pulling Way More Efficient

Follow these rules to become a follow focus master. So you've got yourself a shiny new follow focus, and you're stoked to take your focus pulling to the next level....

​Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

(Fremont, CA--August 9, 2019) Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image...

How to Mount the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on the Ronin-M

Here’s how you can effectively mount a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the Ronin-M with the CineMilled Dovetail Plate. We’re approaching the anniversary of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s...

The Importance of Sound

You might think video production is all about, well, video, but sound connects an audience to what they are seeing. It adds emotion, supports the visuals, and every edit...

4 Quick, Helpful Fixes for Stimulating a Compelling Interview

When staging an interview, there are obstacles for both the interviewer and interviewee. Here are a few tricks that can make your interview shine. Problem: The subject uses lots of jargon,...
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Benro X-Series Gimbals Are Foldable for Filmmakers on the Go

Multiple designs meet the needs of Smarphone, Mirrorless, and DSLR shooters alike. Since Freefly systems launched the MōVI line of handheld gimbals, everyone seems to have gotten in the game...
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How to Shoot Gorgeous Interviews in Hideous Locations

You’re prepared to conduct a great interview, but does it look good? If you are a small skeleton crew or a one-man-or-woman-band wearing many hats, it can be easy to plunk your...

RØDE’s New Mic Just Made Making Your Movies Easier

The new tech adds extended up-close interview options to RØDE Wireless GO System. When RØDE announced the Wireless GO audio system, YouTubers and independent shooters kinda lost their minds. Here...

How Will Instagram Influence the Filmmakers of Tomorrow?

In this write-up, we’re going to discuss not only how Instagram has affected photography but also its current and future influence on cinematography. There have been countless articles over the past several...
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Take Your Handheld Camerawork to the Next Level: 10 Tips from DP Chris Weaver

Last month we shared some of Stillmotion's tips for shooting handheld with DSLR cameras. While a good portion of the "DSLR Generation" of filmmakers are still shooting with DSLR's, many are...
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4 Ways Still Photography Can Make You a Better Cinematographer

In this article, we examine visualizing light through photography — and how it can make you a better cinematographer and filmmaker. When I first started out in filmmaking, I had...
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13 Essential Tips for Using Your Boring Ol’ Tripod

Tripods are the stodgiest of all camera equipment, but they're also one of the most important. Yeah, back in the days of old, the tripod was the bee's knees, mobilizing those ginormous...
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BMPCC4K Tips: The Difference Between Constant Bitrate and Constant Quality

In this write-up, we take a look at the new encoding options that come with Blackmagic RAW: constant bitrate and constant quality. Earlier this year, Blackmagic Design retired the CinemaDNG...

FAA Announces New Program Allowing You More Drone Access

This will grant nearly instant authorization to fly drones within controlled airspace of about 600 airports. Since the FAA and local government agencies have started cracking down on recreational drone piloting, it's been pretty...
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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Lighting

Lighting scenes on any kind of film or television set is truly an art form. Light design is one of the most important elements of cinematography and can affect everything,...
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How to Capture High-Speed Subjects on Camera

Some of the most difficult projects to work on as a DP are the ones where objects are moving at very fast speeds. Go To Team’s experienced Director of...
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5 Easy Tips For Nailing Your Exposure On Every Shot

No matter what camera you’re shooting with, perfect exposure is the biggest key to achieving a beautiful image. Here are 5 easy tips that will help you get it...