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Samsung's new Android tablet may cost as much as iPad Pro

A listing on Best Buy's website indicates that the tablet will cost $600.<p>Samsung recently debuted its beautiful, all-glass iPad Pro competitor, the Galaxy Tab S3, without announcing price or availability. However, it looks like Best Buy just prematurely spilled the beans.<p>A listing on Best Buy's …

IPad Pro

Offensive social media language isn't a joke, it's a step towards rape

Yes, it is rare that sexual assaults "originate from a Facebook site" in the literal sense – no one is suggesting that all rapes on campus evolve …

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Werner Herzog's New Online Filmmaking Class

The legendary German filmmaker and rule-flouter is teaching an online filmmaking course at MasterClass—no storyboards or yoga allowed.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>Werner Herzog Has a Lot of Time for WrestleMania</b><p>If you haven't heard about MasterClass yet, it's probably time. You know how iTunes has that rarely-used section …

Filmmaking

Create a Short Documentary Video Portrait | Elaine McMillion Sheldon

How can you structure, shoot, and share your best story? Join filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon for a tactical, inspiring class on balancing …

Guerrilla Sound—It's a Jungle Out There: How to Get the Best Sound in Any Conditions

While some independent films run like upscale union pictures, indie film is still, for many, synonymous with the terms “run-and-gun” and …

Filmmaking

12 Video Editing Tips for Cutting a Documentary

From file management to lower thirds, these twelve video editing tips will help you shape your documentary film.

Documentaries

Find Out How to Edit Your Film Using a Video Game Controller

If you're both a busy video editor and a big time gamer, and you're looking for a new way to edit, you might want to check this out.<p>In this tutorial, …

Adobe Premiere

Film School Basics: Shooting Video with Canon EOS DSLRs

Shooting movies with Canon’s range of EOS DSLRs can sometimes be a challenge… For example, what do you do if you get a red blinking warning on your …

11 Scenes from 'Sicario' Explained in This Cinematography Breakdown

What is Oscar-worthy cinematography exactly?<p>Clearly there are many, many factors that go into what defines cinematography of that caliber, but seeing …

'High-Rise' Director on Why He Storyboards With 1,000 Drawings and Edits His Own Movies

The story behind Ben Wheatley's <i>High-Rise</i> is a case study of controlled chaos.<p>"Let the psychotics take over. They alone understood what was …

Alice In Wonderland

Instagram’s big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more

Instagram’s new icon is pink. Well, it’s pink and purple and yellow and orange. It’s definitely different. And that’s not all the company has changed today. Instagram this morning is rolling out a radical redesign of its mobile application, which not only includes this new, brightly colored app …

UI Design

Canon's new macro lens has a built-in ring flash

There are two surprising things about Canon's new EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.<p><b>It's an EF-M lens for the EOS M mirrorless system</b>. Canon has completely neglected EOS M, releasing just five lenses since the system launched nearly four years ago — four slow zooms and a 22mm f/2 prime. This 28mm …

Cameras

Smartphone camera shootout: Galaxy S7 Edge takes on the iPhone 6S Plus

Samsung released the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge at the beginning of 2015, and spent much of the year garnering praise for finally catching up to the quality iPhone's camera. In fact, when we put the S6's camera up against the iPhone 6S and the LG G4 last fall it was largely a draw. Each phone's …

Mobile Photography

A Dreamy, Photographic Pilgrimage Along the Ganges River

Photographer Caleb Cain Marcus began his 1,500-mile pilgrimage along the the Ganges River amid the snow-capped peaks of Gangotri, India, a Hindu pilgrim town where the massive river originates as an aquamarine stream “so narrow that you could almost hop across.”<p>He’s not particularly religious, but …

Samsung's 256GB MicroSD card holds 12 hours of 4K video

There’s a new high-capacity microSD card coming soon from Samsung, and while you probably don’t need it — we bet you’ll want it.<p>At 256GB, Samsung’s new EVO Plus card has enough memory for 12 hours of 4K video (The Lord of the Rings is only 11.5 hours!), 33 hours of full HD recording, 55,200 photos …

15 Under-The-Radar Movies You Won't Want To Miss This Summer

Now that "Captain America: Civil War" has introduced summer movie season, we'd like to spotlight a few titles that won't drum up $182 million in opening-weekend grosses. Which isn't to say they shouldn't: These 15 films, mostly independent projects, are antidotes to the big-budget spectacles that …

Blockbusters

Meet the First Polaroid-Style Camera in Years

Technology, like fashion, is cyclical. What’s cutting-edge today will be yesterday’s news tomorrow, only to develop a kind of retro appeal the day …

Photography

How 'Deadpool' Filmmakers Turned a Motorcycle into a Camera [Exclusive]

Finally, a camera worthy of our favorite katana-tossing superhero.<p>Sometimes, a shot is so ambitious and a director so uncompromising that no effort will be spared to bring his or her vision to life. Whether it's Stanley Kubrick cannibalizing an old Mitchell BNC camera to attach a lens designed by …

Times Square
Filmmaking

Hollywood Highs: How They Make Drugs Look Real in Movies

We speak to the prop master who made fake drugs for every movie from 'Knocked Up' to 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin.'<p>Johnny Depp smoking a cigarette in a clear holder behind orange-tinted aviators while chatting about the collection of uppers and downers he has in the car. Al Pacino slumped back on a …

Brad Pitt
Selling

MacPhun offers 30 free filters with its new OS X Photos extension app

Two years ago, Apple ditched its photo-editing app iPhoto for the redesigned and newly-named Photos app. As part of that transition, the …

Apps

The essential expendables you may not be using on set

Generations of filmmakers have refined the tools we use to make movies. But if you haven’t been on a few pro sets you may be missing out on using …

A (Maverick) Introduction To Film

Few filmmakers can actually wear the title of “cult”. Alex Cox legitimately can. He’s been consistently working since the 1980’s, giving us most …

15+ Mind-Bending Photos by Chema Madoz That Will Make You Look Twice

A few years ago, we featured Spanish photographer Chema Madoz and his surreal, black and white photos. Born in 1958, and with several collections to …

How Big-Time Directors Fake It… Even After They Make It

Successful directors have the same insecurities as everyone else. It’s surprising, but it’s true.<p>With high budget, high profile films under their …

Jurassic World

Your First 100 Days As A Filmmaker

You’ve finally decided to jump headlong towards your dream and become a filmmaker. Now what?<p>Leaving the ordinary civilian lifestyle to become a …

Filmmaking

Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video

Have you ever wished you could stand on deck as a 160-foot rocket lands an arm’s length away from you, after a short trip into space? Yeah, me too, but given the rockets’ tendency to fall over and dramatically explode in a giant ball of fire, perhaps watching it with a VR headset is a the slightly …

Space Exploration

12 Films That Have 'Perfect' Cinematography (According to Over 60 Critics)

What makes a cinematographer's work — the shaping of light, the framing of a shot, the movement of a camera — perfect?<p>Is it the way a DP uses the …