Ian Hicks

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How to Use C-Stands Correctly

Do you know what the "c" is for in the name, c-stand? As a photographer or filmmaker who uses these daily, you should. This video gives information …

Photography

How to Live Stream the World Cup 2018 on Apple TV without Cable

The World Cup 2018 is fast approaching, and soccer fans everywhere are figuring out how to catch all the live sports action, preferably without cable. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be the 21st FIFA World Cup and will take place in Russia this year, the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe. 32 …

Smart TV

Lav Like a Pro: Here Are a Few Basic Tips for Using a Lavalier Mic

Lav mics are a great tool for recording decent dialogue. Here's how to use them.<p>Lavalier microphones, or "lavs" as the cool kids call them, are an …

Filmmaking

Kittyhawk Partners With Boeing to Offer Near-Real-Time Drone Flight Authorizations

Kitthawk partnering with Boeing, which is FAA-approved to offer near-real-time drone flight authorizations to clients, now allows them to do the same.<p>…

Customers

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

Microphone Hide and Seek: 7 Ways to Hide a Lav

Ever notice that it’s okay to see mics in some video productions, but not others? What’s up with that?

Tutorial: 10 Tips to Use Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro Most Effectively

Have some shaky video? No problem. Here's how you can deal with it in Premiere Pro.If you ever wanted to get the most out of Premiere Pro 's Warp …

Tutorials

Tutorial: Automatically Match Shots with Adobe Premiere Pro's New Color Match Feature

Speed up your color work in three easy steps with this new feature.Adobe released the latest updates to Creative Cloud 2018 today, and Premiere Pro …

Tutorials

How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

Information Security

Shooting Stock Video for Profit

Everyone would love to get paid for their work after they have shot video. However, unless you are working on a series or a feature it is likely you …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Information Security

Who will, could and should win the 2018 Academy Awards

With the general consensus that there were no major snubs in this year’s Academy Awards nominations, category predictions become all the more …

Oscars: Here’s Who We Think Will Win the Most Prestigious Awards

The 2018 Oscars are finally here, and with it comes the best films, directors, and performances the past year had to offer.<p>This year’s Best Picture …

What will win, and what should win, at this Sunday's Oscars

Not so long ago, it was relatively easy to predict what was going to win an Oscar. A lot of us doing this, for work or just for fun, still cocked it …

Oscars 2018: A Guide to Winning Your Oscar Pool

Scott Meslow makes his predictions for all 24 categories at the 90th annual Academy Awards this Sunday.<p>You’re at the office when someone comes around with a piece of paper. "The Oscars are this weekend! Want to join the office pool?" <i>The Oscars. Shit,</i> you think, <i>I have no idea what’s going to win</i> …

How Shooting Handheld Can Improve Your Films and Videos

Even though there are plenty of powerful camera stabilizers on the market, sometimes just some good, old-fashioned handheld camera work is what your …

Videography

Build a tiny cinema camera kit for under $300

High-end video gear cost a lot of money, and if your budget is thin, it can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are often cheaper solutions that maybe …

Cameras

AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar with Built-In Subwoofer

• 31.5-inch sound bar with built-in subwoofer enhances home-audio systems (not compatible with universal or TV remotes)<br>• Bluetooth technology v2.1 + EDR …

How To Wipe a Mac Before Selling or Donating It

It’s likely that you have already moved your old Mac’s data to your new machine. However, it’s always a good idea to have a backup around, just in …

Free App 'Reverb' Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones, and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

Smart Homes

Oscars 2017: Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Here‘s how you can catch up before the Academy Awards on February 26.<p>Oscar nomination day has finally arrived, and it‘s full of all the standards and surprises viewers were hoping to see. <b>Meryl Streep</b> picked up a record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, while <b>Viggo Mortensen</b> surprised with his …

Entertainment

How to get Apple’s beautiful Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

When Apple launched the latest version of its streaming device, the Apple TV, in 2015, it unveiled a set of stunning slow-motion screensavers for the device. The short videos that play when the box is idle depict aerial footage of some of the most famous skylines and landscapes around the world, …

Smart TV

The Olloclip Lens Sets Turn Your iPhone 7 Into A Professional Camera

More than five years ago, Patrick O’Neil started a crowdfunding campaign for a small iPhone addition called the Olloclip 3-in-1 Photo Lens. The …

7 of the Best macOS Sierra Features That You’ll Actually Use

macOS Sierra has many new features and enhancements, some of which are significant and others that are more minor yet still nice to have. We’ve …

Operating Systems

Hiking Checklist

I have provided a more detailed information under preparing your pack but wanted to summarise what I believe to be the minimum items you should carry …

Skagen's first smartwatches are decidedly analog

Fossil is gradually dragging its watch brands into the smartwatch era, and now it's Skagen's turn: the Danish company is introducing its first smartwatch, the Hagen Connected. The new wristwear is focused on a traditional look over pure tech, and competes more with Withings' Activité watches than …

HomeMade Modern EP55 Concrete Bar

This outdoor bar with a concrete countertop is a sturdy piece of outdoor furniture that serves as a nice place to sit and have a drink or as a food …

HomeMade Modern EP57 Outdoor Concrete Bench

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the wooden forms from that project to make the …

Woodworking