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A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Camera Sensor

The idea of cleaning your camera’s sensor fills many photographers with dread. It may seem difficult or complicated but it is actually much more …

This $1 DIY Trick Protects Your Camera from Rain and Snow

Forget buying a professional rain cover or carting a shower cap with you, if you want to protect your camera from rain and snow on the cheap, this …

Rubber Bands

Will the Lytro Cinema Camera technology change Filmmaking forever?

The tech behind the Lytro Cinema Camera spells the end of the green screen, fixed shutter speeds, static depth of field, frames per second, and …

An Interview with One of Australia’s Best Camera Technicians

There comes a moment in time when every photographer or film maker has to reach out to the expert who knows every part of their camera or lens. …

The Best Place in the World for Screenwriters to Write

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

How To Use The ETTR Technique To Maximize Your Dynamic Range

Arguably the most effective exposure technique for retaining maximum dynamic range with modern digital cinema cameras is to simply “Expose To The …

BULLETX – The C-47 Gets Upgraded by Filmtools

The C-47 clothespin is vital to filmmakers and creative professionals all across the world. Just like the airplane, their simple design makes them …

Small Spaces

Free After Effects video tutorial: Effectively track motion by Mark Christiansen

Check it out. When I’ve had the opportunity to work with less experienced After Effects artists, and even some experienced ones who should know …

Infographic: The Difference Between CMOS and CCD Sensors

Over the past couple of decades, CMOS sensors have come to dominate the digital photography landscape thanks to their increasing quality and falling …

Explore the World of Studio Ghibli in Virtual Reality

Few filmmakers have managed to create a cohesive, lived-in world for a particular film–much less all of them–like Hayao Miyazaki. He only made 11 …

Virtual Reality

Should you transcode before Color Grading in Adobe Premiere? by Jarle Leirpoll

There are a lot of misconceptions about transcoding, and discussions on transcoding pop up in forums and groups quite often. This is an attempt to …

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 …

$150 Lens vs $5,000 Lens vs $15,000 Lens, Can You Tell the Difference?

“As a rule of thumb, if your [Director of Photography] mentions something with a German-sounding name, it means it’s going to be super expensive.” …

Cameras

Do Away with the Array: RE:Lens for After Effects brings clarity to extreme fisheye scenes by Mark Christiansen

RE:Vision Effects, best known for its Academy Sci-Tech award-winning motion-estimation-based effects including Twixtor and Reel Smart Motion Blur, …

The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Photographs

Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera’s shutter speed to make …

Proof That "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" Had The Most Beautiful Cinematography

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel made this movie look truly incredible.

If You’re Having Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong: Andrew Kevin Walker On Screenwriting

The legendary screenwriting veteran behind Se7en has a new film coming out, and a lot to say about not letting the industry eat you alive.<p>Never underestimate the power of a mistake. Andrew Kevin Walker’s entire career may have hinged on one.<p>It all started with the then-fledgling writer’s …

The 5 best new 3D tools for April

This time of year can often be a quiet one for those of us working in 3D art and visual effects, with developers gearing up for the events season and …

Adobe Unveils Breakthroughs in Video and Film Production

Virtual reality, character animation, sound innovation comes to Creative Cloud.

The Impossible Project Debuts Its Very First Camera, The I-1

Everybody is “reinventing” things these days, but even still, we would be lying if we said we weren’t at least intrigued by the all-new Impossible …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Lytro's new Cinema camera could mean the end of green screen

Lytro has only just begun its mission to become a leader in professional VR cameras, but it's already looking to disrupt regular film production, too.<p>…

Chroma Keying

Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E (Part 9)

In this part I’ll cover flash gear and wireless transmitters for the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E.<p><b>Disclosure:</b> Links in this post may be to our …

This Video Shows What 'Batman v Superman' Scenes Looked Like Before and After Visual Effects Were Added

<b>Zack Snyder's</b> <i>Batman v Superman</i> generated loads of criticism even though it had a huge opening week, scoring the biggest worldwide opening in box …

What is a Digital Cinema System and How do you get there (Part One)?

What is <i>cinema</i>?<p>No, it’s not a question in the same vein ala <i>La Nouvelle Vague.</i> More like: What do you get with cinema? Assuming you buy a ticket for …

Cinematography

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Why does The Revenant look so 3D and Life-like? What makes the 65mm format Special?

To know what I’m talking about, you must first see the trailer:<p><b>Exclusive Bonus:</b> Download my free cheatsheet (with examples) of tried and tested ways …

Cinematography

The Quentin Tarantino Approach to Becoming a Successful Filmmaker

You've got the passion. You've got the drive. You've got the desire to be a great filmmaker, but you don't really know exactly what it takes to be …

What if Digital Camera Sensors Were Circular?

I’m a photographer who is in no way wedded to any particular aspect ratio. I will trim my images to whatever I consider suits them best, whether or …

I Got 99 Problems, But Autofocus Ain't One

As the technology inside our cameras continues to advance, understanding and controlling all its new capabilities becomes a little more complicated. …

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