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BenQ SW2700PT is an Affordable Video Editing and Color Grading Monitor That Won’t Break Your Bank

Finding an affordable video editing and color grading monitor could be a serious challenge these days, especially when you consider the variety of …

Cinematography

Video Production Equipment for Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary, nonfiction, factual, reality, news shooting - there are many ways of describing it, but the art of making a documentary video requires …

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

10 apps to turn your iPhone into a genuinely amazing video camera

No longer does filming on your phone mean a compromise in quality: network TV documentaries, breaking news reports and indie feature films – not to …

How To Win At Game Of Thrones (The Board Game)

Trump’s Deals In Turkey Align Him With Powerful Partners

“My partner is the president of the USA,” one of Donald Trump’s Turkish partners declared after the election. How Trump’s ties to Turkey’s power brokers may complicate his presidency.<p>ISTANBUL — It seemed everyone who was anyone in Turkey’s elite was invited to Donald Trump’s splashy new Istanbul …

27 Maps That Will Change How You Think About "Game Of Thrones"

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Readers suggest the 10 best films about films

We recently brought you our 10 best films about films. Here, we present your thoughts on the films that should have made the list<p>Living in Oblivion<p>Tom DiCillo, 1995<p>Recommended by: Chris7572 and henryhunter<p>Tom DiCillo’s “brilliant and hysterical peek behind the scenes of a low-budget film set” was a …

Gluten-free restaurants in London

Whether you're looking for a relaxed family meal or a gluten-free afternoon tea in London, these restaurants have dedicated menus or a range of …

Gluten-Free

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

5 Online Privacy Tips From Edward Snowden

Protect your privacy with advice from the world's most infamous NSA whistleblower and privacy guru.<p>You don't need to worry about online privacy unless you have something to hide, right?<p>That old adage just doesn't ring true in an age where intelligence agencies consider anyone within three "hops" of …

Privacy

The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators

If shell companies can be said to be getaway cars for bank robbers, then Mossack Fonseca may be the world's shadiest car dealership.<p>One purpose of a so-called shell company is that the money put in it can't be traced to its owner. Say, for example, you're a dictator who wants to finance terrorism, …

Corruption

The Guys Behind Maniac Mansion And Monkey Island Are Making A Brand New LucasArts-Style Game

Did you ever play Maniac Mansion? Of course you did. Because if you hadn’t, the geek police (a real thing) would have already taken away your geek card (also real.)<p>Like pretty much anything Lucasfilm Games (RIP) released throughout the 80s and 90s, Maniac Mansion is just one of those games you <i>have</i> …

The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold

As we’ve discussed here before, the tropes that define fantasy and horror literature are fluid, which is exactly why they persist. Vampires, …

For Filmmakers, Higher Frame Rates Pose Opportunities—And Challenges

HOLLYWOOD, California—When <i>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey</i> hit theaters in December 2012, audiences had an option they’d never had before: Some …

Film Editing Keyboards, Mouse, Controllers and more

The Best Keyboards, Mice, Tablets & Controllers for Film Editing<p>As a film editor you’ll be handling a mouse, keyboard, tablet or other, more exotic, …

This is the Comprehensive Film Festival Database We've All Been Waiting For

How many of you can agree that finding the right film festivals to submit your films to is a chore? Sure, we know about the standouts -- Sundance, …

The Great London Gentrification Pub Crawl

Going on the piss and eating burgers in London's most despised hipster joints.<p>Once upon a time, they called it "urban renewal", the razing of the old, post-industrial, riverside London and the building of a new citadel of strip lights, buffed steel and teal glass. It was Thatcher, Foster, Mandelson …

England

30 screenplays for every screenwriter

I recently wrote a post listing creative writing books that I thought writers would do well to get their mitts on, and another one on a list of …

New Features in Premiere Pro CC 2014

Learning Premiere Pro CC 2014 – New Features<p>The latest release of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications are now available for immediate download and …

Check out the Customized Camera Rigs Used by VICE News as They Travel the World

Canon cameras might not get a whole lot of love these days (especially in the comments on our site), but the truth is that the C300 (which is now …

More Money for Filmmakers: A Massive List of Grants Part II (Summer Deadlines)

Our massive list of grants is back, and for summer it's bigger than ever -- more grants, more markets, and more opportunities for both US-based and …

49 seriously good Canon DSLR tips, tricks, time savers and shortcuts

To help you get to the grips with your EOS camera and all the great technology therein, we've put together 49 essential Canon DSLR tips and tricks …

Tutorials

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A few days ago Thomas Worth of Rarevision (5DToRGB and RAWMagic) asked me for some original files from the GH4 so he could develop an experimental …

Stanley Kubrick

How to Animate Still Photos in After Effects (Part 2): A Follow-up Tutorial from Joe Fellows

Back in November, we shared a great video tutorial by Joe Fellows that walked us through how to animate photos in After Effects by using the parallax …

Tutorials

A Comprehensive List of the Top Tools in Documentary Filmmaking

Getting started in documentary filmmaking is a lot like getting started in narrative filmmaking -- most of the time you're just picking up gear that …

The Best Thunderbolt Expansion Peripherals for Editors

Expand your editing set up with Thunderbolt<p>So I’m thinking of upgrading my trusty MacBook Pro later next year, but it only comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports …

Computer Hardware

How To Make A DCP For Free

Creating Digital Cinema Packages for free<p>Digital Cinema Packages are the gateway to digital cinema projection and distribution and is a specifically …

Cinematography