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Best Microphones For Film Dialogue - Part 3099

If you’re an indie filmmaker one of the best investments you can make is in a good microphone for capturing dialogue on set. In the world of sound …

Film Education | DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras

By Laura Murphy, Assistant to Shane Hurlbut, ASC<p>We have had some requests to go a little deeper by providing book reviews. This week’s post will …

My First Documentary Promo Video and What I Learned

The video took over a year to complete!<p>As my journey continues on how to shoot video with a DSLR, I feel I’m at the crossroads of stepping it up to …

To Shoot Better Video, Focus on Photography

We can often get swept up in the world of digital video. Topics like 'What it will mean for the future of photography when we can pull stills from …

My 720P Beats Your 4K Any day – A Video From Director Ken Simpson

Ken Simpson posted this video in response and agreement to my recent article titled Why We Need To Rethink How We Value Cameras And Gear. As I …

Recording Audio for an Interview: DSLR Video Tips | DSLR Video, Video

Having clear, crisp audio tracks is essential for effective corporate videos, commercials, documentaries—and particularly critical for interview …

Tutorials & Tips From Ryan E. Walters

This past February I backed my first Kickstarter project ever- the Luxi. According to James Flynn, this little iPhone accessory would change my …

hipjib – new DIY style jib for filmmaking – convert your tripod into a jib

Found this Kickstarter project called the HipJib the other day and wanted to share it with you. I’m curious to see your reaction to this and encourage you to sound off in the comments! It seems pretty cool and could be a boon for indie filmmakers.<p>The hipjib idea is strikingly simple and will open cameramen and -women completely new shooting dimensions: with the size of just two fists, hipjib enables beautifully steady camera movements and mobile camera stability. It instantly creates the …

The Best One Piece of Filmmaking Gear

So your probably on a budget when it comes to filmmaking and you want to know what the one best<p>most versatile piece of equipment is. This all depends …

5 Essential Tools You Probably Don’t Have For Your Productions

If you have these items than you know how helpful and essential they are. For those of you who don’t, make it a point to pick some of this stuff up …