Duncan Maclachlan

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5 Ways Creating Documentaries Helped Me Improve My Storytelling by Bobby Marko

Back in 2008 I had a discussion with my wife about how I wanted to do something more with my talent and skill as a filmmaker. I loved the pay check I …

Product Review: SteadiDrone QU4D 2014 Quadcopter by Jeff Foster

This UAV manufacturer based out of South Africa has set out to make durable, stable and easy to transport designs that run on the popular 3D Robotics …

How to Set Up For a Video Meeting

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>We all know that there’s nothing like a face-to-face meeting.<p>Actually, at Veed.me, when we say “face-to-face,” we actually refer to meeting in person while in …

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Tutorial: Adding 3D Elements to Your Videos in After Effects CS6

3D Camera Tracking in Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool that recreates the camera used to film a video clip, giving you the ability to add …

Color grade your video with SpeedGrade

Learn how Adobe SpeedGrade CC can help you correct colors, match the color between shots, and add stylized looks to your footage. (As of Adobe …

New: ACCEVOLUTION Transition Designer for Premiere Pro!

Ever wanted to create seamless, professional quality transitions similar to those seen in series like “White Collar”, “Sherlock” or “Suits,” in …

Computational Photography Applications

Computational photography research explores the power of AI and computer vision, pushing the limits of what is possible by helping people fully and …

Helpful Ways for Cinematographers to Get a Grip on Lighting Part 3 by Bobby Marko

Here we are in Part III of our series, <i>Lighting Tips for Cinematographers</i>. To recap, in part 1 I discussed the topic of lighting for foreground and …

Freebie Friday: Pixel Lab Superhero Pack

4 Free Superhero models for Maxon CINEMA 4D.<p>The Pixel Lab recently held a Superhero model contest using Maxon CINEMA 4D and the winners are included …

DigitalRev Shows You How to Do Hyperlapse Photography with Basic Gear

If you’ve been toying around with time-lapse photography and want try the next logical evolution, or if you simply want a fun photography project for …

Microsoft's found a way to smooth out your GoPro shakycam footage

GoPro footage is great when well-shot, but the jittery results from less-talented individuals can induce nausea or seizures. If you're interested in doing sped-up time lapse shots, however, Microsoft researchers have created an algorithm that makes them video game-smooth. Their technique is not …

Essential DSLR Lens Accessories for Video Shooters

Over time I have come up with a list of lens accessories that help me stay nimble while shooting. In this video, we take a look at how I prepare …

Complete Documentary Filmmaking Kit in One Backpack

It’s been a month since my last post – sorry, but I swear it was for good reason. I’ve been busy putting together and testing possibly the greatest …

A New Era For Portable Dual Monitor Video Editing

As you probably know by now, I am a huge fan of portability for video shooters and editors.<p>Last week I saw a tweet from @PhilipBloom about his new …

Gear & Gadgets

5 best lenses for shooting video with a Canon DSLR camera (with video examples)

<i>Thinking about taking the dive into video with your Canon DSLR? Here’s 5 lenses worth a look.</i><p>I’ve been shooting video for eight years. First using a …

Zoom Releases All New H5 Handy Recorder

Zoom has released the new Zoom H5 Handy Recorder – a very good sequel to the H4n that is so dearly loved by many in the DSLR video world.<p>A few months ago, we released a video review of the Zoom H6 which left some things to be desired especially for hand held recording. It looks like they may have addressed many of those issues – especially with the new X/Y being shock mounted – which was my complaint on the H6.<p>My other big complaint with the H6 was the fact that the LCD was not visible when you …

CameraSim 3D Turns Learning the Basics of a DSLR Into a Video Game

Who says you can’t learn from video games? Shown off in the above video is a preview of an upcoming first-person simulation game that takes the …

The Benro S8 is a Super-Stable Tripod That Hits Nearly All the Right Notes

Let me preface this by saying I hate calling anything the "ultimate." Odds are, I've missed something in the market that might be better. It's nearly …

Northern California

Canon 40mm F2.8 STM Lens Only $150

The Canon 40mm is the perfect budget Canon lens or backup lens. You can’t beat the price of this thing, and if you shoot with auto focus, that STM …

Beautiful Camera Gear: Some of the Best Craftsmanship in Film

Its All About Story<p>This gets said a lot. And it is absolutely true. Story trumps tools and toys all day long, but I’m putting that aside today to …

Comparing a $1 Lavalier Microphone with a Professional Lav Mic

In any of my training classes, sound is a major discussion point. In the “good old days,” everyone was a master of their craft on set. In today’s world, more and more “jobs” are falling to less and less people.<p>This means many people who have never done sound before are now responsible for capturing good sound while at the same time recording great video.<p>To many, this is a scary process. Add to that equipment you have never used before and it can be very daunting in trying to shift through what …

DaVinci Resolve 11 and Resolve 11 Lite Rleased by BlackMagic to the Public

BlackMagic’s DaVinci Resolve has long been the color grading software of choice for many movie industry industry professionals. When the company released Resolve lite for free several years ago moviemakers outside of Hollywood began to take notice, using it on independent and low-budget projects from music videos to feature documentaries.<p>With the release of the DaVinci Resolve 11 beta, BlackMagic has lived up to what many pundits have been predicting with Resolve now a fully featured non-linear …

Want This New Innovation? Star Trek Boxer Briefs

There are times when you can really let your geek flag fly and other times, well, not so much. If you work strategically you can still be in Nerdvana …

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project <i>Before & …

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2014 Wicked Lasers Flashtorch

A flashlight with a powerful 4100 lumen halogen lamp. Its heat-resistant lens and reflector lets it provide a wide floodlight or a focused beam that …

'Game of Thrones' gets 'Frozen' treatment in new video

What would happen if the characters from "Game of Thrones" found themselves in an alternate universe where everyone behaved as if they lived in a Disney musical?<p>If you're a "Game of Thrones" fan watching the scene in Disney's "Frozen" where Elsa lets loose with her magic and her vocally challenging …

TV Series

How Much Would It Cost to Be Batman in Real Life? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It would cost $682 million for a real-life Batman to fund his world-saving lifestyle, thanks to the price of high-tech cars, gadgets, his mansion and …