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Free Film Production Documents and Film Budget Templates

About These Documents<p>Helpful documents that any filmmaker will need at some point during the production process. I always use these documents during …

Six Affordable Lavalier Microphones for Your Consideration

As a rule, lavaliers are one of the most commonly used microphones in filmmaking. Attached to a host or discretely hidden behind a corsage, the small …

Videography

Watch: The 180-Degree Rule Explained in Less than 2 Minutes

This is one of the first and most important fundamentals you learn in film school. Why not learn it from this 2-minute video, tuition free?<p>If your …

Filmmaking

How to Create Seamless Cinemagraphs Using Photoshop

Cinemagraphs may not be new but they seem to be popping up more and more as mobile media plays a larger roll in content creation. There are lots of …

Videography

DSLR tutorial How to get great audio

I decided to put together a little video that shows the benefits and downsides of using a DSLR and an external recorder to capture audio.<p>I remember …

Music Production

Learn How to Read 6 Different Scopes to Ensure Proper Exposure and Color Balance

You can't always trust your eyes to expose your image. That's where scopes come in.<p>You can brag about your 20/20 vision all you want; scopes are …

Cinematography

Meet The Gaffer: Using A Light Meter

Meet The Gaffer, Luke Seeveld presents Director of Photography, Tomas Tucker who shows how you can determine the real ASA/ISO of your camera by using …

Photography

Learn How to Use Vectorscopes in Under 3 Minutes

Everybody sees colors differently, so how do you know which ones you're capturing?<p>When you're shooting a scene, especially now in the digital age, …

Videography

Everything you need to know about memory cards

With a huge range of cameras – from compacts to digital cinema cameras – now offering video shooting at HD or 4K the choice of memory cards to use is …

Cameras

Tui Krosschell Scarves

With summer on its way, Tui Krosschell’s new, brightly printed Func:Scarves are an expressively vibrant way to keep the evening chill of transitional seasons at bay. A recent textiles graduate from Manchester School of Art, Krosschell draws inspiration from the spectrum of the natural and built …

Design

Here's How You Can Remove a Boom Mic from a Wide Shot

Many times, using a boom mic to capture the highest possible dialogue sound quality when recording your talents in a wide shot could be your best …

Filmmaking

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

Light Your Subject the Right Way with this Basic 3-Minute Tutorial

Hard or soft light? It's a simple choice with vastly different results.<p>The folks at Aputure have just released a helpful video to ensure you get the …

Tutorials
Germany

5 Quick & Dirty Tips for Using Light Stands

Regardless of the size of your production, chances are you're going to be using light stands a lot on set.<p>And even though these things are pretty …

Photography

Fold Pot by Emanuele Pizzolorusso

Certain designers have a knack for solving problems so basic that their creations feel immediately timeless. Industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso is one of them. The Helsinki-based Italian creative responsible for a pre-crumpled city map for flustered tourists has now created the Fold Pot, a …

Gardening

Victory Gardens

Notions and perceptions revolving around food have changed drastically in recent years. As organic options become the norm for many, the origin and social and environmental impact of food continues to become a greater concern—with many consumers seeking a greater role in the production of their …

Urban Agriculture

Left Field Cider Co.

While roughly half of the world's cider is still made in the UK, it turns out that the apples in British Columbia can yield a pretty kick-ass artisanal cider too. The young Left Field Cider Co., founded in 2011, started out as Kate Garthwaite's curious hobby and eventually, her enthusiasm spread to …

Cider

A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans

by Chérmelle Edwards<p>Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee shop, Industry Beans. The siblings (having already …

Coffee

Hyla Frank’s Pet Sketch Pillows

Back in February, LA-based textile artist Hyla Frank was trying to help a friend feel better about moving to a new apartment without her dogs. So she pulled out some of her favorite Belgian linen and got to work: hand- and machine-stitching the likenesses of the pal's pooches, Leon and Stanley. "I …

Pets

Kobayashi Noodles

With a cook time of only three minutes, Kobayashi Noodle Company's gluten-free noodles are a deliciously filling staple made with 100% Japanese white and brown rices. Using a <i>koshihikari</i> variety of the grain lends delicious texture and taste thanks to being rich in amylase (an enzyme that helps …

Recipes

An Elegant, Inverted Treehouse for Adults

An Elegant, Inverted Treehouse for Adults<p>via dezeen.com<p>Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov has designed a treehouse unlike any other—and it may soon become a reality. Called the “Tree in the House,” the cylindrical glass structure encircles a soaring fir rather than building within its branches, giving …

Michelle Obama

Rashid Johnson: Within Our Gates, Moscow

Moscow contemporary art museum Garage moved into its permanent home last summer: a derelict 1960s Soviet Modernist restaurant in Gorky Park, renovated by Rem Koolhaas' OMA Design and now covered in a translucent polycarbonate façade. The spacious entrance hall—visible from all floors—has a unique …

Architecture

Understanding Focal Length and how it can Improve Your Work

<b>You’ve got a shiny set of prime lenses or some of these massive zooms. Bravo! Now, let’s set these to work to your advantage. Let’s take a look at</b> …

Cameras

Coco Café

Here at the CH HQ, we have a bit of an obsession with coconut water and coffee. While it never occurred to us to combine our two favorite beverages, a new drink called Coco Café out of California has found synergy among this unconventional pairing. The hydration and health benefits of the coconut …

Coffee

Pijama Cases

by Paolo Ferrarini of Future Concept Lab<p>Pijama, a small company embodying the luxury trademark phrase "Made in Italy"—represents good design, deep research, fine materials and a handmade process. This time, rather than designating shoes or clothing with the highly-regarded label, instead it applies …

Clothing

Witu Bags

Witu is a fun, Melbourne-based accessories label with a penchant for neoprene. The highly functional, protective foam is perfect for bags, camera straps and tech cases, yet it's seemingly a largely unexplored material among the accessories industry. Witu bags prove to be far sturdier than their …

Backpacking

Welcomecompanions Wagons

by Chantel Tattoli<p>Throughout human history, people have schlepped. With baskets, trunks, carpet bags, and fanny-packs loaded, to and fro we’ve gone. Because of this, Californian atelier Welcomecompanions considered “the timeless need to carry and convey” and built a troika of beautiful mules to …

Cute

Topo Designs Tote Bag

From their ripstop cargos to sturdy sling bags and travel packs, Topo Designs has had our attention for some time now. Each product drop delivers a sensible design, done in the brand's typical outdoorsy style—and that is reflected again in the new Tote Bag. With a design as basic as its name, the …

Camping

FREE STUFF - Video & Filmmaker magazine

Here you’ll find links to free filmmaking resource materials. We’ve scoured the interwebs looking for free to use sound FX, templates, software, …

Filmmaking