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EVA1

Shares 1<p>Newsshooter managed to get a sneak peek of a working and operational Panasonic AU-EVA1 to see how the camera was progressing.<p>The last time we …

Videography

Protecting and Recovering Digital Footage

David Zimmerman Shares Best Practices of Data Management, Storage, and Recovery with Fillmmakers<p>Filmmakers work tirelessly to transform their visions …

Data Management

IFP Week Lines Up Chats With Barry Jenkins, Dee Ress, Gillian Robespierre, Julie Klausner, and More

Check out the newest additions to the IFP Week schedule, including Filmmaker Magazine Talks, the IFP Screen Forward Conference, and more.<p>IFP’s …

Barry Jenkins

Shootools Slider One 40 — a Teeny-Weeny Portable Slider!

<b>The Shootools Slider One 40 is a petite 40cm slider ideal for travelling light and with a payload heavy enough for professional use.</b><p>Image: …

Tutorials

PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB 3.1 speeds

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable …

MacBook Pro

MoviePass’ $9.95 ‘unlimited’ deal is one movie a day

Going to the movies isn't cheap and MoviePass wants to fix that. The company has just announced a $9.95 no contract subscription plan that'll grant subscribers access to one movie per day in a theater without blackouts. Previously, users were limited to two movies per month for $15, and in Los …

Movies

On Test Part 2: The QNAP TVS-682T Dual Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Shared Storage NAS

A few months has passed since part one of the review of the QNAP TVS-682T. So after further tinkering and testing, how did it perform and will I be …

Final Cut Pro

Samsung SSD T5 fits in your pocket by Jose Antunes

The new Samsung SSD T5 is designed with content creators in mind, offering up to 2TB of space in a drive that fits in the palm of your hand.<p>Built …

Filmmaking

New Academy President John Bailey on Diversity, Museum Plans, and the Oscars Telecast

The cinematographer discusses what it means for a below-the-line craftsman to take the high-profile gig, how he’ll tackle the Academy's costly museum and ambitious diversity initiatives, and the one thing he’s not sure he’ll do on Oscar night.<p>On August 9, for the first time in its 90-year history, …

Sam Shepard

Canon C200 Production Camera review

Shares 0<p>The Canon C200 and Panasonic AU-EVA1 have probably been the two most talked about (and hyped) camera announcements so far this year. While …

Filmmaking

‘Westworld,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Battle for Cinematography Emmy

Sci-fi and dystopian visual worlds will have the greatest impact on the cinematography series race.<p>This year’s one-hour series Emmy contenders for …

Handmaid's Tale

Elgato Stream Deck - a Programmable Keyboard for your Pro-App Workflow

<b>Meet the Elgato Stream Deck, a programmable keyboard designed specifically for the needs of gamers. Wait, what? Well, rest assured: there’s more to</b> …

Software

Sony releases Catalyst Version 2017.2 by Jose Antunes

A simple, fast, and reliable path from camera to post on both Windows and macOS is the promise of the Catalyst software line, which now offers a new …

Filmmaking

Hilarious recipe videos in the style of famous directors

David Ma is a food artist and director who recently made a series of four short recipe videos in the style of famous directors. There’s spaghetti and …

Wes Anderson

LumaFusion – an iOS NLE

As Apple’s iOS platform becomes more powerful, applications for it begin to rival the power and complexity of desktop software. LumaFusion is a …

Filmmaking

‘Open Water’: How a $500,000 Indie Launched a 14-Year-Old Horror Franchise

"Open Water 3: Cage Dive" is the latest installment in a longstanding horror series — one that the original filmmakers never asked for.<p>More than 40 …

Movies

David Fincher's Rocky Road to Success: The Triumphs and Failures That Shaped Him

In a wide-ranging discussion with BAFTA, David Fincher reflects on his career as a Hollywood maverick and some of the lessons he's learned about how …

Filmmaking

Venus Optics Intros 15mm f/2 for Sony Cameras

Venus Optics is introducing what they’re calling the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 native lens for Sony E-mount cameras.<p>The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D …

Cameras

Why the Coen Brothers’ Netflix Series Could Be Good News for the Film Industry

The Coen brothers offered a hilariously vulgar statement about their new television project, but it says a lot about their decision.<p>“We are streaming …

Coen Brothers

FCPX Creative Summit 2017

It’s that time of year again, the FCPX Creative Summit is set for October 27 – 29, 2017 in Cupertino, CA. Produced by our good friends over at FMC, …

Final Cut Pro

How Two Filmmakers Turned Their Web Series into an ABC Show

It was tempting to open this interview with some sort of dog cliché about <i>learning new tricks</i> or <i>letting them out</i> or <i>barking up the wrong tree</i>. But the …

TV

eGPU vendor demonstrates AMD Vega card working in High Sierra on Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

External GPU enclosure developer Mantiz posted a Tweet on Thursday of the new AMD Vega PCI-E video card working in its enclosure, connected to a …

High Sierra

My Review Of The Fuji X-T2: The Ultimate 4K Mirrorless For Narrative Filmmakers

A couple of months ago I picked up the Fuji X-T2 to round off my current lineup of cameras which was sorely lacking in the DSLR/Mirrorless …

Filmmaking

Edelkrone launches SurfaceONE, smart motion control system for perfect panning and timelapse shots

Edelkrone has launched SurfaceONE, their new 2-axis motion control system. It allows you to easily get straight, curved (targeted) and panning shots, …

Photography

Sony FS5 & Z150 Firmware fix is ready with v4.02 and v2.02

Today Sony has reissued the firmware that was pulled due to issue with Hybrid Log-Gamma. The new version 4.02 has a fix. “As a follow-up to recent …

Videography

How to Make Money as a Filmmaker - Parts 1 & 2

How to Make Money as a Filmmaker – Parts 1 & 2<p><i>Parts 1 & 2 are availble to watch below.<br>Parts 3 & 4 will be live on July 31st.<br>Parts 5 & 6 will be live</i> …

Filmmaking

How To Shoot Cinematic iPhone Footage – a Tutorial by Richard Lackey

This is an awesome How To Shoot Cinematic iPhone Footage tutorial that was recently created by Richard Lackey.Who is Richard Lackey and should we …

Tutorials

Lukilink replaces a monitor, recorder, streaming box, and even a wireless video link

Imagine a device that lets you throw away your external recorder, monitor, streaming box and even your wireless video link. Sound too good to be …

Gear & Gadgets

5:1 aspect ratio shooting for a one-of-a-kind screen – find out how they did it on the Go Creative Show

On this week’s Go Creative Show podcast host Ben Consoli talks to DP Ben Allan ACS about his latest film, Wild Squad Adventures. Not only was it shot …

Aspect Ratio