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Lens Guru Mattieu Stern Shows You How to Easily Remove Mold from Vintage Lenses (

We typically turn to lens guru Mattieu Stern for tips on cheap, vintage lenses that can be adapted for use with today’s modern digital cameras. But …

Cameras

Watch: Basic Lighting Lingo for First-Time Filmmakers

These are some essential terms you need to know if you're new to lighting a film.Lighting is a complex art form that requires a lot of practice to do …

Filmmaking

Essential Elements You'll Need to Write a Great Surprise Ending

Does your screenplay call for a dramatic surprise ending or plot twist?<p>While films like <i>T</i><i>he Sixth Sense</i>, <i>The Usual Suspects</i>, and <i>Psycho</i> have managed to …

Filmmaking

Do the Right Thing (1989)

<i>“Who told you to step on my sneakers, who told you to walk on my side of the block, who told you to be in my neighborhood?”</i> — Buggin' Out"Eight hours …

Filmmaking

FujiFilm Officially Launches the G-Series of Medium Format Cameras

FujiFilm gets serious about large sensor imagery with the new GFX 50S, the start of an entire G-series system of medium format digital …

FUJIFILM

Watch: Disney Finally Confirms Pixar World is Connected

How many of these easter eggs did you find on your own?<p>It's no secret that Pixar has been hiding little nods at their hugely successful history …

Filmmaking

This Video Will Make You Feel Better About Not Making Good Films

There's no such thing as a born filmmaker.<p>If you're a filmmaker, whether you've been at it for 20 years or 20 minutes, you most likely have some …

Filmmaking

Amazon Video Direct Offers Sundance Films Up to $100K to Hurry Up and Start Streaming

Amazon gives Sundance filmmakers incentives to race to their streaming VOD window.<p>Amazon Video Direct launched is Film Festival Stars program at the …

Filmmaking

Watch: Teaser for Kristen Stewart's Sundance Directorial Debut 'Come Swim'

<i>Come Swim</i> premieres at Sundance tomorrow as part of Shorts Program 1.<p>Kristen Stewart makes her directorial debut at Sundance this year with <i>Come Swim</i>, …

Entertainment

Watch: Learn the Power of Silhouettes from the Master Roger Deakins

What do silhouettes tell us about characters and their relationships?<p>The earliest memories I have of silhouettes are from children's books that …

Filmmaking

RØDE Announces New VideoMic Pro+, VideoMic Soundfield for 3D On-Camera Audio

RØDE has unveiled the latest advancements in its VideoMic line including the first mic designed to capture 3D audio on-camera.<p>NFS is excited to have …

Filmmaking

Watch: Create Spectacular Star Time-lapses with Syrp Genie & Magic Carpet

Award-winning photographer and VFX supervisor Mark Gee reveals his techniques for how to capture the wonders of the night sky.<p>New Zealand …

Movies

Watch: Here's a Video That Will Demystify ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture for Beginners

Do you know how to use the three most important settings on your camera?<p>If you're just getting started on your filmmaking journey, one of the most …

Shutter Speed

10 Movies that Will Make Any Kid Fall in Love with Cinematography

In our day and time, the movie industry is bent on providing children with incredible movies and animations that will keep them glued to their seats …

Movies

Interview with Rene Pannevis – Writer/Director of ‘Jacked’

We sat down with Rene Pannevis, director of Raindance Film Festival 2016 Best UK Short nominee and winner of Best British Short at the British …

Filmmaking

6 'Rules' for Good Cutting According to Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

Let two-time Oscar winner Walter Murch tell you what makes an edit a good one.<p>If we've learned anything from the forefathers of montage, it's that …

Filmmaking

How DP Rodrigo Prieto Uses Light and Color to Tell Stories with His Camera

There is a reason why DP Rodrigo Prieto has worked with some of the greatest directors of our time.Once a DP that worked on commercials and low …

Filmmaking

The 6 Emotional Arcs of Storytelling, Why You Should Use Them, and Which One is Best

A new study reveals what Kurt Vonnegut's rejected master's thesis already knew: Every story can be lumped into one of six categories.<p>Throughout his …

Storytelling

Atomos Will Give You Cash to Upgrade to HDR

Atomos has combined a new firmware update with a generous trade-in program and price cuts to boost its future in HDR.After a firmware workaround over …

Photography

Watch: Kristen Stewart's Wild Rolling Stones Music Video Proves 2016 is Hers

Kristen Stewart stars 'Ride 'Em On Down,' a new music video for the Rolling Stones.<p>With the release of a new Rolling Stones music video today, it's …

Music

7 Things to Watch Out for to Avoid 'Bad' Color Grading

How do you know when you've made a bad color grade?<p>No one wakes up in the morning saying, "I want to make a bad grade today," but many colorists …

Filmmaking

How to Create a CCTV Video Effect With or Without Plugins

Learn how to degrade your image to make it look like security camera footage.Whether you're shooting a movie about a bank heist or a found footage …

Adobe After Effects

Why the Bathroom is the Most Dangerous Place in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction

In Quentin Tarantino films, namely <i>Pulp Fiction</i>, death is a toilet.<p>Symbolism in cinema can tell you a lot about a film, from its themes to its …

Filmmaking

NYC Wants to Give You $15K to Make the Next 'Broad City'

Got a female-centric TV pilot? This could be your big break.It's no longer a secret that Hollywood fails women and minorities. That's why the NYC …

Filmmaking

6 Effects Final Cut Pro X Users Can Use in Their Daily Workflow

If you're a Final Cut Pro X user, chances are you use these effects constantly.When you open up video editing software for the first time, all of the …

Filmmaking

5 Ways to Use One Person's Experience to Tell a Bigger Story

"Getting a window into a person’s life can be just as illuminating as reading these stories on a macro level."There are many ways to tell a story, …

Filmmaking