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The Filmmaker's Guide to VR - Film Independent

After last’s year’s popular primer on Virtual Reality, Film Independent is excited to start an occasional series of seminars on VR for filmmakers, …

Every Photographer Should Watch This Brief History of Light (2-Minute VIDEO)

They say that all photography is about light, which makes the below video must-viewing for photographers. Produced by The Atlantic and titled “A …

Speedscriber 2 Update includes iTT Export for Use in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1

The new captions feature in the recent FCPX 10.4.1 update is certainly creating a lot of interest. A new version of SpeedScriber, the automated …

Filmmaking

The Pond5 App for Final Cut Pro X

The free Pond5 App for Apple Final Cut Pro X puts the power of the Pond5 marketplace at your fingertips while you work. Download now »

The Ultimate Carry-On Baggage Videography Kit

The last five years has seen huge advances in the consumer videography market, and it’s all getting smaller. It's so much so that one can now carry a …

Videography

5 Editing Techniques Guaranteed to Create Emotional Impact

No matter how great your cinematography is — or how great an underlying story is — your finished product will ride or die in the edit. Fortunately, …

moviola.com now free

Moviola’s extensive library of training for filmmakers is now completely free. Gain access to the entire moviola.com catalog of comprehensive film …

Moving Lights At Night on An Indie Budget

Need mobile lighting on a DIY-budget? These tips will help you get the most out of your moving night shots.

EZ FX's Skinny Jib is a New Portable Jib for Lightweight Cameras

Check out this flexible and affordable jib from EZ FX, which comes in 4 different sizes and options for remote heads.<p>Designed for DSLRs, GoPros, …

Cinematography

Tilta Nucleus-M – A Complete Wireless Lens Control System for Only $1200?

<b>We have been surprised by the low price of Tilta’s intelligent camera accessories several times over the past years, but their newly announced</b> …

Duclos Lenses sub-$5K Cine Prime Shootout

Photo Credit: Duclos Lenses<b>Interested in taking the next step in your lens collection? Matthew Duclos from Duclos Lenses has released an enlightening</b> …

10 predictions and opportunities for virtual and augmented reality in 2017

2016 was “Year Zero” for the current wave of consumerization of virtual reality and augmented reality, devices are finally shipping, consumers are buying, and applications are earning. Consider what “Year Zero” was for the PC or the mobile waves of technology adoption, and look at where we are …

Filmmaking With Still Cameras - Digital Photo Magazine

The small size and excellent imaging quality of a still camera makes it an affordable and ideal choice for working with video, but there are several …

This Web Tool Helps Creatives Say ‘No’ to Working for Poor Pay or Exposure

Designer Jessica Hische is fed up with requests to work for ‘exposure’, so she built a Web tool every creative should take advantage of. It’s a …

Stephen K. Bannon’s Indie Film Career Contradicts His Alt-Right Vision

President-elect Donald Trump's new senior advisor has a history supporting films that might surprise his nationalist supporters.<p>Stephen K. Bannon’s …

4 Ways to Light a Scene So It Feels Dark (but Actually Isn't)

The key to moody, horror-style lighting is contrast and shadows.<p>Dark lighting: it might seem like an oxymoron, as well as a term I just made up, but …

How to Create a Video Sales Funnel With Social Media

Do you use social media to generate revenue? Want to add video to your marketing plan? Serving social media video at the proper time can help a …

Make the most of FCP X: Log interviews better (part 1)

Interviews are at the heart of many of the projects we create. A compelling and concise personal story is a joy to watch but is time consuming and …

10 Filmmaker Apps You Should Own

<b>Film production can be a gruelling task. Pre-production, on-set, in the studio; all environments have 100s of challenges unique to there own.</b> …

Philip Hodgetts demoes Lumberjack and Lumberyard

Fujifilm X-T2 Review in 4k - Making Photography Fun Again

Watch: Master Eye Light with this In-Depth Tutorial

Long-time light manufacturer Dedolight has dipped its toes into video tutorials for those starting out in lighting.<p>Known for compact, high-output …

Cinematography

This is the Star Wars R2-D2 coffee maker you've been looking for

For a lot of us, a good morning starts off with a cup of coffee. But if I could start my day off with coffee and Star Wars, I'd be a very happy Patrick. Enter ThinkGeek with the Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press: a 4-cup (32-ounce) coffee press built into the body of everyone's favorite droid, R2-D2.<p>Who …

Coffee

Watch: These Are 34 of the Most Creative Cuts in 'Stranger Things'

Forget a simple dissolve, fade to black, or (heaven forbid) star wipe. Transitions can be so much more interesting.<p>Everybody and their grandma has …

New to DaVinci Resolve? Here Are a Bunch of Tips to Get You Started

A bunch of tips for working in DaVinci Resolve 12.5—comin' atcha rapid fire.<p>If you've been introduced to DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Design's …

Videography

First Draft: A New Alternative to Three-Act Story Structure

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and ScreenCraft, we present “First Draft,” a series on everything to do with screenwriting. New articles, …

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, …

Locating missing FX in Final Cut Pro X by Mark Spencer

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training a product that helps you to locate missing effects in Final Cut Pro X.<p>And when …

Final Cut