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This Drone Timelapse of Minsk is Like Something Out of a Dream

Now that the Internet is saturated with timelapse and drone videos, one of the next big frontiers may be combining the two. Timelapse photographer …

‘Rogue One’ Crafts Crew Helped Make ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff More Intimate

Box office juggernaut “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” continues to fill theaters — but will its gravitational pull also apply to awards-season …

One of Us takes The Crown

The VFX behind the Golden Globe Winning The Crown.

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The Camera Technology That Turned Films Into Stories

A modest invention that prevented celluloid from tearing helped make modern cinema. An Object Lesson.<p>In the late 19th century, filmmakers had a problem they couldn’t have anticipated: how to make a film that lasted more than a few seconds without tearing. In film’s earliest days, this had hardly …

Audio Editing Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro 10.3 by Mark Spencer

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Ripple Training’s Steve Martin some tips for making audio editing in Final Cut Pro 10.3 faster and easier.<p>There …

Tutorials

Final Cut Pro 10.3 is here by Mark Spencer

Today Apple announced the immediate availability of Final Cut Pro X, version 10.3.<p>It’s a huge update with a broad variety of new features, including …

ALEXA 65 on Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN

For director Oliver Stone’s first digital movie, a political thriller about the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle …

Why Jurassic Park's Visual Effects Still Look Amazing Today

<i>Jurassic Park</i> still holds up. It’s an excellent movie that’s still fun to watch, the dinosaurs are still scary as hell, and the visual effects still …

Check Out the Spectacular Special Effects Behind Game of Thrones' Battle of the Bastards

The Battle of the Bastards in <i>Game of Thrones</i> was one of the best battle sequences seen in TV or even film and a lot of it had to do with the set up …

These Massive Slip 'N Slides Will Put Your Fun Childhood Memories to Shame

There is perhaps nothing more American than careening down a massive slip ‘n slide at a former Olympic park wearing a stars and stripes flag cape and …

Those perfect cars you see in TV ads? Here's the Mad Max machine underneath the CGI

You could argue that the imagery in movies and advertising has never truly been real – everything is staged, lit to perfection and color graded so …

This Simple Plugin Lets You Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

Instagram may be seeing a big dip in engagement, but plenty of photographers still rely on the service to bring in business. Now, thanks to the …

Watch This Video of What Minecraft Might Be Like in Real Life

Honestly, it’s pretty creepy.<p>[CNET]

This VFX Reel Takes You from Early to Final CGI Renderings

Switch between the early and final renderings of 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' and more in The Sequence Group's experimental 'Before/After Reel!'<p>A collective of CGI and visual effects experts created an experimental video reel that allows viewers to watch a scene simultaneously during different stages of …

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8 Advanced Cinematography & Blocking Techniques Used in 'Iron Man'

Even if you're not into watching big budget superhero flicks, you might want to be into learning about the craft of cinematography from them.<p>Although …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

See Your Favorite Movies Broken Down Into Just Their Color Palettes

Films typically have a cohesive “look”—their scenes all fit together within the same aesthetic guidelines. While there’s a wealth of detail that goes …

11 Scenes from 'Sicario' Explained in This Cinematography Breakdown

What is Oscar-worthy cinematography exactly?<p>Clearly there are many, many factors that go into what defines cinematography of that caliber, but seeing …

Cinematography

$150 Lens vs $5,000 Lens vs $15,000 Lens, Can You Tell the Difference?

“As a rule of thumb, if your [Director of Photography] mentions something with a German-sounding name, it means it’s going to be super expensive.” …

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Why Superhero Movies Suck

Let’s be honest. These days, superhero movies have become 2-hour long trailers for their next movie which in turn will be a 2-hour long set up for a …

JuicedLink Little DARling Wireless Audio Recorder is Now Available

No more headaches over signal range or dropouts with the Little DARling Distributed Audio Recorder.<p>We've been excited about this product since it was …

Filmmaking

Samyang/Rokinon Add 14mm & 35mm to the Affordable Xeen PL Lineup

• 4K+ Ready Optics<br>• Full Frame Coverage<br>• Tightly Color Matched<br>• Durable All Metal Body<br>• Unified 40° Iris Rotation<br>• Unified 200° Focus Throw<br>• Large Easy To Read …

Film Index – Evan E. Richards

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'Groundhog Day': How a Script Everybody Loved but Nobody Would Produce Became a Comedy Classic

It's Groundhog Day. Again.<p>When screenwriter Danny Rubin sent out his original draft of <i>Groundhog Day</i> to the studios, he knew he hadn't written a …

Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins Says Film Is Dead

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)<p>When I say film is dead, you can argue that I’m wrong. When a studio head says film is dead, you can say they may …

Cinematography

Making of The Revenant: 45-Minute Doc Tells You Everything

Not too long ago, we featured a batch of nine featurettes from the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated frontier epic <b>The Revenant</b>, each diving in to …