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Simple and Free Photography Hacks Using Regular Household Items

Kai Wong of DigitalRev humorusly demonstrates several simple and free photography hacks using regular household items.<p>In addition to this blog, …

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★★★★☆<p>A terrifying portrait of a community under siege from white supremacists, <b>Welcome to Leith (2014)</b> arrives as America is waking up to the …

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Plane Crash Survivor Documents His Incredibly Dramatic Experience

On December 11th, Makani Kai Air took flight on a trip from Kalaupapa to Honolulu but the airplane's single turbo pop engine failed shortly after departure, causing the aircraft to crash into the adjacent ocean. Spear fisherman Ferdinand Puentas, one of the nine passengers aboard the Cessna Grand …

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One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk'

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

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Lighting for Film & TV: 10 Tips for Making Your Subject Look Good

So I’m trying something a bit different here… I’m thinking “bite-sized blogs” – I thought shorter, quicker to read blogs (interspersed amongst more …

Lighting Tutorial: Enhance Your Interview's Aesthetic by Creating the Parallax Effect

If you're looking to give your interviews a little bit more aesthetic energy, there are a bunch of things you could try. Backgrounds, lighting, …

Samyang/Rokinon Introducing New Budget Cine Lens: 16mm T2.2

If you shoot video, you may or may not have had the pleasure of using real cinema lenses. Even if you haven't gotten to use cine lenses, the next …

An Easy DSLR Audio Setup for a Crew of One

<i>This is a guest post by Alexander Fox, founder of CrewOfOne.</i><p>Trying to sort out the best way to handle audio on a microbudget DSLR shoot can be a real …

The Film Look Explained: One Camera Setting You Should Remember

One of the biggest questions I'm asked and have asked, and definitely one that pervades the indie digital film scene is this, "How do I get that film …

Using Film Emulation LUTs for Cinematic Color Grading Looks - The Beat

Use LUTS to quickly get a cinematic look in a variety of editing and grading apps.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at some <b>LUTs (look up tables)</b> and how …

YouTube launches library of free music that anyone can use

YouTube includes a number of simple production tools to help filmmakers improve their projects, but today it's launching one that could be huge for the low- or no-budget shooter: a library of completely free music that can be used in any video — even ones that don't end up on YouTube. The YouTube …

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Tips for Making Your First Film: Choosing a Topic, Interviewing Like a Pro, and One Aspect of Filmmaking That's Often Overlooked

In tandem with the broadcast of <b>Only the Young</b>, we contacted some programs from POV’s list of youth filmmaking organizations — Tribeca Film Institute, …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

A Guide to Affordable Cinema Lenses for DSLRs ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

B&H looks at some affordable cinema lenses to walk you through the basic benefits of using these high quality lenses in your next video production.

How to Shoot Video for Film: 9 Things to Pay Attention To

<i>L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website</i> <i>NoamKroll.com</i><i>. Check out Kroll’s</i> …

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3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Filmmaking (in 240+ Links)

Last year, NFS readers heard from Tobias Deml when he did something awesome -- rigging an Android tablet not only as a Canon DSLR monitor, but also a …

[Video Premiere] Queens Of The Stone Age Unveil A Ghostly, Interactive World For "The Vampyre Of Time And Memory"

The beautiful and surreal video is here in its entirety.<p>We've been sleeping with a garlic clove under our pillow since The Creators Project premiered the trailer for Queens Of The Stone Age's interactive music video "The Vampyre Of Time And Memory."<p>Now, however, it's time to get a little more …

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Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

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Beyond: Flemming Bo Jensen on Living as a Nomad Photographer

Those readers who often find themselves afflicted with a serious case of wanderlust might want to avoid this post. In the 10-minute documentary …