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Unfortunate Truth About YouTube (& Facebook)

Blackmagic Releases Free Public Beta for VFX App Fusion 8

The public beta of Fusion 8 for Windows and Mac is here.The compositing and 3D application used by a number of Hollywood films was purchased by …


Konova Master Pan: Parallax & Panoramic Slider Shots

5 Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts I Constantly Use

I’ve been using Final Cut Pro X since I gave up on FCP7 several years ago and have never looked back. Over the past year I’ve noticed 5 shortcuts I …

Final Cut Pro

19 tools to start your podcast from scratch

“Slack is starting a podcast for some reason.”

That was the headline of a recent article. Author Tom Huddleston, Jr. wondered why Slack, “a hot Silicon Valley company with a fast-growing valuation,” would “make the most of its ever-growing momentum” by launching a podcast.

But to content …


Edelkrone's QuickReleaseONE is a Universal Quick Release Solution for Any Tripod Plate

If you work with lots of different small cameras and various tripod plates for sliders and jibs, you're inevitably going to run into issues adapting …

DSLR Cameras

RODE VideoMic GO VS VideoMic Pro

Which shogun mic is better for video? The RODE VideoMic GO or trusty VideoMic Pro? Find out in this RODE shogun microphone throw-down!

RODE VideoMic …


Blind Unbox - Letus Helix and Letus Helix Jr. - Review Preview

Will Washington Post’s Talent Network Become the Uber of Freelancing?

For all the technological progress that has been made in the past couple decades, it often seems like freelancing for media companies is stuck in the …


Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM Hands-on Review

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Photo and Specs Leaked

A Canon 35mm f/1.4L II lens has been rumored to be nigh since back in 2012, but it appears that the lens may finally be on the cusp of being …


Tytan Shoulder Support from Foton Accessories

From Foton Accessories… Tytan – shoulder support from Foton Accessories from Foton Accessories on Vimeo. Shoulder support for camcorders and video …


Pro Wireless Follow Focus

How I got into the film industry - YouTube Comments Q&A

Blind Unbox - Teradek Bolt Pro 300 - Review Preview

'Talent is Bulls***.' Comic Artist Ty Templeton's Blunt Advice on How to Tell Better Stories

Even though we're all born with an innate ability and desire to tell stories, actually putting them on paper is a skill you have to learn.Yeah, I …


24 Sound Basics That Will Help You Lay a Sturdy Foundation

Recording sound can be tricky, especially if you don't know the basics. But it's one of the most important components of your film.This video by The …

Audio Quality

BBC Academy - Journalism - Writing for mobile: Bite-size basics

Writing for mobile: Bite-size basics

Here we sample the advice BBC News gives journalists who are writing for mobile - while mobile editor Nathalie Malinarich explains why tighter writing matters.

Journalists have always been taught to make every word count - writing for mobile takes the challenge to …


Beyond government oversight: Top concerns for reporters interested in drone journalism

Drones are among the emerging technology innovations that are revolutionizing newsgathering. But these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), first …




YouTube Has Added More Than 1000 New Royalty-Free Tracks to Its Audio Library

There are more choices for free and legal music to use in your videos than ever before.

Launched in 2013 with just over 150 tracks, the YouTube Audio …


Gear Guide: Flashpacking Like a Digital Nomad

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When your job requires only a laptop and an internet connection, your office can be pretty much anywhere.

Travel Technology

EPK | Electronic Press Kit Tutorial - FREE Templates for Film

Industry EPK Examples

Here are a few examples of what the festivals and distributors think about EPKs and press kits. Flick us a message if you have a …


Video Devices PIX-E5 Review – How Good is the New 4K Recorder?

At NAB in April Sound Devices / Video Devices surprised us when they announced their version of a 4K disk recorder, the PIX-E5 Series. Now, a few


The Volta is an iPhone 6 Battery Case That Doubles as a Ring Light

The folks over at Seaport Digital have released the Volta battery Power Station and Ring Light case for Apple iPhone 6 devices. Powered by an …


Review: Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art (Canon EF)

Not long ago, Sigma announced the fastest aperture zoom lens made for a full frame camera: the 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art. With a constant f2 aperture …


Crossovers: NPR Is Taking Video by Storm

Multimedia, a buzzword about a decade ago, is now the norm. Once a pleasant surprise to see video on the same page as text or a comment forum after a …


How to Make Your Own Director's Viewfinder on the Cheap

A few weeks ago, half way through Nigel Stanford’s follow-up to the Cymatics music video, I had a problem.The shoot involved nearly continuous motion …


Shooting a Documentary Style Interview - Video Tutorial

Final Cut Pro X Slow? Here are 7 Ways to Speed up FCPX

Final Cut Pro X speeds getting you down? Here are 7 ways to speed up FCPX and your machine for fast 4K editing.

I have an older 2011 iMac that …

Final Cut Pro