Steve Crow

3,676 Added | 3 Magazines | 10 Likes | 1 Following | 10,217 Followers | @scrow9 | Steve is the founder and executive producer of Crow Digital Media (CrowDigitalMedia.com) and is a highly respected social media content contributor in the areas of digital video, photography and related topics.  He is also the editor of three popular Flipboard magazines covering HD DSLR video, mobile journalism and filmmaking and editing video using Final Cut Pro X (https://flipboard.com/@scrow9).

Sony A7S Mark 3 - What to expect

NAB 2017 so far has been a curious one. The biggest announcement has been a stills camera.<p>The A9 however may give us some clues as to what to expect …

Cameras

Sound Devices MixPre-6 Audio Recorder/Mixer: Initial Impressions

Why Zooming with Your Feet is NOT the Same as Zooming with a Lens

You’ve probably heard it a million times: “zoom with your feet!” This advice comes up almost any time the prime vs zoom lens debate resurfaces, but …

Cameras

DJI Spark Hands-on (Pre-Release Prototype)

BEST Cheap 4K Camera 2017!

Watch: 4 Alternative Uses for Mic Stands That Will Come in Handy on Set

Mic stands can do a whole lot more than hold microphones.<p>Typically if you're trying to mount lights or fly modifiers, a C-stand is the piece of …

Filmmaking

Total Transparency: My Film Bread and Butter Recouped Its Expenses With These Revenue Streams. Yours Can, Too

I am 32 years old. I am 32 <i>years</i> old. I am 32 years <i>old</i>!<p>I avoid disclosing my age. All the time. And I’ve done this for years. People never ask but if …

Filmmaking

Which smartphone has the best camera?

Alison needs to replace her smartphone and she wants one that will take good photographs in a wide range of lighting conditions<p>Continuing the theme from last week, I need advice on replacing my Huawei smartphone, following an unfortunate incident involving a car door. My phone is also my camera, so …

Phones

Five Hacks to Creating Cinematic Looking Video Without Breaking the Bank

Modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras are capable of shooting razor sharp footage in spectacular 4k 60fps and up. But how do you give your footage a …

Hacking

Five Creative Tripod Tricks for Shooting Video

It’s been a while since we last talked about some creative filmmaking techniques that you can easily implement in your everyday creative workflow out …

Creative

How to FAKE Slow Motion with ANY camera!!

5/23/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>How to shoot slow motion, what frame rates are, how frame rates are used to achieve slow motion and how we can …

Portrait Photography

How to Add a Sweet Freeze-Frame Effect to Your Videos

Some of my favorite video editing tricks and tools are quick and subtle edits that have a lot of impact on the final piece. This tutorial from …

Tutorials

Meet The Gaffer Gives a Hotel Interview Walkthrough

Luke Seeveld does it again as the guy behind Meet The Gaffer!! This time it is a somewhat simple hotel interview set up walkthrough. Handy to see how …

What gear do filmmakers rent most often?

Filmmaking can be expensive, so it's fairly common to rent some of the equipment you need instead of buying it. Thanks to today's sharing economy, …

Filmmaking

First Look: Sony Continues to Take Over Full Frame Market With Two New E-Mount Lenses

Sony announces two competitive native E-mount lenses for stills and video: the 12-24mm F/4 and 16-35mm F/2.8.<p>Starting with just one percent of the …

Filmmaking

Watch: How You Can Harness the Power of Sound to Tell Better Stories

It's not just about what your audience sees that makes your film memorable, it's also about what they hear (or don't hear).<p>When making films, it's …

Filmmaking

Tip: Poor Man's C-stand

Three Ways to Shoot an Overhead Video

Shooting videos from directly overhead is old news, but thanks to BuzzFeed's video series, "Tasty," many of us have become well-acquainted with this …

Watch: A Beginner's Guide to Learning about Lenses

It's time to get <i>really</i> acquainted with your lenses.<p>Every new filmmaker (and even some pros) have this crisis: which lens should I use for this …

Filmmaking

Why A Cage Will Help You Shoot Better Video

"If I want to shoot great video in the future with my 4k, video enabled DSLR, what should I buy first?" This is a question a get a lot of the time …

Filmmaking

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Cameras

Fstoppers Gear Review: Platypod Ultra and Accessory Kit

A while back I reviewed the Platypod Pro Max and recently had a chance to test out the new Platypod Ultra and Multi Accessory Kit. The Platypod …

Recreating Hollywood films in your living room: Road To Perdition

Slick $220 Camera Preamp on a Budget: Saramonic MixMic

Four Ways to Get Smooth Video Footage (Three for Free)

There was a time when smooth, stable footage was the stuff of Hollywood, while us lowly plebeians dabbled with our shaky VHS home movies. But now, I …

Filmmaking

Watch: The 180-Degree Rule Explained in Less than 2 Minutes

This is one of the first and most important fundamentals you learn in film school. Why not learn it from this 2-minute video, tuition free?<p>If your …

Filmmaking

Top 3 Sony a6500 Cages Under $100!

RYOT Films and Sean Kusanagi Discuss Filming 'Wasfia' on an iPhone

Nearly a year after its release, people still want to know exactly what went into shooting the powerful National Geographic documentary 'Wasfia,' …

Photography

How to Avoid Shaky Footage When Shooting Without a Camera Stabilizer

You can still get smooth footage if you don't have a fancy camera stabilizer.<p>I think we can all agree that gimbals, tripods, and other camera …

Filmmaking