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Battle of the Bokeh: Canon 85mm f/1.2L vs ZY Optics 85mm f/1.2


Smartphone Filmmaking Is Here to Stay: Learn How to Do It Right in This Free Workshop

Even the most cynical among us (myself in particular) has to admit that smartphone filmmaking has come a long way in the past few years, and that the …


3 Deadly Filmmaking Myths & How To Extinguish Them

As filmmakers, what we crave, desire, and dream of probably more than anything else—yes even more than that new Drone—is that moment when we share a …


Benro Aero S2 & S4 Travel Tripods and New BV4 and BV6 Video Tripods

NAB 2015 via, Benro introduces new BV4 / BV6 Fluid Heads and Twin Leg Tripod Kits, and also demos the AERO Travel Angel series Video


Twicer app helps travelers add voice-over to vacation videos

Here's an app that lets you add your voice to your travel videos before you share them with friends and family.

Name: Twicer

Available: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires iOS 7.1 or later.

Cost: Free

What it does: Lets you record video or import existing video and add commentary.

What's hot: Sharing …

Central America Travel

3D Title Plugins for Final Cut Pro X

On this week’s MacBreak Studio, we do a little self-promotion as we take a tour of Ripple Training’s four new 3D Title plugins.

These plugins are …


Manfrotto 438 Ball Leveler for Fast Fluid Video Head Leveling

Manfrotto 438 Ball Leveler for Fast Fluid Video Head Leveling
May 21, 2015

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Bowl mount tripods are a good solution for fast leveling. You …

ikan TT-03-TL DSLR Shoulder Rig

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The TT-03-TL DSLR Camera Rig is compatible with most DSLRs. The shoulder rig includes a baseplate that snaps onto the 15mm support rods, …

DSLR Cameras

The KaliPAK Will Help You Film off the Grid and Have Power to Shoot all Day Long

Here is an awesome solution for filmmakers that like to take their filming off the grid.

The KaliPAK portable solar energy generator will keep you …

Electrical Grid

Moovit: Control Your Camera Movement With a Smartphone

The creators of Cinerails are back on Kickstarter with a new product: the MOOVIT, a compact, motorized drive wheel that attaches to cameras, camera …


12 pro-caliber videos you won't believe were shot on an iPhone

We all know the iPhone single-handedly changed the way people shoot photos, but surprisingly, it’s also beginning to impact the world of professional …


How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget Films

You don’t have to sacrifice quality when capturing audio for low budget films. Find out how to record pro sound with this collection of educational …


Free FCPX plugin template roundup on #freeeffectfriday

If there is one request we hear over and over again at towers, it's "Please bring back Free Effect Friday." So we thought why not! A bunch of …

Final Cut Pro

How to fix a “referencing media on the camera” error in Final Cut Pro X

Every now and then, you may run into an issue with Final Cut Pro X where a file doesn’t successfully import. Due to this, the media that you’re …

Final Cut Pro

CameraLends Goes Nationwide: Cheaply Rent the Latest Gear from Local Owners

Brick and mortar rental houses are becoming a thing of the past, and peer-to-peer online marketplaces are shaping the future.

In January, I wrote an …

Private Beta

Canon 750/760D vs Nikon D5500 Head-to-Head

How Much of A Difference Is There Between Cheap and Expensive Lenses in Filmmaking?

The topic has been debated ad nauseam that photography is not about the type of equipment you have, but all about the photographer. In any case, most …


Aviator Camera Gear


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Apple Final Cut Pro X icons (2015)

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Includes most of the major Final Cut Pro X icons (with Magnets), updated for FCPX v.10.2. Also included are …

Final Cut Pro

Make 3D countdown slates in FCPX and 3D logos in Motion

Two tutorials from the Ripple guys this week, both use 3D. Make a 3D countdown slate in FCPX and build 3D logos in Motion.

It's a Tuesday, so that …

3D Graphics

7 Best Apps for Filmmakers: Pre-Production

By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire May 19, 2015 at 3:13PM

Getting pumped for your next production? You might want to check out these pre-production apps …


Awesome Cinematography: Achieving a Jib Shot with a Slider

It’s time for another Awesome Cinematography tutorial! Let’s learn how to pull off a jib shot using a slider.

As any independent filmmaker will tell …


A $6 IKEA Storage Box Makes for a Thrifty Collapsible Laptop Sun Shade

Need to block out some sunlight and glare from your laptop screen during outdoor photo shoots? Instead of dropping some cash on a pricey sun shade or …


Michael Moore's 13 Rules for Making Documentary Films

By Michael Moore | Indiewire September 10, 2014 at 1:59PM

During his keynote at the Toronto International Film Festival’s sixth annual Doc Conference, …


Mobile Filmmaking with IK Multimedia and FilMicPro Jonathan House Neil Barham | CreativeLive - Learn. Be Inspired.

In Mobile Filmmaking with IK Multimedia and FilMiC Pro, Neil Barham, the founder of Cinegenix, and noted cinematographer, Jonathan Houser will show to …


Olloclip launches new telephoto and ultra wide-angle Active Lens for latest iPhones

Joining its existing range of various lens attachments and special cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Olloclip on Wednesday announced a new …


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My 5 tips for filming better sequences with iPhone from #cr15mojo course @DundalkIT #mojo


Vimeo Video School publishes 17 Final Cut Pro X tutorials

We were very pleased to find an email from Vimeo this morning telling us they have published a range of editing tutorials. Even more pleased to find …

Final Cut Pro

Rode Videomic Pro gets an update

By technical editor Matt Allard:

The VideoMic Pro is RØDE Microphones number one selling microphone worldwide for good reason. Not only does it offer …