Filmmaking

Independent Filmmaker Project Selects 10 Documentaries for 2017 IFP Filmmaker Labs

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the 10 documentaries selected for the 2017 IFP Filmmaker Labs, which will include Lucas Millard’s …

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Hands On with GNARBOX for Storing and Editing RAW Photos On the Go

First unveiled to the world back in July 2015, GNARBOX is a new storage device designed to allow photographers and videographers to back up, edit, …

Photography

New Cinevate Duzi V4 Lite Camera Slider Looses the Flywheel

Cinevate have a new version of their popular compact slider – the <b>Cinevate Duzi v4 Lite</b>. Now available in a “flywheel-less” version, the Duzi 4 Lite …

Mountains

Short of the Day: ‘The Wild Wolf’ Tackles an Infamous, Unseen Moment in ‘Game of Thrones’ History

A fan film of epic proportions.<p>Get ready to start angry-tweeting me: I’ve never seen a lick of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, not a single episode. It’s not an …

'SlingStudio' Multi-Camera Production System Syncs With iPad for Real-Time Video Editing

Slingbox creators Sling Media today launched an all-new multi-camera production and live video broadcasting system called SlingStudio, which connects to an iPad app to allow users the ability to edit and manage videos on the spot. With the $999 SlingStudio, users can monitor and edit four HD video …

Gear & Gadgets

Mettle Launches 360/VR Master Training Series To Teach Aspiring Filmmakers

Mettle (www.mettle.com) today announced it has launched a free, comprehensive 360/VR Master Training Series designed to teach aspiring 360/VR …

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, …

Photography

Buying A Microphone | Basics You Need To Know Before You Buy

From the podcast that you listen to on Podbay to the music recorded by your favorite artist on Spotify, microphones play an essential role in our …

Headphones

The Biggest Shocks, Revelations, and Questions from ‘Twin Peaks’ Triumphant Return

Wow, Bob, Wow! What a night!<p>I should be writing this as a film journalist, a film critic, film writer, whatever it is I am. But I’m not going to do …

TV

What should I look for in a portable audio recorder to be able to record loud concerts/jam sessions?

Whenever I try recording concerts or practice sessions with my smartphone the resulting audio is, as one would expect, horrible. Putting a tape over …

Audiophile

'Alien: Covenant' Narrowly Justifies the Continuation of the Franchise

The new prequel sequel posted the fourth best opening for the franchise.<p>It sounds worse than it is to report <i>Alien: Covenant</i> opened lower —estimated …

Movies

Git Gone: The Bleakness of Life Before and After Death in 'American Gods'

‘American Gods’ takes a real look at depression and a fantastical look at the afterlife.<p>I never really got Dane Cook when he was on top of the comedy …

One Alien, Two Michael Fassbenders

For this week’s After the Credits review, Matthew welcomes on <i>Birth.Movies.Death</i>‘s Scott Wampler to talk about Ridley Scott’s bleak, Michael …

Movies

Forever Young: The Childhood Whimsy of Wes Anderson

How the director tells serious stories with a sense of wonder.<p>If ever there was a word to describe the kind of atmosphere a Wes Anderson movie emits, …

Wes Anderson

Being Excited for 'Streets of Fire' on Blu-ray Is What It Means to Be Old

Plus 9 More New Releases to Watch This Week on Blu-ray/DVD!<p>Welcome to this week in home video where we take a look at new releases for the week of …

Movies

A Fantastic Folly: Reviving ‘Fantasia’ and the Remake Ouroboros

The troubled history of Walt Disney’s great experiment, and the grotesque implications of the live-action remake of “Night on Bald Mountain.”The …

Walt Disney Company

BBC Blogs - Academy - Shooting a 60-minute doc on a smartphone: How hard could it be?

Shooting a 60-minute doc on a smartphone: How hard could it be?<p>Laura MulhollandFreelance producer/director, BBC Studios @LJMulholland<p>Comments<p><i>Freeze frame: Kevin White cuts out new filters for his iPhone camera on a chilly wind farm</i><p>“Why on Earth would you want to do that?” was the response of most …

Cutting a SXSW Indie Feature Film in Front of 40K People on YouTube

Cast your mind back to April 2016. We published a short article about Sven Pape and how he planned to edit a feature film on FCPX live on the …

Final Cut Pro

How to Get a Western Look In Your Next Film Project

For a western film you may need authentic props. Maybe you need a cool location. Maybe you need an Arri Alexa with anamorphic lenses. Maybe you need …

Photography

'Okja' Review: Experience The Lighter Side of Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-Ho teams with Netflix for a saccharine “monster movie.”<p>One of the fundamental filmmakers of the Korean New Wave, <b>Bong Joon-ho</b> is among a …

Netflix

‘Twin Peaks’ Returns! Plus More TV You Must See This Week

Also: two star-studded movies that bypassed theatrical release.<p>Four years after rumors first began about its reprisal, the most anticipated TV series …

TV

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“How can I survive without a book to read?”</i> <i><br>― David Hill</i><p>Has Art Ended? – <i>Aeon</i><p>Dear Instagram, We Hate Your Algorithm, Love Everyone – <i>HuffPo</i><p>Why We Need …

Photography

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 …

Videography

Short of the Day: ‘Backstroke’ is a Noirish Take on Teenage Rebellion

Never, ever go skinny-dipping in the movies.<p>Teenage rebellion is nothing new when it comes to the movies. Ever since producers figured out back in …

Movies

'Boys in the Trees' Review: A 90's Halloween Down Under

A stunning coming-of-age horror film.<p>When the Overlook Film Festival came to a close all the talk centered around <i>It Comes at Night</i>, the latest film …

Building a Career in Film Editing

• Career Advice from a Reddit Editor’s Thread<br>• Inside The Edit goes Outside The Edit<br>• Building a career as an Editor<p>Learning how to edit is one thing. …

"American Gothic" Captures Suspense and Creates Paranoia with Blackmagic Design

Project Profile: Page (1) of 1 - 05/19/17<p><i>DP Sherry McCracken shoots with the Production Camera 4K while Colorist Pat Taylor heightens the intensity</i> …

Kodak motion picture film infrastructure being rebuilt including 5 year deal with Pinewood Studios

Kodak was on the brink of death. Thanks to a number of die hard high profile filmmakers, though, Kodak film was saved. They lobbied studios in 2014 …

HitFilm Express 2017 by Rich Young

FXHOME released its <i>free</i> all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm Express 2017, a subset of HitFilm Pro 2017, the inexpensive yet …

Software

5 Things Every Indie Filmmaker Should Know: Beware of Crowdfunding and Free Tickets for Grandma (Guest Blog)

I’m an indie filmmaker who’s made two low-budget features in the last four years: “Life Tracker” starring Matt Dallas in 2013 an the upcoming “The …

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