Aug28th

Sony a7r II or...Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In the first installment of our just-created new series entitled “Blasphemy – My Next Cam May be an Actual Camcorder”, we take a quick peek at the Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K Handheld Camcorder. Am I the only thinking like this? The Sony a7R II [B&H |…
Aug27th

Last Quick Release You’ll Ever Need? Edelkrone QuickReleaseONE

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yes, I’m annoyed that the QR plate on my Cartoni Focus head [B&H | Amazon]  doesn’t fit my Manfrotto 502HD fluid head [B&H | Amazon]  (and vice versa); that my Manfrotto 323 RC2 [B&H | Amazon]  won’t accept the QR plate from the Manfrotto 502HD;…
Aug27th

The New LensBender Makes It Easier Than Ever To Whack While Shooting Video!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Lens Whacking is a technique that many photographers use to create really interesting focus effects. Basically, you’re not securing the lens to the camera itself, but instead, rotating and angling the lens in front of the sensor to create your desired focus effect in camera.…
Aug26th

Kid Brothers Square Off: DJI Ronin-M vs. CAME-TV Mini 2

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The 3-axis gimbal market continues to evolve at an incredible pace. Herewith, a walk-off between two of the smallest, least expensive double-handled gimbals you can buy today: the CAME-TV Mini 2 and the DJI Ronin-M. Even so, it's a bit David vs. Goliath, don't you…
Aug25th

JVC LS300 gets 4k, Sony a7RII video testing, 16TB SSD drives, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the JVC LS300 gets 4k, Sony a7RII video testing, 16TB SSD drives, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the…
Aug25th

FINALLY!! Convergent Design Made Their SSD's More Affordable- And That Makes The 7Q That Much More Desirable!

Posted By Bret Hoy
I’ve been a faithful user of the Odyssey 7Q recorder/monitor with the Sony FS700 for about a year now, and right now, I’m caught in a spiral of bittersweet emotions. First of all, YES! FINALLY! I can use non-proprietary SSD’s with my Odyssey! Secondly, what…
Aug24th

Low Female Filmmaker Stats Horrify You Too? Then Pledge Now to Young Women of Cinema Kickstarter Campaign.

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
New York’s DCTV aka Downtown Community Television Center is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its new training and access program, Young Women of Cinema. The program will “give young women filmmakers the support to share their stories, make films, get jobs and…
Aug24th

Iron Man Isn’t Fond Of Indie Film, And That’s Okay

Posted By Bret Hoy
Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor of 2015. Before we even begin to delve into his comments regarding Indie film, I think it’s important that we remember this fact. This is not to say that he doesn’t belong in the Indie film sphere,…
Aug23rd

How to Securely Store Your Digital Photos

Posted By planetMitch
I’d like to thank planetMitch for allowing this post on his informative website. It’s my go-to site for information about cameras and photo technology ever since I read this post about a great adventure shot entirely on an iPhone camera. While there are some film purists…
Aug22nd

42 inch 4k IPS monitor, Canon ME20F-SH, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss 42 inch 4k IPS monitor, Canon ME20F-SH, and Tascam DR 70D problems and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the…
Aug21st

Renting My Gear 150 Times on CameraLends

Posted By planetMitch
When I launched the CameraLends peer-to-peer camera rental community in early 2013, I was the only lender. While we have thousands of members today renting across the country everyday, I've still got more rentals under my belt than any other member. What's my secret to…
Aug21st

DJI Phantom 3 vs. 3DR Solo: Recommendation

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Today is Day 5 of our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” — in which I’m handed two of the hottest drones in town (the 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3)  just long enough to put them through…
Aug20th

War of the Drones: DJI Phantom 3 vs. 3DR Solo, Episode 4

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It's Day 4 of our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” — in which I’m handed two of the hottest drones in town (the 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3)  just long enough to put them through their…
Aug20th

Bad = Better? Darious Britt tells us why it’s good to watch bad movies!

Posted By Bret Hoy
I generally don’t watch comedies, but I do watch bad movies. In fact, I think that there are a large number of filmmakers out there that get more enjoyment out of watching bad films than they do good ones. This is generally because the misfires…
Aug19th

DJI Phantom 3 vs. 3DR Solo, Episode 3: Like Flying Kites, Only Harder

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Today is Day 3 of our 5 part series this week entitled “Holy crap, now I need to learn how to do this other thing, too?” — in which I’m handed two of the hottest drones in town (the 3DR Solo vs. DJI Phantom 3)  just long enough to put them…
Aug19th

We Live In a World of Color. To Be a Great Cinematographer, Immerse Yourself in It Completely.

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Now that shooting movies in anything other than full color has long been the norm, an in-depth understanding of color is essential. But if, like most of us you didn’t attend art school, or if like me, your art school was lacking in the core…

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