Oct16th

REVIEW: Domke Next Generation Chronicle Camera Bag

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Billingham meets LowePro in Domke’s newest bag, and it’s a winner. It’s not that I don’t like my LowePro Stealth Reporter D650AW – I do. It’s well made, easy to carry and packs a good amount of gear. But I miss my Billingham 445,[adrotate group="6"]…
Oct16th

CAMTREE Flexi Rig: Easy Rig Meets Camera Cage Meets Tom Cruise Sci-Fi Flick

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Think of it as a mash-up of DV City’s own Flycam Flowline (their alternative to the Easy Rig), a camera cage and the exo-skeleton in whatever is the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi shoot ‘em up, and you get the idea for the CAMTREE Flexi Rig.[adrotate…
Oct15th

Understand how easy Magic Lantern Raw files are in post

Posted By Barry Andersson
We have posted on Magic Lantern in the past ranging from new releases, features being added and results of shooting in RAW vs the standard h.264 video files. Many posts and discussions are about how to format cards and get Magic Lantern to work on your…
Oct15th

Be Inspired by A Boulder Summer, Made on the Panasonic GH4

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
After watching Colorado branding and production agency Balcony Nine Media's A Boulder Summer, made for the 2014 TEDx Boulder conference, I found it difficult to stem the flow of superlatives. If I had to settle on just one, "inspirational" would be it.[adrotate group="6"] Another praise…
Oct14th

Einstein Meets Knock-Your-Socks-Off Boston TimeLapse or “Layer-Lapse”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Self-taught filmmaker and Kessler Shooter Julian Tryba puts everything he knows about Boston timelapse into this well-deserved Vimeo Staff Pick. Want to have your mind blown?[adrotate group="6"] Watch this two minute and 38 second film. Your brain tells you something is amiss within this gorgeous…
Oct14th

Voigtlander Nokton Lens Review: Depth of Field Debate is Over

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
High image quality, shallow depth of field and smooth focus pulls are now possible from native Micro Four Thirds lenses, courtesy of the Voigtlander Nokton f/0.95 lenses. And with SLR Magic and Zhongyi Optics with its Mitakon line rapidly following suit (and both SLR Magic and Voigtlander…
Oct14th

Legendary German Director of Photography Dedo Weigert to Teach Lighting in LA Early November

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Not only is Germany's Dedo Weigert a respected Director of Photography, he is also a lighting solutions inventor and manufacturer with his own brand Dedolight. Now he is coming to Los Angeles on the 8th and 9th November to teach free seminars in movie lighting.…
Oct14th

Is the K-Tek ProShot the Four-in-One Camera Support Rig You Have Been Looking For?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I recently came across the ProShot, a new line of camera rigging product by audio booms and accessories maker K-Tek, online and it looks very promising indeed. Finding the best-made and most versatile rig solution can be difficult if you cannot try before you buy.…
Oct13th

Male Movie Directors Admit: Female Editors Aided Our Careers!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Over a year ago, Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter write Top Directors Reveal How Female Film Editors Shaped Their Movies. Now that Women in Hollywood has aired on PBS, Feinberg’s article is worth a refresher read.[adrotate group="6"] I am an Australian and my experience of the movie…
Oct13th

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III? Not a Dumb Question.

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What happens when you ask “How does the Canon 5D Mk III compare to an iPhone 6 Plus?” You get smarter. I’ve never met nor read any previous work by Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica, but I already like him. How can you not like…
Oct11th

RØDE Stereo VideoMic X Reviewed & Compared by Moritz Janisch

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
We have entered a new era of independent moviemaking when image acquisition threatens to far outstrip audio acquisition. Ultra HD has already made itself at home in the home, if sales of big screen 4K TVs are anything to go by. [adrotate group="6"]Immersive audio playback…
Oct10th

Odyssey7Q Price Reduced 20%, Limited Time Only!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In less than a year, it’s become a go-to external monitor/4K RAW recorder hybrid for Sony FS700, Canon C500, and Arri operators -- and now the Odyssey7Q price has been reduced for a limited time from $2,295 to $1,795. [adrotate group="6"] All of a sudden, external…
Oct10th

Top 5 Features of 645 Pro Mk III Camera App Update for iOS 8

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I rely so much on stills camera app developer Mike Hardaker's 645 Pro that it takes pride of place next to Filmic Pro on the dock of both my production iPhones. 645 Pro is my go-to for stills when I want to take a little…
Oct9th

Watch New York Comic Con with BeTerrific!!

Posted By planetMitch
Our good friend Michael Artsis is taking his BeTerrific.com team to the New York Comic Con 2014 that runs from October 9th thru the 12th and is doing his usual amazing job broadcasting live.[adrotate group="6"] You probably recognize Michael from our LIVE NAB and Cinegear…
Oct9th

The 2014 Film Convert Cinematography Competition – Enter Now!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Rubber Monkey Software, the Wellington, New Zealand, company responsible for Film Convert, the color grading application moviemakers the world over rely on, is running its short movie cinematography competition once again. [adrotate group="6"]Entries close on October 14 so get your submission organized fast. The How To is…
Oct9th

Leica Celebrates 100 Years of Still Photography with a Video – and it’s GOOD!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Leica takes a page from the Apple playbook to good effect – and does them one better. Who would ever think to put the words “Leica” and “chutzpah” in the same sentence? Well, I guess that would be…me. [adrotate group="6"] But it’s not a criticism…