Jul13th

Farmerswife: The Organizational Tool to Help You Focus on the Important Stuff

Posted By Bret Hoy
There are a plethora of organizational tools that all of us use to communicate with clients and keep our data and information in order. Personally, I’m using multiple different programs to store all of my information. This is a decent method, but it can lead…
Jul13th

Calbuco Eruption: The Haunting, Powerful and Cinematic Time-Lapse

Posted By Bret Hoy
One of the hardest elements of nature photography is learning to be in the right place at the right time. Being prepared to capture that shot to the fullest extent is the second level of this. The filmmaker behind this hauntingly beautiful (understatement) time-lapse video…
Jul12th

Where Is the World of Cinema Headed? the Trend Isn’t Looking Great

Posted By Bret Hoy
The film business is exactly that. A business. This means that, whether you’re conscious of it or not, there’s constant pressure to evolve, make more money and get numbers up. The bottom line is really all that matters. I’m not saying this as a condemnation…
Jul11th

Roll on Movie/Stills Convergence! Capture One Pro Now Comes with Movie-Style Color Balance

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When digital still camera and raw processor maker Phase One added the Color Balance toolset to its Capture One 8.2 software earlier this year, it gave me cause for rejoicing. The Color Balance Tool is uncannily similar to the sort of color balance tools found…
Jul10th

The Magic Lantern RAW Step by Step Instructions You Deserve

Posted By Bret Hoy
I remember the first time I shot raw on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and more important, I remember dealing with the huge raw files. In the end it was incredibly worth it when exporting the absolutely gorgeous and incredibly sturdy footage. Nearly every…
Jul10th

Get Up-Close & Intensely Personal with the Amazing Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro Lens by Venus Optics

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Chinese specialist lens maker Venus Optics has done it again and released another amazing, groundbreaking, unique, deeply desirable – I am running out of superlatives – manual full-frame lens. This time, Venus Optics has tackled that rarest of rarities in the macro lens world, a…
Jul10th

10 Years of Canon 5D’s and the World Sure Looks Different

Posted By Bret Hoy
I’m going to take a break and step down from my, “Canon-disappointment” Soapbox and instead just go ahead and let them have their moment. Canon is currently celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their EOS 5D line. Despite what I may or may not think…
Jul9th

My RØDE Reel 2015 – Major Award Winners Announced

Posted By Bret Hoy
The now annual My RØDE Reel 2015 competition has announced its winners and has acknowledged some incredible films! If you haven’t heard of the competition, it’s pretty simple. You make a short film 3 minutes or less, and you have to use at least one…
Jul9th

Introducing the New Kessler Pocket Dolly 3!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Kessler has done an amazing job with their Pocket Dolly line thus far and while it continues to get better, we’re reminded that the original design was so strong. The new Kessler Pocket Dolly 3 takes all of the advantages and most the design elements…
Jul9th

The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT – New, Upgraded and Familiar

Posted By Bret Hoy
Canon just announced the newest addition in their line-up of Speedlites—the Speedlite 430EX III-RT (Pre-Order at B&H). This new Speedlite continues the 430EX legacy of providing high quality portable external flashes to amateur, advanced amateurs and professionals looking to shape the light in their photos.[adrotate…
Jul8th

How to Save £29,000 by Building Your Own Green Screen Studio

Posted By planetMitch
This is a guest post from Matthew Bennett - if you want to write a guest post, let us know via the contact page. Five years ago our production company Mugshot Media relocated to a unit in central Cambridge, UK with the objective of creating…
Jul8th

The New Arri SkyPanel: Gunning for your Tungsten

Posted By Bret Hoy
You say the word, “ARRI” and I hear, “Pro.” I also hear my fiancé asking about why there’s a 5 grand charge on the credit card. There are brands where you expect to pay a premium to be in the, "club." Zeiss. Hasselblad. These are…
Jul7th

NEW BoomBooster – the “freestyle agility” grip handle for Birdcage A7/GH4

Posted By Bret Hoy
I’m an a7S shooter and with that, you get many good and bad things. I’m not one of those people that think my camera is perfect. In fact, many mirrorless shooters like me are starting to feel the frustration of the small, unwieldy form. I…
Jul6th

GoPro Hero4 Session — Not the GoPro You Imagined?

Posted By Bret Hoy
Over the past 5 years, GoPro has become synonymous with action cameras. If you ask virtually anyone on the street, they’ll know what a GoPro is. How have they accomplished this? A lot of it is marketing, but a decent portion of that was creating…
Jul6th

Filmmaking For Photographers: 5-day Workshop

Posted By planetMitch
My good friend Ollie Dale sent me this the other day. He's going to be doing a couple of seminars aimed at photographers who want to learn filmmaking. He's taking an interesting tack on it that I've not seen. He's going to indigogo to try…
Jul6th

Frame.io Closes the Gap Between Your Clients and You!

Posted By Bret Hoy
If you look purely at volume, collaboration software is the hot item of Summer 2015. Just in the past couple of weeks, we’ve posted about multiple. Each one claims to eliminate steps from your workflow, giving you more time to just sit back and relax.…

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