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Throwback Thursday – Blocking Before Coffee

Throwback Thursday – Blocking Before Coffee

This article originally published in December 2013. Don will be presenting a webinar on this topic next Tuesday on May 10. Feature film: first day. The crew and I start…

Bright Tangerine Talks Titan Arm with PVC: NAB 2016

Bright Tangerine Talks Titan Arm with PVC: NAB 2016

  Bright Tangerine’s Titan Arm Articulating arms can be fought with frustration. Eventually, they no longer tighten well and once you try to change a monitor’s…

Improving image quality by changing channels

Improving image quality by changing channels

Image quality can be a touchy subject, from production right through to final delivery.  So to claim that I’m going to show you techniques that can make your…

Blocking Before Coffee – 5/10/16

Blocking Before Coffee – 5/10/16

Directors sometimes misuse storyboards, shot lists, previs and other pre-production materials. For example, they can struggle to make a mediocre replica of the storyboard instead of the perfectly good…

Panasonic Shows Off Varicam LT To PVC: NAB 2016

Panasonic Shows Off Varicam LT To PVC: NAB 2016

Panasonic first announced the VariCam LT in February 2016. NAB 2016 was likely the first place many shooters had the opportunity to get their hands on the camera and test…

Mindshift Gear: 4 multi-mount holsters

Mindshift Gear: 4 multi-mount holsters

I’ve been on the lookout for a way to carry a single DSLR with a lens or two, a flash and a few things more, on small outings. Mindshift…

How to Build a Live Production and Streaming Studio

How to Build a Live Production and Streaming Studio

For more than 10 years Videoguys.com, one of the world’s leading resellers of video editing and production solutions, has been publishing DIY articles as a service to their…

The essential gear you may not be using on set

The essential gear you may not be using on set

Generations of filmmakers have refined the tools we use to make movies. But if you haven’t been on a few pro sets you may be missing out on using…

Media Composer 101 – Lesson 20 – Basic Transitions

Media Composer 101 – Lesson 20 – Basic Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe goes back to basics and continues his talk about editing in your Media Composer timeline by looking at how to add basic transitions to…

X-Rite announces partnership with SmallHD

X-Rite announces partnership with SmallHD

Right after NAB Show 2016 X-Rite announced a partnership with SmallHD centered on the first-ever line of daylight-viewable, full-HD display with flexible power production-monitor models…

A digest of last week’s photo and video news – Week 18

A digest of last week’s photo and video news – Week 18

A digest of last week’s news is a selection of some of the news from week 17 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering…

Do Away with the Array: RE:Lens for After Effects brings clarity to extreme fisheye scenes

Do Away with the Array: RE:Lens for After Effects brings clarity to extreme fisheye scenes

RE:Vision Effects, best known for its Academy Sci-Tech award-winning motion-estimation-based effects including Twixtor and Reel Smart Motion Blur, demonstrated RE:Lens for After Effects at…

360º Video Report #11 – Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Smart Glasses at NAB 2016

360º Video Report #11 – Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Smart Glasses at NAB 2016

One of the hidden gems I came across at NAB 2016 was on the Epson booth. We typically associate Epson with printers but they also make great projectors. Epson have…

A Short History of Headroom, and How to Use It

A Short History of Headroom, and How to Use It

Years ago a meddling DP ruined my great shot. Here’s what I learned from that experience. I’d landed a job shooting part of an informercial on a beach…

ART OF THE CUT with the editor of “The Jungle Book,” Mark Livolsi, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with the editor of “The Jungle Book,” Mark Livolsi, ACE

Editor Mark Livolsi, ACE, started out as an apprentice editor on “Wall Street” (1987), moving up through the ranks for more than a decade, getting his first job as editor…

Audiovisual451: International borders for digital media distribution are finally diminishing

Audiovisual451: International borders for digital media distribution are finally diminishing

It might surprise you to know that I still own and use a multi-region DVD player to be able to play foreign movies in the US. With most commercial…

How to deal with huge panoramas viewed online

How to deal with huge panoramas viewed online

Panoramas are something that became second nature to me since digital arrived. The possibility to create, with digital stitching, something that would take hours in the darkroom opened new frontiers…

NAB 2016 – mocha Pro and visiting the Boris and Imagineer Systems Booth

NAB 2016 – mocha Pro and visiting the Boris and Imagineer Systems Booth

I made it a point to drop by the Boris FX booth to have a chat with Ross Shain of Imagineer Systems. At this point it’s old news that…

360º Video Report #10 – Illya Friedman, President of Hot Rod Cameras talks VR mods and fisheye lenses

360º Video Report #10 – Illya Friedman, President of Hot Rod Cameras talks VR mods and fisheye lenses

Illya Friedman is the President of Hot Rod Cameras in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He’s a great guy with a terrific company that sells cameras and production equipment. They…

360º Video Report #9 – Tims Johnson from Blacklist Digital talking VR Production and Post

360º Video Report #9 – Tims Johnson from Blacklist Digital talking VR Production and Post

Tims Johnson, CEO and Co-owner of Blacklist Digital talking VR Production and Post. Tims (yes he does have a ‘s’ at the end of his first name…

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