Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in…

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Some people call the Pyle PDMIC78 a knockoff of the Shure SM57. That description is true regarding the physical shape and dimensions, but not the sound. For vocal recording, many…

Squash & Stretch: a Free and Pro keyframe assistant

Squash & Stretch: a Free and Pro keyframe assistant

Squash & Stretch is a smart keyframe assistant extension for Adobe After Effects from Mamoworld, and comes in a Free version and a $99 Pro version. It enables you to…

Review: Xume adapters, the magic of Manfrotto’s Lens Filter Suite

Review: Xume adapters, the magic of Manfrotto’s Lens Filter Suite

The concept is interesting: adapters that use magnetic strength to keep your filters in place. That’s what the Xume quick release system offers. Manfrotto mixes the Xume with its…

ART OF THE CUT on MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

ART OF THE CUT on MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Mick Audsley is the BAFTA-winning editor of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, 12 Monkeys, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Interview with the Vampire, and The Avengers. It…

Review + comparison: iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface

Review + comparison: iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface

In this article, I’ll review the new <US$100 iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface, with preamp and A-to-D converter. If this sounds familiar, it…

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

The art of the opening title sequence is flourishing like never before. The best ones contain clues, “Easter eggs,” as to the theme of path of the series…

Hands on with the Sony RX0

Hands on with the Sony RX0

Last month at Sony Pictures Studios on Stage 23, I was given a few hours to play around with the recently released Sony RX0, priced at $700. There were two…

conSOLIDator

conSOLIDator

conSOLIDator After Effects free script…

Art of the manual white balance

Art of the manual white balance

White balancing a camera is only half the story. Now we have to white balance our lights. Back in my Betacam days I learned that one of the easiest ways…

Classic Course: Grayscale Shootout

Classic Course: Grayscale Shootout

Back in 2009, we had the ambitious idea that we were going to release a new movies on a regular schedule that were dedicated to the built-in After Effects…

Term of the week: Cardellini clamps

Term of the week: Cardellini clamps

These may have been used in medieval torture practices, but they’re actually extremely versatile tools in the hands of a grip. Look it up in this week’s free…

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker…

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

We recently took a week-long trip up to Oregon to visit family scattered about the state that I grew up in, and I decided to pack only ONE camera…

In Depth Look – Red Giant Universe 2.2

In Depth Look – Red Giant Universe 2.2

Red Giant develop and distribute some of the best plug-ins out there.   Shine and Magic Bullet Looks are my “go to” effects from Red Giant.  Way back…

Hands-on with ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Hands-on with ON1 Photo RAW 2018

From being an app to Photoshop to the full program ON1 Photo RAW 2018 now available,  there has been a long road, and not an easy one. Despite all the…

Review: iRig Mic HD 2 handheld digital microphone

Review: iRig Mic HD 2 handheld digital microphone

Back in 2014, I reviewed the original <US$130 iRig Mic HD handheld digital microphone, which IK Multimedia released at that time. With the included cables, it worked directly…

Badu Gili – Behind the scenes

Badu Gili – Behind the scenes

Sydney’s “Artists in Motion” recently posted a rare glimpse into the work involved to produce “Badu Gili”, a building projection made for the Sydney Opera House. The talented crew…

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

I’ve worked on episodic television. I know how fast it moves. That’s why I’m amazed at how good recent TV shows tend to look…

How to Avoid a Data Hack

How to Avoid a Data Hack

As officials at Sony and HBO can tell you, it’s tougher than ever to ensure sensitive materials are being properly protected, regardless of how many resources might be available…

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