How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good

How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good

Wired magazine (in conjunction with The Art of the Title) recently collaborated on a video article titled How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good. The premise is…

Great Use of Music-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 20

Great Use of Music-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 20

When I was a kid television consisted of a few channels, broadcast over the air. If you were lucky and you could point the antenna (or coat hanger) in just…

Panasonic dismantles digital cameras business unit

Panasonic dismantles digital cameras business unit

The success of the Lumix GH5 from Panasonic is not enough to keep the digital cameras business unit in the black. Panasonic has decided to scale back the unit and…

Review: Senal MC24-EL shotgun microphone + fiber carbon boom

Review: Senal MC24-EL shotgun microphone + fiber carbon boom

After the popular review of the Senal ENG-18RL dynamic interview microphone in 2016 (link ahead), now I’ll be covering the MC24-EL shotgun microphone from the same manufacturer…

ART OF THE SHOT: 2nd Unit DP Jacques Haitkin “Kong Skull Island”

ART OF THE SHOT: 2nd Unit DP Jacques Haitkin “Kong Skull Island”

If you are a fan of the 1984 hit horror film “A Nightmare On Elm Street” then you have seen Jacques Haitkin’s work as a cinematographer…

Why Final Cut Pro X? Todo Lo Demás

Why Final Cut Pro X? Todo Lo Demás

Dave Cerf’s accomplishments are varied and vast. To name a few: He has composed music for Sam Green’s Academy Award nominated The Weather Underground. He has written…

REVIEW – Digital Rebellion’s Pro Maintenance Tools

REVIEW – Digital Rebellion’s Pro Maintenance Tools

A few standout applications makes this a must check out for Mac editors…

Google Wifi: How/why to interconnect units via Ethernet

Google Wifi: How/why to interconnect units via Ethernet

Google Wifi (Google’s own unique graphical representation for this product, with uppercase W and lowercase F) is the official name of the company’s mesh-capable wireless system. This…

Filmmaker Friday with Fiorella Occhipinti

Filmmaker Friday with Fiorella Occhipinti

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

ART OF THE CUT with Hitchcock doc editor

ART OF THE CUT with Hitchcock doc editor

Art of the Cut readers responded to surveys on Facebook and Twitter with the types of editors they wanted to read more about. Documentary was the top choice followed by…

URSA Mini Pro: Blackmagic reveals new audio specs

URSA Mini Pro: Blackmagic reveals new audio specs

After Blackmagic announced its new URSA Mini Pro camera with lower audio noise and flatter frequency response, I asked four detailed questions. They included available gain, noise specs, the possible…

4K Workflows with Atomos Shogun Inferno Monitor and G-Technology Master Caddy

4K Workflows with Atomos Shogun Inferno Monitor and G-Technology Master Caddy

In this video, Gary Bettan of Videoguys.com, takes a look at Atomos Shogun Inferno, an industry leading 4K HDR monitoring, recording, and playback solution as it’s paired…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

One of Theo Van de Sande most recent films was the second edition of the Bill Bob Thorton film “Bad Santa 2.” The forever crass sequel found it…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – BCC Lens Flare 3D Advanced Techniques

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – BCC Lens Flare 3D Advanced Techniques

Many people think that Mocha BCC inside of Avid Media Composer is only for effect roto work.  Well, in this tutorial, I’m going to show you a &#8220…

Personnel-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 19

Personnel-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 19

In the art of post audio, there are a lot of different crafts, skills and artisans required to pull a soundtrack together. There is some looseness here in terms of…

moviola.com introduces Coffee Break Film School

moviola.com introduces Coffee Break Film School

“Film school for those born without an attention span” – that’s the summary description provided by the moviola.com team for their new Coffee Break Film School. CBFS (the abbreviated…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

ART OF THE CUT with “Kong” editor, Rick Pearson, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with “Kong” editor, Rick Pearson, ACE

Rick Pearson, ACE has edited some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, including Men in Black II, The Bourne Supremacy, Quantum of Solace and Iron Man II. I last interviewed…

Filmmaker Friday with Filmmaker Michael McQueen

Filmmaker Friday with Filmmaker Michael McQueen

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

FiLMiC Pro v6: Log Video on iOS

FiLMiC Pro v6: Log Video on iOS

FiLMiC Pro (US$14.99) has been the de facto video camera app for mobile filmmaking for awhile. Mostly because of its robust feature set which includes manual control of…