ART OF THE CUT with Tiffany Hillkurtz, editor of “The Secret Life of Pets 2”

ART OF THE CUT with Tiffany Hillkurtz, editor of “The Secret Life of Pets 2”

Tiffany Hillkurtz started working in animation in 1997 as an assistant in the animation department. She continued through the ranks of editorial on films like Space Chimps, Astro Boy, Madagascar…

Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free

Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free

With the market squeezing editors more and more to become generalists, 3D animation skills are becoming highly valued. But learning Autodesk’s Maya—the industry standard 3D package—has been…

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 8 (w/ High Speed Cinematographer Peter Cote)

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 8 (w/ High Speed Cinematographer Peter Cote)

Each week The Filmtools Podcast talks with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking. &nbsp…

SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display

SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display

Star Trek’s holodeck continues to be the goal in terms of Virtual Reality projects, and at SMPTE’s next meeting a group of specialists will discuss their plans for…

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Large Format. Full Frame. That super shallow depth of field. The evolution of filmmaking has been in a state of constant change which seems to speed up faster and faster…

10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

June 12, 2009 was the last day of full-power over-the-air analog broadcasting in the USA. Well, mostly: the original shutoff date was supposed to be February 17…

Cine Gear: The Panasonic 6K Full-Frame Lumix S1H

Cine Gear: The Panasonic 6K Full-Frame Lumix S1H

This camera, according to Panasonic, is designed especially for film production. The LUMIX S1H is more than a mirrorless camera from Panasonic. Oh no, this camera, which was only teased…

Trackpad & mouse support arrives to iOS and iPadOS

Trackpad & mouse support arrives to iOS and iPadOS

Although Apple omitted it from the WWDC keynote last week, several beta testers of iOS 13 and iPadOS have now confirmed and demonstrated that trackpad and mouse support has finally…

Cine Gear 2019: Shot On Cooke. “A Motion Gallery”

Cine Gear 2019: Shot On Cooke. “A Motion Gallery”

If you are a painter and you want to learn from the Masters you have to study those who came before you. Cinema is no different. It is an art…

Classic Course: Lens Blur

Classic Course: Lens Blur

Continuing our look at effects that take advantage of “blur maps”, the two movies below focus on Lens Blur. This effect is a much more advanced version of Compound Blur…

Self-feeding Particle System

Self-feeding Particle System

Self-feeding Particle System Build an infinitely animating procedural system. This week Thanks for stopping by again to check out another random video tutorial based on an experiment I ran…

Cine Gear: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 MFT Lens

Cine Gear: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 MFT Lens

At Cine Gear 2019 we got to opportunity to check out the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens. With a f1…

Cine Gear 2019: Sony Xperia1, a wireless VENICE monitor?

Cine Gear 2019: Sony Xperia1, a wireless VENICE monitor?

The world’s first 4K OLED Phone… which can wirelessly monitor your Sony VENICE? The Xperia1 is more than a smartphone. This is a 21:9 CinemaWide display with…

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

We had a chance to talk to Sony about the new firmware 4.0 for the Sony VENICE. The big news? High Frame Rates up to 90fps at 6K 2…

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Lee Smith, ACE on “Dark Phoenix”

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Lee Smith, ACE on “Dark Phoenix”

I last spoke to Lee Smith, ACE, when he edited Dunkirk, which won him an Oscar for Best Achievement in Film Editing and the ACE EDDIE for Best Edited Feature…

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