My RØDE Reel Trumps Tropfest as World’s Largest Short Film Competition

My RØDE Reel Trumps Tropfest as World's Largest Short Film Competition 1

Entries for the ‘My RØDE Reel’ international film competition have just closed, with a staggering 1,076 films being submitted from 76 different countries. While the judging panel are busy viewing all the entries the public can have their say by watching and casting votes for their favourite films on The short film contest hosted […]

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Using the Sun as a Key Light


For today’s Slanted Lens lighting lesson, we are back with cowboy extraordinaire Will Roberts. Our goal was to get a shot of Will spinning a 50 foot lasso on top of a plastic horse. This shoot had three obstacles to overcome: Isolate the talent in the background Overcome the lighting challenge from that background Make […]

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Replace/Relink in Final Cut Pro X

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When to replace and when to relink? This is the question Mark and Steve from Ripple Training tackle on this week's MacBreak Studio. If you need to replace a video clip, graphic, or audio file in your Final Cut Pro X project, one way is to use the aptly-named Replace Edit command. With this command, […]

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MovieType For Element 3D: new for After Effects


Motionworks has released MovieType For Element 3D. The package includes over 200 time-saving type animation presets, 60 camera animation presets, 450 materials, 150 bevel presets, 3D backgrounds, a camera and light rig, 6 tutorials, and associated AE project files. Also included is MoBacks, an After Effects backgrounds kit with over 55 AEPs and HD renders […]

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