The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them?

The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them? 1

The film look is an elusive thing. Everyone has their favorite flavor, but there are two basic, yet opposite, techniques in vogue right now—and I think I’ve figured out why. When the film-to-digital transition commenced in earnest, back in the early 2000s, the biggest complaint about digital was that it had a “video look.” Over […]

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Traditional camcorders in the era of mirrorless/HDSLR cams

Traditional camcorders in the era of mirrorless/HDSLR cams 4

Mirrorless and HDSLR cameras get most of the press attention nowadays. However, there are still many content producers who prefer the traditional camcorder with permanent parfocal zoom lens. (Parfocal means that the lens maintains focus when zooming, unlike many varifocal lenses designed for still photography.) Let’s review some of the traditional camcorder’s unique advantages compared […]

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Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Travis Duncan

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Travis Duncan 10

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, and screening your project. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a Filmmaker. This week, we had the opportunity to speak to […]

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