Nizo: iPhone app dreams of Super 8 and aims to simplify the art of filmmaking

Nizo: iPhone app dreams of Super 8 and aims to simplify the art of filmmaking

Focus on image making, forget the superfluous settings. That’s the promise of Nizo, a filmmaking app that may help the mobile to become the Super 8 of this generation…

After Effects wins an Academy Sci-Tech Award

After Effects wins an Academy Sci-Tech Award

David Simons is a 28-year fellow at Adobe, if you count the first three years at CoSA where he created After Effects. His creation has dominated the post-production…

X-Particles Moose Skull

X-Particles Moose Skull

X-Particles Moose Skull How I made the X-Particles moose skull animation…

Classic Course: Channel Mixer

Classic Course: Channel Mixer

Continuing our exploration of a few choice Channel Operation effects, we look at the initially daunting Channel Mixer. In short, the Channel Mixer allows you to create a custom mix…

Streaming Summit at NAB Show 2019: the future of OTT video and streaming

Streaming Summit at NAB Show 2019: the future of OTT video and streaming

For two days during NAB 2019, the Streaming Summit will be the stage to discover everything about transcoding and monetization of video. More than 75 speakers will share their experiences…

Red Giant Cheap Tricks: how to create VFX similar to Alladin or Captain Marvel

Red Giant Cheap Tricks: how to create VFX similar to Alladin or Captain Marvel

If you want to know how to create buzzworthy blockbuster effects, Daniel Hashimoto, creator of Action Movie Kid, shares with you some of the best tricks to create fantastic VFX…

ART OF THE CUT with “Five Feet Apart” editor, Angela M. Catanzaro, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with “Five Feet Apart” editor, Angela M. Catanzaro, ACE

Angela M. Catanzaro, ACE, has been an assistant editor and an editor for 20 years. Her work as an editor includes the TV series Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Suits, The…

NAB Show 2019 Preview – What’s the Reality with Bigger, Better and Cheaper HD Displays?

NAB Show 2019 Preview – What’s the Reality with Bigger, Better and Cheaper HD Displays?

By collecting the people, technology, insight and innovations that help the media & entertainment industry move forward, NAB Show continues to be the highlight of the year for creative professionals…

MOZA Mini-MI: a gimbal for serious smartphone videography

MOZA Mini-MI: a gimbal for serious smartphone videography

It can charge your phone and charge itself while shooting, and that’s just part of the things it does. Meet the MOZA Mini-MI, a gimbal that will make…

DP Paolo Sodi: a passion for documentaries and light

DP Paolo Sodi: a passion for documentaries and light

The docu-fiction Remembering Papua New Guinea will keep your eyes glued to the screen. DP Paolo Sodi explains how it was shot and talks about the need for rewilding…

REVIEW – Magnum 3 for After Effects

REVIEW – Magnum 3 for After Effects

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, scripts are the way to add essential functionality to After Effects.  There are so many scripts out there that…

The URSA Mini 4.6K Pro G2 and BMPCC4K: A One Two Punch

The URSA Mini 4.6K Pro G2 and BMPCC4K: A One Two Punch

One camera on sticks. Another camera on a gimbal ready to float. If I am lucky then I have a third camera ready for a wholly different angle ready to…

How to create a surveillance camera effect using HitFilm Express

How to create a surveillance camera effect using HitFilm Express

Classified Mission: Renegade, the film, is the base to share with HitFilm users a series of tutorials explaining how to use the NLE to edit footage. The first tutorial is…

Zeiss ZX1 and Yongnuo YN450: are Android cameras the future?

Zeiss ZX1 and Yongnuo YN450: are Android cameras the future?

Zeiss and Yongnuo are worlds apart when it comes to lenses, but the design of cameras reveals a common link: both opt for Android as the heart of the system…

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Transparency

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Transparency

One of the more confusing points on working with images is straight versus premultiplied alpha channels. With a straight alpha, information in the color channels is at full strength, and…

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