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The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

Many years ago I wrote about the simplest interview lighting setup ever. Here’s my modern take on that same setup. The TL;DR version is: I still use…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

This is a story about a lens family whose soft focus backgrounds were consciously designed, and the lens mount that made them possible. For the last six months I&#8217…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 8 – Clip-Based Parameters and Keyframing

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 8 – Clip-Based Parameters and Keyframing

In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro, we talked about updating HitFilm, and why that’s important, especially with an application like this, as major features…

ART OF THE CUT with Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s Eddie Hamilton, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s Eddie Hamilton, ACE

Art of the Cut is brought to you by our friends at Frame.io. Video collaboration for the 21st century Read all of the AOTC interviews or learn more about…

Framing: Moving beyond the rule of thirds

Framing: Moving beyond the rule of thirds

Most of us have heard of the rule of thirds. If you’ve been around long enough you’ve probably also heard a cinematographer dismiss it as “too restrictive…

Creating a Dark and Stormy Night in Final Cut Pro X

Creating a Dark and Stormy Night in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create an animated outdoor scene using only a photo and a few effects built in Final…

DaVinci Resolve 15 + Fusion Integration = Many Happy Editors

DaVinci Resolve 15 + Fusion Integration = Many Happy Editors

I’ll be honest right off the bat in this article.  I’m not a big color grader. I’m more a visual effects and compositing editor.  That’s why…

REVIEW – CAMTASIA STUDIO 2018 from TECHSMITH

REVIEW – CAMTASIA STUDIO 2018 from TECHSMITH

I’m going to start out this review by saying that most of my screen recording (about 95%) is done on a Mac, so when I switch over to PC…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 5 – Working with the HitFilm Pro’s Toolbar Part 2

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 5 – Working with the HitFilm Pro’s Toolbar Part 2

In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro, we talked about most of the tools in the toolbar, and how you’ll use them in your…