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ART OF THE CUT with Hitchcock doc editor

ART OF THE CUT with Hitchcock doc editor

Art of the Cut readers responded to surveys on Facebook and Twitter with the types of editors they wanted to read more about. Documentary was the top choice followed by…

URSA Mini Pro: Blackmagic reveals new audio specs

URSA Mini Pro: Blackmagic reveals new audio specs

After Blackmagic announced its new URSA Mini Pro camera with lower audio noise and flatter frequency response, I asked four detailed questions. They included available gain, noise specs, the possible…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

One of Theo Van de Sande most recent films was the second edition of the Bill Bob Thorton film “Bad Santa 2.” The forever crass sequel found it…

Personnel-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 19

Personnel-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 19

In the art of post audio, there are a lot of different crafts, skills and artisans required to pull a soundtrack together. There is some looseness here in terms of…

moviola.com introduces Coffee Break Film School

moviola.com introduces Coffee Break Film School

“Film school for those born without an attention span” – that’s the summary description provided by the moviola.com team for their new Coffee Break Film School. CBFS (the abbreviated…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

ART OF THE CUT with “Kong” editor, Rick Pearson, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with “Kong” editor, Rick Pearson, ACE

Rick Pearson, ACE has edited some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, including Men in Black II, The Bourne Supremacy, Quantum of Solace and Iron Man II. I last interviewed…

FiLMiC Pro v6: Log Video on iOS

FiLMiC Pro v6: Log Video on iOS

FiLMiC Pro (US$14.99) has been the de facto video camera app for mobile filmmaking for awhile. Mostly because of its robust feature set which includes manual control of…

PRODUCT REVIEW: SmallHD’s 1303 HDR Monitor

PRODUCT REVIEW: SmallHD’s 1303 HDR Monitor

I love having a big (or big-ish) monitor on set to see what I’m shooting and get excited by it, but the problem with most field monitors…

Shooting 2x Anamorphic On The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

Shooting 2x Anamorphic On The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

One of the more interesting features found on the URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro, for me at least, is the 3K Anamorphic setting. This allows a director…