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The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

What’s the big deal about large format cinematography? Shallow focus on wide shots. It’s a big deal. One of my local rental houses, Videofax, recently took…

The 2018 Compact Cinema Camera Shootout

The 2018 Compact Cinema Camera Shootout

There are a few things you should know about the “shootout” video that I’ve just completed, especially in light of opinions and feedback that experts right here on…

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

If you’ve got some time to spare on January 19th, and you’re near Burbank, stop by and see me at the Arri Burbank Training Space. My…

Looking back on 2017, ahead to 2018 – PVC Roundtable Discussion

Looking back on 2017, ahead to 2018 – PVC Roundtable Discussion

Scott Simmons The Editblog When I got to looking back over 2017 I’m stuck by the fact that I’m not really struck by anything particularly ground…

How to shoot and create aerial 360 panoramas – Part 1

How to shoot and create aerial 360 panoramas – Part 1

With all the recent interest in 360º VR technology, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S and the new GoPro Fusion, we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface on…

Review: LiveU Solo

Review: LiveU Solo

A few weeks ago I was given the LiveU “Solo” live streaming device to test and review. They told me the $995 device was easy to use, reliable, and high…

Entrepreneurialism: Taking the Leap

Entrepreneurialism: Taking the Leap

Today we’re walking about how to build a business, an unusual topic for PVC to be sure. You can also watch my recent webinar about this topic here. For…

The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2017

The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2017

2017 saw a number of major developments for the industry as a whole, and many of those updates were explored and showcased on ProVideo Coalition via news items and feature…

Some thoughts on color, brightness, and contrast

Some thoughts on color, brightness, and contrast

I’m not happy with just knowing that colors work together in artistic ways. I want to know why. Here are some thoughts. I’m a strict amateur…

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Distributor

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Distributor

A distribution company is interested in meeting with you. They want to take your indie film and introduce it to the world. A dream come true, right? Maybe. But just…