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An Insider’s Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking

An Insider’s Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking

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…

RED TECH Rolls On with Three New Videos

RED TECH Rolls On with Three New Videos

RED TECH, RED Digital Cinema’s series of educational videos (previously chronicled in this post by Jose Antunes) is back on the scene with a brand new trio of…

A Conversation with Michael Frediani, SOC

A Conversation with Michael Frediani, SOC

Filmtools recently sat down with Michael Frediani, SOC to discuss his nearly 30 year long career as a camera operator. In the ensuing interview, former Society of Camera Operators president…

Running Litepanels on Batteries Just Got Easier

Running Litepanels on Batteries Just Got Easier

One of the most common questions regarding light fixtures and running on batteries is finding out exactly how much time you have for shooting at full power. You can do…

Gear Talk: The Goldfold Wallet

Gear Talk: The Goldfold Wallet

Do you work on set? Do you carry call sheets around and refer to them often? If so and you don’t have a GoldFold, you probably want to…

LaCie Names Filmtools their Authorized Support Center on West Coast

LaCie Names Filmtools their Authorized Support Center on West Coast

Filmtools and LaCie have teamed up to offer same-day product support in the Los Angeles Area as LaCie has just made Filmtools its exclusive Authorized Support Center on the…

Seven Steps for Lighting a Scene from Barry Andersson

Seven Steps for Lighting a Scene from Barry Andersson

Barry Andersson has written for PVC before, as well as putting on a few webinars, and now he is taking his training expertise on the road. Barry’s Practical…

Memory cards and the state of the art in solid state

Memory cards and the state of the art in solid state

You’re not George Lucas and you don’t have a virtual limitless budget. So you’ve probably been tempted by those generic memory cards for your camera, the ones…

How to record great location sound without a boom operator

How to record great location sound without a boom operator

One of the worst mistakes you can make when recording location sound is to rely on a boom shotgun mic without an operator. Shotgun mics actually have a very narrow…

Choosing a video production drive

Choosing a video production drive

Back in the 20th century drive choice was a little simpler: hard or floppy. These days when it comes to hard drives, things aren’t so easy to figure out…

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