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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…

The milkman: an unsung hero of the film set

The milkman: an unsung hero of the film set

Back in the days of civil society the milkman would swing by and leave the milk at your doorstep. Years later the crate that carried the milk has become an…

Cinekinetic’s Cinesaddle: the camera support that’ll get you out of a tight corner

Cinekinetic’s Cinesaddle: the camera support that’ll get you out of a tight corner

Perfect composition always seems to require putting the camera in the most awkward position in a room. You can try wrestling it into place with a sandbag or two, but…

BULLETX – The C-47 Gets Upgraded

BULLETX – The C-47 Gets Upgraded

The C-47 clothespin is vital to filmmakers and creative professionals all across the world. Just like the airplane, their simple design makes them efficient and reliable. While C-47…

SmallHD goes big again with two more large monitors

SmallHD goes big again with two more large monitors

While the majority of the filmmaking community was geeking out on SmallHD’s announcement of their brand new HDR monitors at NAB, some were left thinking “I just want a…

The CINE Battery: A way to cut the cord even on long shoots

The CINE Battery: A way to cut the cord even on long shoots

If you’ve been enduring the short and unpredictable life of DSLR batteries (let’s face it, the form factor of those little plastic blocks was never designed for the…

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