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5 tips for shooting 360° video

5 tips for shooting 360° video

It may seem like creating a 360° video is equivalent to shooting a traditional film, just with a special camera…

An Interview with Two-time Oscar Winner Neil Corbould

An Interview with Two-time Oscar Winner Neil Corbould

Two-time Oscar winner Neil Corbould got his first insight into the world of special effects after following his uncle…

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Since the dawn of microphones, there have been two greatly different types of signals: balanced and unbalanced. Since the dawn…

An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

Lightworks is a powerful NLE that has been around for many years and has edited at lot of major Hollywood…

Term of the week: Vectorscope

Term of the week: Vectorscope

This ancient relic of the age of analog video production still has a role to play in modern color correction…

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing…

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Some people call the Pyle PDMIC78 a knockoff of the Shure SM57. That description is true regarding the physical shape…

Squash & Stretch: a Free and Pro keyframe assistant

Squash & Stretch: a Free and Pro keyframe assistant

Squash & Stretch is a smart keyframe assistant extension for Adobe After Effects from Mamoworld, and comes in a Free…

Review: Xume adapters, the magic of Manfrotto’s Lens Filter Suite

Review: Xume adapters, the magic of Manfrotto’s Lens Filter Suite

The concept is interesting: adapters that use magnetic strength to keep your filters in place. That’s what the Xume…

ART OF THE CUT on MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

ART OF THE CUT on MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Mick Audsley is the BAFTA-winning editor of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, 12 Monkeys, Harry Potter and the Goblet…

Review + comparison: iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface

Review + comparison: iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface

In this article, I’ll review the new <US$100 iRig Pre HD cross platform audio interface, with preamp…

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

The art of the opening title sequence is flourishing like never before. The best ones contain clues, “Easter eggs…

Hands on with the Sony RX0

Hands on with the Sony RX0

Last month at Sony Pictures Studios on Stage 23, I was given a few hours to play around with the…

conSOLIDator

conSOLIDator

conSOLIDator After Effects free script…

Art of the manual white balance

Art of the manual white balance

White balancing a camera is only half the story. Now we have to white balance our lights. Back in my…

Classic Course: Grayscale Shootout

Classic Course: Grayscale Shootout

Back in 2009, we had the ambitious idea that we were going to release a new movies on a regular…

Term of the week: Cardellini clamps

Term of the week: Cardellini clamps

These may have been used in medieval torture practices, but they’re actually extremely versatile tools in the hands of…

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to…

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

Road Test: GoPro HERO6 Black

We recently took a week-long trip up to Oregon to visit family scattered about the state that I grew…

In Depth Look – Red Giant Universe 2.2

In Depth Look – Red Giant Universe 2.2

Red Giant develop and distribute some of the best plug-ins out there.   Shine and Magic Bullet Looks are my…