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FilmLab: scan film with a smartphone

FilmLab: scan film with a smartphone

Shooting film is great, scanning it a nightmare. Abe Fettig decided to try something different: he wrote a software that…

Aurora Aperture: new rear mount filters for extreme wide-angle lenses

Aurora Aperture: new rear mount filters for extreme wide-angle lenses

The new Kickstarter campaign for the PowerND family of high quality fixed neutral density (ND) filters from Aurora Aperture is…

Premiere Gal: Using Premiere Templates & the Essential Graphics Panel

Premiere Gal: Using Premiere Templates & the Essential Graphics Panel

Whether you want to create a quick split screen video, a bunch of square videos for Instagram with titles and…

iClone & HitFilm, tools in the animator’s tool box

iClone & HitFilm, tools in the animator’s tool box

The prehistoric animation by Kevin Seid was created with a beta version of iClone7 and HitFilm Pro 2017. The new…

Watch “Avid ScriptSync Fuses Your Media to Your Scripts” On-Demand at moviola.com

Watch “Avid ScriptSync Fuses Your Media to Your Scripts” On-Demand at moviola.com

One of the little-known secrets in narrative editing is Avid’s Script-Based Editing interface. It allows editors…

RX 6-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 26

RX 6-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 26

I’ve spoken about noise reduction in a few posts in the past. Most recently I discussed various approaches to…

Defining “The Cinematic Look”

Defining “The Cinematic Look”

Many of us talk about “the cinematic look” without defining what it is. Here’s my take. For a Mother…

Alexis Van Hurkman: What is New in DaVinci Resolve 14?

Alexis Van Hurkman: What is New in DaVinci Resolve 14?

During NAB 2017, LumaForge hosted the Faster, Together Stage. There, post professionals from around the world came to talk share…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Atlanta” DP Christian Sprenger

ART OF THE SHOT: “Atlanta” DP Christian Sprenger

In this edition of the Art of the Shot, I had to opportunity to talk to “Atlanta” Director…

Zylight and Chimera Show Variable Diffusion: NAB 2017 Video

Zylight and Chimera Show Variable Diffusion: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, Zylight, a manufacturer of LED lighting partnered with Chimera Lighting to show off, and this is mind…

ART OF THE CUT with a trailer editor

ART OF THE CUT with a trailer editor

Recently I asked readers of Art of the Cut about what types of editors they wanted to hear from. The…

Term of the week: ISO

Term of the week: ISO

A holdover from the days of analog photography, ISO is a measurement still used for exposure in the digital era…

Streamstar to add NewTek NDI integration + JVC control

Streamstar to add NewTek NDI integration + JVC control

At NAB 2017, live production and streaming tools developer Streamstar from Bratislava, Slovakia announced that it will add NewTek’s…

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Johannes Nannestad

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Johannes Nannestad

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching…

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Every lens has a feel and a purpose. Some reproduce the world perfectly, some imperfectly. They all have their place…

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Understanding and Mastering Pre-Production Workshop Saturday May 6

Nashville Filmmakers Guild Understanding and Mastering Pre-Production Workshop Saturday May 6

NFG: Understanding and Mastering Pre-Production May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Studio 615 272 Broadmoor Drive…

Have a copy of my FREE updated DaVinci Resolve 14 keyboard cheat-sheet

Have a copy of my FREE updated DaVinci Resolve 14 keyboard cheat-sheet

Back in 2015 I posted a copy of my DaVinci Resolve editing keyboard cheat-sheet. This was a little document…

Watch “5 Things: Prepping for Post Audio” On-Demand at moviola.com

Watch “5 Things: Prepping for Post Audio” On-Demand at moviola.com

In this episode of 5 THINGS, Michael covers the essentials for ensuring a smooth handoff from creative editorial to post…

Blackmagic responds: Yes to Castilian & Mandarin; no to PsF removal

Blackmagic responds: Yes to Castilian & Mandarin; no to PsF removal

After its obscure press release at NAB last week, Blackmagic has now clarified that its Video Assist’s new updated…

Unreal Engine: from video games to broadcast production

Unreal Engine: from video games to broadcast production

Epic Games went to NAB 2017 to reveal applications of their Unreal Engine that deliver unprecedented speed, fidelity and flexibility…

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