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Blackmagic Design Conference in Los Angeles

Blackmagic Design Conference in Los Angeles

The conference and expo will offer Blackmagic Design users and professionals a unique opportunity of networking with industry experts and three full days of cutting-edge training structured along multiple…

Why Contracts are Necessary for Video Production Companies

Why Contracts are Necessary for Video Production Companies

I’m a fan of People’s Court with Judge Marilyn Milian, and she often says that when you enter into a business deal, you’ve got to have a…

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 2

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 2

Does large format really create a greater sense of depth and dimensionality in a flat image? Read on to find out… If you haven’t yet read part…

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 1

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 1

The mid-20th century epic movie experience is returning to a screen near you— at your local cineplex, in your home, and possibly even on your phone. A few years…

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Whether it’s Quentin Tarantino shooting “Hateful Eight” in 65mm, the Panavision Millenium DXL, RED’s VV sensors, the Arri Alexa 65, or the new Sony…

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

He has shot more than 200 films and is a frequent collaborator with Ken Burns. Buddy Squires, ASC is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Director of Photography. If you…

Hands on with DJI’s X7 Gimbal and the Inspire 2

Hands on with DJI’s X7 Gimbal and the Inspire 2

Earlier this year I spent a month in and around Utah filming drone coverage on a show for Discovery. On that project I had access to both the Inspire 1…

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

I’ve been testing these small portable LED light panels from Polaroid throughout the year in various types of productions and found that we rarely ever head out of…

Building a 4K video editing PC for 2018

Building a 4K video editing PC for 2018

With 2018 at the door, some of us will start to imagine what our new computer will look like, and if it will be off-the-shelf or built for…

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 that can see in all directions at once. But, in…