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Going Mobile with Your Grip Package

Going Mobile with Your Grip Package

Perhaps when you hear “mobile” and “grip” together, you tend to think of a one, three or five-ton grip truck. That is usually how grip arrives, right?  Well, what…

Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography

Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography

There are no rules for perfect composition, said photographer Arnold Newman. There are infinite ways to frame a shot, adds Raymond Thi. His website, Geometric Shots, will help you to…

Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?

Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?

Presented as a groundbreaking LED technology, Anthem One has a new Strobe battery that will allow its Light Cards to last 500% longer than a xenon flash bulb. There is…

Adobe Moving Stills: the tool to generate video from a single photograph

Adobe Moving Stills: the tool to generate video from a single photograph

Moving Stills enables any photograph to become an animated 3D image with a realistic effect of flying through the photo. It’s not wizardry, but a process with roots in…

Kodak Cinema Tools, a film calculator for Android and iOS smartphones

Kodak Cinema Tools, a film calculator for Android and iOS smartphones

Whether you need to calculate depth of field, how much film you’ve left for a sequence or check the meaning of a term, the free app from Kodak takes…

Tolar Armitt: 1st AC cuts the cord with Hawk-Woods Mini-V  batteries

Tolar Armitt: 1st AC cuts the cord with Hawk-Woods Mini-V batteries

Admit it, no one thinks about batteries until they don’t work. Vancouver-based 1st AC, Tolar Armitt, though, never leaves home without a charger and multiple Hawk-Woods Mini…

Samsung Galaxy A9: the world’s first quad camera smartphone

Samsung Galaxy A9: the world’s first quad camera smartphone

Smartphones with dual cameras are common and some even have three. Now Samsung introduces the first model with four rear cameras, the Galaxy A9, expanding the creative options for photo…

Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

I do not care how the Blackmagic Design eGPU looks. I do not care how it works. I only care if it speeds up my exports. As a shooter I…

From Google to Concensum: protecting your copyright in a digital world

From Google to Concensum: protecting your copyright in a digital world

Concensum’s Global Copyright Register, which will launch soon, will track your photos online and go after whoever stole them. The blockchain technology can also be used to protect video…

4K OLED UHD Monitor from Panasonic is More Than a True Plasma Replacement

4K OLED UHD Monitor from Panasonic is More Than a True Plasma Replacement

The difference that HD grading monitors can make for projects of any size, from Hollywood productions all the way to films shot on a smartphone, are considerable. People like Alexis…