Education & Inspiration

Recommended Media For The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Recommended Media For The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Since Blackmagic Design’s brand new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is ending up into some people’s hands it’s time to talk about what media works…

Blackmagic Design Resolve 15.1.2 Update Released

Blackmagic Design Resolve 15.1.2 Update Released

As many URSA Mini Pro shooters continue to shoot with the recently released BlackmagicRAW Blackmagic Design decided to release an update with DaVinci Resolve 15.1.2 improving performance with…

Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

There was a tweet the other day asking an interesting question about non-linear editing certification for a graduating high school senior and which NLE certification would be most valuable…

Blackmagic Design Joined The New Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Blackmagic Design Joined The New Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Blackmagic Design has joined the new Netflix Post Technology Alliance and that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, was chosen…

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

Many years ago I wrote about the simplest interview lighting setup ever. Here’s my modern take on that same setup. The TL;DR version is: I still use…

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

I like to see new cameras, but more importantly, I like getting my grubby hands on them to see if I like them or not. Thanks to Nashville-based Contrast…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

This is a story about a lens family whose soft focus backgrounds were consciously designed, and the lens mount that made them possible. For the last six months I&#8217…

SONY VENICE 3.0 FIRMWARE & EXTENSION HEAD ANNOUNCED

SONY VENICE 3.0 FIRMWARE & EXTENSION HEAD ANNOUNCED

Sony continues to follow their announced roadmap of upgrades and added features to their Full Frame flagship camera VENICE. At IBC 2018 Sony announced the VENICE Extension System and Version…

A Panasonic EVA1 Camera Review – A Shooter’s Camera

A Panasonic EVA1 Camera Review – A Shooter’s Camera

There I was in my office packing and planning for a network shoot. Before me, sat a handful of cameras and accessories. Do I bring this or that? What will…