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1TB cloud storage for under US$70/year, or 5TB for US$30 more

1TB cloud storage for under US$70/year, or 5TB for US$30 more

Whether you are seeking, already using or needing to expand your online cloud storage, price is an important factor. I am talking about services like DropBox and Google Drive, which…

moviola.com now free

moviola.com now free

Moviola’s extensive library of training for filmmakers is now completely free. Gain access to the entire moviola.com catalog of comprehensive film studies training videos covering the gamut from…

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Connor Hair

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Connor Hair

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a Filmmaker…

Blackmagic Web Presenter, ATEM Switcher, and Hyperdeck Studio Mini Review

Blackmagic Web Presenter, ATEM Switcher, and Hyperdeck Studio Mini Review

One little box can make a world of difference. Add two more small boxes from Blackmagic and one can turn any live streaming video event into a professional tv production…

Filmmaker Friday with Filmmaker Alex Orchilles

Filmmaker Friday with Filmmaker Alex Orchilles

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Moovly Studio: online video editor reaches second generation

Moovly Studio: online video editor reaches second generation

Moovly Studio is not your regular video editor, but an online video animation software for easy production of videos for different needs. Select objects, add animation, edit it and you…

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Art of The Shot – Greig Fraser ASC, ACS

Art of The Shot – Greig Fraser ASC, ACS

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Cinematographer Greig Fraser ASC, ACS kicked off his career with an Instant Noodles commercial. Back then, he was so worried about where…

Nashville Filmmakers Guild’s Camera Debate

Nashville Filmmakers Guild’s Camera Debate

Investing into a camera system is one helluva a commitment. Yes, you can rent, but what should you rent and why? It can be challenging to keep up as manufacturers…

5 Things: Offline/Online Workflows

5 Things: Offline/Online Workflows

What’s old is new again: Offline / online workflows. Michael explores what they are and how to choose which one works best for you…

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield Shipping

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield Shipping

Get your DIY on with Blackmagic’s 3G-SDI Arduino Shield. The Arduino is built to help creatives and engineers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other…

Blocking Before Coffee

Blocking Before Coffee

Feature film: first day. The crew and I start to run out of things to prepare; the director is 45 minutes late, despite the nervous producer’s assurances that…

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

A sign taped to the door says “Quiet– filming.” This only makes you more nervous. You enter the room: it’s mostly pitch black, except for…

Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

[Update 12:05pm PST: 12mm prototype to arrive in April] The first four Veydra Mini Primes for micro four-thirds cameras, announced on Kickstarter last November and previewed here in…

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

I recently published an article about the breakthrough pro XAVC Long GOP códec/format from Sony, which is the third group of XAVC born in 2012. In the…