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ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

ART OF THE SHOT: “Bad Santa 2” DP Theo Van de Sande

One of Theo Van de Sande most recent films was the second edition of the Bill Bob Thorton film “Bad Santa 2.” The forever crass sequel found it…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder Review

Blackmagic Design URSA Studio Viewfinder Review

Red, Blue, or Green. Sometimes just monitoring in a primary color helps a cameraperson nail the shot.  In the past year, Blackmagic has pushed consistently to developing their products for…

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING WITH PETE GILL

AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE CREATIVE WORLD OF FILMMAKING WITH PETE GILL

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…

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

I’m constantly experimenting with common lighting setups and trying to make them better. There is no more common lighting setup than that of the talking head interview. Here…

Blackmagic Announces URSA Mini Pro and Accessories

Blackmagic Announces URSA Mini Pro and Accessories

In a youtube live streamed press conference Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty displayed a few new items. Yet, this was not just a show-and-tell style press conference. This time…

Using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve For Editing, Grading, and Finishing

Using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve For Editing, Grading, and Finishing

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12.5 was the program of choice for editing, coloring, and finishing the original short form comedy series “Please Tell Me I’m…

Sony Professional Launches Tech Tip Video Series

Sony Professional Launches Tech Tip Video Series

For five consecutive weeks, Sony Professional will roll out new tech videos offering quick tech tips related to Sony’s LMD monitors and camera line. These videos will feature…

Shooting With Fujinon’s New MK18-55mm Cinema Lens

Shooting With Fujinon’s New MK18-55mm Cinema Lens

Well well… it appears Fujinon is jumping onto the affordable cinema zoom bandwagon. Today the company announced two new cinema lenses: the MK 18-55mm and the MK 50…

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…