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Developing An Awareness of Color

Developing An Awareness of Color

Color awareness came slowly to me, but now I can’t escape it. Read on, and follow me down the rabbit hole. This article started out as an analysis…

Blackmagic Continues To Make an Impact In Hollywood

Blackmagic Continues To Make an Impact In Hollywood

Blackmagic Design gear used to help make more than 20 films this summer. Yes, your little pocket camera has been used on some of this year’s biggest action…

Wooden Camera’s URSA Mini Side Plate and Wireless Adapter

Wooden Camera’s URSA Mini Side Plate and Wireless Adapter

There are times when a company releases the one product which will make your life a little easier as a shooter. For me, it is the Wooden Camera Wireless Side…

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…

Why We Need More Women In Film and Television

Why We Need More Women In Film and Television

This past weekend had the potential to be big news for Women in Filmmaking. The latest version of “Ghostbusters” had its opening weekend in the theaters with its…

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Camera Review

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Camera Review

Panasonic continues to deliver what Broadcasters are looking for with the single-lens AJ-PX230 camera. Simple, easy to use by a layman/laywoman feels like the theme of the…

Blackmagic ATEM Switcher Updated to 6.9

Blackmagic ATEM Switcher Updated to 6.9

Blackmagic released update 6.9 for their ATEM Switcher. This update adds adaptability to the multi-view by adding new features like VU Meters and the ability to swap program…

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera Firmware 3.4 Announced

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera Firmware 3.4 Announced

It was the last thing I thought Blackmagic would do. I thought they would focus nearly all of their efforts on furthering the 4.6K URSA Mini and the 4K…

AE Project Diary: 2) Green Fever

AE Project Diary: 2) Green Fever

  This is the first article anyone has written about Star Wars, lawn bowls, weddings and coffee machines, and how After Effects is an unlikely link between them. Since publishing…

Large Price Drop for Canon C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II

Large Price Drop for Canon C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II

I love saving money. I’m sure you love saving money just as much as I love saving money. Now you can save more money if you buy the…

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Review

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Review

It’s small. It shoots raw. It’s the Blackmagic Micro Cinema. This is definitely one of the smallest cameras I’ve shot on to date except…

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

An article at Adobe Spark says the film industry is spiraling into obscurity.  Do you agree? I encourage you to read it and then come back so we can chat…

The Panavision Millennium DXL: Light Iron and RED create a winning new look for large format cinematography

The Panavision Millennium DXL: Light Iron and RED create a winning new look for large format cinematography

My invitation to a mysterious press event was nearly one of the biggest surprise announcements of the year. That morning Panavision showed their new camera, the Millennium DXL, to the…

Under the Radar at Cine Gear Expo 2016

Under the Radar at Cine Gear Expo 2016

Cine Gear Expo 2016 fell on two of the hottest days in Los Angeles all year, but if you could brave the heat, you’d find a lot of…

Art vs Advertising: The reality behind my first rejection

Art vs Advertising: The reality behind my first rejection

20 years ago this week I answered the phone – and this is what I learned. Recently, Richard Harrington published an article titled “Why film and video have lost their…

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