Sigma Teases Their New Line of Classic Cine Primes


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Vintage prime lenses are the stuff of cinematic dreams, and Sigma is aiming to make those dreams come true.


Despite being expensive, hard to come by, and potentially incompatible with your camera of choice, vintage prime lenses have helped develop the signature look of classic 70’s films such as Rocky, Jaws, All The President’s Men, and The Godfather. On the indie side, the look and feel of films such as Barbara Loden’s Wanda has been an influence on contemporary auteurs.



As a cinematographer, getting your hands on a Continue reading “Sigma Teases Their New Line of Classic Cine Primes”

How Does the Sigma fp Stack Up to Other Major Mirrorless Full-Frame Cameras?


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Sigma’s announcement of the world’s most pocketable camera has hooked the interest of the camera community, but how does compare to the other options out there?


We took a look at a few of the other best mirrorless cameras on the market. Here are the cold-hard tech specs.

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Expert Publicists Explain How to Get Your Film Seen on a Budget


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Everything you wanted to know about independent film publicity (and how to get it).


If you want people to see your movie, first they need to know it exists. You need attention. But how do you break through the noise to end up on an audience member’s radar? That’s where good publicity comes in.



Maybe you are a guest on someone’s favorite podcast, reviewed in Variety, or even The New York Times. Or, maybe it’s front page news in your hometown newspaper. When I was releasing my feature film, Different Flowers Continue reading “Expert Publicists Explain How to Get Your Film Seen on a Budget”

Double Time Your Offloads with Sonnet’s New SF3 Series RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader


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Would you like to cut your footage offload time in half?


Whether you’re shooting in 8K, at a higher frame rate, or just eager to get offloading done at the end of a long shoot day, faster is better.



A lightning fast professional media reader is key for RED camera users in particular.



Typical RED MINI-MAG card readers are single-slot, taking one MINI-MAG at a time. This, combined with USB speeds, can lead to relatively long offload times.



Sonnet announced a Professional Dual-Slot Continue reading “Double Time Your Offloads with Sonnet’s New SF3 Series RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader”

New LockPort for Fujifilm XT3 Helps You Avoid an HDMI Crisis


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There is nothing more frustrating than fussing with an output when you want to be focused on what you’re filming.


HDMI ports are notoriously fragile. Though convenient, these delicate connectors are a weak point, even in controlled environments.



And mirrorless cameras are designed to be flexible and used anywhere.



One mistake—a yank on the cable—and you not only have to divert your attention but if it causes damage, it could delay the shoot. Not to mention you’d be out a significant amount of money for repairs.

Continue reading “New LockPort for Fujifilm XT3 Helps You Avoid an HDMI Crisis”

Here’s the New Sony 35mm F1.8 Lens You’ve Been Craving


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Complete your lens lineup with Sony’s new FE 35mm F1.8.


Just five years ago, Sony shipped the Sony a7II and has been catering to its dedicated mirrorless following ever since. If you’re a part of that following, good news…your pleas for a fast, all-purpose 35mm lens have been heard.



Sony has announced the release of the FE 35mm F1.8, a full-frame wide-angle lens that joins the company’s 34-lens lineup for a7 and a9 cameras.





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Here’s the New Sony 35mm F1.8 Lens You’ve Been Craving


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Complete your lens lineup with Sony’s new FE 35mm F1.8.


Just five years ago, Sony shipped the Sony a7II and has been catering to its dedicated mirrorless following ever since. If you’re a part of that following, good news…your pleas for a fast, all-purpose 35mm lens have been heard.



Sony has announced the release of the FE 35mm F1.8, a full-frame wide-angle lens that joins the company’s 34-lens lineup for a7 and a9 cameras.





For video, the lens runs on Continue reading “Here’s the New Sony 35mm F1.8 Lens You’ve Been Craving”

Moxie: An Affordable Wireless FIZ System for the Rest of Us


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We are in the midst of a follow focus renaissance, and Moxie is taking it in a whole new direction.


Meet the wireless follow focus that won’t bankrupt your next project.



With well-established companies like DJI, Heden, Teradek, and more dominating the market and producing excellent wireless FIZ system options, it takes guts to take on the competition.



Enter Moxie.



It’s compact. It’s lightweight. It’s all controlled from your phone. And it’s affordable.



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Moxie: An Affordable Wireless FIZ System for the Rest of Us


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We are in the midst of a follow focus renaissance, and Moxie is taking it in a whole new direction.


Meet the wireless follow focus that won’t bankrupt your next project.



With well-established companies like DJI, Heden, Teradek, and more dominating the market and producing excellent wireless FIZ system options, it takes guts to take on the competition.



Enter Moxie.



It’s compact. It’s lightweight. It’s all controlled from your phone. And it’s affordable.



Moxie is the wireless FIZ system Continue reading “Moxie: An Affordable Wireless FIZ System for the Rest of Us”

This ‘Shining’ Deepfake Video Should Freak You Out


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From politics to pornography to Hollywood, Deepfake technology is calling into question whether we can trust what we see on video.


The robots aren’t coming. They’re already here.



Deepfake is a new technology that uses AI, CGI and facial mapping via easy-to-use software that creates a believable face replacement.



The YouTuber Ctrl Shift Face is making a splash using Deepfake open source software to create videos mashing up known actors and film clips.



His latest clip of The Shining starring Jim Carrey has Continue reading “This ‘Shining’ Deepfake Video Should Freak You Out”

This ‘Shining’ Deepfake Video Should Freak You Out


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From politics to pornography to Hollywood, Deepfake technology is calling into question whether we can trust what we see on video.


The robots aren’t coming. They’re already here.



Deepfake is a new technology that uses AI, CGI and facial mapping via easy-to-use software that creates a believable face replacement.



The YouTuber Ctrl Shift Face is making a splash using Deepfake open source software to create videos mashing up known actors and film clips.



His latest clip of The Shining starring Jim Carrey has Continue reading “This ‘Shining’ Deepfake Video Should Freak You Out”

5 Screenwriting Tips from the Godmothers of Rom-Com


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If you want to write a romantic comedy, or any kind of script for that matter, you’ll want to learn everything you can from the queens of the genre.


10 Things I Hate About You. Legally Blonde. Ella Enchanted. She’s The Man. Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah have written into existence the genre of empowered women in romantic comedies.



Utterly quotable, pithy, and ahead of their time, their films have already become modern classics, and Kiwi and Karen’s successes keep coming. Kiwi’s YA novel Trinkets was recently adapted into a Continue reading “5 Screenwriting Tips from the Godmothers of Rom-Com”

Check Out the Entire ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Avid Timeline


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Editor Evan Schiff shares his timelines for “John Wick: Chapter 3” and “John Wick: Chapter 2”.


We all know that editing is a painstakingly tedious job…even those who are not editors are well aware. However, it’s often hard to quantify or even describe the sheer amount of work it takes to edit, say, a feature-length Hollywood blockbuster.



But editor Evan Schiff gives a rare glimpse inside his Avid post-production timeline of John Wick: Chapter 3 to see what it takes to edit a cult phenomenon and box office sensation.

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TRASH App Exclusive for No Film School Readers


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New AI editing app TRASH is giving exclusive access to our readers.


Curious about AI tech?



Want to take your social media video to the next level?



Trash is a mobile video app that uses AI to edit your videos for you. Upload video clips and TRASH generates an edit for you using cutting-edge tech developed with a National Science Foundation grant. The app AI instantly generates a rough cut and does “the heavy lifting (like finding the interesting moments and cutting them to the beat of Continue reading “TRASH App Exclusive for No Film School Readers”

Get Your First Look Behind the Scenes of ‘Bond 25’


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It’s here! The first official look behind the scenes of “Bond 25”.


Today the official James Bond Twitter account released our first glimpse into the filming of untitled “Bond 25” with Daniel Craig returning as 007 and Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Maniac) directing.



After much speculation, and even a leaked photo, this behind the scenes footage confirms that “Bond 25” is being filmed on 35mm Panavision cameras. Director of Photography Linus Sandgren and Fukunaga have a history of taking full advantage of film as a medium, and from what Continue reading “Get Your First Look Behind the Scenes of ‘Bond 25’”

Would You Trust A.I. to Edit Your Videos for You? Meet the TRASH App


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You shoot and TRASH edits.


TRASH is a new A.I. powered mobile video app that wants to edit your videos for you.



Wait. what?



All you need to do is upload video clips, then TRASH creates a rough cut for you.



And it doesn’t simply randomly generate edits. An advanced technology is responsible for the editing choices. From there you can use TRASH’s edits as-is, or adjust to your heart’s content.



The app also features a platform to Continue reading “Would You Trust A.I. to Edit Your Videos for You? Meet the TRASH App”

Get the Perfect Slow Push-In in Post with Vashi Nedomansky’s Premiere Pro Preset


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The slow push-in is a fundamental building block of cinematic storytelling. Here’s how you can achieve it in post.


We listed the slow push-in as one of our 8 camera moves that will help you tell better stories, and for good reason.



The push-in often takes place when the audience is receiving a key piece of information. The filmmaker is inviting the audience to lean forward. The camera slowly moves towards the subject to emphasize an important moment. It’s a way to subtly say, “Pay attention! This story beat is important. Continue reading “Get the Perfect Slow Push-In in Post with Vashi Nedomansky’s Premiere Pro Preset”

How A DIY Approach Resulted in a Subway Station Made From Cardboard


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Can’t find the perfect filming location? Maybe you can make it yourself!


David and James Codeglia, director and cinematographer of Deep Dish Apocalypse respectively, took this empowering approach to the challenge of filming in a subway station.



They found a creative low-budget solution to an expensive location problem and delivered high-quality results.



Budget is often the biggest obstacle between filmmakers and making their projects made. Somehow, no matter the size or scope of a project, there’s never enough time, money, or daylight. Especially for low-budget indie films. Continue reading “How A DIY Approach Resulted in a Subway Station Made From Cardboard”

10 TV Writing Fellowships To Launch Your Television Career


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Calling all aspiring television writers. It’s TV writing fellowship season.


Is your spec script spell-checked? Your resume polished? Your personal essays crafted? Here are all the details you need to apply for the television writing fellowship that could be the first step to launching your career.



Each spring in Los Angeles, networks pick up lucky pilots, and staffing season begins. Thousands of writers compete for elusive spots in the room.



For marginalized voices, and up-and-coming writers looking for their first opportunity, the challenge of getting in the Continue reading “10 TV Writing Fellowships To Launch Your Television Career”