7 Top-Notch Tutorials for Learning the Basics of Filmmaking


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From building a crew to shooting and editing a video, here’s everything you need to know to begin your filmmaking career.

How “The Mandalorian” Got Feature Film Effects on a TV Budget


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Stagecraft vs. Green Screen: How Jon Favreau crafted the effects for the epic series The Mandalorian on a not-so-epic TV budget.

Capturing the Kinetic Filmmaking Energy of the Safdie Brothers


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A look into how the Good Time and Uncut Gems filmmakers — Benny and Josh Safdie — create kinetic energy and dynamic color palettes in their films.

DIY: How to DIY a Green Screen on a Budget


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Find the right fabrics, paints, and equipment to make a DIY green screen. Learn how to light and mount your green screen without breaking the bank.

Creating Scenes with Audio: Make Your Setting Appear Silent


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In this writeup, we’ll discuss how to make a scene completely silent, as well as how to reintroduce specific sounds into your scene.

The Future of Browser-Based Creative Review with ftrack and cineSync


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Browser-based creative review is already a staple for collaboration in the industry, so what does ftrack’s acquisition of Cospective mean for filmmakers?

The 2010s: The Biggest Filmmaking Moments of the Decade


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In ten years, a lot has happened to the world of filmmaking and cinematography. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest moments.

5 Reasons to Invest in a Dependable Camera Cage


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Investing in a good, reliable camera cage is a great way to protect your camera from damage on set, as well as increase its handling stability.

The Importance of Capturing and Controlling Specularity


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Learn how to utilize specular reflections, why it is important you’re getting that particular effect, and how to enhance or reduce it.

Shooting Video Interviews with Two People at Once


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Plan accordingly, know the usual problems, and be ready to adjust on the fly: A guide to handling two people at once for sit-down video interviews.

Aputure Releases a New Spotlight Mount Attachment


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Have you ever wanted the power of a Leko light with the convenience of a LED? Well, your dreams have now come true with the Aputure Spotlight …

In-Camera or in Post: How to Get the Same Effects as Expensive Lenses


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In this article, we take a look at three common effects and whether the post-production version lives up to the in-camera effect.

Will Buying Your Own Camera Get You Work as a DP?


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We take a look at the owner-operator model of cinematography — including the pros and cons of buying your own camera rig.

Fuel Your Audience’s Fears with Eerie Royalty-Free Music


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Need to ramp up the creeping dread in your supernaturally terrifying scene? Build a haunting soundtrack with eerie royalty-free music.

Lumix S1H: Panasonic’s First 6K Mirrorless Camera Is Here


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Here are the full specs for Panasonic’s brand-new Lumix S1H mirrorless camera. So what are the key takeaways? Here’s what you need to know.

Master Premiere Pro’s Timeline with Source Patching


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Take your video editing skills to the next level by working with source patching in the timeline panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Filmmaking Insights: The Hidden Power of Director’s Commentary


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From camera selection to personal relationships behind the scenes, discover what you can learn from a director’s commentary.

Keep Your Customers Engaged with the Right Royalty-Free Hold Music


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Nobody likes being on hold — but it doesn’t have to be torture! Use the right royalty-free on-hold music to keep your callers sane and satisfied.

Quick Tip: Fixing a Crooked Horizon in Premiere Pro


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Set your horizons straight with these quick, savvy tips for effectively correcting crooked footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Making Cinema Lights and Practicals Work Together


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Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.