How Reed Morano’s Cinematography Turns the Camera into a Character


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Explore the dark, beautiful, and personal cinematography of DP-turned-director Reed Morano and how filmmakers can turn their cameras into characters.

My RØDE Reel 2020 Short Film Competition Open for Entries


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My RØDE Reel 2020 Short Film Competition from RØDE Microphones is now open for entries! From July 29th to October 7th, you can submit your entry to the competition. With $1 Million in cash – plus lots of gear and filmmaking prizes for winners to be shared, it’s bigger than ever.

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Entry for My RØDE Reel 2020

To enter the My RØDE Reel 2020 Short Film Competition, you need to submit an originally produced short film between 60 seconds and 3 minutes length. You also

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Sony a7S III – Panel Discussion Hosted by B&H


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Join the B&H Panel Discussion about the new Sony a7S III mirrorless camera. Aside from cinema5D’s own Johnnie Behiri, there will be Chris Burkard and Mike Bubolo from Sony and B&H’s Doug and Derek. Youtube link to the live video is included in our article. The discussion starts at 11 am EDT (17:00 CEST).

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As you probably already know from the huge online launch campaign, today Sony announced the long-awaited new mirrorless camera a7S III. The new lowlight king features improved framerates and codecs. You can read (and watch) all information and Continue reading “Sony a7S III – Panel Discussion Hosted by B&H”

Hollyland’s Mars 300 Pro wireless HDMI video system brings lower latency & weight with more connectivity


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Hollyland has today announced its new Mars 300 Pro wireless HDMI video transmission system that offers significant improvements over its predecessor, the Mars 300. While it still has the same 300ft transmission range, it has lower latency, weighs less, features a new OLED display, can stream to your smartphone as well as the included receiver […]

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This lunatic is diving 18-story buildings with a $20,000 drone-mounted RED camera


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The world of FPV droning doesn’t typically have much to do with the more aesthetic, cinematic of drone filmmaking. At least, not usually. Well, not unless you’re Paul Nurk. Going by the name NurkFPV on YouTube (and Instagram), Paul is pretty obsessed with FPV. How obsessed? Well, he’s obsessed enough to build an FPV drone […]

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Canon Will Release an RF-Mount Speed Booster in 2020: Report


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When Canon officially entered the full-frame mirrorless space with the EOS R, they were praised for releasing not one, not two, but three different RF-mount lens adapters. But it seems that was just the beginning…

According to a report on Canon Rumors, the Japanese camera giant has three more RF-mount adapters in the works: two lens adapters for cinema glass, and its very own speed booster (AKA a focal reducer) that would compete with options from companies like Metabones.

The first three adapters Canon released were all RF-mount to EF-mount: one bog-standard version, one with a built-in

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Establishing and Maintaining a Hierarchy on a Film or Video Set


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It’s impossible to run a set like a flat organization. Here’s why hierarchy matters, and how you can use it to your advantage.

The Vortex8 is a $5,000 650W cinema LED panel with an IP65 waterproof rating


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Well, this is an interesting looking light, if not cheap, by any stretch of the imagination. Coming in at $4,999, the Vortex8 is the new flagship LED panel from Australian lighting manufacturer Creamsource. It’s a high powered 650W LED panel with a 60 x 30cm front face and it’s IP65 rated for use in even […]

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Foam Box – An Alternative to Apple Boxes on Sets


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Apple boxes have been used on set for decades, and a Canadian company called Foam Box decided to reinvent it. Foam Box is nearly the size of a traditional full apple box, you can sit on it without a cushion, it can support over 2000lbs, but it is made of expanded polyethylene and weighs only 3lbs, which is three times lighter than wood. However, you can’t use it to level dolly tracks, but it’s an excellent alternative for independent filmmakers. Let’s take a closer look at it!

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New INOVATIV AXIS Health Workstations for Post-Pandemic Sets


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The new INOVATIV AXIS Health line of workstations and components to custom-build one is the latest innovation from Californa-based company INOVATIV. With AXIS Health, they are expanding their set-related portfolio of carts and other film and photography gear.

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INOVATIV AXIS Health. Image credit: INOVATIV (edited by cinema5D).

Since earlier this year, some new rules apply: wash your hands regularly, silently sing happy birthday twice while doing so, wear a face mask, keep your distance to others… you know the drill. But how to deal with now slowly re-opening workplaces like film sets for example? The new INOVATIV AXIS Health line

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Pro Advice for Starting Out as a Film and Television Producer


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Get an inside look at the day-to-day life of a producer working in film, television, and video production. At the heart of every pro film, television, or …

The Canon EOS R5 May Be Plagued by Overheating Issues in Both 8K and 4K Modes


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Ever since Canon declared that the newly-announced EOS R5 would be able able to shoot 8K RAW video with NO crop, people have been waiting to hear the “catch.” Would record time be super limited, or would the camera simply overheat very quickly? The answer, it seems, is “both.”

The whole controversy more or less began when a warning page—ostensibly supplied by Canon to “the largest UK pro-video dealership CVP”—was published online. We first saw it on EOSHD, and it shows the record time limitations and overheating issues inherent to a 45MP camera that shoots 8K/30p RAW

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The Filmmakers of Tomorrow Are on TikTok Today


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Take a look at how innovative TikTok content creators are influencing the next generation of filmmakers. I don’t know about you, but it’s shameful how much time …

Light and Motion CLx10 Review – High Output Fixture, Internal Battery Powered


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Light & Motion, based out of Northern California, is known primarily for their history in dive lighting that stretches back as far as 1989. In recent years though they’ve made the leap into the photography and cinema space and their lighting fixtures are certainly unique in design. Over the past several weeks I’ve been able to put their newest and highest output light, the CLx10, through the paces. More below!

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First Impressions 

The CLx10 chip on board (COB) LED light features high output, integrated battery power, and a very, very small form

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How to Frame a Medium Shot Like a Master Cinematographer


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Learn how to frame a Medium Shot the Roger Deakins way. Break down the work of a twelve-time Oscar nominee by learning the difference between a Medium …

Talk with Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, by Sony and FUJINON


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Tomorrow at 11:00 PM CEST, AbelCine is hosting an online talk with the cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC. Sponsored by Sony and FUJINON, the event is open and free for anyone to register and join. Claudio is a Chilean cinematographer best known as the Academy Award-winning director of photography on Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi and as the director of photography on David Fincher’s film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Creative Forces – Talk with Claudio Miranda, ASC. Source: Eventbrite/AbelCine

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MZed Weekend Sale – Filmmaking Courses at a Discount


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The Online Filmmaking School MZed offers a MZed Weekend Sale for the MZed Pro and MZed Pro Premium membership and discount on many courses. The sale is for the 4th of July Weekend and is open now. 

Learning never stops, especially for film and video professionals. MZed is a very useful online filmmaking school where you can find many useful courses about film and video creative skills.

What’s on sale?

During this weekend, you can get huge discount on MZed, this include:

A Guide to Handling Unexpected Setbacks on Location


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A guide into how you can quickly and safely solve any problems on set without breaking down a production entirely. Here are the critical areas to focus …

Frame.io Workflow From Home – Final Episode


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Thirteen episodes and a hundred days later, the team at Frame.io just released the last episode of its Workflow From Home series. In this episode, Michael Cioni is questioning about remote video production being “the new normal” due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Let’s take a closer look at what this Workflow From series tells us about what could be the future of the filmmaking industry.

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Back in April this year, Frame.io launched the Workflow From Home series in direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The idea of this series was to interview and

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How to Capture Professional-Grade Stunts Safely with a Long Lens


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Safety is the first concern when dealing with stunts on set. Let’s look at various ways to pull off a professional-grade stunt via a long lens.