How do you extract the best performance from your actors? Rehearsal can be the key, but what is the fine line between proper preparation and over-rehearsing? As the director, your job is to steer your actors toward emotionally rich, convincing performances, so what is the best way to communicate your desires to your actors?
Atomos chose BVE 2015 as the launch pad for exciting news about a free firmware update packed full of new features for their 4K Shogun recorder. The update, to arrive at the end of February 2015, will feature, among other things, the implementation of Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing for the Shogun.
ARRI has announced the ALEXA Mini, a cube-shaped camera with all of the horsepower of an ALEXA in a much smaller carbon fibre casing. Pros looking for ultimate high-end equipment for use with drones, MoVis and other portable shooting solutions should see this as a strong alternative to the RED EPIC.
Brandon from LinusTechTips brings us this amazing explanation how Metabones Speedboosters are able to give your interchangeable-lens camera an additional f-stop. That means more light and even shallower depth of field.
Low budget projects call for low cost solutions. Before referring cheapskate clients to an uncle with a camcorder, take a look at a few free tools which, with little else, can produce some professional results.
Edelkrone has released yet another small filmmaking tool to help compact shooters add production value without getting a hernia. The Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is a lifting, flexing and tilting head for cameras 5.5 lbs or less.