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Motion Control Buyer’s Guide


Kessler Crane's Second Shooter in action
Motion Control systems allow videographers to film smooth, precise, and controlled shots. The range of options of motion control systems can be overwhelming. There are many scenarios where motion control can be used so there are also different systems that will serve each application better.

Analysis of Creative Opening Titles


Title from "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"
Does your film need some pizzazz? Try a more creative opening title sequence! By understanding how title sequences have evolved over the years and examining some of the best title sequences in recent years, you'll find inspiration as well as a good understanding of why those sequences worked.

What’s in a Name?


Throughout the course of electronic media history, the term “videotaping” has been an adequate and accurate description of the act of capturing motion picture action with a camcorder.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review


Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The Canon 7D Mark II impresses with its fast, sophisticated auto-focus in video mode. While not 4K, it offers strong image quality and a pleasant shooting experience.

Photon Beard PhotonBeam 80 LED


Photon Beard PhotonBeam 80 LED
The PhotonBeam 80 (PB80) is a fancy LED video light that does many things. There are lots of numbers and complicated concepts to describe what it does well and not so well, but they ultimately add up to a tool that’s great for the budget filmmaker who’s nonetheless willing to shell out the cash to make things look the way he or she intends.

Grip Gear IndieSolo Smartphone Stabilizer Quick Review


Grip Gear IndieSolo Smartphone Stabilizer
With the many improvements in smartphone video capabilities, more and more people are turning to their cell phone cameras for everything from home videos to YouTube marketing to producing actual movies. And why not?

Audio-Technica System 10 Review


Audio-Technica System 10 receiver mounted to camera
The Audio-Technica ATW-1701/L offers an affordable solution for those who want a capable wireless microphone system with many of the features of units costing hundreds more.

Stages of Editing


Stages of Editing - 01 Storyboard 02 Editing 03 Color Grading
Video editing is a process. It is a combination of various technical functions, sequenced together to achieve an aesthetic goal. The stages of video editing are ordered to help keep the video editor on track and to help post production remain organized.

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